Deanna Louise Buss

April 30, 1957 – Jan. 27, 2015

READING—Deanna Louise Buss, rural Reading, Jan. 27, 2015, at her home. She was 57.

She was born April 30, 1957, at Topeka, the daughter of Arlon and Frances Easton Tiffany.

She married Rick Buss. They later divorced.

She was a lead lady at Hostess/Dolly Madison for about 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Indians bring home FHL championship

EMPORIA—The Osage City Indians completed a clean sweep of their league with a 61-52 win over West Franklin in the Flint Hills League Tournament championship game Saturday at White Auditorium in Emporia.

“We did alright,” said Osage City coach Dennis Fort. “It was good for us to have games we didn’t beat someone by 20. We had to step up, rebound and execute. If we wouldn’t have done that, we wouldn’t have won.”

The Indians cruised in the first round, beating Chase County 76-39 before a tougher test with Lyndon in the semifinals.

Spencer resigns as USD 421 superintendent

LYNDON—For over a decade, Brian Spencer has served as a local superintendent, leading, learning and listening to the wants and needs of the district. He has implemented changes in policies, programs and planned for the future. Unfortunately, part of that future won’t include him.

At a special meeting held Jan. 21, board members reluctantly voted to accept Spencer’s resignation as USD 421 superintendent, effective June 30.

Spencer verbally accepted a position at Central Heights USD 288, beginning July 1.

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Unofficial fillings for city, schools positions

OSAGE COUNTY—Many have filed for open seats on area city and school boards. Burlingame will have a primary election March 3 to determine council seats. The city and school general election will be held April 7. Listed are the unofficial filings as of Jan. 27.

Municipal Positions

Mayor: Vikki DeMars, Grizz Lee, Ray Hovestadt
Council member: Melissa Atwood, Ray Burns, Sheila Curtis, Steve Delekta
Council member: Brenda Dorr, Leslie D. Holman, Carolyn Lee
Council member: Kelly Lord-Vandruf, Douglas R. Moon, Carolyn Strohm

Elisabeth Ann Dengler

Dec. 5, 1971 – Jan. 25, 2014

OLPE— Elisabeth Ann “Betty” Rees Dengler died Jan. 25, 2014, at her home in rural Olpe. She was 43.

She was born Dec. 5, 1971, at Emporia, the daughter of Richard Llewellyn and Sarah Busenbark Rees.

She was a member of Olpe United Methodist Church. She worked as an L.P.N. at Newman Regional Health, Holiday Resort, both in Emporia, the Golden Living Center, Cottonwood Falls, and for the past several years at the Flint Hills Care Center in Emporia.

Larry Eugene Berry

April 19, 1944 – Jan. 12, 2015

PARSONS—Larry Eugene Berry, Yates Center, died Jan. 12, 2015, at Labette Health Hospital, Parsons. He was 70.

He was born on April 19, 1944, at Harveyville, the son of Chester and Flora Jones Berry.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from Jan. 6, 1966, until his honorable discharge on Oct. 12, 1967. He was a member of Post No. 13 American Legion, Yates Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul Berry and Jerry Berry; and a sister, Evelyn Berry Gifford.

Ben F. Winans

Aug. 9, 1934 – Jan. 25, 2015

OSAGE CITY—Ben F. Winans, Overbrook, died Jan. 25, 2015, near Osage City. He was 80.

He was born Aug. 9, 1934, at Topeka, the son of Frank and Helen Hallowell Winans. He was raised and lived around Scranton before moving south of Overbrook in 1965.

He was a farmer and stockman for many years and had been a rural mail carrier out of Scranton since 1986. He had served in the U. S. Army Reserve for several years.

He married Nadine Conder Dec. 27, 1964, at South Coffeyville, Okla. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2012.

Nadine A. Hammond

Oc. 20, 1927 – Jan. 24, 2015

TOPEKA—Nadine A. Hammond died Jan. 24, 2015, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. She was 87.

She was born Oct. 20, 1927, at Barnes Hospital, Osage City, the daughter of Carl Swen and Aline Louise Vialle Bergquist. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1944.

She worked at JC Penney and Kansas State Highway Department, both in Topeka, and retired from Hallmark Cards, Osage City.

She married John F. Hammond Jan. 25, 1947. He preceded her in death.

Police make contact with missing Osage City man

OSAGE CITY—Local authorities have made contact with a Nathan “Nate” Poole, 32, Osage City, who had been missing since Jan. 22. Poole called his girlfriend in Osage City Monday morning, following a missing persons report issued by the Osage City Police Department Jan. 24.

“He made contact with her,” said Fred Nech, Osage City Police Chief. “It’s nothing of bad circumstances. He’s going to be coming home in a little bit.”

Nech indicated the department would check in with Poole once he returned to Osage City.


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