Scranton hires new police chief

SCRANTON—In anticipation that a quorum would not be reached for the Oct. 7 meeting, the Scranton City Council convened a special meeting Oct. 1 to conduct regular business.

The council accepted the recommendation of Scranton Mayor Robert Sims to appoint Brent Cox as Chief of Police at an annual salary of $38,000, with full time employee health insurance benefits. Cox has served as interim police chief following the resignation of Larry Alexander Aug. 6.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 14

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 14. Forms may be completed online at www.kssos.org, or submitted by mail or in person at the Osage County Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of the Osage County Courthouse, 717 Topeka Ave., in Lyndon.

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Larry E. Masters

Feb. 22, 1943 – Oct. 6 2014

BURLINGAME—Larry E. Masters, Burlingame, died Oct. 6, 2014, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.

He was born Feb. 22, 1943, at Burlingame, the son of Marshall and Georgia Patterson Masters. He grew up in Burlingame, and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1961.

He was a farmer all his life. He also worked in the internal mail system for the State of Kansas, where he retired after 11 years of service.

He married Janice Rose, Feb. 6, 1964, in North Carolina. She survives at the home.

Richard Newman

July 25, 1935—Oct. 1, 2014

HARVEYVILLE—Richard Newman, Harveyville, died Oct. 1, 2014. He was 79.

He was born July 25, 1935, at Little Falls, Minn., the son of George and Agnes Newman.

He married Karen Cripps Jan. 8, 1955. She survives of the home.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 33 years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of Osage City Legion and a member of Rubber Workers Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Quenemo man sentenced for bank robbery

KANSAS CITY—A Quenemo man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for helping to rob a Franklin County bank, U.S. Attorney Barr Grissom said.

Rosline Robert Fellman

Jan. 17, 1920 – Oct. 2, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla.—Rosline Robert Fellman, Osage City, passed peacefully from this life Oct. 2, 2014, at Stillwater, Okla., with her family at her side. She was 94.

She was born Jan. 17, 1920, at Osage City, to Albert and Evona Mathieu Robert. She was raised in Osage City, graduating from Osage City High School in 1938.

She married the love of her life, Howard Charles Fellman Aug. 26, 1940, a marriage that would last nearly 50 years and ended due to his death in 1990. The couple had two children, Carol Sue and Charles Howard.

Earl D. Ross

July 12, 1931 – Oct. 1, 2014

TOPEKA—Earl Duane Ross, Osage City, died Oct. 1, 2014, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 83.

He was born July 12, 1931, in rural Harveyville, the son of Edman and Evelyn Wetzel Ross. He graduated from Harveyville High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1955 as a medic.

He married Ruth Morris Jan. 21, 1956. They later divorced.

Kathryn E. O’Bryhim

Oct. 7, 1923 – Sept. 30, 2014

OVERBROOK—Kathryn E. O’Bryhim, Overbrook, died gracefully at her home Sept. 30, 2014. She was 90.

She began life Oct. 7, 1923, at Maricupa, Ariz., the youngest child of George and Jessie Freed Frary.

A graduate of Herbert Hoover Senior High School, San Diego, Calif., she went on to work at the Adel Division of General Metals Corporation, Burbank, Calif. She married Donald Wyman and gave birth to her children, Pam and Mike.

Semi lands in ditch

Keith Smith, Star Dispatchers LLC, missed a turn Oct. 1 and ended up in a ditch on Fourth and Main streets, Osage City. He had a cargo of recycled plastic to be delivered in Minnesota. According to Osage City Police, there was no damage. Terry’s Towing Service, Lyndon, removed the truck.

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