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BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — He was born as America was recovering from the Great Depression and about to enter World War II — periods of national sacrifice his son would recall decades later in…

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has…

Junior Burk, age 59, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at his home in Iola.  He was born June 27, 1961, to Dwight and Mildred (Kuhn) Burk in Hiawatha.  He was preceded in death by his…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Osmond, who on TV’s “Leave It to Beaver,” played two-faced teenage scoundrel Eddie Haskell, a role so memorable it left him typecast and led to a second career as a…

WINFIELD — Long-time Winfield Courier publisher and newspaper owner Dave Seaton is being remembered as a bold journalist, dedicated community leader and devoted family man.  Seaton 80, died Saturday at William Newton Hospital. His health…

“Sesame Street” icon Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch during his nearly five decades on the children’s show, died Sunday at 85. His death was announced by the Sesame…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ‘60s and among the most popular screen…

Henry W. Bloch died Tuesday at the age of 96. A notable philanthropist, Bloch and his brother, Richard, co-founded the tax preparation business H&R Block Inc. more than six decades ago. Henry W. Bloch’s name…

Natalie Fuller-Rose, 47, of Pittsburg, died on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born March 28, 1972, in Iola, and adopted by Frank Fuller and Sheila Forman (Conn). She attended and graduated from Iola High…

Ruby L. Cook, age 89, of Iola, died Monday, April 8, 2019, at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola. She was born Sept. 10, 1929, north of Fort Scott to Claude Earnest Collins and Louisa Bessie…