Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Dora Louise Claassen, 97

Dora Louise Claassen, 97, died July 19, at Whitewater. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Swiss Cemetery, Whitewater. A memorial service is at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the Swiss Church, 125 S. Oak, White­water. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Whitewater Community Church, 703 E. Central St., Whitewater. Memorials may […]

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DEATH: Geneva Ruth Price, 74

Geneva Ruth Price, 74, of rural Galva, died July 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 24, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation is from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, Can­ton. Memorials may be made to Wheat Ridge Ministries or […]

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DEATHS: Lawrence Richard “L.R.” Foose, 90, Cedar Point

Lawrence Richard “L.R.” Foose, 90, of rural Cedar Point, died Tuesday, July 11, at his home in rural Cedar Point. A celebration of life graveside service, with military honors, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Matfield Green Cemetery in Matfield Green. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Memorial contributions to Amedisys Hospice Care […]

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DEATHS: Leon Edward Scharenberg, 64

Leon Edward Scharenberg, 64, a 44-year employee of Hesston/AGCO Corp., died July 9 at Wichita. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Aulne United Metho­dist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Aulne United Methodist Church in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion KS 66861; 620-382-2112. Send online condolences to zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

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DEATHS: Donna Marie Carlson, 71, Salina

Donna Marie Carlson, 71, of Salina, died Friday, June 20, at the St. Luke’s Living Center, Marion. The family is planning a private inurnment at a future date. The family requests memorials to the Relay for Life Burdick Team, in Donna’s memory; they may be sent in care of the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

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DEATHS: Weldon Paul Epp, 71, Newton

Weldon Paul Epp, 71, an agribusinessman from Newton, died July 8 at Newton Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at Bethel College Mennonite Church. The memorial service and a family inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14, also at the church. Memorials are suggested to Mennonite Central Com­mittee and Camp Menno­scah, in care […]

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DEATHS: John E. Wilkins, 73, Canton

John E. Wilkins, 73, a retired rancher of Canton, died July 9 at Wesley Wood­lawn Hospital in Wichita. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at the Canton United Methodist Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Olson’s Mortuary, 139 […]

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DEATHS: Isabella K. Bezdeck, 89

Isabella K. Bezdeck, 89, a homemaker, died Fri­day, July 7, at her home in Hillsboro. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Marion. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment will follow at Marion Cemetery.

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Algae update, July 7: Marion County Lake upgraded to ‘watch,’ Marion Reservoir still under ‘warning’

Marion County Lake was upgraded July 7 to a “watch” for harmful algal blooms while Marion Reservoir remains under a “warning” as determined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing […]

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Marion County Lake rejoins Marion Reservoir on KDHE’s algae warning list for holiday weekend

Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, Marion County Lake has rejoined Marion Reservoir as two of eight Kansas lakes that have been placed under a health warning for blue-green algae by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism. Last week KDHE had upgraded Marion County Lake from “warning” […]

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