Month: December 2013

Tonight marks the eve of a new year, but for Allen County EMS services, it marks the eve of something much more substantial — a combined service that covers all of Allen County.Starting at midnight,…

Clayton E. Haag, Sr., 83, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was born Sept. 8, 1930, near Neosho Falls, to Glenn and Martha Haag. He served his…

Colleen Lillian Elizabeth Hagerman, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2013, in Yachats, Ore., following a difficult, yet courageous struggle with kidney disease.Colleen, more affectionately known as “Nan,” was born…

The funds raised by the Moms of Miracles for playground equipment is nothing short of miraculous and a testament to the caring nature of local citizens.In a matter of months the young mothers have raised…

Breanna Jean Wilson, 19, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. Breanna was born July 6, 1994, in Emporia, the daughter of Robert Wilson and Elizabeth Huse. Breanna was raised…

Confusion is one of the words that comes to mind for some Americans when it comes to the tax penalty if they fail to obtain health insurance coverage by 2014. H&R Block, Iola, is hoping…

Jean Freeman Schmer, 71, formerly of Iola, passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Yankton, S.D. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.Jean was born in Conway Springs, on Dec. 5, 1942, to Samuel and Mary Elizabeth…

Neosho Community College will host a training exercise coordinated by the Neosho County Emergency Management, Chanute Police and Fire Department, as well as other area law enforcement, healthcare and emergency response agencies.  This exercise will…

Moms of Miracles (MOMs) have watched a miracle unfold in Iola the past few months. Today the group has in hand $132,000, with a goal $153,000 in sight for its campaign to erect playground equipment…

Shandie Lorene Wrench and Peter Christopher Smith will unite in marriage on March 15, 2014, at Foursquare Church in Parsons. Shandie, Iola, is the daughter of Janice Wrench, Chetopa, and the late Gary Wrench and…