Melvern staff to receive holiday bonuses

MEVERN – Discussion on employee Christmas bonuses opened the Melvern City Council meeting Monday, followed by a five-minute closed session to discuss the matter. Upon return to open session, the council unanimously approved the following: a $200 bonus for full time city employees, a $100 bonus for part time employees, and a $50 bonus for interns at the police department.

All League Football Selections

Lyon County League

First Team Defense

Justin Rayburn*, Madison, Defensive Lineman
Marquis Mitchell*, MdCV, Defensive Lineman
Paul Holt, Burlingame, Defensive End
Gavin Beyer, Madison, Defensive End
Mitch Saffle, MdCV, Defensive End
Cody Patterson, MdCV, Linebacker
Walker Harred*, MdCV, Linebacker
Tylen Coe*, Madison, Secondary
Zave Goodrich, MdCV, Secondary
Hunter Pankey, Southern Coffey, Punter

Foundation reopens grant application window

OSAGE CITY—The Osage County Community Foundation has re-opened its annual window for grant applications, beginning immediately and continuing until Jan. 15, 2015.

The foundation makes annual grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation and cultural affairs. Grants will not exceed $500 and operational expenses are not funded.

Lyndon Christmas parade, craft fair Saturday

Lyndon will be hosting its annual Winter Festival Saturday, including a Christmas craft fair and parade.

The craft fair will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lyndon High School gym. The annual parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will run from Main Street to Sixth Street. Santa Claus will be at the high school to visit with children following the parade.

Carbondale to host holiday event Sunday

Carbondale will be hosting “Christmas in Carbondale” Sunday, Dec. 7, with many activities planned for the day. The day begins with a business and craft fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ELM Community Building. Those interested in being a vendor may contact Mary Burgett at (785) 836-7887.

Harris murder trial set for Jan. 5

LYNDON—The pre-trial conference for James Paul Harris, 30, Carbondale, was held Monday. Harris is charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Gerety.

Chief Judge Phillip M. Fromme asked both counsels if motions were settled and if any further motions were anticipated.

“Is there anything we need to discuss here in particular, or are we going to proceed with jury trial?” asked Fromme.

Karla Rieck Hatfield

July 17, 1943 – Nov. 23, 2014

Karla Helen Rieck Hatfield died Nov. 23, 2014, at home, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She had successfully fought breast cancer once before in 2005. She was 71.

She was born July 17, 1943, at Topeka, the daughter of Carl and Laura Rieck. Karla was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Laura.

Wayne Dale Schrader Jr.

Jan. 26, 1953 – Nov. 30, 2014

OSAGE CITY– Wayne Dale Schrader Jr. died Nov. 30, 2014, at his home in Osage City. He was 61.

He was born Jan. 26, 1953, at Spokane, Wash., the son of Wayne D. and Betty M. Speakman Schrader. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1971. He was active in football.

Roger W. Hotchkiss

March 26, 1928 – Dec. 2, 2014

MELVERN—Roger W. Hotchkiss died Dec. 2, 2014, at his home in Melvern. He was 86.

He was born March 26, 1928, at Melvern, the son of Crayton and Mabel Heilmann Hotchkiss. He lived most of his in the Melvern community.

He graduated from Melvern Rural High School in 1945. He worked as a maintenance technician for DuPont in Topeka until his retirement. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

He married Olive Bridges April 9, 1971, at Melvern. She survives of the home.

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