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Joseph Myer

Joseph R. Myer,  87, Battlefield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, Mo., with his family by his side. He was born June 30, 1926, in Iola to Homer H. and Ella Martin Myer.
He graduated from Iola High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the State of Kansas, Right of Way Department. Joseph was a past commander of American  Legion Post 15, Iola, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Isaac and Homer Jr.
Joseph was married to Ida Belle Hamilton for 66 years. He is survived by his wife, Ida Belle, Battlefield, Mo.; two sons and their wives, Jerry Myer, Tampa, Fla., and Scott Myer, Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 2013, in Highland Cemetery, Iola, with Father John Miller officiating. Online condolences may be left at gormanscharpf.com.

OBITUARIES

Cecil Brown

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Cecil Eugene Brown, 90, of Higginsville, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Meyer Care Center in Higginsville.Cecil was born on July 10,1926, in Mildred, the son of Scott Robert Brown and Carrie May (Sloan) Brown. He attended schools in... [More]

Thelma Martin

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Interment for Thelma Foster Martin, who died in January, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Moran Cemetery.

Jack Steward

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Jackie L. “Jack” Steward, 81, Iola, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home.Jack was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Iola to Charles and Suzan (Page) Steward. He graduated from Iola High School in 1954 and later enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1958 to 1960.He... [More]

Elizabeth Pulley

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Elizabeth Gale Pulley, 58, wife of former Iolan Tony Pulley, died Monday, May 8, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan.Cremation has occurred. Funeral services were Friday at Highland Park Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan.

Reed Beaman

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Reed E. Beaman lost his courageous battle with cancer on April 25, 2017. Reed is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sue; children Cozetta (Kris), Darvin (Lisa) and Sheldon (Kara); 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; siblings Charles (Jean) Beaman, Dennis Beaman, Shirley... [More]

Ruford DePriest

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Ruford DePriest, 71, Topeka, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.Rus was born July 14, 1945, in Chandler, Ariz., the son of James and Juanita (Woodring) DePriest. He attended Washburn University, Topeka, and the University of Kansas, Lawrence.Rus spent 25 years in New York City... [More]

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NEWS

Humboldt approves longer school days

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HUMBOLDT — USD 258 school board members voted unanimously Monday to add 15 minutes per day to the school calendar, and to add a new English teacher to their faculty list.Beginning this fall, school will begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. for students attending in the... [More]

M.A.R.V., summer meals program set to resume

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USD 257’s standout summer food service program — which now includes the popular roving “chow bus,” M.A.R.V. — returns May 30. The program has added three new sites to its roster, which now includes — in addition to the high school cafeteria... [More]

Solander takes fifth at state

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RILEY — The Yates Center golf team finished its season on a rainy Monday at Riley’s Leonardville Golf Course in the Sand-Greens State Meet.Freshman Reece Solander was the team’s top finisher and earned a fifth-place medal by shooting a 83.“Reece played... [More]

HUMBOLDT CELEBRATES

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HUMBOLDT —  Early morning rain passed and the sun emerged as a crowd of enthusiastic celebrants of all ages gathered Saturday for Humboldt’s 160th birthday bash, which was only dampened by an injury out on the playing field. Local singing cowboy, Delbert Shields,... [More]

Two killed in accident

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COLONY — Two people were killed and U.S. 169 was closed for several hours Friday following a two-vehicle accident near Colony.Stephen Bauer, 75, and Allison Bauer, 57, both of Baldwin City, died when their vehicle crossed the center line of U.S. 169 and collided head-on... [More]

Mad scientists in training

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Students at Allen Community College are engaging in projects that turn mad scientists into well-rounded speakers. Biology instructor Betty Herring encourages students to use artistic thought while engaging in scientific learning. Students begin by drawing the name of a biome... [More]

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SPORTS

A NEW ERA: Bycroft stepping into his dream job at the helm of Mustangs basketball

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When Mustang head basketball coach Jay Applegate resigned last Monday, it didn’t take Iola long to lock in a successor.By Friday, assistant coach Luke Bycroft had been offered the job and accepted. For Bycroft, the head coaching job is one he has spent a long time working... [More]

A NEW ERA: Iola football promotes Daugharthy

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After an exhaustive search to find the right coach to lead the Mustang football program into the future, Iola turned to a familiar face.On Monday, defensive coordinator David Daugharthy was named head coach of the Mustangs and the team themselves couldn’t be happier.“We... [More]

A NEW ERA: Hampton takes reins of Fillies’ volleyball

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The Iola volleyball team will have its third coach in as many seasons, but they have managed to keep as much continuity as possible by promoting from within for a second straight year.Emily Hampton has been elevated from the Fillies’ junior varsity coach to head varsity... [More]

Allen’s Shoemaker, 4x800 relay team bring national titles back home to Iola

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HUTCHINSON — When Vinny Butera handed the baton to Anthony Glasgow to run the final leg of the 4x800-meter relay at the NJCAA Outdoor National Championships, Allen coach Vince DeGrado let everyone know what he thought about the race.“Before I even got the baton, I... [More]

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