Billie D. Berry

December 26, 1950 – February 25, 2017

Billie D. “Bill” Berry, 66, of Florence, passed away on February 25, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, after a battle with cancer.

Bill was born on December 26, 1950, on the family farm near Harveyville to Chet and Flora Berry. Bill graduated from Harveyville High School in 1968. During his life, Bill worked a variety of jobs but his two favorites were logging and driving trucks for ranchers. One of his biggest attributes was his willingness to help family and friends any way he could.

Hensley: Court validates what we knew all along

In the ruling handed down by the Kansas Supreme Court that determined the current level of funding for schools is constitutionally inadequate, the justices provided important insight into what is needed in the next school funding formula. Much of their ruling validates what we have known all along.

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Federal court drops civil case against commissioners

KANSAS CITY — A civil case initiated by Sharon Weber, Osage County treasurer, against the Board of County Commissioners of Osage County has been dropped, according to a judgment issued by the United States District Court of Kansas March 6.

Pat Walsh, Osage County counselor, discussed the status of the case during the March 13 commission meeting.

Storm safety class March 23 at Santa Fe Trail

CARBONDALE — Every year, the National Weather Service in Topeka presents severe weather safety and information talks, which are open to the general public.

The training course for Osage County will be 7 p.m. March 23 at the Santa Fe Trail High School Auditorium, 15701 S. California Road.

Letter: Ignorance or stupidity?

Dear Editor:

I’m sure many of you have seen things that have been dumped along our roads. When I see this I ask myself and anyone that will listen, is this just pure Ignorance or stupidity?

Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often (incorrectly) used to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts.

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense

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Randall Finlay

July 20, 1952 – March 7, 2017

CARBONDALE — Randall Finlay, Carbondale, entered peacefully into the Lord’s arms on March 7, 2017, with family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64.

He was born July 20, 1952, the son of Richard “Dick” and Jean Robbins Finlay. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1970.

He married Cindy Eylander Finlay May 13, 1973. She survives.

Phyllis Mae Carley Shelton

Jan. 25, 1936 – March 8, 2017

CARBONDALE — Phyllis Mae Carley Shelton, Carbondale, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 8, 2017. She was 81.

She was born Jan. 25, 1936, at Wamego, the daughter of Charles Franklin Carley and Mildred Irene Gafford Carley. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1954.

She was a homemaker. She was involved with Girl Scouts, 4-H, and women’s fellowship groups. She was a member of Community UCC Church in Carbondale.

Melvern council moves forward with condemnation

MELVERN — The Melvern City Council approved a motion to begin condemnation proceedings for a residence at 136 S.E. Blake Street in Melvern.

The council heard from Anne Grey, director of the Osage County Health Department, who presented a report on her inspection of the residence. Grey said she found the structure unfit for human habitation, and recommended it be condemned.



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