Osage City lights up with Festival of Trees

Willing Workers 4-H Club members ride on their first-place float.  Celebrating a Festival of Trees, Osage City was lighted with holiday cheer Saturday for the 13th annual Christmas on Market Street. Adorned More »


U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout now open from all directions

As of 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17, the new roundabout at the junction of U.S. Highway 75 and state highways 31 and 268 is fully open to unrestricted traffic in Osage County. While the roundabout is More »


Eat Well to Be Well: Show thanks by wasting less food

I confess: I have wasted food in my lifetime. And, so have you. Admit it. Remember the moldy cheese you found lurking in the back of the fridge or the limp lettuce More »


Braving the icy waters? Arm yourself with tools and knowledge to survive

PRATT – Boating can be a fun and safe activity just about year round, especially when the proper procedures are in place, but high winds, icy waters, and freezing temperatures can pose More »

K-170 bridges near Reading now open to all traffic


Two new bridges are now open to all traffic on state Highway 170 about 3.5 miles east of Reading. The project began in June to remove two existing bridges and replace them with a haunched slab span bridge and a reinforced concrete box. New guard fence and flatter side slopes were constructed to provide an extra measure of safety to the traveling public.

Eastbound and westbound K-170 was closed to all through traffic throughout the project duration and a detour directed traffic to state Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 56. The completed bridges were opened to all traffic on Nov. 19.

Featured Business: T&A Bail Bonds – Stuck in jail? Call for a bail


T&A Bail Bonds: Give us a shout! We’re ready to get you out!

Nobody wants to be in jail, but if you find yourself there and need help getting out, T&A Bail Bonds is here to provide you courteous, professional and reliable service.

T&A Bail Bonds, operated by Tony Horne, LBA, assists defendants and their families through the bond process with a minimal amount of time and paperwork, and makes your bail experience easy to understand and comply with. T&A is available to assist at any time you or a family member is arrested, night or day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

T&A Bail Bonds is located in Osage County, and only 10 minutes from the Osage County Jail and 30 minutes from the Coffey County Jail. The bail bond service covers Osage, Coffey, Shawnee, Douglas and Wabaunsee counties.

OCPR plans holiday art workshop; youth basketball signup begins

OCPR-logo-redJust in time for the holidays, Osage City Parks and Recreation’s Holiday Art Workshop is coming in December. Youth basketball signup is also under way for players 4 years old through kindergarten. See details below:

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Nov. 17 – Nov. 21

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse Nov. 17 through Nov. 21, 2014.

Osage County Jail Log, Nov. 16 – Nov. 23

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

It’s “A Silver Bells Christmas” as Burlingame celebrates 25th annual Country Christmas

112414-burlingme-country-chIt’s the silver anniversary for a Burlingame holiday tradition that has filled a generation of the town’s residents with Christmas spirit. The 25th Annual Country Christmas, “A Silver Bells Christmas”, will be Saturday, December 6, 2014, with lighting the community Christmas tree on Santa Fe Avenue in downtown Burlingame as an evening finale.

While lighting the tree during the nighttime lighted parade will have the town ringing with holiday cheer, the day will be filled with activities and everyone in Burlingame and all of its neighbors are invited.

Did you win? 2014 Christmas on Market raffle winners announced

111914-christmas-on-marketWinners of Saturday’s Christmas on Market raffle drawing have been announced as follows. If winners did not pick up prizes on the night of the drawing, they are available at Landmark National Bank, Osage City.

Osage City lights up with Festival of Trees


Willing Workers 4-H Club members ride on their first-place float. 

Celebrating a Festival of Trees, Osage City was lighted with holiday cheer Saturday for the 13th annual Christmas on Market Street.

Adorned with evergreens and 4-H Clover, the Willing Workers 4-H Club had the first-place float in the parade. Willing Workers 4-H Club is open to all youth 7-19 and offers projects in many interest areas.

Osage City Wrestling Club decorated the second place float with the slogan “We trim our trees in Gold.” The club is made up of wrestlers 4 to 14 and is in its eighth year. Tournament is Dec. 6 at Osage City Schools.

Wishing “Seasons Greetings” Osage Nursing Center’s float took third place and encouraged parade spectators to cozy up to a fire with family and friends to get out of the cold.

Help Wanted: FSA seeks program technician

The Osage County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4.  Salary range is $25,181 to $28,269 depending on knowledge and experience.  An agricultural background and general computer knowledge is not required, but could be helpful.  Applications (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment and KSAs – Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) may be picked up at the Osage County FSA Office, 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon, KS, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applications and KSAs must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

USDA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Repair brings newness back

buchmanhead“There’s a hole in the roof, and it’s leaking.”

A terrible announcement, whoever makes it, but actually a too common one.

Reminder was frequent during early fall rains, and again when strong winds pressured nails out, and tin flopped agitatedly on the northeast corner of the indoor arena, as we rode around three dozen times.

Nature has its obvious toll on structure covers whatever they are: shingles, tin, tar paper. And, that’s when damage occurs to contents.

Inside walls of the garage and several places in that north barn reveal obvious destruction where there’s a “hole in the roof.”

Christmas begins early at Osage City with a festival of trees

111914-christmas-on-marketThanksgiving is next week, but believe it or not, Christmas begins Saturday, Nov. 22, at Osage City. Daylong events are planned for the annual Christmas on Market celebration, this year themed as a Festival of Trees, and which concludes with lighting of the downtown’s decorations and a lighted Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m.

Homes for sale in Osage City

111714-houghton-openhouse2428 Holliday St., Osage City

  • Large LR/DR Combo
  • 1 BR; one bath
  • Attached single car garage; detached garage, outbuildings

Price: $64,900

111714-houghton-openhouse11334 E Street, Osage City

  • Built 1982, 120 x 300 foot lot
  • NE edge of Osage City, city utilities, paved streets.
  • 3 BR, one bath
  • LR, DR/Kitchen combo
  • Nice laundry

New price:   $79,500

KDWPT project helps businesses serve trail users

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is sponsoring a project to help communities and businesses attract and serve visitors to the Flint Hills Nature Trail and the Kansas River National Water Trail. Entrepreneurs and organizations can leverage the trails to grow businesses, create tourism opportunities, attract visitors and boost local economies. The focus of the project is helping businesses wanting to serve trail enthusiasts, but any business seeking assistance is encouraged to take advantage of this coaching opportunity.

OCN Sports Updates

See Osage County area sports updates as provided by local schools and fans below. If you know a score that’s not listed, you can log in to MaxPreps to report it. Scroll under each school listed to see recent or upcoming games.

Great Plains Quilt Company: Black Friday End of Year Clearance Sale!

Great Plains Quilt Company, Burlingame, is having a Black Friday End of Year Clearance Sale, beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sale continues during regular store hours until the end of the year. Hundreds of bolts 30% to 75% off. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and then come join us for fun and bargains.

Great Plains Quilt Company
119 W. Santa Fe Burlingame, KS 66413
Call us at 785-654-3303 for more information.

The Garden Patch: Get ready for winter

031614-garden-toolsI know we talk about a lot of different stuff in this column, but let’s touch on winterizing tools this week. It’s not difficult and can save you a good deal of money and frustration later on! So, let’s get with it …

When it starts getting to be fall (or early winter) and we start to feel that cool air of the season, we often think of winterizing our lawn and garden equipment. BUT, we gotta do more than think about it! Rototillers, lawn mowers, string trimmers – all those things we put to so much hard work during the summer need a comfortable rest.

Cold temperatures expected to affect wheat in Kansas

Drought-stressed plants more likely to suffer from cold temperatures

112114-WHEAT-05MANHATTAN, Kan. – The sudden sharp drop in temperatures across Kansas during the week of Nov. 10-15 will certainly cause the wheat crop to go into dormancy. Whether it will injure the wheat to any degree depends on se

“The moisture level in the topsoil will be important. Soil moisture was generally good in most of the state going into October. But the warm temperatures in October caused some of the wheat in the state to put on excessive amounts of topgrowth, which dried out the soil,” Shroyer said.

The cold weather will be more likely to cause injury to wheat if the plants were showing drought stress symptoms, he said. Also, dry soils will get colder more easily than wet soils.


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