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The Garden Patch: Save it for a rainy day

It’s that time of year – let’s talk about water conservation around home (in the lawn and garden). Here goes … It has been estimated that nearly 50 percent of the water More »

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Get on the stick and win tickets to Kansas State Fair shows

Four lucky Osage County News viewers to win tickets to state fair entertainment As fair season winds down, Osage County News is urging local viewers to “Get on a Stick” and enter More »

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U.S. 75 roundabout construction progresses toward fall completion

Work is progressing on the roundabout being constructed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and state highways 31 and 268. The main driving lanes of the roundabout have been poured, with More »

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Hay driver! You lost something

Osage City became a hay loading center Monday evening, as one of four tractor-trailers traveling through town lost a large round bale of hay. Police were called to the scene in the More »

Summer is growing season for area businesses

August was a month of business expansion in Osage County, with two area companies opening new locations.

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Win prizes, help put the brakes on fatalities

If you’re a Kansas kid age 5 to 13, you could win some great prizes in the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. In the contest, kids are asked to enter artwork representing their thoughts on “Put the Brakes on Fatalities.”

Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City and $50 gift cards from Dillon’s.

Seats fill fast for bus trips to interesting destinations

The reduction in the Osage County General Public Transportation bus capacity from 40 to 27 may have made a bigger difference than we thought. Very seldom do we fill up all our trips, but the trips to Lecompton, Ottawa and Olpe are now full. We appreciate those riders who take advantage of these trips. However, we always have room on our regularly scheduled shopping trips to Topeka and Emporia.

Agriculture economist predicts good times ahead for nation’s cattle producers

082714-cattle-beef“Recent declines in daily cattle market reports are not reason for alarm.”

Glynn Tonsor opened his remarks in clarification of that serious concern being expressed by many of the 175 cattlemen attending the beef producers information seminar, during the Flint Hills Beef Fest, Aug. 23-25, at Emporia.

“Cattle prices have been steadily increasing for months to an all-time high, and that in reality cannot continue forever. The cash price reductions over the past week and a half are a necessary ‘correction’ in the markets in my opinion,” said the associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, in Manhattan.

Autopsy determines Carbondale man had been struck by vehicle

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a Carbondale man found dead on U.S. Highway 56 Sunday morning had been struck by a vehicle. The cause of death of Timothy J. Kemble, 19, was determined by an autopsy yesterday.

Osage County deputies found Kemble in the roadway about two miles west of Overbrook early Sunday morning, after a caller reported a body lying in the road.

The Garden Patch: Save it for a rainy day

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It’s that time of year – let’s talk about water conservation around home (in the lawn and garden). Here goes …

It has been estimated that nearly 50 percent of the water used by the average household goes for outside turf and landscape areas. Can you believe that? 50 percent? Any improvements that homeowners make to conserve water in the home landscape can result in significant savings.

Get on the stick and win tickets to Kansas State Fair shows

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Four lucky Osage County News viewers to win tickets to state fair entertainment

As fair season winds down, Osage County News is urging local viewers to “Get on a Stick” and enter to win tickets to some of the entertainment at the Kansas State Fair, which runs Sept. 5-14, 2014, in Hutchinson. Contestants are asked to answer a simple question, “What will you get on a stick at the Kansas State Fair?” in celebration of the state fair’s “fried and joy” midway foods.

In the random drawing, the featured prize of four prize packages will be tickets for four people to see country music stars Chris Young and Courtney Cole during a night show at the Kansas State Fair. Other prize packages include tickets to the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull and the State Fair Demolition Derby 2014.

U.S. 75 roundabout construction progresses toward fall completion

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Work is progressing on the roundabout being constructed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and state highways 31 and 268. The main driving lanes of the roundabout have been poured, with work recently moving to the east and west approaches.

The next phase of the project will reroute northbound and southbound U.S. 75 traffic and eastbound and westbound K-268 traffic to the new roadway, while traffic on K-31 will continue to use the temporary detour. The temporary intersection will have a stop sign on K-31. U.S. 75 traffic will not stop.

Osage County Jail Log, August 17 – August 23, 2014

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

Buckle up to protect your most valuable assets – your family and you

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Buckle up on every trip.

TOPEKA – Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last camping trip or getaway as the school year begins. State safety officials and other volunteers are encouraging families to buckle up and drive safely to protect their most valuable asset, their families.

Started Sunday and continuing through Sept. 6, a safety belt awareness campaign called “Bucks for Buckles” is being held in 43 cities across Kansas. One dollar bills are being distributed by local volunteers to drivers who have all occupants buckled up securely in their vehicle. Those riding unrestrained will receive educational materials about the effectiveness of seat belts and child safety seats in saving lives and reducing injuries.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Aug. 18 – Aug. 22

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse August 18 through August 22, 2014.

12 miles of Landon Nature Trail now open in Shawnee County

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A new trailhead serves as the gateway to two miles of the Landon Nature Trail near Overbrook.

TOPEKA— Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy has announced that 12 continuous miles of the Landon Nature Trail are now open in Shawnee County. Trail users can now travel from the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to Tecumseh Road. A 3/4 mile gap between SE 45th Street and SE 51st Street was recently completed by Shawnee County Parks and Recreation.

Pomona State Park friends invite you to Sunday breakfast

082514-EGGS-IN-SKILLET-02Celebration of Pomona Lake’s 50th year continues during the final holiday weekend of the 2014 camping season and Friends of Pomona State Park will be welcoming campers with a skillet-breakfast Sunday, Aug. 31.

The Friends will serve up one-skillet meals, which include eggs, polish sausage and hash browns, along with tortillas, juice and coffee 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sunday at the open air shelter at Kansa Campground, in Pomona State Park.

Carbondale man found dead in roadway near Overbrook

The body of a 19-year-old Carbondale man was found lying in the highway west of Overbrook early Sunday morning, and the cause of death remains unknown as of today.

After being called to the scene, deputies found the body of Timothy J. Kemble in the roadway at mile post 410 or 1/2 mile west of Paulen Road. He was later pronounced dead.

Featured Business: Tony’s Tire & Auto now offering reliable auto service at Lyndon

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For customers’ convenience, Tony’s Tire & Auto has opened a new NAPA AutoCare Center at Lyndon.

With the uncertainties in life we face every day, keeping your car running and safe shouldn’t be something you have to worry about all the time. Nowadays, everyone relies on their automobile to get them to school, work, home and vacation. It’s part of life, and if your car isn’t running right, you know it can cause you more problems down the road.

Are my tires worn out? Is it time to get new brakes, change the oil, new shocks? What’s that strange noise from under the hood? Now, car owners in the Lyndon and Osage City area can put those worries aside and have a greater peace of mind by trusting their vehicles to Tony’s Tire & Auto, which has opened its second location in Osage County.

Tony and Amber Horne, operators of the hometown business, opened the new auto service center at 319 S. Topeka St., Lyndon, in July.

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