Share |

Jeffrey Jackson


Jeffrey Jackson, 55, Elsmore, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home.
Jeff was born June 17, 1957, in Iola, to Oliver Conrad and Lorella (Brown) Jackson. He graduated from Marmaton Valley High School in 1975 and attended Allen County Community College.
He worked in the oil field industry and farmed his entire life.
Jeff married Becky Lynn Mohler and they had three children and later divorced.
Jeff was baptized and confirmed at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg.
He enjoyed watching local sporting events, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and spending time with his grandchildren on the farm.
Survivors are two children, Lindsey Vanderford and husband, Dennis, Iola, and Kurt Jackson, Iola; two grandchildren Kenton and Tennyson; four siblings, Bruce Jackson and wife, Sharon, Chanute, Lynn Wray and husband, Tom, Spring Hill, Brian Jackson and wife, Janet, Elsmore, and Jennifer Jackman and husband, Mike, Elsmore; and mother, Lorella Jackson of Elsmore.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Conrad Jackson, son Kent Jackson, sister Loretta Boman, and nephews Ryan Jackman and Brent Jackson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel where some of the family will be present to receive friends.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg.
Burial will be at Elsmore Cemetery.
Memorial choices are Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), Friends Home Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association and can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at


Jimmy Jones


Iola native Jimmy Jones, 70, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.    Memorials are suggested to the Salina Animal Shelter or Hospice of Salina, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Robert McHaley


Robert E. McHaley, 72, Paola, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola.He was born April 22, 1944, the son of Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Rinninger) McHaley. Robert grew up and attended schools in Iola.He was united in marriage... [More]

Tom Huston


Thomas “Tom” C. Huston, 92, Kincaid, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, with burial following in the Kincaid Cemetery.  Family will greet friends one hour... [More]

More Obituaries


Twain’s tidbits shared with local audience


Death proved no snag to the man, Mark Twain, who made a special appearance at the Iola Public Library Tuesday night. Shuffling up to the podium-stage, wearing an all-white Stacy Adams suit, a satin cravat bundled under his chin, clutching a pipe and casting a quizzical look... [More]

Feeding the hungry


The Kansas Food Bank: Helping the hungry since 1984. That’s what Debi Kreutzman, community relations manager of the organization, told Iola Rotarians Thursday — in more detail. At last count, 15.5 percent of Allen Countians were food insecure, or about 2,000 of... [More]

HANGING IT UP: Coffields ready for retirement


Glenn and Mary Coffield are anticipating their pending retirement with equal parts anticipation and excitement, with a few tinges of bittersweet emotion.All the while, Iola is losing another downtown retail fixture.Town & Country Western & Casual Wear, the Coffields’... [More]

More News

AP Video


EARNING A SPOT: With a win, Mustangs can punch a playoff ticket


The Iola Mustangs have the opportunity to give their coach something he hasn’t had yet in his five years at the school.A postseason berth.Iola has been close, especially the past two seasons with season-ending losses to Girard costing the team a spot each of the past two... [More]

Allen women win thriller; tough loss for men


The Allen Community College women’s soccer team has already clinched its fourth-straight trip to the postseason, but on Wednesday they proved they are willing to go the extra mile to obtain a higher seed.“Four years straight has never been done in the 19-year history... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription