Opal Hulda Nichols, 99, formerly of Olpe, Kansas, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Fairlawn Heights Assisted Living in Topeka.
Edward W. Saffer of Emporia died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Newman Regional Health. He was 86.
Former Emporian Marie B. Richardson Waudby, 80, of 9025 E 79th St. S, Derby, Retired State Employee died June 15 at her home.
Robert Clyborne Scholes, proud native of Council Grove, Kansas, passed away on October 30, 2014, at the age of 90, in Houston, Texas.
Bert C. Buckle of Emporia, formerly of Hamilton, died Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 69.
EMPORIA - Thomas R. Myers, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Newman Regional Health in Emporia. Thomas R. Myers was born July 17, 1950…
Melvern—Matthew Lee Criss, 39, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas. Matt was born …
Carolyn “Kay” Knudsen of Eureka died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Newman Regional Health. She was 74.
Barbara Ann Rohlfing, 79, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on June 15, 2015, holding her husband’s hand. The sun was shining and the rai…
Madison – Leo H. Schankie, 89, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.
NEWTON - Michael Joseph Ruiz, 54, died Wednesday (June 10, 2015) in Sequim, Washington.
David Moran, age 62, died peacefully at his home on June 18, 2015 near Olpe, Kansas.
Clifford Wayne Van Natta, 87, of Kansas City, MO passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 after a short term illness. Clifford Wayne was born May 2, …
The Reverend Dr. William J. Imhoff, 88, of Emporia died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at his home. William Jason Imhoff, son of William Felix and Flo…
Ethel Louise Duschanek died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Holiday Resort. She was 62.
Ethel Louise Duschanek of Emporia died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Holiday Resort. She was 62.
The legendary Hollywood icon that captained the Starship Enterprise for over 30 years, William Shatner, was in Emporia today.
Declaring that gay unions deserve equal respect and dignity under the law, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nation-wide without regard to their state’s laws.
The North Lyon County Board of Education passed a resolution Wednesday night to put a $39 million school bond issue in front of voters in August.
One person escaped injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding their bicycle Tuesday afternoon.
EMPORIA - Thomas R. Myers, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Newman Regional Health in Emporia. Thomas R. Myers was born July 17, 1950 in Emporia, the son of Robert Edward and Dorothea Grace (Bush) Myers. He attended school in Osage City through junior high. He graduated from Emporia High School in 1968. He later graduated from Pittsburgh State University with a masters degree in Psychology. He was working at the Mental Center of East Central Kansas since 1986. Tom was very active in the Emporia community serving on city commission for 14 years and as Mayor of Emporia in 1995, 2001 and 2005. He was also very involved with SOS. He married Peggy Atchison on February 21, 1999 in Emporia. Tom will be remembered by his wife, Peggy of the home; two daughters, Megan Myers-Reyes of Bentonville, Arkansas, Christine Harkins of Newton; two step-daughters, Sherrie Pica of Groesbeck, Ohio and Cindy Johnson of Emporia; a son, Robert Myers of Bern, Kansas; three brothers, Paul Myers of Emporia, Lafe Myers of Emporia and Bob Mitchell of Elmdale; and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded by an infant sister, Doris Louise Myers; a brother, Jay Myers; and a step-daughter, Ronnie Ann Baker. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Pur-A-Lot Kitty Rescue and sent in care of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Lebo, Kansas 66856. Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.
A three-vehicle accident in Chase County resulted in the death of 18-year-old Kaleb Montgomery of Marion just before 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Editor’s Note: Our goal at The Gazette is to report the day’s news accurately and fairly. With the scramble to meet deadlines for Saturday’s paper we did a less than satisfactory job doing so for the story headlined, “Emporians react to ruling.” Instead of reporting a more accurate and fair portrayal of the varied reactions Emporians had to the SCOTUS ruling, the story only reported one side of the story. The few we did talk to who were not in favor of the ruling would not go on record. Even though gay marriage is now legal across the country, it is a reality that many people, especially those of faith, are still trying to grapple with. Today’s story touches on that. While the SCOTUS ruling may be a celebration for some, as we reported on Saturday, it is a “sign of the times” for others.
One person was taken to Newman Regional Health Sunday afternoon with minor injuries following a rollover accident in Lyon County.
Tom Myers wasn’t one to wear his heart on his sleeve — but he did wear his city pride tattooed on his arm.
Bed bugs continue to be a concern in Emporia. The Gazette has received several calls and messages from readers expressing their struggles with bed bugs.