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Body recovered, investigation underway

At 5:03 a.m. Aug. 24, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call in regards to a white male walking on US-56 Hwy near mile marker 410, or half of one mile west of Paulen Road on US-56 Hwy.

At 5:06 a.m. another call came to the Sheriff’s Office of a body in the road at the same location.

Upon deputies’ arrival at the scene, the body of Timothy J. Kemble, 20, Carbondale, was found in the roadway. He was later pronounced dead.

Business takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

Peterson Health Care, Osage City, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday. Several individuals, organizations and area businesses have accepted the challenge, while additionally donating to the cause.

The business made several challenges to other businesses in the area including banks, pharmacies, grocery stores, fitness and rehab centers and law enforcement offices.

New teachers begin year at Lyndon, MdCV

USD 421 Lyndon

Gary Crook

Gary Crook is the new technology coordinator for USD 421 Lyndon. This is his first year as a technology coordinator. He attended Allen Community College and Washburn University, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

His goal for the year is to make sure every student has the computing resources they need to achieve the results they desire.

He and his wife, Betty, an elementary teacher, reside in Burlingame.

Miranda Gardner

County reduces speed on Melvern Lake road

LYNDON—Heavy truck traffic contributed to a speed limit resolution county commissioners passed Aug. 18.

The resolution calls for a temporary speed limit of 30 miles per hour on 301st Road between Highway 170 and Anderson Road and Anderson Road between 301st Road and 293rd Road.

Ken Kuykendall, chairman, discussed the deteriorating condition of the road, in correlation to the Osage City lake dredging project. He sought input from Glen Tyson, county road and bridge supervisor, and Laurie Dunn, Osage County Sheriff.

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Mary Elaine Jones

Oct. 20, 1936 – Aug. 16, 2014

KANSA CITY—Mary Elaine Tucker Jones, Overland Park, peacefully passed away Aug. 16, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House. She was 77.

She was born Oct. 20, 1936, at Barclay, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Mary Helen Sims Tucker.

She was raised in Osage City, and graduated from Osage City High School. She also lived and worked in Topeka and Leavenworth.

She married Warren R. Johnson April 29, 1958, at Osage City, and then Jerald E. Jones May 22, 1970, at Leavenworth. They preceded her in death.

Peterson to host cold-water challenge Wednesday

OSAGE CITY—Members of the Peterson’s Health Care staff will be participating in a cold-water challenge, set to take place around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Peterson’s back patio.

The ice bucket challenge is a viral effort to raise funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“My husband’s father died of cancer,” said Dianell Hardin. “We talked about it and decided we’re going to do the challenge. Each one of us is going to donate money.”

Sophanna M. “Sophie” Ogliaro

July 16, 1929 – Aug. 16, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Sophanna M. “Sophie” Ogliaro died Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence in Osage City. She was 85.

Sophanna Marie Wilson was born July 16, 1929, at San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Walter and Bertha Durand Wilson. She graduated high school in Springdale, Ark. She moved to Osage City in 1950.

She worked as an assistant city clerk for Osage City for 40 years until her retirement in 1990.

She married Joseph “Bud” Ogliaro June 20, 1963, Osage City. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2004.

Virgil Eugene McPherson

April 11, 1932 – Aug. 16, 2014

GRANTVILLE—Virgil Eugene McPherson Sr., of the Grantville community, died Aug. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 82.

He was born April 11, 1932, the son of Wallace and Reland Pfost McPherson, at Tecumseh. He moved to Carbondale as a young child.

He attended Carbondale schools and was a member of the 1951 state championship basketball team. After graduating from Carbondale High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, and was stationed in Germany. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1955 to 1961.


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