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Aleah Sutterby


Aleah M. Sutterby, 16, Redfield, died early Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
She was born October 9, 1996, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Mark Sutterby and Rachel Payne Sutterby. Aleah was to begin her junior year at Uniontown High School. She was active in the Future Farmers of America Chapter and was to be reporter. She also was a member of the Scholarship Bowl, Math Club and Spanish Club. She was on the volleyball and track teams. Her family teased her often calling her “Elly May,” referring to her love of animals and ability to work with them. Aleah’s ambition was to be a veterinarian.
Survivors include her mother and father, Rachel and Mark Sutterby; two brothers, Jacob Sutterby and Caleb Sutterby; and maternal grandparents, Harold and Patsy Payne, Colony. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents.
Pastor Jeff Feagins will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Uniontown High School commons area. Burial will follow in Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon and evening at the home of Raymond and Joyce Houston. Memorials are suggested to a math scholarship fund at the Uniontown High School in her name. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


Robert McHaley


Robert E. McHaley, 72, Paola, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola.He was born April 22, 1944, the son of Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Rinninger) McHaley. Robert grew up and attended schools in Iola.He was united in marriage... [More]

Tom Huston


Thomas “Tom” C. Huston, 92, Kincaid, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, with burial following in the Kincaid Cemetery.  Family will greet friends one hour... [More]

Beverly Higinbotham


Beverly Louise Higinbotham, 63, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Beverly was born on July 2, 1953, in Chanute, to Robert and Carey Arnett.  Beverly is survived by her husband, Donald, LaHarpe; her children, Jonathan... [More]

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LaHarpe Council OKs fee hike


LAHARPE — Electric customers will spend $15 more monthly for their electric service, starting immediately.LaHarpe City Council members, gathered in a special meeting Wednesday, approved the $15 hike in monthly meter fees, an essential step, they said, to fund needed upgrades.The... [More]

HANGING IT UP: Coffields ready for retirement


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Can’t wait for Nov. 8? Vote now


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EARNING A SPOT: With a win, Mustangs can punch a playoff ticket


The Iola Mustangs have the opportunity to give their coach something he hasn’t had yet in his five years at the school.A postseason berth.Iola has been close, especially the past two seasons with season-ending losses to Girard costing the team a spot each of the past two... [More]

Allen women win thriller; tough loss for men


The Allen Community College women’s soccer team has already clinched its fourth-straight trip to the postseason, but on Wednesday they proved they are willing to go the extra mile to obtain a higher seed.“Four years straight has never been done in the 19-year history... [More]

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