Gerald “Shot” Harr

June 21, 1932 – April 9, 2018

BURLINGAME — Gerald “Shot” Harr, Burlingame, died Monday, April 9, 2018. He was 85.

He was born June 21, 1932, at Lebo, the son of Arthur R. and Eva Marie Murdock Harr. He attended Lebo High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a gunner’s mate.

He worked for the State of Kansas before purchasing the Fina gas station at Burlingame. He also owned and operated Harr’s Camper Sales and Service for many years.

He married Patty Whitmore May 26, 1956. She survives.

Julia Kay Downs

Nov. 3, 1959 – April 9, 2018

READING — Julia Kay Downs died Monday, April 9, 2018, at her home near Reading. She was 58.

She was born Nov. 3, 1959, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Emporia, the daughter of Glenn E. and Stephanie A Brezowski Craft. She attended Lebo High School and graduated with the class of 1977.

Following high school, she attended Emporia State University for a year before attending Rogers State University in Claremore, Okla., where she studied ranch management.

Anna Marie Knudsen Parker

Jan. 7, 1936 – April 6, 2018

WICHITA — Anna Marie Knudsen Parker died April 6, 2018. She was 82.

She was born Jan. 7, 1936, the daughter of Victor and Lucy Knudsen, Osborne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale; and a son, Clinton Bruce Parker.

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Richard C. Peterson

Nov. 24, 1946 - April 4, 2018

EL PASO, Texas - Richard C. Peterson passed away peacefully April 4, 2018, at an El Paso, Texas hospital. He was71.

He was born Nov. 24, 1946, at Topeka, the son of Johnny and Margarette McFadden Peterson. He grew up on a farm in Burlingame, where he was a Boy Scout. He graduated in 1964, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves at Osage City.

He was a heavy equipment operator for many years and was currently self-employed in wire fabrication.

Five ways to spring clean your eating habits

Cheryl Mussatto | MS, RD, LD

Springtime, who isn’t ready for this season following a long, cold winter? Spring not only reminds us to freshen up our homes but to also take a fresh start, a fresh approach to rethinking old eating habits. It’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning by making healthy food swaps kick-starting improvements in your health. The more you are able to make healthy eating choices automatic and a part of your lifestyle, the healthier you will become in both mind and body.

Ethel Ruth Watson

Sept. 15, 1917 – April 6, 2018

OSAGE CITY — Ethel Ruth Jackson Watson died Friday, April 6, 2018, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 100.

She was born Sept. 15, 1917, at Emporia, the daughter of Lee and Ethel Jacob Jackson. She graduated from Reading High School.

She married Robert O. Watson March 24, 1940, at Osage City. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1980.

She was a life long homemaker and mother.

Car show cancelled

Twin Lakes Cruisers cancel Saturday car show

It is with great disappointment that the Twin Lakes Cruisers will be canceling Saturday’s car show. After watching the weather all week, the organization met and decided, due to the weather forecast it was not worth the risk of other car enthusiasts coming to the show.

The organization also felt that it would no be a good turnout anyway due to the weather forecast of snow and sleet that is being predicting. The Cruisn n' Cook'n show has officially been cancelled.

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Opal Louise Patton

Nov. 27, 1929 – March 29, 2018

OSAGE CITY — Opal Louise Head Patton died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Vintage Park, Osage City. She was 88.

She was born Nov. 27, 1929, at home on a farm in rural Paxico, the daughter of Glen Bryan and Sara Augusta Ida Buchmeier Head.

She attended one-room rural schools near Wamego and Tulsa and Inola, Okla. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947.

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