School develops active shooter response plan

OSAGE CITY—USD 420 brought its staff members into a special assembly Aug. 14 to discuss the school’s current policy for dealing with school shootings.

USD 420 Superintendent Troy Hutton introduced Osage City Police Officer Rob Dunham, who has trained in a program called A.L.I.C.E., which focuses on making the best decisions for students and staff to survive a deadly scenario.

New teachers at Burlingame, Santa Fe Trail schools

Courtnee Maichel

Carbondale Attendance Center

Courtnee Lenn Maichel will teach middle school math at Carbondale Attendance Center this year. She is a graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School and Kansas State University, where she graduated in 1994 with a bachelor of science in education
degree. She is working on her masters in education at Baker University, with less than one year left. She taught for two years at Overbrook Attendance Center and 10 years for the Shawnee Heights school district.

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.


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