Siren alarm error

No cause for alarm after sirens sound
Human error was to blame for the sounding of tornado sirens around 4 a.m. today (Thursday). There was no tornado or weather threat at the time.

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Gerald Scheid

May 16, 1919 – May 19, 2017

TOPEKA — Gerald Scheid, Vassar, died May 19, 2017, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 98.

He was born May 16, 1919, near Vassar, the son of Henry and Edna Kraft Scheid. He lived all of his life around the Vassar community.

He was a farmer and stockman. He worked for the Kansas Forestry Department planting trees around Pomona and Melvern lakes. He also worked at Pomona State Park and Rural Water District No. 3.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Two Ways to Weigh Less this Summer

Eat well to be well

In a blink of an eye, summer will be here. It’s time to bring out sleeveless tops and shorts. Many of us look forward to this time of year but for others, it may be a difficult transitional time if they are weighing more than they would like. It shouldn’t be news to anyone that obesity is a problem not only in this country but around the world.

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Carol Ann Northcott Fischer

Jan. 17, 1942 – May 14, 2017

OVERBROOK — Carol Ann Northcott Fischer, Overbrook, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Brookside Retirement Community. Overbrook. She was 75.

She was born Jan. 17, 1942, at Emporia, the daughter of Clarence Russell Northcott and Esther Fern Baxter Northcott. She grew up in the Waverly area and graduated from Waverly High School with the class of 1959. She moved to the Overbrook community in 1963 with her husband Cliff. She was a lifelong homemaker.

Thomas Orde Sapp

Dec. 19, 1967 — May 12, 2017

TOPEKA — Thomas Orde Sapp, Osage City, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was 49.

Tommy Orde Sapp was born Dec. 19, 1967, at Emporia, the son of Thomas Francis and Connie Jo Crocker Sapp. He was a car washer at Branine Motors, Osage City.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

He will be forever remembered by his mother, Connie Jo Gilliland, Osage City; two brothers, Kenneth Sapp, Burlington, and Paul Allen, Osage City.

Daisy Lucille Kunkel Schneider

May 14, 1917 – May 11, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Daisy Lucille Kunkel Schneider, Lyndon, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 99.

She was born May 14, 1917, at Scranton, the daughter of Otto and Elizabeth Harrison Kunkel. She grew up in Scranton, and lived on a farm near Lyndon and then in Lyndon since 1971.

She was a homemaker and worked as an aide at Hilltop Nursing Home, Lyndon. She was a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church.

Faye Aleen Provost

Nov. 15, 1943 – May 11, 2017

AUBURN — Faye Aleen Provost, Burlingame, passed away peacefully May 11, 2017, at Homestead of Auburn with her family and loved ones by her side. She was 73.

She was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1943, at Burlingame. She attended school in Burlingame, graduating from Burlingame High School in 1961.

During her school years, she made many lifelong friends that she treasured deeply. She went on to attend Clark’s Business School, Topeka, and subsequently began a career as a legal secretary.

Steven Ray Ferris

Dec. 18, 1959 – May 10, 2017

SCRANTON — Steven Ray Ferris, Scranton, left this world, May 10, 2017, after a strong battle with cancer. He was 57.

He was born Dec. 19, 1959, at Topeka, the son of Eldon and Mary Ferris. He attended Scranton Grade School and went on to be a master electrician.



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