Jan. 31, 2019 - PDF Edition

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USPS Mail Service Suspended

The U.S. Postal Service has announced it will suspend delivery operations throughout Kansas on Wednesday, Jan. 30, as extremely cold temperatures sweep through the nation.

The USPS says they will not provide residential or commercial package pick up services, nor will they collect mail from businesses or collection boxes.

Retail operations at local offices will be be available, but may be limited.

Norman "Node" Gerisch

July 7, 1923 – Jan. 25, 2019

TOPEKA — Norman "Node" Gerisch, Overbrook, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 95.

He was born July 7, 1923, at Richland, the son of Charles and Kathrine Sheetz Gerisch. He lived most of his life around Richland and Overbrook communities.

He was a farmer all of his life and a dozer operator in construction. He was a member of Masonic Lodge at Richland and Overbrook for 74 years and Arab Shrine for many years.

William “Bill” Donald Linden Jr.

Aug. 14, 1949 – Jan. 26, 2019

TOPEKA — William “Bill” Donald Linden Jr., Topeka, died Jan. 26, 2019. He was 69.

He was born Aug. 14, 1949, at Emporia, the son of William Donald and Nathalee Harrison Linden. He graduated from Overbrook High School with class of 1967.

He excelled at sports in his school years and was an avid Jayhawk, Chiefs and Royals fan.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a niece.

Glenn Allen Adamson

Jan. 5, 1952 – Jan. 21, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Glenn Allen Adamson, Osage City, and a former resident of Cashmere, Wash., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. He was 67.

He was born Jan. 5, 1952, at Wenatchee, Wash., the son of Allen T. and Marion E. Brown Adamson. He grew up in Cashmere.

He was active in many youth organizations. Some of his favorite times were spent visiting his grandparents in Chehalis, Wash.

Water Main Break, City of Overbrook

City of Overbrook has announced they have a water main break on Walnut Street, just south of Market Street. They will do the repair on starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan 28. Service will be interrupted on both sides of Walnut from Market Street south, both sides of Cedar Street from Market Street south and at the main co-op building. If you have any questions, please call or text (785) 224-5157.

IRS Scammers

Osage County Sheriff’s Office has repeated they have been informed the IRS scammers are doing their thing again. Please remember, IRS will not ask for credit card numbers, ask you to buy iTunes or any other gift cards to pay them or ask for wire transfers. They also will not threaten you with law enforcement arrests. For more information on how to recognize a scam, please visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-k...

Earnest Wheeler

June 29, 1935 – Jan. 24, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Earnest Wheeler died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. He was 83.

He was born June 29, 1935, at Guthrie, Okla., the son of Henry and Ethel Casey Wheeler Sr. He lived in Arkansas City for many years and lived in Osage City since 1997.

He worked as a mechanic for General Electric Aircraft, Arkansas City. He was a member of Salt Creek Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Lyndon.

He married Sue Hix, Jan. 26, 1959, at Stillwater, Okla. She survives.

Brad Helberg

April 24, 1973 – Jan. 22, 2019

READING — Brad Helberg died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at his home in Reading. He was 45.

He was born April 24, 1973, at Emporia, the son of Martin Merle and Joyce Marie Lawrence Helberg. He graduated from Northern Heights High School and graduated from Flint Hills Vo-Tech with a degree in auto mechanics.

He was employed with Williams Automotive since Nov. 20, 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and riding his motorcycle. He loved spending time on the farm with his animals.

Dorothy Evarts

Jan. 28, 1929 – Jan. 21, 2019

OVERBROOK — Dorothy Evarts, Scranton, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 89.

She was born Jan. 28, 1929, at Sparks, Ga., the daughter of Leonard and Jewell Hunter Lott. She grew up in Georgia and lived in Scranton since 1957.

She was a homemaker. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, canning, cooking southern food and spoiling her nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She married Rolo Evarts April 18, 1957, at Adel, Georgia. He survives of the home.



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