Marjorie L. Kleier

Jan. 10, 1924 – May 30, 2017

OVERBROOK — Marjorie L. Kleier, Carbondale, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 93.

She was born Jan. 10, 1924, at Bassett, the daughter of Samuel Elum and Rose Leslie Creviston. She graduated from Iola High School in 1943.

She was an assistant librarian for the Carbondale Public Library for almost 20 years. She was active in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for almost 60 years. She was also a member of Carbondale Harmonettes.

Fatal accident at Orbis

Orbis employee killed in workplace accident

OSAGE CITY – A Topeka man died early this morning when he apparently was crushed between a forklift and other equipment at the Orbis Corp. plastics plant, 515 S. 5th St., in Osage City, according to a press release from the Osage City Police Department.

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Healthy grilling 101

Eat well to be well

Grilling season is in full swing and there’s nothing that quite distinguishes summer from all other seasons like the sounds, smells and tantalizing taste of barbequed meat. Before you get set to grilling nonstop know there can be some health downsides to this mainstream Americana ritual. It doesn’t mean you have to forego grilling just be smart about how to grill as healthy as possible.

Kenneth Eugene Newton Jr.

April 18, 1948 – May 27, 2017

EMPORIA — Kenneth Eugene Newton, Jr., Reading, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. He was 69.

He was born April 18, 1948, at Emporia, the son of Kenneth E. and Helen Marie Geraghty Newton, Sr. He graduated from Reading High School in 1966.

He married Mary Ann Jones July 11, 1970, at Emporia. She survives of the home.

He owned and operated Newton Oil Company and also worked as an auctioneer and woodworker.

Indians send 14 qualifiers to State

The Osage City track team qualified 14 athletes and will be bringing five alternates to compete in the State Championships in Wichita. Indians will compete in 12 different events. Of the athletes who qualified, Carter Swindale placed first in the Regionals for javelin, setting a new school record.

Regional Champions:
Carter Swindale - javelin (breaking school record).
Claire Crawford - discus.
Girls 4 x 800m - Joy Steele, Miah McCue, Britney Wilkins, and Kenna Butterfield.

Siren alarm error

No cause for alarm after sirens sound
Human error was to blame for the sounding of tornado sirens around 4 a.m. today (Thursday). There was no tornado or weather threat at the time.

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Gerald Scheid

May 16, 1919 – May 19, 2017

TOPEKA — Gerald Scheid, Vassar, died May 19, 2017, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 98.

He was born May 16, 1919, near Vassar, the son of Henry and Edna Kraft Scheid. He lived all of his life around the Vassar community.

He was a farmer and stockman. He worked for the Kansas Forestry Department planting trees around Pomona and Melvern lakes. He also worked at Pomona State Park and Rural Water District No. 3.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Two Ways to Weigh Less this Summer

Eat well to be well

In a blink of an eye, summer will be here. It’s time to bring out sleeveless tops and shorts. Many of us look forward to this time of year but for others, it may be a difficult transitional time if they are weighing more than they would like. It shouldn’t be news to anyone that obesity is a problem not only in this country but around the world.



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