Donna Crisler-Lira

Dec. 13, 1929 – Aug. 1, 2015

OVERBROOK—Donna Crisler-Lira died Aug. 1, 2015, at Brookside Retirement Center, Overbrook. She was 85.

She was born Dec. 13, 1929, at Harveyville, the daughter of Ira and Sylvia Green Robbins. She graduated from Harveyville High School in 1947.

She married Richard Crisler May 31, 1947. They lived in Carbondale and had three children, Connie, Ronnie, and Joel. She owned and operated various cafes and restaurants in and around Carbondale. She was a homemaker and an avid bowler.

Overbrook parade set for Aug. 16

The annual Overbrook Osage County parade is 6 p.m. Aug. 15 with the theme “Children’s Books.” Judging will be that same night.

All entries should be lined up in the vicinity of Overbrook Thriftway Grocery Store no later than 5:15 p.m.

The annual Battle of the Bands contest will feature local high school bands and drum lines competing for monetary prizes of $1,500, $1,000, $500, $300 and $200.

Night out a chance to meet local responders

CARBONDALE—National Night Out is in fact a national event. Locally, however, Carbondale is hosting its own National Night Out Aug. 4, giving locals the opportunity to meet area police officers, fire fighters and responders.

Events are set 3 p.m. throughout the evening at Carbondale ball diamonds and swimming pool.

For the second year, there will be a firefighters against cops softball game in memoriam of officer Kevin Thoman.

Blue-green algae bloom at Melvern Lake's outlet park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom at the outlet campground river pond downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests and toxin tests performed July 31 by USACE staff identified cyanobacteria or blue-green algae present including low levels of the toxin microcystin.

Wanted: Military Pictures

Wanted: Osage County military photo’s to copy of people in uniform and use in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle window display for Veterans Day.

Include name, branch of service and time served.

Photos will be copied and returned.

Contact Corinne Dubois (785) 654-3518 or drop off at the newspaper office.

Laura Ruth Feltner

May 1, 1931 – July 29, 2015

TOPEKA—Laura Ruth Feltner, Osage City, died July 29, 2015, at Topeka. She was 84.

She was born May 1, 1931, at Clements, the daughter of Carl and Kleoria Kohlman Reese. She lived most of her life in the Osage City community.

She helped her husband on the farm and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Osage City First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women, Order of the Eastern Star Miriam Chapter 14, Osage City American Legion Auxiliary, ECAT and Jersey Creek Club.

Commissioners recognize treasurers retirement

LYNDON—Commissioners thanked outgoing county treasurer Jo Ann Hamilton for her time with the county at the monthly officials and department heads meeting.

“It’s been a long road, and the end is in sight,” said Hamilton. “It’s been a pleasure working with everybody. We’ve had our differences and butted heats, but that’s just part of the game.”

Hamilton’s last day is July 31. Shari Weber’s first full-day will be Aug. 3

Local youth to present ‘Shrek, Jr., The Musical'

“All the things that make us special are the things that make us strong.”

The voices of rejected fairy tale characters will let the audience know that differences are what make us special at the performance of Shrek Jr. the Musical 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Osage City High School auditorium. The musical is sponsored by Osage City Parks and Recreation. Admission to the event is free.

Scranton proposes 5 mill property tax increase

SCRANTON—Cindy Jensen of Aldrich and Company, LLC, laid out the expenses and revenue for the 2016 budget at the June 21 meeting of the Scranton City Council.

“The way the numbers track out, it would be a 15 mill increase, which no one wants to do,” Jensen said. “To get it back to (the level) it was last year would take about a $46,000 change. You could decrease expenses, make a transfer in, whatever.”

Jensen said the city’s valuation increased slightly from $2.764 to $2.960 million.

City green lights library expansion, speaker system

The council approved $500 toward the purchase of a downtown speaker system along with labor and materials to install the speakers.

“It was recommended by the council I seek additional financial assistance,” said Jeanette Swarts, Twin Lakes Cruisers car club. “I’ve been fortunate to have done that, and had very positive response.”

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