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Karen Gapa

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Karen Elaine Gapa, 54, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her home in Tulsa, OK. She was born on June 10, 1959, in Newark, N.Y.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Bass Community Hall in Iola, KS.

She is survived by her daughters Brittany Gapa, Iola, KS, Christina Sowers, Sparks, NV., Jessica Godfrey, W.V.; and a son Andy Franko, Independence, KS. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tony Duarte.

Memorial donations will be sent to the Cancer Research Center in Arizona. Memorial donations and cards may be sent to 201 S. Cottonwood, Iola, KS 66749 c/o Brittany Gapa.

OBITUARIES

Richard Fry

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Richard D. Fry, 58, Olathe, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Olathe Medical Center. He was the sixth of seven children born to Forest and Ellen (Runnels) Fry. He grew up in Iola, graduating from Iola High School in 1977. He then went on to Pittsburg State University where... [More]

Virgel Boyd

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Virgel Paul Boyd, 96, Moran, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at  Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.He was born on Nov. 11, 1920, in Pittsburg, the son of Oscar and Rozena (Kline) Boyd. He attended school in Pittsburg. Virgel spent one year with the Civilian Conservation... [More]

Lester Wolf

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Lester L. Wolf, 88, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola.Lester was born April 17, 1928, near Uniontown, the son of Ora L. and Winnie (McVey) Wolf.  He married Norma Jean Cline on Dec. 10, 1949 in Grandview, Wash. They later moved to... [More]

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NEWS

Legislators await governor’s word on budget

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By the end of February Gov. Sam Brownback will decide whether to give up his experiment with supply-side economics for Kansas.House Bill 2178 passed both the House and Senate late last week. The measure would repeal income tax cuts made by the Legislature in 2012-13, at Brownback’s... [More]

Scrap metal law irks dealer

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LAHARPE — A statewide effort to protect farmers, construction companies and others victimized by scrap metal theft brought unintended consequences, Ray Maloney contends.The Ray’s Metal Depot owner in LaHarpe spoke about the Kansas Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act passed... [More]

Celebrating Funston

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Larry Manes, Moran, speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Mag. Gen. Frederick Funston,  in front of the Funston Museum complex in downtown Iola. Funston was an iconic military figure in the early 20th century. His... [More]

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SPORTS

TIME TO ‘DANCE’: Trio of Cubs headed to Hays

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MOUND CITY — The Cubs accomplished something over the weekend that has never been accomplished in school history. And they did it three times.Freshman Gunner Elder was the first to do it, but by the time it was all said and done sophomore Dagen Goodner and junior Noah Johnson... [More]

TIME TO ‘DANCE’: Toney wins 3 straight to punch state ticket

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FRONTENAC — Iola senior Colton Toney knew what the goal was going into the weekend’s Kansas 4A Wrestling Regional in Frontenac: A state tournament berth.“I had to push through,” Toney said. “This is my last year and I needed to show up to the dance.”That... [More]

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