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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

Dwight Clum

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Dwight R. Clum, 73, formerly of Hiawatha, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Maple Wood Alzheimer Special Care Center in Springfield, Mo.Dwight was born April 15, 1941, in Chanute, the son of Walter D. and Velda Luella (Negley) Clum. He grew up in Humboldt and graduated from... [More]

Tina LaCrone

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Tina Marie LaCrone, 49, Neosho Falls, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola. She was born Sept. 4, 1964 in Iola, the daughter of Donald L. and Rena E. (Kratz) LaCrone.She grew up in the Neosho Falls area. Tina worked as a nurse’s aide in... [More]

Vivian Ross

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Vivian D. Ross, 80, Manhattan, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Sloan House.She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of James and Alice (McClarnan) LeValley, and had been a Manhattan resident since the early 1950s.Vivian graduated... [More]

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NEWS

Hundreds turn out to honor Vietnam War vets

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CHANUTE — Time has smoothed out dissent to the Vietnam War. Close to 1,000 people flooded Santa Fe Park here Saturday morning to recognize Vietnam veterans.About 150 were honored with Kansas Vietnam War medals and medallions.In a prelude to the recognition ceremony, Gene... [More]

CPR crucial skill to know

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Sarah Gonzalez does not remember the seizure. She has no memory of the moment when she almost died.“I wasn’t conscious, I wasn’t breathing,” Gonzalez said.Gonzalez had two very fortunate things on her side that day: her husband Nick was there and he knew... [More]

Container gardening perfect for apartment life

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While her garden is far from being the largest in Iola, Patty Harris may have the most efficient.In about 20 containers squeezed in behind her Cedarbrook apartment in north Iola, Harris has planted a wide range of vegetables — tomatoes, yellow squash, green beans, onions,... [More]

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SPORTS

Longtime water exercise class offers variety

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There is more than one way to exercise in the water than just to swim. The isometric water exercise class wrapped up its first week at the municipal pool. Starting today, it will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 15. The class meets all year... [More]

First win for Allen, Folk comes out of retirement to win Mods

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HUMBOLDT — The need for speed runs deep in Dylan Allen’s family. At Humboldt Speedway his grandfather, Wendell, and his father, John, already are legends and household names to most fans. Dylan joined his ancestors in the winner’s circle Friday, by nabbing his... [More]

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