Amtrak rider removed from train

OSAGE CITY—Emergency personnel were called to assist with medical call for an Amtrak passenger at 1 a.m. Aug. 14 in Osage City. The train was stopped on the tracks at the intersection of Fifth and Market streets n downtown Osage City.

According to a press release, Osage County EMS arrived to assist, but transport was not required. Osage City police were then notified of a second incident.

Osage County Fair resumes today in Overbrook

Carnival begins Thursday | Parade at 7 p.m. Saturday

OVERBROOK—The Overbrook fair may already be under way, but plenty of events are left to come before the final fair in the county wraps up this weekend.

A highlight of the fair is the parade, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. The theme this year is “Reality Shows.”

“There’s just so many of them on right now,” said Marsha Goodyear, fair board officer. “We thought that would be kind of fun to see what everybody could come up with.”

The grand marshal for this year’s parade is Norma Babbit.

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Dean L. Beckman

Sept. 6, 1945 – Aug. 10, 2014

OVERBROOK—Dean L. “Jock” Beckman died Aug. 10, 2014, at his home in Overbrook. He was 68.

He was born Sept. 6, 1945, in Odell, Neb., the son of Roy and Irma Holle Beckman. He grew up in Marysville, and joined the U.S. Navy when he was only 17. He proudly served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk until being honorably discharged in 1966.

He married Wanda Ford June 2, 1967. She survives of the home. Together they raised three children.

Barbara J. Stephens

Aug. 9, 2014

WICHITA—Barbara J. Stephens retired administrative supervisor with the U.S. Marshall Service died Aug. 9, 2014. She was 76.

She was preceded in death by her father, Woodward Norris Johnson; and a brother, Dwayne Norris Johnson.

Donald M. Langley

March 2, 1923 – Aug. 6, 2014

TOPEKA—Donald M. Langley Sr., Carbondale, died Aug. 6, 2014, at a Topeka Nursing Home. He was 91.

He was born March 2, 1923, Eskridge, the son of Late and Pearl Rowley Langley. He grew up in Eskridge and lived there until moving to Carbondale in 1965.

He graduated from Burlingame High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea. He worked in construction for many years and retired from USD 501, where he had worked in maintenance. He attended Grace Assembly Church, Burlingame.

Wilma B. Smith

Nov. 1, 1919 – Aug. 7, 2014

CARBONDALE—Wilma B. Cronn Smith, Lyndon, died Aug. 7, 2014, in a Carbondale nursing home. She was 94.

She was born Nov. 1, 1919, at Ellsworth, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Bailey Reed.

She worked as a nurse for Brookside Nursing Home. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lyndon. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and was an avid reader.

Arlie L. Hallowell

Sept. 16, 1925 – Aug. 7, 2014

TOPEKA—Arlie L. Hallowell, Osage City, died Aug. 7, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, surrounded by family. He was 88.

He was born Sept. 16, 1925, at his parents farm, the son of Fred and Lizzie Satterman Hallowell. He lived in the Osage City area all his life and farmed until a few days prior to his death.

Dorothy Allen Gibbs

Dec. 16, 1920 – July 15, 2014

OLATHE—Dorothy Allen Gibbs, most recently residing in Olathe, died July 15, 2014, after a brief struggle with pneumonia. She was 93.

She was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Harrison County, Mo., and was the only child of Fred and Lila Smith Allen. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1939.

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