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Lillian Fern (Johnson) Gardner, 81, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

She was born Dec. 1, 1937, to Morris and Anna (Feuers) Johnson in Copeland, Kan. She attended grade school and high school in Ingalls, Kan., and graduated in 1955.

Monday morning, when this area’s drawing for 52 tornado safe rooms was postponed for a day because of the threat of tornadoes that evening, Custer County’s emergency management director had what he thought was an unusual visitor.

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Clinton Public Schools’ art programs have produced some exceptionally talented young artists, but one in particular will shine this year when Clinton High School junior Niko Lam attends the prestigious Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain.

Two teen-aged Clinton males, one 18 years old and the other 19, have been charged with second-degree rape for allegedly having sex with 15-year-old girls. The girls apparently were willing partners, which may be why the charges are second-degree.

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Mike Perkins polishes a 1967 convertible Ford Mustang that he’s entering in the Route 66 Festival car show. When it was new, the vehicle sold for $2,898.

It’s one of the scariest experiences you’re likely to have—suddenly and for no apparent reason, you see a blank, black area in your vision. Then come black zigzag lines, sparklers, brilliant globes of color or some other sort of light show.

If you’re planning to reorganize your closets, organization expert Peter Walsh has a three-step process to help you figure out what to keep and what to give away. You should keep clothing that fits you well, that you really like and that brings you compliments.