Month: October 2014

The first school to be built in Iola was in 1868. Jumping ahead to 1916, here’s a record of the success and defeat of bond elections to either renovate or build new schools. 1916 —…

Diana (Stahl) Robertson, 38, Independence, formerly of Iola, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from injuries received in an auto accident near Severy.Visitation will be at noon Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. To…

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole marked off Allen County as his 104th county stop in his Coming Home Tour Thursday afternoon. Dole appeared at St. John’s Parish Hall to visit with Allen Countains and endorse…

SALINA — The Iola High Fillies volleyball team advanced to today’s final four at the state tournament.It was anything but easy.On Friday, Iola finished in a three-way tie with Girard and Nickerson at 1-2 in…

Cleo Stafford “Strut” Pendlay passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Pleasant View Home in Inman. He was 91.Strut was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Yates Center, the son of Louis Benjamin and Eva…

“Will call tonight,” was the last I heard from Richard Zahn, on Oct. 13.He never did. So I sat on his letters. The first came from an unfamiliar email. Turns out it was his secretary’s.…

Ballou P. (B.P.) “Stub” Heigele, 93, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Mo.Stub was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Iola, the son of Ballou and Hazel (Epley) Heigele.Stub graduated…

James Marion Wade, 70, Holden, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, of a heart attack.Funeral services will be at Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, at noon Wednesday. Visitation will be…

Kenneth Charles “Joe” Bacon, 89, rural Moran, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at his home. He was born April 13, 1925, in Allen County, Kansas, the son of Leslie Bacon and Mattie Fuhrman Bacon. He…

In a season long on meetings, but never short on patience, USD 257 Superintendent of Schools Jack Koehn hosted what was the final community forum before Tuesday’s election that will determine the direction of Iola…