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Herman Johanning

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Herman Benjamin Johanning was born in Baldwin on Aug. 24, 1928. Mr. Johanning moved to Arizona in 1960. He left this Earth on Dec. 12, 2012 at the age of 84. 
He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from ABF and was the owner of his own trucking company at the time of his death.
He is survived by his spouse Barbara and former wives Elda Konrady and Marsha Venenga; children Michael Johanning, St. John, Ariz., Debra Walker, Sabinal, N.M., Stacy Howe, Tempe, Ariz., Justin Johanning, Rio Rancho, N.M., Donna Lynn Richey, Tahlequah, Okla., and Cheryl McNutt and Bradley Adams, Phoenix, Ariz. Twenty-four  grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service will be held at Lowman’s Arizona Funeral Home, 717 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix, at 1 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Association of Kincaid, Citizens Bank, 200 Commercial St., Kincaid, KS 66039.

OBITUARIES

Thelbert Leroy ‘Cop’ McNett

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Thelbert Leroy “Cop” McNett, 82, rural Piqua, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, March, 25, 2017.Cop was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Piqua. He was the son of J.W. “Jack” McNett and Mary Magdelene “Madge” (Collins) McNett.... [More]

Luella Fuhrman

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Luella Mae Fuhrman, 77, Moran, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.Luella was the third of four children born to Aloysius and Marie (Yohon) Diebolt. She was born on Sept. 4, 1939, in Iola. Luella grew up in Piqua, attending St. John’s... [More]

‘Deed’ Stockebrand

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Gerald “Deed” Stockebrand, 82, Yates Center, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.Deed was born July 10, 1934, in rural Yates Center, the son of Edward William and Edith Bessie (Weide) Stockebrand. He grew up on the family farm and... [More]

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NEWS

Local groups strive to make connections

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Iola is filled with good Samaritans, willing to lend a hand, or a buck, to whatever or whoever needs it, Mike Ford notes.The key to making such efforts even more beneficial is through collaboration, suggested Mike Ford.“What we’d like to do is create a conversation... [More]

On the road to breaking barriers

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March is National Women’s History Month. The 2017 theme honors women who have successfully challenged the traditional role of women in the workplace. Karla Boots,43, Welda, is a local woman who has not only challenged the role of women in the paid labor force but also challenged... [More]

Hospital earns ‘High 5’ award

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Allen County Regional Hospital is recognized as a High 5 for Mom & Baby Hospital. HIgh 5 Program Coordinator, Gwenn Whittit, said she works with 60 of the 67 hospitals where newborns are delivered throughout the state. Allen County is the 29th hospital to be recognized, but... [More]

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SPORTS

BACK-TO-BACK: Iola repeats at Swing for the Rings Tournament

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SHAWNEE — The Iola 14 and under baseball team had their eye on more hardware last weekend when they traveled to Shawnee for the Swing for the Rings Tournament on Saturday.Iola was able to repeat as champions for the second year in a row and walk away with the rings awarded... [More]

Wilhite throws no-hitter to start season

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Cubs made quick work of Neodesha on Tuesday night.The Cubs won both games 15-0 in their season opening home doubleheader.The first game lasted four innings before Humboldt was able to lock up the victory.Junior Rylan Wilhite pitched all four innings... [More]

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