Share |

Dean Ludlum


Donald Dean Ludlum, 78, Iola, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Dean was born June 12, 1934, on the family farm west of Elsmore, the son of William Russell and Meryl (Alderman) Ludlum. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Elsmore. He drove the school bus as a high school student and graduated from Elsmore High in 1952. He graduated from Neosho County Junior College where he played basketball and then served in the U.S. Army where he was recruited to play basketball.
On Sept. 26, 1954, Dean married Lila Rose Jackson at Bronson. They made their home in Elsmore most of their married lives. She preceded him in death May 2, 2004, and Dean moved to Iola in 2005.
Dean worked in the oil fields beginning with Ludlum and Sons at Elsmore and continuing in Oklahoma and Goodland. He worked seven years at Berg Manufacturing in Iola before he retired.
He was a member of the Chanute American Legion, Elsmore Ruritan Club, former Elsmore councilman, Bronson Social Club and Monkey Butt Social Club. Dean enjoyed children and was a big supporter of local ball teams. He also enjoyed attending the Fort Scott Jubilee.
Survivors include two children, Debra Grace Ludlum, Iola, and Don “Pete” Ludlum and wife, Brenda, Bonita Springs, Fla.; one sister, Donna Bauer and husband, Don, Iola; five grandchildren adn one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother David “D.A.” Ludlum.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at


Danny Shinn


Danny L. Shinn, 92, Fort Scott, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. He was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Bronson, the son of Orval L. and Nora Myrtle Nash Shinn. He graduated from Bronson High School with the class of 1941. He served our country during World War... [More]

Donald Rife


Donald Harold Rife, 77, Le Roy, passed away Thursday Nov. 26, 2015, at Sunset Manor, Waverly.Donald Harold Rife, the son of George A. And Flossie Woods Rife, was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Great Bend. He graduated from Yates Center High School in 1956.On Sept. 5, 1981, he married... [More]

Dan Ware Sr.


Daniel Ray “Dan” Ware, Sr. died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at his home in Iola, surrounded by the love of his family.Dan was born March, 12, 1951, in Wichita, the eldest son of Eleanor Mae Ware. He grew up in the Iola area where he attended schools. After high school... [More]

More Obituaries


New pastor finds dream come true in Iola


If such a thing as a pureblood Presbyterian exists, Iola’s First Presbyterian Church has found one in their new pastor, Linda Whitworth-Reed.  Though ordained only within the last decade, her roots travel deep into the bedrock of that tradition: Her father was a Presbyterian... [More]

Passion for helping guides new pantry director


It started as a way to occupy her time.Deborah Sager had recently lost her husband to a car accident.Husband Jim’s death left Sager with twin boys, and uncertain of what lied ahead.“The kids were in school, so I really didn’t have anything to do,” Sager... [More]

Rural Bronson home burns in Thanksgiving Day fire


BRONSON — The home of Maxine Dickerson, rural Bronson, was destroyed by fire Thursday.Volunteer firefighters from Moran and Bourbon County were called to the scene, although the house was fully engulfed by the time firefighters were summoned, the Allen County Sheriff’s... [More]

More News

AP Video


IMS wrestling results


The Iola Middle School wrestling team competed at the Parsons Middle School Invitational on Tuesday. Below are the results for the Ponies:74-78 - Damiean Dryden’s place is 4th and has scored 4.00 team points.Round 1 - Colton Seely (Chanute) won by fall over Damiean Dryden... [More]

Red Devils win 87-66


The Allen Community College men’s basketball team wrapped up the bulk of its non-conference schedule with an 87-66 victory over Labette Community College at home on Tuesday night.Jermaine Long was once again Allen’s leading point scorer after finishing the game with... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription