Travis Jay Johnson

June 4, 1978 – April 27, 2017

BURLINGAME — Travis Jay Johnson, Burlingame, died April 27, 2017. He was 38.

He was born on June 4, 1978, at Topeka, the son of Jerry Johnson and Tammy Palmer. He spent many years in the Osage County area growing up.

He married Christina Bacon in 1996. They divorced in 2016. From this marriage, he had two children, Kendall and Haley.

Terri Lynn Jackson

Died – April 25, 2017

SCRANTON — Terri Lynn Jackson died April 25, 2017, at Scranton.

She is survived by her two daughters, grandchildren, brother and sister and other family. She will be loved and missed by all.

A short service will be 2 p.m. May 4 at Cross Roads Church, Scranton.

Duane Young

April 7, 1929 – April 30, 2017

WAVERLY — Duane Young, Melvern, died April 30, 2017, at Sunset Manor, Waverly. He was 88.

He was born April 7, 1929, on the family farm southeast of Melvern, the son of Vincent and Agnes Andre Young. He lived all of his life near Melvern and graduated from Melvern High School in 1947.

He was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He also worked at Osage Products for a time and was a field assistant for ASCS in Lyndon. He was a member of the Melvern United Methodist Church.

Water main break in Overbrook

Water line repair

Jim Koger, Overbrook City Clerk, has announced a water line break at the S.E. corner of the Kansas State Bank parking lot, alley east of Santa Fe Trail and Maple streets.

Crews are on site and hope to isolate it to the area on the east side of Maple north from Market Street to fifth Street, east to Walnut, and south to Market. Surrounding areas may also be affected.

Right now, there is no estimate as to how long the repair will take.

You may experience lowered pressures and some water discoloration.

Margaret Lucille Regenold Morehead

Aug. 2, 1921 – April 25, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Margaret Lucille Regenold Morehead, a life long resident of Osage County, died April 25, 2017, at Vintage Park, Osage City. She was 95.

She was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Osage County, the daughter of William M. and Eva Harrison Regenold. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1939 and attended business school in Topeka.

She married Winston W. Morehead Feb. 24, 1945, in Osage County. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1999.

She was a housewife and homemaker.

John Douglas Fletcher

June 9, 1929 – April 25, 2017

OSAGE CITY — John Douglas Fletcher, Osage City, died April 25, 2017, at his home in Osage City. He was 87.

He was born June 9, 1929, at Kirksville, Mo., the son of John Dee and Rose Frances White Fletcher. He graduated high school in 1948, at Independence.

He married Alice Marie Meyer on Jan. 12, 1958, at Independence. She survives of the home.

Linda K. Kurtz

Sept. 28, 1947 – April 21, 2017

MESA, Ariz. — Linda K. Kurtz, formerly of Burlingame and Scranton, died April 21, 2017, at Mesa, Ariz. She was 69.

She was born Sept. 28, 1947, at Topeka.

She married Bob Kurtz July 2, 1973 at Burlingame. He preceded her in death.

She worked at many jobs over the years but her love was owning and running her various antique stores over the years.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Della Pennington; and a brother, Terry Pennington.

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No burn day announced

Burn permits suspended

Bryce Romine, Osage County Emergency Management Director, has announced that all burn permits are suspended for today, April 24. This is a no burn day. No outside burning allowed.

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category today. Very high fire danger means fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Winds will be gusting to as high as 40 miles per hour.

No burning is in effect for the next 24 hours.

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