Sheriff's attempt to locate missing Carbondale teen

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Sunday evening, attempting to locate Katie Ann Marie Smith, 13, Carbondale. She was last seen at her residence in rural Carbondale between 2:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

According to the report, Smith is 5-foot, 4-inches tall, weighs around 160 points, has shoulder-length auburn hair, which may be in a bun. She wears glasses that are different from the ones in the photo. She may be wearing a blue shirt and long black pants. She may also have a blue coat and fur around the hood, and be carrying a backpack.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Osage County

The National Weather Service in Topeka Kansas issued a winter weather advisory at 3:35 p.m. Friday for Osage and surrounding counties, which will be in effect from 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

Freezing drizzle is expected to develop over the area around 9 p.m., with accumulations of one-tenth of an inch or less. Precipitations is expected to change to snow overnight, with accumulations of one to three inches.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
335 PM CST FRI JAN 2 2015

William J. Carson

April 28, 1936 – Dec. 30, 2014

OSAGE CITY—William “Bill” J. Carson, Osage City, died Dec. 30, 2014, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. He was 78.

He was born April 28, 1936, at Emporia, the son of Roscoe and Grace Lowe Carson. He graduated from Hamilton High School, Hamilton. He later graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

He married Barbara Cox. They later divorced.

He was an civil engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration.

$7 million needed to fix wastewater issues

OSAGE CITY—Representatives of Burns and McDonnell presented an update to the ongoing study of the city’s wastewater system during the Dec. 23 meeting of the Osage City Council.

“The cost we came up with is around $6 million for a mechanical wastewater treatment plant,” said Jeff Bernard. “All of the options are expensive. There’s no inexpensive way to do wastewater treatment.”

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New library opens

OVERBROOK— Doors opened to the new building and location of the Overbrook Public Library Jan. 6.
Major donations from the Claudie and Glen Norton Trust, $400,000 from a community block development grant and $100,000 from the Jones Foundation, helped make the move possible. The library board and foundation sought to raise another $400,000. What they actually received was around $450,000.

A grand opening event was held Feb. 8.

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All-Osage County Football Team

Coach of the Year

Jayson Duncan, Santa Fe Trail - Jayson Duncan put in the hours and hard work to turn one of the states biggest droughts into a surplus this year, as the Chargers won nine games en route to a Class 4A Div. II sub-state appearance. The Chargers defense only allowed 15 points in one of 12 games this year. Duncan’s leadership also earned him the All-Area Coach of the Year title in the Lawrence Journal-World.

Mildred B. Lester

July 20, 1944 – Dec. 27, 2014

TOPEKA—Mildred B. Lester, Scranton, died Dec. 27, 2014, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka. She was 70.

She was born July 20, 1944, at Lecompton, the daughter of George Chiles and Iva Gleen Chiles.

She married Lonnie Lester June 1, 1963, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1998, after 35 years.

She worked at Frito Lay in Topeka, for over 28 years. She was a member of the Scranton United Methodist Church. She was active with the Scranton Athletic Club and was an avid University of Kansas fan.

Doris Madeline Marshall

July 12,1919 – Dec. 23, 2014

OVERBROOK—Doris Madeline “Tommie” Coffman Marshall, Overbrook, died Dec. 23, 2014, after 95 years of sharing her smile with the world.

She was born July 12, 1919, Overbrook, the daughter of Ross A. and Maude Radcliff Coffman.

She married Fred V. Marshall July 10, 1940, at Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1961.

Marvin W. Allen

Nov. 19, 1925 – Dec. 23, 2014

MICHIGAN VALLEY—Marvin W. Allen, Michigan Valley, died Dec. 23, 2014. He was 89.

He was born Nov. 19, 1925, at Anisworth, Neb., the son of William Jackson and Ada L. DayWitt Allen. He attended schools in Brown County, Neb., graduating from Johnstown High in 1943.

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