Melvern cuncil accepts city marshal’s resignation

MELVERN—During the Melvern City Council meeting Monday, and following two executive sessions, the council voted to accept the resignation of City Marshal Kenen Martinez, effective May 11.

The council was in executive session for 15 minutes to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, with Melvern Mayor Nancy Alley and city attorney Janet Walsh. The council then went into another 10-minute closed-door session for the same reason, with Martinez present.

Overbrook hosts First Responder Showcase

OVERBROOK—Overbrook Police Chief Terry Hollingsworth envisioned Saturday’s First Responder Showcase as an opportunity for residents to gain familiarity with law enforcement and emergency workers in their community.

“I think everyone walked away excited,” Hollingsworth said. “Everyone was excited to meet the police officers and firefighters. This is something you really can’t do when you’re on patrol.”

Almost a dozen local, state and federal agencies from Osage and Shawnee counties attended the event Saturday morning at Overbrook City Lake.

Burlingame tops Bearcat Relays

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame Bearcats won their home meet Monday with 120 team points, edging West Franklin by just 8 points. The Lady Bearcats were also first, winning with 104 team points.

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Tigers, Chargers break records at Seaman Relays

TOPEKA—Lyndon took some of its top athletes to the Bob Camien/Claudia Welch Invitational May 1 at Seaman High School in Topeka.

“Overall, we had a good day,” said Lyndon coach Toby Baker. “The team of Veronica and Victoria Hughes, Alexa Dorcas, and Alexis McGonigle ran the 4x100. They did not place in the meet, but they broke our school record with a time of 52.68. The previous record was set in 1983 and that time was 52.9.”

Donna S. France

May 4, 2015

READING—Donna S. France, Reading, died May 4, 2015, at her home. She was 53.

She was cremated. No services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donna France Memorial Fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523.

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Edwin Rex Fuller

May 1, 2015

BONNER SPRINGS—Edwin Rex Fuller, Bonner Springs, died May 1, 2015. He was 55.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. May 7 at Bible Baptist Church, 426 Emerson, Bonner Springs. Viewing will be at the church between Noon and 2 p.m. May 7, prior to the service. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. May 8 at Mt. Liberty Cemetery, 5 miles west of Oak Hill, May 8.

Alden-Harrington Funeral Home assisted the family.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: State budget still facing shortfall

Greetings from the Kansas statehouse where spring is in full bloom. This week the legislature has returned to Topeka for what is called the veto or wrap-up session. Traditionally this time was used to reconsider any bills the governor may have vetoed and handle any un-tidied legislative business. In more modern times this has become the session where much of the budget and taxation debate takes place.

Arlene W. Jones

April 28, 1920 – April 29, 2015

READING—Arlene W. Jones of Reading, passed away late Wednesday April 29, 2015, at Holiday Resort at Emporia. One day after her 95th birthday.

She was born April 28, 1920 in Zeeland, North Dakota, the daughter of Martin and Lydia Schmidt Reimer.

She was joined in marriage to Arthur G. Jones April 28, 1944 at Emporia. This day held special meaning to them, as it was both Arlene and Arthur’s birthday.



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