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Roberta Mack

Roberta S. Mack, 51, Topeka, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in her home. A celebration of her life is being planned for her graveside service at LaHarpe Cemetery. Arrangements are still pending. A full obituary will be in Saturday’s paper.


‘Bud’ Nott Jr.


Edward C. “Bud” Nott, Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Greystone Assisted Living Center in Iola after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He was born March 4, 1932, in Abilene, Texas, to Clifford and Alene (Drennen) Nott. He graduated... [More]

Doris Aley


Doris E. (Lackey) Aley, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Scottsale, Ariz. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Surprise, Ariz., Father Hans Ryugt officiating. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at Floral Hills in Raytown,... [More]

Patty Talley


Patty Jean Talley, 87, Moran, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills, Manhattan, following a long illness. She was born in Joplin, Mo., Nov. 13, 1928, the daughter of Mary Helen (Kemper) Cormack and Kirk Shackleford Cormack.Patty was a graduate of Iola High School.... [More]

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Steam power on display


  Scores of trainspotters young and old watched Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive no. 844 bring all 23,000 pounds of its steel frame to a squealing halt in tiny Durand, just east of Yates Center on Thursday. Hailed as the “Living Legend,” the engine —... [More]

The real story on judges


The statewide campaign to discredit Appellate and Supreme courts justices is rife with misrepresentations, Iola Rotarians learned Thursday. Donald Noland, a retired judge, and Bob Tomassi, a retired attorney, helped explain the contoversy. Noland served for 21 years as a Crawford... [More]

Euphoria greets harvest


The report from field to field and farm to farm is the same — soybean yields are amazingly high, even those that followed wheat. “This is probably the best year I’ve had,” said Craig Mentzer, who farms north and east of Neosho Falls, and he’s been... [More]

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Late-game sequence costs Mustangs


The Mustangs were in a great spot to secure the district title on Thursday night at home.  Iola junior cornerback Isaac Vink intercepted a pass from Girard do-it-all quarterback Eric Wilson and sprinted back 30-plus yards for a touchdown to give his team a 25-24 lead with... [More]

TITLE DREAMS: Mustangs play host to Girard for district title


The Mustangs are on the verge of accomplishing what seemed so improbable just a month ago.After a 1-4 start to the season, Iola coach Doug Kerr began talking about an undefeated October, which would be able to bring to fruition all of the goals that Mustangs had begun the season... [More]

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