On Thursday March 6th, 2014 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the following incident; An 11 year old girl reported that she was walking in the city of St.Mary’s at approximately 3:30 p.m. March 6th. She had been walking in an alley when she saw a white van turn down the same alley she was walking in, driving towards her. She cut through a yard because the van was coming towards her. The girl who was now walking on Palmer Street watched the van emerge from the alley and come back on Palmer Street driving towards her again. She said the van stopped near her and the driver yelled “hey come here”. She said she ran from the van and was able run to her home. The girl described the van as a white Chevrolet van with three windows on each side. She believed the rear windows were tinted dark. She said the van had dents and scratches on the passenger side door. She believed the van had a blue colored license plate that said Nebraska. The driver was described as a male in his late twenties with a short brown goatee. He was wearing black sunglasses and a black baseball cap with no logo on it.
The Sheriff’s Office would like an opportunity speak with the individual who was driving the van involved in this incident. This incident occurred in the vicinity of Palmer and Lasley Streets, and 3 and 4th street. If you have information about the van, driver, or if you believe you may have witnessed this please contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353 or the St.Mary’s Police Department at 785-437-2311.
The identity of the deceased individual located on February 28th, in the water at the Tuttle Creek Lake has been identified as 56 year old Jane Peterson of rural St.George. Jane Peterson had been reported as a missing person by
family members on January 19th 2014. The Sheriff’s Office does not suspect foul play in this incident. The cause of death identified by the pathologist in this matter was drowning and hypothermia.
James Cravens, 73, of Westmoreland, Kansas, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at his home. He was a life-long resident of the area.
Jim was born November 19, 1940, at Flush, Kansas, the son of William Harvey and Catherine Muller Cravens. He attended local schools and graduated in 1960 from Westmoreland High School.
Timothy Eugene Finan, Jr., 84, of Blaine, Kansas, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the Westy Community Care Home.
Gene was born June 22, 1929, in Cushing , Oklahoma, the son of Timothy Eugene Finan, Sr. and Gertrude Grant Finan. His father died when he was very young and his mother became blind, so Gene moved to live with his aunt and uncle, Theresa and Mort O’Connor in Blaine. Gene attended local schools and graduated from Blaine High School in 1948.
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TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 20, 2014 – USDA Rural Development State Director Patty Clark issued a report highlighting USDA Rural Development’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 investments in job creation, businesses, infrastructure and housing for Kansans living in rural communities.
In fiscal year 2013, rural communities throughout Kansas received more than $413 million in federal financial assistance to assist with housing, business and community development, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy, distance learning and telemedicine, electric and telecommunications projects needed to remain viable communities in today’s economy.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) will be visiting Fort Riley on Tuesday February 18th from 1:30-2:30PM. Congressman Huelskamp is scheduled to meet with Col. Barry Pockrandt, Commander of Irwin Army Community Hospital and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) Transition Services. During the visit, Congressman Huelskamp will receive an update about the new hospital under construction and learn more about how the Department of the Army is working with the VA to transition soldiers from active duty to civilian life.
The Junction City Police is asking for the public’s help finding 24 year-old Amanda Clemons last seen “being placed in” a silver colored vehicle on Friday.
Amanda is described at 5’7″ and 215 lbs. She was last seen leaving the Budget Host Hotel, Room 112, 820 South Washington Street, in Junction City, around 11:30 p.m.
Anyone with knowledge of her location is asked to call the Junction City Police Dept. at 785-762-5912 or 785-762-4920
This is reposted from the SUBURBAN TURMOIL with written consent from Lindsay Ferrier. We thank her for sharing with us.
Dear Kansas friends and family of Glenn Mull,
I know you are shocked and grieved by the news that Glenn, his wife, daughter, and granddaughter all lost their lives in a plane crash yesterday evening in Nashville. I can imagine that it’s difficult to bear the fact that they died so far from home, among strangers.
I want you to know, though, that their plane went down in the heart of a community filled with people who shared Glenn’s obvious affinity for family. Within Nashville, Bellevue is like a small town, one that values family and relationships with others above just about everything else. Our community grieves with yours today over the loss of Glenn and his family– and we are deeply grateful for the courage and strength of Glenn Mull in his final moments.
This undated photo released by the Park County Sheriff’s Office in Cody, Wyoming,
shows a belt buckle found on a decapitated man who was riddled with bullets and found in remote Northwestern Wyoming. Authorities are asking anyone for help as they try to identify the shooting victim whose headless body was found by hunters nearly three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Park County Sheriff)
TIOGA, N.D. – Authorities in Kansas are asking North Dakotans to help locate a missing man who had been living in a Tioga crew camp but has been missing since May.
Jeremiah Joseph Perry, 21, left Kansas last April and traveled to Tioga, where he stayed at the Capital Lodge workforce housing camp from April 2-13, said the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office in Westmoreland, Kan.
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The Westmoreland Area Chamber meeting that was scheduled for today has been postponed until Noon on Feb. 12th.
Again, due to the storm the Westmoreland Recorder will not arrive in your mailbox on Thursday.
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GOVERNOR SIGNS STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATION; TWO FATALATIES REPORTED; KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYED. FROM Sharon Watson
Gov. Sam Brownback has declared a State of Disaster Emergency for all of Kansas in response to the major winter storm moving through the state. The declaration authorizes state resources to assist communities affected by the winter storm still moving across Kansas.
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Due to the weather, the Westmoreland Recorder will not be in your mail boxes on Thursday. Emporia made every attempt to get the paper out for us, but because we work on news and ad deadlines, there was no way to get enough of a jump start yesterday. They went in early this morning hoping to get it out before the worst of the storm hit. They were unable to complete the mission but I thank them wholeheartedly for giving it a try.
It was my opinion that making the deadline so the paper could come out on time, was not worth the risk to those hard working folks in Emporia.