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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

Virginia Larson

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Virginia Ellen Larson, 75, Savonburg, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at her home surrounded by the family she loved. Virginia was born on Oct. 11, 1940, near Urbana, to parents Alfred and Ellen Rost. During her childhood, the family resided in several Neosho County communities,... [More]

Todd Williams

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Todd Allan Williams, 52, passed away April 30, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla.  Todd was born June 30, 1963, in Great Bend, the son of Don and Judy (Wille) Williams. He graduated from Iola High School in 1981, attended Flint Hills Vo-tech School in Emporia, and in 1985 he married... [More]

Jeniffer Jo Lindberg

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Jeniffer Jo Lindberg, 41, Pensacola, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in her home after a short illness. Jeniffer was born March 15, 1975 to John and Rosemary Watson in Chanute. She married Wayne Patrick Lindberg June 11, 2002. He survives at their home. Jeniffer... [More]

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NEWS

Iola, nation pause to reflect on sacrifices

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Jared Froggatte, a detective with the Iola police department and veteran of the Army’s 25th Infantry and the National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion, provided the keynote address at Memorial Day services Monday at Iola’s Highland Cemetery. “While there... [More]

Raid nets arrests at Iola home

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Six people were taken into custody late Thursday morning after law enforcement personnel raided a home in west Iola. Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said a search warrant was executed at the home of Jonathan Ingram, 414 W. Jackson Ave. The warrant resulted from an ongoing drug... [More]

Second community conversation in works

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Last August, more than 160 residents from across Allen County spelled out how they’d like to see their communities improve. Some of the wishes were taken care of in short order. Elsmore, for example, now is integrated into Allen County’s storm siren network, and... [More]

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SPORTS

Summer meals program takes food to students

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Much like the rest of the state, USD 257 has struggled in years past to attract children to its summer meals program. In fact, the state ranks 50th in the country in summer meals participation, noted Kathy Koehn, USD 257’s nutrition and wellness coordinator. “We... [More]

Deer finishes his Wildcat career with state medal; Crest, SCC athletes thrive

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WICHITA — Austin Deer clutched his chest. He had actually done it, after all. The Marmaton Valley senior had his doubts if he would come away from state with any hardware after finishing eighth in his 100-meter dash heat. As it turned out, Deer and the other members of... [More]

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