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Beulah Ilene Scholes, 88, of Alta Vista, passed away November 23, 2019, at Morris County Hospital.

She was born December 2, 1930, in Wilsey, to William Edwin and Josie Eletta (Stephenson) Wigle. After graduating high school, Beulah worked for ASCS, before she started working Missouri Pacific Railroad. Beulah was the first woman train engineer in the central region. She married Billy Scholes on March 22, 1968. She retired from the railroad and continued to farm and raise cattle.

Beulah was an avid animal lover; she loved her cats and also enjoyed flowers and hummingbirds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings: Ina Robinson, Robert Wigle and Earl Wigle. Beulah is survived by her children: Alan Richardson and wife Betty, Dennis Richardson, all of Emporia, and Sheila Richardson of Council Grove; stepchildren: Leslie Ann and Allen Scholes; grandchildren Adam Richardson and Sarah Richardson.

At Beulah’s request, cremation will take place. A visitation will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 at Sawyer Funeral Home. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Emporia Animal Shelter. They may be sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

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Cars Strike Deer

On November 3, Amber Appleby of Junction City was southbound on 2400 Road when a deer entered the roadway from the east ditch. The deer struck the front passenger’s side of the vehicle and did more than $1,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

On October 14, Peyton Tischhauser of Wilsey was traveling west on US-56 highway when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. Damage was done to the front of of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

On November 18, Leroy Teneyck of Council Grove was traveling east on US-56 highway when he struck a deer that entered the roadway from the north ditch. Damage was done to the front and rear driver’s side of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Man Who Helped After Shooting To Be Honored

LYONS (AP) — One of the Good Samaritans who tried to help after a Kansas undersheriff was shot will receive an award this month. Michael Craven Sr. and William Cundith pulled in behind Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy’s truck in April after David Madden shot him four times, possibly scaring Madden away. While they called for help and tended to Murphy’s wounds, Madden went to fetch more weapons. He then fatally shot his father, wounded the sheriff and killed himself. Madden had been under investigation in the 2015 disappearance of his girlfriend, Megan Renee Foglesong.

Next week, Craven is scheduled to receive the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association Citizens Award at Sterling College, where he now works. The undersheriff says he owes his life to Craven and Cundith.

Brothers Both Accused Of Thefts On Same Day

TOPEKA (AP) — Two Kansas brothers face charges after being arrested on the same day for apparently unrelated vehicle thefts.

Both 36-year-old Eric Dean Mc-Cracken and 32-year-old Keith Ray McCracken were arrested early Friday. Both are from Topeka.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says a deputy arrested Eric McCracken after stopping a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer for a traffic violation about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities later learned the Trailblazer was reported stolen. About 5 a.m., a Chevrolet Silverado that had been reported stolen was spotted and the driver fled. Authorities say Keith McCracken drove through yards before getting out and running. He was captured at a convenience store.

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