Homer V. Melgren

Sept. 26, 1924 – Oct. 20, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Homer V. Homer Melgren went to be with his Lord and Savior Oct. 20, 2014. He was 90.

Frank L. Karnes Jr.

July 15, 1921 – Oct. 17, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb.—Frank L. Karnes Jr. died peacefully Oct. 17, 2014, at the Country House, Lincoln, Neb. He was 93.

He was born July 15, 1921, at Overbrook, the son of Frank Karnes Sr. and Dorothy Ernst Karnes. He attended Overbrook Public Schools, and graduated from Emporia State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Mary Hall March 1945. Three children blessed this union, Gary, Kirk and Kathleen.

Former Auburn City Clerk sentenced for embezzlement

TOPEKA—The former city clerk of Auburn was sentenced Oct. 17 to one year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $189,500 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Watch children for Enterovirus

During the past few months, there has been an increase in the number of children being hospitalized with Enterovirus. The Osage County Health Department is aware of this situation and is closely monitoring it. We would like to share some important information about this illness with the community so that we can keep each other healthy.

Koger, Dunn top Flint Hills cross country

OSAGE CITY—Osage County teams commanded the Osage City cross country meet Oct. 9 at the Osage City Municipal Golf Course.

Osage City’s Aundrea Koger won the girls’ meet in 15:22.12, edging Hannah Honeyman of SFT, who trailed by 4 seconds in 15:26.59.

Sarah Peterson was second for Osage City and 11th overall in 17:32.19; Maren Peterson was 19th in 18:34; Jessica Davis was 26th in 19:04.69 and Tori Tomlinson was 32nd in 20:18.46.

Grace Spencer led the Lyndon girls, placing 29th in 19:35.47; Taylor Martin was 33rd in 20:23.47 and Kenna Miller was 35th in 20:47.10.

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Two killed, two injured in I-35 rollover

WAVERLY—Two Coffey County residents, Krystal R. Smith, 26, and Cory M. Sheppard, 4, both of New Strawn, were killed in a one-vehicle rollover at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. The accident occurred at milepost 162 on Interstate 35, approximately 4 miles north of the Waverly exit.

Alta Jo Kitt

June 16, 1943 – Oct. 11, 2014

TOPEKA—Alta Jo Kitt, Osage City, died Oct. 11, 2014, at a Topeka hospital. She was 71.

She was born June 16, 1943, at Topeka, the daughter of Asa and Esther Tindell Abney. She lived in Lyndon and Osage City for many years and in Auburn for a time before moving back to Osage City.

She graduated from Osage City Rural High School in 1961. She worked for Hallmark Cards in Topeka, and Osage City, then at Peterson’s Nursing Home, Osage City, and several convenience store in Lyndon and Osage City.

Erma Marion Anderson

Oct. 24, 1916 – Oct. 10, 2014

TOPEKA—Erma Marion Anderson, Topeka, entered the gates of the Gloryland Oct. 10, 2014, just two weeks short of her 98th birthday. She was 97.

She was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Osage County. She taught school in Osage City prior to her marriage to Andrew Lawrence Anderson on June 15, 1938. They moved to Topeka, where they owned and operated the Bible Supply and Gift Shop in downtown Topeka.

Pursued vehicle causes injury accident

LYNDON—A driver being pursued by Osage County Sheriff’s Office deputies stuck another vehicle around Friday around midnight, causing possibly injuries to both drivers and a passenger in a second vehicle.

Deputies were in pursuit of a 1998 Volvo Station Wagon, driven by William D. Gross, 58, Golden, Colo., southbound on U.S. 75 Highway. Gross drove up onto the curb in an attempt to pass a 2009 GMC Acadia, striking the rear quarter panel of the vehicle.

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