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Iva Harner

Iva E. Harner, Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Services are pending with Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Humboldt.

OBITUARIES

Aaron Geisler

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Aaron L. Geisler, 37, rural Iola, died at his home Monday, Jan. 9 2017.   Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-our-son.

Wilma Ballard

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A visitation for Wilma May Ballard, 70, Lawrence, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at The Windsor of Lawrence.Wilma was born Oct. 10, 1946 in Garnett, the daughter of Clyde H. and Verna Mae (Pruitt) McGraw.She... [More]

Robert Smith Sr.

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Robert L. Smith Sr., 84, Piqua, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Robert was the first of three children born to Leo and Tillie (Hasstedt) Smith. He was born on April 14, 1932, near Neosho Falls. He grew up on a farm west of Piqua, and was... [More]

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NEWS

Courts seek funding hike

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After a study found Kansas Judicial Branch personnel are among the lowest-paid in the country, a $20 million request by the courts for raises is in the hands of the Legislature. The budget sent to the Legislature Wednesday by Governor Sam Brownback and budget director Shawn... [More]

Sheriff discourages travel

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As the region braces for Mother Nature’s wrath — an ice storm warning remains in effect here through Sunday morning — the Allen County Sheriff’s Department has offered some nuggets of advice. “Plan on hunkering down so you don’t have to meet... [More]

One injured

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  The driver of a pickup was sent to the hospital late Thursday morning, the result of a two-vehicle accident just east of Iola on U.S. 54. According to    the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jacob J. Thomas, 20, Iola, was northbound on 1800 Street in his Dodge Ram pickup,... [More]

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SPORTS

Schools clear schedule with storm approaching

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The following are reported postponements and cancellations:   Iola High School: Friday’s basketball games  with Wellsville postponed. No makeup date given yet. Saturday’s junior varsity wrestling tournament at Labette County canceled. Humboldt High School:... [More]

Ponies swept in Burlington

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BURLINGTON — A Thursday road trip to Burlington proved to be a tall task for the Ponies’ boys basketball team as they were swept in four games against the Wildcats. Iola jumped out to a 21-6 lead in the eighth-grade varsity game after one quarter and maintained a... [More]

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