Todd Osborn

July 13, 1962 – Dec. 1, 2016

VASSAR—Todd Osborn died Dec. 1, 2016, at his home near Vassar. He was 54.

He was born July 13, 1962, at Emporia, the son of Walter “Ozzy” and Dixie Wright Osborn. He grew up in Lyndon and lived most of his life there. He had lived in Ottawa before moving to Vassar.

He attended the Lyndon Schools. He worked for Ellis English Plumbing in Lyndon, Haven's Steel in Ottawa, and as a loader for Wal-Mart Distribution for the last 15 years. He was an avid fisherman and pool player.

James G. Thompson

March 25, 1923 – Dec. 3, 2016

OSAGE CITY—James G. Thompson died Dec. 3, 2016, at his home in Osage City. He was 93.

He was born March 25, 1923, at Barclay, the son of Louis C. and Gladys Walker Thompson. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1941. After high school, he started farming and continued throughout his life and dearly loved it.

He married Lenore F. Kaniper Feb. 22, 1947, in Lyon County. She survives of the home.

Janie Jewell Foster

Feb. 17, 1955 – Dec. 3, 2016

TOPEKA—Janie Jewell Foster, Topeka, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Dec. 3, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. She was 50.

She was born Feb. 17, 1966, at Topeka the daughter of John and Kip Jewell, Overbrook. She attended Santa Fe Trail High School, Class of 1984. She received a degree in marketing from Emporia State University in 1988.

She married Pat Foster June 8, 1990, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa. He survives.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Why would exercise cause weight gain?

If you’ve started an exercise program but your weight is going in the opposite direction – up – instead of down, what is going on? How can it be that you’re gaining weight while working out?

Ellis Graham

Sept. 18, 1938 – Nov. 29, 2016

EMPORIA—Ellis “John” Graham Jr., Reading, died Nov. 29, 2016, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. He was 78.

He was born Sept. 18, 1938, on the family farm near Arvonia, the son of Ellis and Essie Smith Graham. When he was five years old, the family moved to Reading.

He attended Reading High School and graduated with the Class of 1956. He went on to further his education by attending Emporia State University and Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Mo.

Sidney O. Allison

Nov. 26, 2016

TOPEKA—Sidney O. "Sid" Allison, Topeka, died Nov. 26, 2016. He was. 74.

He was a loving, kind and devoted husband, and father that will be sorely missed by his family and many others. Besides being a great father to his two daughters, Kim and Anne, he was a wonderful husband to his wife of fifty years, Jan.

He had been very ill for almost 11 months and had suffered a great deal of pain. No human should have to go through what he did but when asked how he could endure such pain and suffering he replied, “I just take it one day at a time.”

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Millianne Everett

July 26, 1932 – Nov. 13, 2016

TOPEKA—Millianne Everett, Lyndon, died Nov. 13, 2016, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. She was 84.

She was born July 26, 1932, at Emporia, the daughter of Preston and Bernice Roberts Moon. She lived in Lyndon and then Las Vegas before returning to Lyndon three years ago.

She worked as a registered nurse for the Menninger’s Foundation, Topeka.

She is survived by two sons, Kevin Parker, Lyndon, and Randall Parker, Palm Springs, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

CRIMESTOPPERS: Sheriff seeks help finding stolen ATV

At approximately 11:30pm last night, a blue 1992 Suzuki King Quad 300 4x4 ATV was stolen from a residence near 229th and Stubbs Road in east central Osage County. A small, possibly white car was also seen in the area and most likely associated with the theft. The ATV and the associated vehicle left the area southbound on Stubbs toward Quenemo.

The ATV is described as weathered/faded blue in color, Kenda brand tires, and the model decal is missing from the left side.

Scranton council member rescinds resignation

SCRANTON—The Nov. 15 regular meeting of the Scranton City Council began with a full chamber, including Amy Miner, who announced her resignation at the previous meeting of the council.

Gary Burkdoll, mayor, called the meeting to order and asked for a member of the council to make a motion to move into an executive session.

“That would be to out Amy present, since she resigned her position last time,” said Burkdoll.

“Since I withdrew my resignation, no action was taken, I am on the council,” Miner said.

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