Colonel Donald F. Hug

December 1930 – Aug. 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO VALLEY, Ca.—Col. Donald F. Hug, retired, died Aug. 25, 2016. He was 85.

Mary Ellen Koury

Sept. 10, 1930 – Aug. 26, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Mary Ellen Koury, Kansas City, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2016, at John Knox Hospice, Kansas City, Mo. She was 85.

She was born Sept. 10, 1930, at Burlingame, the daughter of Mary Ellen and Joseph Travis McFarlane. She lived in Burlingame and graduated from Burlingame High School before moving to Topeka to attend business school. She then moved to Kansas City to join her sister, Jean, and to be an executive secretary for Lee’s and Mendells Dress Company.

Citywide garage sales begin in September

The fall citywide garage sales are just around the corner.

Osage City’s citywide sales. is set for for Sept. 16 and 17.

Sales may be listed on the Osage City may for a $5 donation. This money is used for a scholarship for a graduating senior from Osage City High School.

The deadline to get your sale on the map is 8 a.m. Sept. 12. For more information about Osage City’s Garage Sale, call Jodi Smith at (785) 528-5095.

• Burlingame will host a citywide garage sale Sept. 3. For more information, contact Ron Shaffer at (785) 654-3596.

Betty Kness

Aug. 18, 1940 ¬ Aug. 27, 2016

TOPEKA—Betty Kness, Osage City, died Aug. 27, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. She was 76.

Services will be 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Sixth St., Osage City.

Scranton council member suggests leaving USD 434

City approves 5-mill increase

SCRANTON—Scranton City Council member Randy Ming expressed discontent at recent movement of students between buildings in the USD 434 Santa Fe Trail school district.

The district recently moved elementary students from the Scranton Attendance Center to the buildings in Carbondale and Overbrook. The USD 434 Board of Education moved its administrative offices from Santa Fe Trail High School and opened a district-wide pre-school program, both of which are housed at SAC.

Darlene L. Headlee Ewing

April 15, 1948 – Aug. 24, 2016

JOPLIN, Mo.— Darlene L. Headlee Ewing, Carbondale, died Aug. 24, 2016, at Joplin Mo. She was 68.

She was born April 15, 1948, at Carbondale, the daughter of Milton and Helen Headlee.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ewing; a sister, Delores Headlee; and a brother, Steven Headlee.

Campers go retro at Pomona State Park event

VASSAR—The Third Annual Going Retro Car and Vintage Trailer Show drew a large crowd of participants and observers last weekend at Pomona State Park.

“Saturday was a beautiful day in all ways,” said Zo Torrey, event organizer. “The weather was perfect, the cars were shining and the vintage trailers were just amazing.”

The Friends of Pomona State Park and Pomona State Park sponsor the event that began in 2014, the year the 50th anniversary of the Pomona Lake was celebrated. This year, the event hosted 43 vintage trailers, up from 12 the first year and 32 last year.

Osage County approves 3-mill increase

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners conducted the 2017 budget hearing Monday morning, making final approve of a $19.4 million county budget.

The budget included an increase of 3.121 mills.

“Everybody had taken a mill levy increase because of the tax lid,” said Ken Kuykendall, commissioner.

Kuykendall referred to recent legislation limiting the ability for local governments to raise budget rates without a public vote, beginning next year.

USD 421 Board approves 2016-17 budget

LYNDON—The USD 421 Board of Education held a special public hearing for the 2016-17 budget on Aug. 16. No citizens from the public were present. The board held a discussion about the proposed 2016-17 budget.

Cheryl Cook, superintendent, pointed out a few changes to the budget compared to the 2015-16 budget. One change that Cook mentioned was the difference in the expenditure for KPER. Cook explained that the difference was because of the State legislature rulings.

Lonnie Curtis Lester

Feb. 14, 1964 – Aug. 17, 2016

TOPEKA—Lonnie “Curtis” Curtis Lester, Scranton, died Aug. 17, 2016, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 52.

He was born Feb. 14, 1964, at Topeka, the son of Lonnie Lester and Mildred Chiles Lester.

He was a man of many trades, but cooking was his favorite. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs, KU and Royals fan.



The Osage County Herald-Chronicle

The official newspaper of Osage County; the cities of Burlingame, Carbondale, Lyndon, Melvern, Olivet, Osage City, Overbrook, Quenemo and Scranton; Burlingame USD 454, Lyndon USD 421, Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456, Osage City USD 420 and Santa Fe Trail USD 434.

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