Keith Long Smulling

April 30, 1933 – June 2, 2017

EMPORIA — Keith Long Smulling, formerly of Osage City and Miller, died Friday, June 2, 2017, at his residence in Emporia. He was 84.

He was born April 30, 1933, southwest of Miller, the son of Wilbur Byron and Anna Mabel Long Smulling. He graduated from Miller High School in 1951.

He married Patricia “Patsy” J. Guy Feb. 14, 1954. The couple had traveled all 50 states together. She preceded him in death.

Eugene Robinson

Dec. 1, 1918 – June 2, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Eugene Robinson died Friday, June 2, 2017, at Vintage Park, Osage City. He was 98.

He was born Dec. 1, 1918, at Burlingame, the son of Fitzhugh and Lucille Griffin Robinson.

Gene, as he was known to all, grew up in Burlingame, lived many years in the Kansas City area before retiring to Holiday Cove on Pomona Lake. He had been at Vintage Park in Osage City for the last several years.

Elizabeth Miller

Oct. 22, 1920 – June 2, 2017

TOPEKA — Elizabeth Miller, 96, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka, Kansas. She was 96.

She was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Lyon County, the daughter of Charles and Nellie Thomas Gilliland. She lived in Lyndon for 56 years before moving to Topeka in 2005.

She was a homemaker most of her life, but she had worked at Boeing in Wichita during World War II, at Smitty’s Dress Shop in Lyndon, and she was the Lyndon city treasurer for two years.

Adelia Elizabeth Pearson

March 15, 1919 – May 31, 2017

TOPEKA — Adelia Elizabeth Fager Pearson, Miller, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at McCrite Plaza, Topeka, following a brief illness. She was 98.

She was born March 25, 1919, the daughter of Oscar and Anna Fager, rural Miller. Her grandparents and parents were among Swedish immigrants who formed the community of Stotler near the Lyon/Osage county line.

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.



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