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Wilmer Starr

Wilmer Clarke Starr, 89, of Bison, S.D., passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home in Gas.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Welda United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Welda Cemetery. Mr. Starr will lie in state at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 204 E. 4th St., Colony, on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. with the family present to greet friends from 6 to 8 o’clock. Condolences to the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Bernard Smith

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Bernard Smith Bernard Robert Smith, Richmond, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Bernard was born in Iola, April 16, 1935, to Albert and Mary Smith. He was employed with Honeywell, Inc. for many years. Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marita; children,... [More]

Clarabelle Garrison

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Clarabelle Sue Garrison (nee Smith) loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in San Antonio. She was 88.  She is survived by her four loving children, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her sister. She... [More]

Lavon James

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Lavon Adele James, 69, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Pittsburg, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Feb. 24, 1947, in Moran, the daughter of Carrel William Baker and Etta Marie Ard Baker. Lavon graduated... [More]

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NEWS

Tobacco 21 repeal effort falls short

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Iola’s Tobacco 21 ordinance, prohibiting the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to adults under 21, will remain on the books. Like the impassioned, hour-long debate before it, a vote to repeal the ordinance split the eight-member Iola City Council Monday. With... [More]

School funding lifts 257 (for now)

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The Kansas Legislature “did its job” last week when it met in a special session, Jack Koehn, USD 257 Superintendent of Schools, told board members at their meeting Monday night. They “passed a clean and constitutional school finance bill,” Koehn said,... [More]

Lehigh Portland trail complex draws rave reviews

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S aturday’s dedication of a new hiking and biking trail south of Iola included a lesson on the value of perseverance. John McRae, former Iola mayor and on the board of Iola Industries, told a gathering of about 125 that when the Lehigh Portland cement plant south of Iola... [More]

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SPORTS

Allen runner competes at the Junior Nationals

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CLOVIS, Calif. — Ricardo Banuelos didn’t get much of a break this offseason before he competed in one of the biggest races of his career in Clovis, Calif. The Allen Community College runner qualified in April for the USA Junior Championships in San Francisco. According... [More]

Iola struggles on road

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BURLINGTON — Post 15 couldn’t find a way to get both its offense and its defense rolling at the same time in Burlington on Monday. The Indians dropped both games on the road, losing 2-0 and 12-8.   Hits were hard to come by in game one. The two teams combined... [More]

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