Month: February 2016

Zelma Maxine “Jeri” Tasche, 86, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Diversicare of Chanute. Jeri was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Mound City, one of 10 children born to Leonard Franklin and Addie Blanche (Osborne)…

William J. “Bill” Scheibmeir, 80, rural Piqua, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Moran Manor. Bill was born Nov. 8, 1935, in rural Piqua, the son of Herman Joseph and May Christina (Henson) Scheibmeir. He…

Though the crowd was sparse Friday morning, the monthly See, Hear Iola was chock full of information. Jaime Ellis, a massage therapist and owner of Gett Fitt exercise studio, was the main speaker of the…

HUMBOLDT — Saturday night was filled with emotion for Ava North. The fourth-grader at Humboldt Elementary tied with Landen Wright, a pre-schooler, for most raffle ticket sales for the HES annual carnival at $630 each.…

D. Dale Vink, 67, Iola, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital. Dale was born March 12, 1948, in Luverne, Minn., the son of Delmar and Lucretia (DeBoer) Vink. He served in…

Respondents to on-street interviews by the Lawrence Journal-World said sales tax was a fair way for local and state governments to generate revenue.  “It affects everyone the same,” said one woman. Well, no it doesn’t,…

Andrew Garber and Chandler House returned as senior leaders for the Iola wrestling team this season and the two could not have more different personalities.  “Andrew was an example for the guys on the team,”…

E LSMORE — Nearly every little tumble-down town in southeast Kansas has an old building or two whose empty rooms echo with the memories of a time when the town was great.  In Elsmore, it’s…

Mary Loretta Lankard, 78, Garnett, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at e First Christian Church in Garnett. Burial will follow in Garnett Cemetery. Family…

Mark and Kenna Chesnut, Springfield, Mo., welcomed their son, Wade Charles Chesnut, into the world at 1:06 a.m. Jan. 31, 2016. Wade was born at Cox South Labor and Delivery Hospital in Springfield. He weighed…