Wilda “Marie” Hill

Nov. 8, 1919 – Aug. 14, 2017

EMPORIA — Wilda “Marie” Hill, Melvern, died Monday, August 14, 2017, at Presbyterian Manor-Jones Health Center, Emporia. She was 97.

She was born Nov. 8, 1919, on a farm near Melvern, the daughter of Walter and Elsie Patterson White. She lived most of her life in and around Melvern until moving to a retirement facility in Emporia, in 2006.

She married Dave Hill July 16, 1938, and they were married for nearly 70 years. He passed away Feb. 24, 2008.

Billie Maxine Hamacher

Died Aug. 4, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Billie Maxine Hamacher, Osage City, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. She was 85.

She was cremated. Private inurnment was in Osage City Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Grace Chapel Church, Carbondale.

Stephanie Y. Ziegler

April 28, 1971 – Aug. 10, 2017

OVERBROOK — Stephanie Y. Ziegler, 46, Overbrook, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. She was 46.

She was born April 28, 1971, at Topeka, the daughter of James Foote and Elaine Gustin Nichols. She grew up in the Topeka/Carbondale area, graduating from Highland Park High School with the class of 1990. She took many classes from Allen County Community College and Washburn University working towards a degree in education.

Raymond Clarence Heidebrecht

Oct. 5, 1943 – Aug. 7, 2017

OVERLAND PARK — Raymond Clarence Heidebrecht died Aug. 7, 2017, at Overland Park. He was 73.

He was born Oct. 5, 1943, at Newton. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ida; a son, George; a sister, Arlene; and a brother, Jim.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan; a son, James; two grandchildren, Kate and Alex; and many nieces and nephews. “Wildman” will be missed by his family, his community family in Melvern, and by his many friends including his best buddy, Sam.

Two local projects to air on TV


Two families built guest houses out of unusual items for a television show to air soon.

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Ross Gray

March 21, 1926 – Aug. 7, 2017

WINFIELD — Ross Gray, Topeka, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Veteran’s Home, Winfield. He was 91.

He was born March 21, 1926, at Lyndon, the son of Wayne and Ruth Rankin Gray. He grew up in Lyndon where he graduated from Lyndon High School in 1943. He lived in Hiawatha for a time before moving to Topeka.

Kurtis Alan Gaston

Dec. 22, 1955 – Aug. 2, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Kurt Gaston, Osage City, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at his home in Osage City. He was 61.

He was born Dec. 22, 1955, at Belleville, the son of Karl and Dorothy Buckley Gaston. He grew up in Ellsworth, where he learned to love small-town life, sports and the English language.

He attended the University of Kansas where he met his wife, Marcy. They were married Jan. 8, 1977, and were married for 37 years.

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Tomatoes – ready and ripe to improve your health

(Author – Cheryl Mussatto MS, RD, LD)

You have to admit, tomatoes are a gift that just keeps on giving. Whether chopped, sliced, diced, juiced, grilled, baked, fried, roasted or beaten to a pulp, tomatoes are anything but rotten. In fact, tomatoes are right up there in the fab four of America’s most popular fresh-market vegetables just behind potatoes, lettuce, and onions.



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