William Kenneth Verna

Feb. 8, 1928 – Aug. 28, 2014

TOPEKA—William Kenneth “Sonny” Verna, Topeka, died Aug. 28, 2014 at his home. He was 86.

He was born Feb. 8, 1928, at Topeka, the son of Alexander and Isabelle Curley Verna. He served in The U.S. Marine Corps from February 1946 to November 1947 and also served in the U.S. Army from April 1950, retiring as a Sergeant First Class in April 1969. During his military career, he served in China, three tours in Germany and during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1986.

KHP requests assistance in fatality crash

This past Sunday, Aug. 24, the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated a collision outside of Overbrook on US-56 Highway, milepost 409, between Croco Road and Paulen Road, Osage County. It is believed that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking that particular part of the highway. The collision occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Sunday.

Cause of infant death not yet determined

LYNDON—At 12:08 p.m. Aug. 25, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communication Center received a call of a child not breathing.

Osage County EMS, Fire District No. 5, Lyndon Police Department and the Osage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a daycare located at 1020 Monroe St., Lyndon.

The child, Brody Johnston, 4 months, Scranton, was transported by Osage EMS to a Topeka hospital. He died while en route to the hospital.

The family of Johnston reports his organs were donated and as a result two infants lives have been saved.

Community breaks the ice, raises funds

OSAGE CITY—Those with social media and even those without, have most likely heard about the ice bucket challenge. That challenge is a call to donate to ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Several local individuals, organizations and businesses have stepped up to that challenge.

Investigation ongoing in death of Carbondale man

OSAGE COUNTY—The last time TJ Kemble was seen alive, he was walking along the highway in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 24.

At 5:03 a.m. Aug. 24, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call in regards to a white male walking on US-56 Hwy near mile marker 410, a half mile west of Paulen Road. Minutes later, another call came to the Sheriff’s Office of a body in the road at the same location.

Upon deputies’ arrival at the scene, the body of Timothy J. Kemble, 20, Carbondale was found in the roadway. He was later pronounced dead.

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Body recovered, investigation underway

At 5:03 a.m. Aug. 24, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call in regards to a white male walking on US-56 Hwy near mile marker 410, or half of one mile west of Paulen Road on US-56 Hwy.

At 5:06 a.m. another call came to the Sheriff’s Office of a body in the road at the same location.

Upon deputies’ arrival at the scene, the body of Timothy J. Kemble, 20, Carbondale, was found in the roadway. He was later pronounced dead.

Business takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

Peterson Health Care, Osage City, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday. Several individuals, organizations and area businesses have accepted the challenge, while additionally donating to the cause.

The business made several challenges to other businesses in the area including banks, pharmacies, grocery stores, fitness and rehab centers and law enforcement offices.

New teachers begin year at Lyndon, MdCV

USD 421 Lyndon

Gary Crook

Gary Crook is the new technology coordinator for USD 421 Lyndon. This is his first year as a technology coordinator. He attended Allen Community College and Washburn University, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

His goal for the year is to make sure every student has the computing resources they need to achieve the results they desire.

He and his wife, Betty, an elementary teacher, reside in Burlingame.

Miranda Gardner

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