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Glen Norman

Glen Edwin Norman, 90, Iola, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, peacefully at home.
Visitation is at 1 p.m.,Thursday, followed by funeral services at 2 o’clock at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Glen was born Jan. 11, 1927, to Elmer and Susie Norman of Iola. He was born in Kansas, but resided in the Kansas City, Mo., area until returning to Iola in 2002, where he owned and operated Allen County Cleaners.
Glen was preceded in death by sons Glen Norman Jr., Terry Norman, Michael Norman; grandson Jeffery Lemken; great-granddaughter Kayla Schranz; brothers Harold Norman, Tommy Norman and Marvin Norman; and sisters Othie Norman and Marvelle Blackburn.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Norman; daughters, Glenda Clark (Jerry) and Pamela Siglar both of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Thelma Main, Agnes Post, Faye Yockey and Berniece Bryson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Allen County Regional Hospital Home Health/Hospice: Attention Director Lucinda Witt, RN, BSN 826 E. Madison, Iola, KS 66749

OBITUARIES

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Venita Roush

Venita Faye Roush, 67, LaHarpe, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola, following a brief illness of pneumonia. She was born May 17, 1950, in McPherson, to Carl and Delta (Moore) Johnson. She was married to William F. Roush, Jr. on June... [More]

Lynda Maddox

Lynda Maddox, 54, Osawatomie, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Olathe. She was born July 11, 1963, in Iola to Harold and Eula (Culbertson) Leslie. She graduated in 1981 from Iola High School, and shortly after lived in Emporia until moving to Osawatomie in 1991.... [More]

Donna Snouffer

Donna Snouffer, formerly of Idaho Falls, died Dec. 14, 2017, in Boise, Idaho. She recently moved to Boise for health reasons and to be nearer her daughter. She was born May 9, 1932, in Colony, to H.L. “Ted” and Hazel Kelley. Her childhood was spent on the farm where... [More]

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June Fosdick

June Magdalene Fosdick, 98, Iola, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at Windsor Place in Iola. June was one of four children born to Frank and Beary (Mustain) Tullis. She was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Ellinwood. June grew up in Ellinwood.  She married John I. Fosdick on... [More]

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Lenore Howard

Lenore Howard, Williamsburg, passed away following a brief illness on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Olathe Medical Center surrounded by her family. Osa Lenore Veix Howard was born Aug. 1, 1935 in Ottawa, the fifth and youngest child of Silas Adam and Edith Catherine Caleb Veix.... [More]

Kason Davis

Kason Jack Davis, infant son of Derek and Jordan Davis of Blue Mound, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Centerville Community Church, Centerville. Burial will follow at Centerville Cemetery.... [More]

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NEWS

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Martin tapped for vacant seat

Chase Martin, a relative newcomer to Iola, is the newest Iola City Council member. Martin was appointed Monday to fill the unexpired term of Jon Wells, who relinquished his seat when he was sworn in as mayor earlier this month. Martin, who works at Verizon Wireless, spoke... [More]

Hiring, firing policy changes on table

Revisions to Iola’s employee handbook, typically a routine affair, took on a few added layers of discussion Monday as City Council members weighed a series of major changes in how the city does business. At the forefront were proposals to shift responsibility of personnel... [More]

District turns to CHC for nurses

The health and well-being of the students of USD 257, the implied subject of every board of education meeting, was moved front and center at Monday’s powwow.  To begin, the board voted to engage the nursing services of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas.... [More]

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Schools work to limit flu outbreak

Good hygiene and strict wellness policies have kept local flu-related school absences to a minimum, area officials said. Absences remain low at the schools in Allen County, despite reports of increased flu activity across the state and nation. Nurses and other officials at... [More]

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Communities share success stories

MORAN — It’s been open less than a year, but the success of 54 Fitness — Moran’s new exercise emporium — has already exceeded most everyone’s expectations. Membership is at 90, more than twice the number organizers had hoped for when they... [More]

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SAFE BASE studies ancient creatures of the deep

  In 1890, fossil hunter Charles H. Sternberg — a little man with a high forehead and kind, close-set eyes — knelt alone atop a chalk outcrop in Western Kansas, and, with his pick and his brush and with the fervor of man who'd been fossil-crazy since he'd arrived... [More]

Medicare 101: Basics, changes in law

Medicare. The word alone makes people roll their eyes, plug their ears and shudder. It’s so complicated. It’s so confusing. It’s no fun. But those who attended an educational luncheon Thursday at Allen County Regional Hospital said they learned information... [More]

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Ponies grab two of three from Oz

The Iola Middle School boys basketball team played host to Osawatomie Monday evening and walked away with two wins while barely missing out on a third.  The eighth-grade JV started things off since the Trojans didn’t have enough players to field a seventh-grade JV... [More]

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Fillies come up just short

Victory over former SEK league foe Independence was well within grasp for the Fillies on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Burlington Invitational Tournament. With 40 seconds left, the Fillies found themselves down two with the ball. Junior Ellie Carson looked to put... [More]

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Mustangs hold off late run from Prairie View

Despite a rough beginning and ending, the Mustangs reached down and snapped a three-game losing skid on Saturday, beating Prairie View 54-47 in the seventh-place game of the Burlington Invitational Tournament.  “It leaves a bad taste in your mouth the way that we... [More]

Cubs place ninth at Eureka

With 71 team points scored, the Humboldt wrestling team walked away with ninth place overall at the Eureka Invitational on Saturday.  The Cubs also had four individuals place in the top five in their class led by Noah Johnson, who finished second place in the 220-pound... [More]

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