Jack D. Higginbotham
Jack Douglas Higginbotham, 84, Mankato, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his home.
Jack was born Aug. 27, 1928, to Floyd and Myrtle (Adams) Higginbotham in Iola. He graduated from Iola High School. Jack attended Iola Junior College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Kansas State University. He was united in marriage to Shirley Halbe on Aug. 20, 1950, in Iola. Jack served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked as an engineer in the flour milling industry in Denver, Mankato and New Prague, Minn. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mankato and the Association of Operative Millers. Jack enjoyed woodworking, reading, fishing, reloading shells and watching golf on television.
Jack is survived by his wife, Shirley Higginbotham; son, Jack Douglas Higginbotham and his wife, Kim, Des Moines; daughter, Sue Eide, Owatonna; eight grandchildren; a brother, John Higginbotham and his wife, Carol, Iola; and extended family.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul, in 2004; a sister, Sharon; and a brother, Jimmie.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Mankato with Rev. Harold Tongen officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour before service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato. Memorials may be given to the Harry Meyering Center or MRCI.
Margaret Jean Smoot, 86, formerly of Gas, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Iola Nursing Center.Margaret was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Mitchell, S.D., the daughter of Merrill and Helen Marie (Fuehrer) Goodsell. On Aug. 12, 1944, the Goodsell family moved to Gas. Margaret graduated... [More]
Iola native Stanley A. Miller, 66, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Grove, Okla.Funeral Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Grove, with Father Alex Kennedy officiating. Stanley will be laid to rest beside his parents in Iola. Family and friends... [More]
Our dear beloved aunt, Blanche N. Boman, 85, Las Cruces, N.M. entered eternal life on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Blanche was born July 28, 1929, in Moran to Archie E. Sr. and Ocie E. Dickenson Boman. On Dec. 15, 1960, Blanche left... [More]
A school district is similar to a household when it comes to budgeting. It, too, has bills and must deal with limited resources. For USD 257, the maintenance of its buildings has required a larger and larger portion of its budget, leaving little funds for other departments such... [More]
The latest in a series of forums regarding USD 257’s upcoming school bond vote will at 7 o’clock tonight at LaHarpe City Hall.Tonight’s event, sponsored by the school district, is the first of three meetings in coming days.A town hall meeting organized by a... [More]
The proposed site for new schools remains a sticking point for opponents.It took years for USD 257 Board of Education members to find what they considered the best site for new elementary and high schools in Iola, Board President Tony Leavitt said this week. Voters will decide... [More]
A last-minute goal in extra time ended Allen Community College’s men’s soccer season on a sour note Wednesday, with a 2-1 loss against Neosho.“I thought we had some opportunities to finish some goals earlier and put the game up 2 or 3 to nothing,” coach... [More]
GARNETT — Iola High’s volleyball team earned two wins to end the regular season Tuesday afternoon.Iola defeated Prairie View, 25-9 and 25-11. Emery Driskel had 12 kills, an ace and an assist. Kyra Moore had 14 assists, two aces and four kills. Emma Piazza recorded... [More]
- GARNETT — Kohl Endicott did what he does best Thursday night — outrun everyone. Endicott helped lead Iola High’s varsity boys cross country team to a first place finish at the Pioneer League Cross Country Meet. The varsity girls took second pl
- SCC clobbers Altoona-Midway, 50-0
- Iola offense stuck in the mud
- Fillies take road sweep
- IMS runners make their marks at Eureka meet
- Cubs fend off Eureka, 26-18
- Fillies lose two three-set matches
- Iola freshmen win