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.

April 27, 2017 – PDF Edition

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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.

April 20, 2017 – PDF Edition

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USD 434 closed due to threat

CARBONDALE — USD 434 Santa Fe Trail has cancelled classes at all schools for Thursday, April 20, do to a possible threat.

"We're still working on the investigation. It will be the county attorney working on the case," said Lori Dun, sheriff.

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, said that at approximately 6 p.m. April 19 that the Osage County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a possible threat to Santa Fe Trail High School. An investigation began immediately.

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Steven Ray Kolbaba

May 24, 1955 – April 14, 2017

TOPEKA — Steven Ray Kolbaba, Osage City, died April 14, 2017, at St. Francis Health Center, Topeka. He was 61.

He was born May 24, 1955, at Emporia, the son of John Henry and Juanita M. Hogan Kolbaba.

He was a truck driver for many years. He drove for Tommy Whalen, Shears, Blacktop and for his father, J&J Hauling, until he bought his own business. He was able to do about anything he put his mind too.

He married LaRae Eller. They divorced. He married Terri Bruce. They latter divorced.

Joye May

Oct. 22, 1933 – April 13, 2017

VASSAR — Joye May died April 13, 2017, at her home near Vassar. She was 83.

She was born Oct. 22, 1933, at Dourghtay, Okla., the daughter of Thaddeus and Jessie Wilkens Gardenhire.

She lived in Topeka and on Lake Pomona near Vassar for the last 42 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church.

She married Gentry May, July 27, 1957, at Hugoton. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thaddeus and Jessie; and a sister, Jean Crabtree.

EAT WELL: How to fight food waste

Cheryl Mussatto | MS, RD, LD

One of our most precious commodities we need to survive is food. Food is simply too good to waste. No matter how sustainable a farm may be, if the food is wasted it does no one any good. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. That is more than 20 pounds of food per person every month, which is equivalent to Americans throwing out $165 billion each year.

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