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Virgil Orth

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Virgil Orth, 91, a former resident of Iola, passed away Dec. 27, 2012, in Peoria, Ariz. He and his wife, Irene, were involved in square dancing in Iola for many years.

OBITUARIES

Kendall Ashford

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Kendall Hubert Ashford, 92, Iola, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Windsor Place in Iola.Kendall was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Iola to Henry Tully and Anna Estelle (Smith) Ashford. He graduated from Iola High School in May 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1943. He served... [More]

Floyd Ladd

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Floyd Leo Ladd, 92, Humboldt, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Hospice House in Olathe.Floyd was born Dec. 6, 1924, the son of Ennis and Alta Ladd, at their home southwest of Humboldt. He grew up attending Mound Valley grade school in Woodson County and... [More]

Kendall Ashford

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Kendall H. Ashford, 92, Iola, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Windsor Place in Iola. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Iola, with visitation an hour prior to service. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Iola Community... [More]

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NEWS

Author shares harrowing tale of girl’s escape

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Local author Donna Hawk Regehr, Iola, depicts the ravishing tale of a young woman’s escape from an experimental world in the dystopian adventure, “Mercy, Me” published December 2016. “There is nothing more exciting than holding your own book,” Hawk... [More]

Spring has sprung at Elm Creek Community Garden

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The recent spell of warm weather has given Val McLean spring fever.He’s hoping the fever spreads to gardeners far and wide.McLean, who owns the property that serves as home for the Elm Creek Community Garden in the 700 block of South First Street, is accepting plot orders... [More]

Embracing her second chance

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HUMBOLDT — Second Chance Cafe, soon to open on Humboldt’s downtown square, is an icon of Laura and Justin Houk’s journey that includes a second chance at life and a second chance to live out their dreams.Laura grew up attending church and often admired fellow... [More]

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SPORTS

NO REPEAT FEAT: Mustangs fail to get victory in Wellsville

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WELLSVILLE — Playing defense is a lot easier when you are accustomed to having a 6-7 big man with a massive wingspan watching your back.That fact was on display in the Mustangs’ 69-59 loss in Wellsville on Tuesday night when Iola junior Ethan Holloway was sidelined... [More]

Fillies can’t overcome slow start against Pioneer League’s elite

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WELLSVILLE — In stark contrast to last Thursday’s game — where the Fillies got off to a great start and were able to lead Wellsville for a majority of the game before the Eagles surged to win — the Iola offense was basically silent in the early going in... [More]

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