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Gerrianne Tomlinson

Gerrianne Marie Tomlinson, 50, Iola, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. 
Cremation has taken place. The family will host a memorial visitation at 6 p.m. on Friday at First Christian Church in Iola. 
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, assisted the family. To sign the guest book online go to www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

John Lust

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John W. Lust, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Iola.Mr. Lust was born near LaHarpe on Nov. 23, 1923. He grew up on the farm his grandfather homesteaded in the 1800s. John graduated from LaHarpe High School and Iola Junior College. He joined the Army in 1942 and served with... [More]

Dorotha Ann ‘Dottie’ Lee

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Dorotha Ann “Dottie” Lee, 75, Salina, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center.Dorotha was born in Iola on May 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Crystal Maxine (Jensen) and Franklin Glen West. She was the widow of Boyd E. Lee.Dottie worked... [More]

Linda Williams

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Linda Kay Williams, 69, La Cygne, formerly of Allen County, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  She was born on July 1, 1945, the youngest child of 14 to Bertlum and Lois Ryan Stokes. She married Alvin Grizzle on May 23, 1962. To this union three children were born.... [More]

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NEWS

GOP taps Hathaway for old post

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Come meet the new boss — same as the old.Former Allen County Attorney Jerry Hathaway earned the endorsement Sunday of local Republicans to refill his old position over the  next two years.Of the 36 voting delegates at Sunday’s GOP caucus, 25 favored Hathaway... [More]

Elks help local families in need

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One of Iola’s most enduring holiday charitable efforts had perhaps the biggest year in its history Saturday.Iola Elks Lodge No. 569 provided food baskets for 70 area families, nearly twice as many as in years past.“Our goal is to help as many people as we can, and... [More]

Iola health center earns $170K grant

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The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) has been awarded a $170,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) to support access to health care services for the uninsured in Allen County. CHC/SEK will utilize the funding to provide medical,... [More]

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SPORTS

Fillies comeback, but fall in overtime to Buffalos

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  LACYGNE — Emma Piazza’s last second, halfcourt heave as time expired wasn’t enough to send the Fillies to double-overtime. Instead, Iola High lost to Prairie View 52-49 in a hard-fought — albeit sloppy at times — overtime contest on Thursday... [More]

Mustangs lose ‘emotionless’ game

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LACYGNE — The Mustangs played a good first quarter, but quickly fell behind to lose at Prairie View 55-35 Thursday night. “I know that we weren’t really good,” coach Bill Peeper said. “It was kind of an emotionless, energy-less, passionless game.... [More]

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