Candidate forum Wednesday at SFTHS

CARBONDALE—A candidate forum featuring the Democratic and Republican nominees for Osage County’s three state representatives and senator positions will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Santa Fe Trail High School.

Mildred Lou Lininger

May 10, 1942 – Sept. 28, 2014

TOPEKA—Mildred Lou Lininger, Melvern, died Sept. 28, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 72.

She was born May 10, 1942, at Canton, Ill., the daughter of George and Mildred Carley. She lived in Melvern since 1980.

She was a hairdresser and a security deputy. She was a member of the Melvern City Council. She loved to crochet and sew.

She married Charles “Bud” Lininger in May 1980. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred; and a brother, George Carley.

Harold C. Brecheisen

March 8, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Harold C. Brecheisen, Vassar, died Sept. 28, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. He was 86.

He was born March 8, 1928, on the family farm south of Vassar, the son of Vivian and Verna Redenbaugh Brecheisen.

He grew up on the family farm with nine siblings, expecting to farm the rest of his life. He lived in Osage City, New Mexico and Sierra Vista, Ariz., then returned to Osage City.

Douglas Lee McGrew

Sept. 26, 2014

CARBONDALE—Douglas Lee McGrew, Carbondale, died Sept. 26, 2014, from health complications. He was 54.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Francis McGrew; and a brother, John Daniel McGrew.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Garst and Lesley McGrew; a son, Bryan McGrew; and a nephew, Michael McGrew.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at Church of Christian Fellowship, Carbondale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Christian Fellowship, 403 Commercial St., Carbondale, KS 66414.

Marie Anne Laue

Aug. 10, 1928 – Sept. 26, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Marie Anne Laue, Vassar, died Sept. 26, 2014, at Osage City Nursing Center. She was 86.

She was born Aug. 10, 1928, on the family farm near Vassar, the daughter of R.C. and Elsa Peimann Bauck. She grew up near Vassar and lived in Overland Park for over 30 years before moving to Osage City.

Osage County Conservation District seeks nominations

The conservation awards program will once again be held in Osage County. This program is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association. This years sponsoring bank is Bank of Burlingame. The KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and Tourism are proud to announce six award categories including energy conservation, water quality, water conservation, soil conservation, windbreaks and wildlife habitat.

Duane G. Rowe

Aug. 18, 1944 — Sept. 22, 2014

TOPEKA—Duane G. Rowe, Topeka, died Sept. 22, 2014. He was 70.

He was born Aug. 18, 1944, in Osage County, the son of George Earl and Gracie McPhail Rowe. He graduated from Scranton High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in 1966.

He was employed as a systems analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Christian Lord Ministries.

He married Kay L. Lanter Aug. 5, 1966, at Everest. She survives.

Osage Lions Club to celebrate 75th anniversary

OSAGE CITY—The Lions of Club of Osage City will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Charter Night, with a banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Brigid’s Hall, in Osage City.

Several dignitaries from the International Lions Club will be present in addition to civic dignitaries. Past International Director, Ernest Young Jr., will be the featured speaker at the celebration and Lion President Will Kerns will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The celebration takes place on the exact date the club’s charter was signed, which originated Sept. 27, 1939.

Leonard O. Rucker Sr.

Jan. 27, 1931 – Sept. 22, 2014

BURLINGAME—Leonard O. Rucker Sr., Burlingame, died Sept. 22, 2014. He was 83.

He was born Jan. 27, 1931, at Wichita, the son of Ormal Randolph and Clara Suzanne Koeppen Rucker. He was a graduate of Wichita High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force until retiring in May 31, 1975.
He was also employed and later retired from the Veteran’s Hospital, Topeka.

Ruth Marie Kuhnhausen

Dec. 24, 1927 – Aug. 2, 2014

VANCOUVER—Ruth Marie Kuhnhausen died Aug. 2, 2014, at Ray Hickey Hospice Center, Vancouver, Wash. She was 86.

She was born Dec. 24, 1927, the daughter of William and Edith Lindsay, Lyndon. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1945.

She married Vic Kuhnhausen at Vancouver, Wash. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicolas, in 1981; four brothers, Dean, Dale, Duane, and Homer Lindsay; and a sister, Ilo Mercer.

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