Lebo Fourth of July celebration spans three days

LEBO—Activities surrounding Lebo’s 26th annual Fourth of July Stars and Stripes Celebration will encompass three days of activities July 3-5.

Events begin 6 p.m. July 3 with Lebo Baptist Church annual picnic followed by music featuring Barry Ward. At 6:30 p.m., a “Try” athalon will begin and end at the fire station, with registration at the library.

Wanda Lu Burge

Sept. 28, 1960 – June 27, 2015

BURLINGAME—Wanda Lu Burge, died June 27, 2015, at her home in Burlingame. She was 54.

She was born Sept. 28, 1960, at Grand Junction, Colo., the daughter of Roy and Margie Ditzfield Rogers.

She lived in Harveyville before moving to Burlingame 10 years ago.

She worked as a C.M.A. for COF and had managed Granny’s Used Books in Burlingame and Topeka. She was a member of the Boozettes No. 49. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and RVing

She married Chuck Chenoweth in 1979. They later divorced.

Lyndon to host July 4 celebration Saturday

Lyndon is hosting a July 4 celebration beginning at 7 a.m. with a pancake feed at Lyndon Community Center sponsored by the Lyndon Lions Club. The Firecracker 5K walk and run starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Lyndon Community Building with proceeds benefiting the Lyndon High School cross county team and Lyndon PRIDE.

Microburst causes wind damage in Overbrook

OVERBROOK—The National Weather Service in Topeka said a microburst was responsible for 60 to 80 mph winds that down several trees and power lines in northeast Osage County Friday morning.

"Winds between 50 mph and 70 mph were reported, with some localized areas seeing winds in excess of 70 mph,” the report said . “Overbrook was hit with damaging winds overnight and downed trees and power lines were reported.”

Quenemo council, attorney discuss ATV issues

QUENEMO—Disruptions in the neighborhood have led to lengthy discussions about enacting law and order for ATV and dirt bike use. At a special meeting June 18, Quenemo City Council met with the city attorney to see what legally could be done.

“My view is that it’s a solvable problem,” said Michael Coffman, city attorney. “But, it takes money. A lot of money.”

Coffman said the city must establish a city court, law enforcement, have someone to issue citations and then have accountability from there.

“That’s the option, but it’s not cheap,” he said.

Montgomerys to serve as Melvern parade marshals

Roger and Joy Montgomery have been selected to be the 2015 Melvern Sunflower Days parade grand marshals. This year’s theme is “A day at the Lake,” in honor of the 40th anniversary of the dedication of Melvern Lake.

The Montgomerys moved to Melvern in December 1967. Roger began work at the Melvern Lake Dam as an operator and later as a foreman through 1973. He later worked in construction. Roger is a veteran of the Korean War and is active in the American Legion and Masons.

Joy worked for the Kansas State Department of Revenue for 25 years.

Robert L. Klofkorn

Jan. 13, 1943 – June 25, 2015

TOPEKA—Robert L. Klofkorn, Lyndon, died June 25, 2015, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 72.

He was born Jan. 13, 1943, at Caldwell, the son of Ivan and Katherine O’Meara Klofkorn. He graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1961.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. He was a member of the Topeka Bowhunters Association.

Lois A. Jackson

Sept. 7, 1924 – June 12, 2015

OVERBROOK—Lois A. Jackson, Overbrook, died June 12, 2015, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 90.

She was born Sept. 7, 1924, at Newell, S.D., the daughter of Harry L. and Ada A. Cunningham. She graduated from Newell High School with the class of 1942.

She continued her educational pursuits in 1943 at Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, S.D., and then at Sioux Falls Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1944-1947. Later in life, from 1971-1972, she attend Washburn University, Topeka.

Ruth L. Bryson

April 6, 1923 – June 24, 2015

EL DORADO—Ruth L. Bryson, Augusta, formally of Burlingame, died June 24, 2015, at a El Dorado hospital. She was 92.

She was born April 6, 1923, in Mason County, Ky., the daughter of Jennie Bryant and James Thomas Hartley. She was a 1940 graduate of Washington High, Washington, Ky.

During World War II she was employed at F.W. Woolworth, substitute taught and helped operate the family tobacco farm. She was involved in Osage County Extension Homemakers Unit, Burlingame 4-H Club, and Burlingame schools.

Nuisance properties being reevaluated in Scranton

Jordan Herrick | Reporter

SCRANTON—Alleged nuisance violations posed several issues for citizens and council members at the June 16 Scranton City Council meeting. Nuisance complaints ranged from livestock to houses, and encouraged fiery discussion on who should be able to file a complaint, what may be complained about and what the city should do to mitigate a complaint.

Shawn Bolton began the discussion by defending his right to keep his two potbelly pigs. The pigs were in question of violating a city ordinance that prohibited livestock, specifically “swine.”

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