Wanda Elliott

Dec. 15, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Wanda Elliott, formerly of Lyndon, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Osage City Nursing Center. She was 82.

Visitation will be the evening of Dec. 18 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Services will be 11 a.m. Dec. 19 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Topeka.

Gary Gale Trebbe

Oct. 13, 1935 – Dec. 13, 2014

INDEPENDENCE—Gary Gale Trebbe, Independence, and Burlingame native, died Dec. 13, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Independence. He was 79.

He was born Oct. 13, 1935, at Burlingame, the son of Bill and Kathleen Schaefer Trebbe. He was a construction worker and hauled wood. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Bob Rickel.

USD 421 greenlights driver’s education course

LYNDON—Brian Spencer, USD 421 superintendent, requested final decisions be set for the district’s driver’s education, at the board of education meeting Dec. 10.

In the past, USD 421 included driver’s education as a course during the school year and at no charge to students. The previous instructor, Jonathan Brown, retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Spencer and Brad Marcotte, high school principal, proposed changes. After discussion, the board decided on several aspects.

Melvern couple arrested on embezzling charges

MELVERN—A Melvern couple was arrested this week for alleged embezzling from the USD 456 Recreation Committee.

According to a press release from Kenen Martinez, Melvern City Marshal, the recreation committee held a special meeting on Dec. 9. That evening, the board voted to turn over records of the organization to the Melvern City Marshal’s Office for investigation and safekeeping.

Carbondale woman claims $50 prize

OSAGE CITY—Another winner in the Christmas On Us promotion stepped forward Friday to claim $50 in scrip, and seven $50 instant prizes remain to be won, before the final drawings Dec. 22 at Osage City High School auditorium.

Carol Jacobs, Carbondale, was the third winner in this year’s contest, turning in a winning ticket from Four Corners Steakhouse and Lounge, Scranton, for a $50 prize. The corresponding number was hidden within last week’s Furniture Loft ad. She plans to use the winnings to eat at the same business that gave her the winning ticket, Four Corners Steakhouse.

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M. Marie Hulsopple

April 28, 1930 – Dec. 5, 2014

TOPEKA—M. Marie Hulsopple, Scranton, died Dec. 5, 2014, at a Topeka hospital. She was 84.

She was born April 28, 1930, at Alta Vista, the daughter of Jerry and Ester Newcomb Litke. She graduated from Alta Vista High School and worked for Hallmark Paper Products in Topeka, where she retired after 20 years of service.

She was a member of the Cross Road Community Church, the Church Women’s Group, and Scranton Lions Club.

She married Larry D. Hulsopple July 14 1967. He survives of the home.

Roy Allen Habegger

Sept. 13, 1946 – Dec. 4, 2014

QUENEMO—Roy Allen Habegger, rural Quenemo, died Dec. 4, 2014, at his home. He was 68.

He was born Sept. 13, 1946, at Sabetha, the son of Dell and Irene Wardlow Habegger. He attended school in Sabetha until his junior year. He moved with his family to Warsaw, Mo., after the death of his mother.

He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1964. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduating and served for three years.

He married Rita Saffle, Feb. 10, 1971. She survives of the home.

Scranton prepares for water project bids

SCRANTON—Brian Foster, of BG Consultants, Inc., project engineer for the City of Scranton’s water project, spoke with the city about water meters and bid alternates during the Dec. 2 city council meeting.

“The City of Scranton requires a system that can read both electric and water meters. The project budget was established with drive-by radio frequency meters,” Foster said. “The systems available that can read both electric and water is somewhat limited.”

First prizes awarded in Christmas on Us contest

OSAGE CITY—Two lucky winners each claimed $50 in scrip last week as part of the Christmas On Us promotion being sponsored by 33 Osage County businesses and The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

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