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James Hanks

James Robert Hanks, 29, of Adair, Okla., died Nov. 27.
He was a former Iola resident.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel in Claremore, Okla.

OBITUARIES

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Brazee

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Elizabeth May “Betty” (Parrish) Brazee, Overland Park, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park at the age of 100. Betty was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Fort Scott, to Harry Ellsworth and America Jane “Meckie” (Baker) Parrish.... [More]

Donald Franklin

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Donald L. Franklin, 85, Frontenac, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at his residence in Frontenac. Donald was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Walnut, a son of Lloyd and Elvina (Goff) Franklin. Donald worked in the chicken plant in Iola in 1961, and met and married Lois Marlene... [More]

Don Murray

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Donald Edward “Don” Murray, 83, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Don was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Piqua, the son of Alvin L. and Elizabeth Theresa (Bux) Murray. He attended St. Martin’s Grade School in Piqua and graduated... [More]

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NEWS

JUSTICE FOR ALL: Supreme Court justices pay visit to Iola

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Justice Marla Luckert may have won over a few fans Tuesday afternoon when she told a gathering of high school seniors, “I’m a nerd. I love to do research and write, which is one reason I love my job.”Luckert is senior justice on the Kansas Supreme Court. She... [More]

County approves courthouse paint change order

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In the spring of 2015, county commissioners approved a bid for $48,685 from Iola-based Superior Builders to paint — and apply other minor surface improvements to — the Allen County courthouse. On Tuesday, Superior’s Danny Ware appeared before the commission... [More]

Former IHS instructor earns Hall of Fame honor

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David Dutton, long-time drama instructor, was inducted earlier this month into the Indiana High School Forensic Association Hall of Fame.The induction ceremony took place at the IHSFA Fall Clinic and Banquet in Indianapolis.Dutton, in his 44th year of teaching, spent 24 of those... [More]

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SPORTS

CHANGE OF PACE: Vikings offer Mustangs a different style to prepare for

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For the past two weeks, the Mustangs have had the challenge of facing the two most physically imposing teams on their schedule.Now in Week Five of the regular season, they have a different type of challenge as Parsons rolls into Iola with its sights set on spoiling the Mustangs’... [More]

Red Devils fall to rival in five sets at home

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The Allen Community College volleyball team dropped a heartbreaking home match to Independence Community College on Wednesday.The loss marks the 10th for the Red Devils in their last 12 games.Wednesday’s loss represented a missed opportunity for Allen to climb out of the... [More]

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