Arthur Clarence Spry Jr.

Nov. 9, 1929 – Nov. 27, 2014

OVERBROOK—Arthur Clarence Spry Jr. died Nov. 27, 2014 at Brookside Manor, Overbrook. He was 85.

He was born Nov. 9, 1929, at Sedalia, Mo., the son of Arthur Clarence Spry and Birdie Vinson Spry. He was one of 17 children of which two currently survive.

He married Mary Whitehead July 27, 1963. Four children were born to that union, Arthur, Gerald, Patricia and Kenneth. He later married Debbie while living in California. She preceded him in death.

Osage City Council rejects zoning recommendations

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council rejected a pair of unanimous decisions by the planning and zoning board at the Nov. 25 council meeting.

The board met Nov. 19 to discuss two of three items, which the council had recommended for review.

Section 20-803 referred to garages on vacant lots. For residential properties, city code requires a residence to be located on the property for other items to be built.

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Seven-foot man sentenced for bank robbery

KANSAS CITY—A seven-foot man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a Franklin County Bank.

Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, Quenemo, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on March 19, he robbed the Goppert State Service Bank at 118 East Franklin Street in Pomona. During the robbery, he wore a black ninja mask belonging to a co-defendant’s son and carried a BB gun modified to make it look more like a real gun.

Burlingame man indicted on postal theft charges

TOPEKA—The United State Attorney’s Office indicted a Topeka postal employee Nov. 19 on a federal charge of stealing prescription medications from the mail, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Terry D. Ricley, 44, Burlingame, worked sorting mail at the Topeka Post Office North Station. Ricley was charged with one count of theft by a postal employee. According to a press release, Ricley allegedly stole Hydrocodone and Tramadol being delivered by mail.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Overbrook sewer debate sludges on

OVERBROOK—At the invitation from the city council, Overbrook BP Gas and Convenience Store owner Mike Fawl supplied documentation, supporting his claim that the city is responsible for the repairs made to a sewer line. The line had stopped working due to a mop head and a piece of silverware clogging the line.

Fawl presented the original easement paperwork given to him from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

“Unfortunately, this paperwork doesn’t designate ownership of the lines,” said Don Schultz, mayor.

Phyllis Marie Greenawalt

Oct. 23, 1928 – Nov. 9, 2014

BELLA VISTA, Ark.—Phyllis Marie Greenawalt, 86, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Nov. 9, 2014. She was 86.

She was born Oct. 23, 1928, at Quenemo. She was raised in Burlingame, by her parents, A.M. “Mac” and Avis Fine. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1950, with a degree in home economics and education.

She married Jack Greenawalt in 1949. They lived in Chicago, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio, before relocating to Bartlesville, Okla., in 1955, where she took great pride in raising her family of four boys.

Free Chiefs T-shirt with blood donation

The Community Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at the the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St, in Osage City.

Hot dogs and long-sleeve Kansas City Chiefs T-shirts will be provided to all registered donors.

November 20, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Nella Ruth Hartley

July 26, 1935 – Nov. 14, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Nella Ruth Hartley, Osage City, died Nov. 14, 2014, at Osage Nursing Care. She was 79.

She was born July 26, 1935, at Arkansas City, the daughter of Brooks Cecil and Sarah Elizabeth Miller Bryan. She received her bachelor of arts from Southwestern College, Winfield.

She married J. Herbert Hartley Sept. 2, 1956, at Howard. He survives.

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