Carbondale to host holiday event Sunday

Carbondale will be hosting “Christmas in Carbondale” Sunday, Dec. 7, with many activities planned for the day. The day begins with a business and craft fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ELM Community Building. Those interested in being a vendor may contact Mary Burgett at (785) 836-7887.

Harris murder trial set for Jan. 5

LYNDON—The pre-trial conference for James Paul Harris, 30, Carbondale, was held Monday. Harris is charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Gerety.

Chief Judge Phillip M. Fromme asked both counsels if motions were settled and if any further motions were anticipated.

“Is there anything we need to discuss here in particular, or are we going to proceed with jury trial?” asked Fromme.

Karla Rieck Hatfield

July 17, 1943 – Nov. 23, 2014

Karla Helen Rieck Hatfield died Nov. 23, 2014, at home, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She had successfully fought breast cancer once before in 2005. She was 71.

She was born July 17, 1943, at Topeka, the daughter of Carl and Laura Rieck. Karla was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Laura.

Wayne Dale Schrader Jr.

Jan. 26, 1953 – Nov. 30, 2014

OSAGE CITY– Wayne Dale Schrader Jr. died Nov. 30, 2014, at his home in Osage City. He was 61.

He was born Jan. 26, 1953, at Spokane, Wash., the son of Wayne D. and Betty M. Speakman Schrader. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1971. He was active in football.

Roger W. Hotchkiss

March 26, 1928 – Dec. 2, 2014

MELVERN—Roger W. Hotchkiss died Dec. 2, 2014, at his home in Melvern. He was 86.

He was born March 26, 1928, at Melvern, the son of Crayton and Mabel Heilmann Hotchkiss. He lived most of his in the Melvern community.

He graduated from Melvern Rural High School in 1945. He worked as a maintenance technician for DuPont in Topeka until his retirement. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

He married Olive Bridges April 9, 1971, at Melvern. She survives of the home.

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Arthur Clarence Spry Jr.

Nov. 9, 1929 – Nov. 27, 2014

OVERBROOK—Arthur Clarence Spry Jr. died Nov. 27, 2014 at Brookside Manor, Overbrook. He was 85.

He was born Nov. 9, 1929, at Sedalia, Mo., the son of Arthur Clarence Spry and Birdie Vinson Spry. He was one of 17 children of which two currently survive.

He married Mary Whitehead July 27, 1963. Four children were born to that union, Arthur, Gerald, Patricia and Kenneth. He later married Debbie while living in California. She preceded him in death.

Osage City Council rejects zoning recommendations

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council rejected a pair of unanimous decisions by the planning and zoning board at the Nov. 25 council meeting.

The board met Nov. 19 to discuss two of three items, which the council had recommended for review.

Section 20-803 referred to garages on vacant lots. For residential properties, city code requires a residence to be located on the property for other items to be built.

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Seven-foot man sentenced for bank robbery

KANSAS CITY—A seven-foot man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a Franklin County Bank.

Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, Quenemo, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on March 19, he robbed the Goppert State Service Bank at 118 East Franklin Street in Pomona. During the robbery, he wore a black ninja mask belonging to a co-defendant’s son and carried a BB gun modified to make it look more like a real gun.


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