Month: July 2011

JoAnn Butler came to work Friday morning to find her store, Jones Jewelry, 5 N. Jefferson Ave., had been broken into.The store was entered through a portion of the lower part of the all-grass front…

Brian and Robyn Pekarek, Iola, announce the birth of a daughter, Bobbi Ann, born July 21, 2011, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 15 inches long.…

Mary Jo McCann passed away peacefully on July 28, 2011. Her quiet passing was a sharp contrast to her active life of leadership and service. She was a pioneer for women in business, a leader…

The Allen County Historical Society finally has a secure place to store its valuable artifacts after Community National Bank donated a 9,000-pound safe to the organization Thursday.For the past five decades, the historical society often…

Jana Taylor will use skills she has honed from her role with the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce to embark on a new career.Taylor, 31, will step down as executive director Aug. 12. From there…

I figure we all have a dog in this fight over raising the federal debt limit.Figuratively speaking, grandma’s worried if she’s going to get her Social Security check next month; Uncle Bill’s military pension is…

Brad and Janal Piley, Humboldt, and Ronnie and Janell Yelm, Iola, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Whitney Ann Piley and Jarick Leon Yelm.The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Humboldt High…

OTTAWA — Pitching is major in a tournament. Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians had gotten through the zone tournament’s losers bracket march to the championship last week. It took several run-rule games to conserve…

Joe and JoAnne Betzen, Iola, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.Joe Betzen and JoAnne Lathy were married Aug. 5, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo. Joe had various business interests including B and W…

Avoiding the sharp and sometimes even deadly horns of raging bulls in thousands of cities across the world, Tuffy Gessling said because it’s his first time in the county, he put on an extra special…