LETTER: Set your sights on kindness

Dear Editor:

October is Bullying Prevention Month. In the 2014 Kansas Communities That Care Survey, more than 13,000 Kansas students stated they were bullied between one and two times per week, and approximately 2,500 students disclosed being bullied each day. Nationwide, around 160,000 U.S. children stay home from school each day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students (National Education Association).

EDITORIAL: Beer festival a smashed success

I’ll admit it. I was a little more than excited to attend an event named after one of my favorite intellectual and scholarly films, “Beerfest.” Finding out that Osage City was having their own festival of such made me want to find my favorite beer, freeze it into ice blocks in the winter, skate on it and melt it in the spring time.

While this was by no means a competition, I couldn’t help but be curious as to how many I could get through sampling out of approximately 75 beers.

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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.

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