4-H exhibitor results for the Osage County Fair, June 27-30, 2018

4-H clubs’ barn quilt contest placings: North Osage, 1st; Willing Workers, 2nd; Vassar Blue Ribbon, 3rd; Lyndon Leaders, 4th; Burlingame, 5th; Clover Wranglers, 6th; Melvern Jr. Highline, 7th. Photo More »

Open class results for the Osage County Fair, June 27-30, 2018

Canned goods, jams and jellies not only earned ribbons, they also will be used to stock the shelves of home pantries. Placings of open class exhibitors at the Osage More »

2018 Osage County Fair livestock exhibition results

Round robin winners and participants, from left, judge Lauren Prill, KSU Meat Science, Josie Thompson, swine division, Ainsley Corwine, goat division, Morgan Woodbury, beef division, Grace Croucher, swine division, More »

Red, white, blue and hot for the Osage County Fair Parade

Conklin Plumbing’s first place float was red, white and blue from top hat to bottom. By Jeanette Swarts Osage City Chamber of Commerce The annual Osage County Fair Parade, More »

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 3 – July 12, 2018

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse July 3 through July 12, 2018.

Osage County Jail Log, July 9 – July 13, 2018

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

George Hokanson, 67, Osage City: Feb. 6, 1951 – July 15, 2018

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – George Hokanson, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Feb. 6, 1951, in Osage City, Kan., the son of Clarence and Freda Allison Hokanson.

George grew up in Osage City, had also lived in Dodge City and Hays, Kan., before returning to Osage City several years ago. He worked most of his life as a truck driver and he was a member of the Free Tomorrow Motorcycle Club, in Hays.

Margie Lee Murphy, 91, Quenemo: Jan. 31, 1927 – July 13, 2018

QUENEMO, Kan. – Margie L. (Dean Campbell) Murphy, 91, of Quenemo, Kan., passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Margie was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Parsons, Kan., to Gladys Faye (Beasley) and Elliot Wayne Dean.

On Aug. 11, 1962, she was united in marriage to Richard Paul Murphy Sr. in Miami, Okla. In 1966, they moved from Topeka to their farm south of Overbrook, Kan.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Safe water to drink

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“That blue green stuff in the pond can be deadly to livestock when they drink the water.”

As if there aren’t more than enough concerns with water supplies during this year’s drought, now another issue has arisen.

Evidently, the problem is nothing new, frequently occurring in certain locales during calm, sunny, dry, hot summer days. Still, there hadn’t been that noticeable predicament for about five years in the couple dozen ranch ponds.

Testing back then indicated what the college hotshots identified as algae blooms weren’t making poison water. But, who would know about this year? Cattle were supposed to be rotated into the pasture with the “contaminated” pond several weeks ago.

Now, they couldn’t be moved until water quality was checked. Contact was made with the microscope officials to see if hand delivering a water sample would speed up test results. Assurance was given that would be helpful. Yet, upon arrival at the laboratory, there was a different person in charge.

This paid government employee informed that their testing mechanism was out of whack. The water would have to be sent to another facility and it would take at least a week to hear back.

Grass was gone in the pasture where the cows were grazing, and they needed to be moved to more feed. That couldn’t be done if the pond water was harmful to drink. So, grub the pasture and ship the samples to another tester hoping results return faster than expected.

Overbrook Overlook: Library friends stock up for annual book sale

Friends of Overbrook Library book sale

The Friends of the Library book sale will be July 25-28, 2018, during library hours. On July 27 and 28 will be bag sales. All proceeds are used to support the library. Everyone is invited to come, help the library, and pick up some good books and puzzles.

Overbrook tree dump

Overbrook City Hall is reminding citizens that the city’s tree dump is not for commercial use. Citizens may dump tree limbs, unbagged grass, and unbagged leaves. Items that cannot be left at the tree dump includes sofas, shingles, tires, rims, plastic jugs, brick and mortar, concrete and other debris. If items other than tree limbs, grass, or leaves are left at the tree dump, violators are subject to citations and fines.

Planning and zoning

Anyone planning new homes, new remodeling projects, home addition, new fences, or new storage sheds, this spring or summer, is advised to check with Overbrook City Hall, 785-665-7328, to ensure your project is in compliance with city zoning ordinances. Most projects require a building permit before construction or renovation begins. The city clerk or the city zoning administrator can answer or find an answer to any question related to zoning requirements.

Overbrook PRIDE

Overbrook PRIDE needs your support. All citizens are welcome to attend monthly meetings at 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 102 Maple St.

Ag meeting in Burlingame: Utilizing cover crops as a forage

Does the drought have you wondering how you will feed your livestock this fall and winter? Cover crops can provide additional forage for livestock and improve soil health in crop fields.

Local conservation agencies will host a meeting on utilizing cover crops as forage at 7 p.m. July 24, 2018, at the Masonic Lodge, 106 E. Fremont Ave., Burlingame.

Pomona Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy, K-State Research and Extension and Osage County Conservation District will host the meeting that will also cover electric fence components and installation, USDA programs to help with water supply, and financial assistance.

Carbondale farmer directs community grant to Osage County 4-H Council

David Badger presents a $2,500 grant to Osage County 4-H members. Courtesy photo.

CARBONDALE, Kan. – A local farmer has partnered with the Monsanto Company to give back to his community. David Badger, Carbondale, has directed a $2,500 grant to the Osage County 4-H Council as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Grow Communities provides farmers the opportunity to support nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.

As part of its mission, the Osage County 4-H Council will use the funds to continue to promote the work the council does in helping with 4-H activities and promoting the great life skills that the 4-H program provides.

“We are so appreciative that David chose the 4-H program to donate the money to,” said Janae McNally, Frontier Extension District 4-H agent. “We are very fortunate to have community supporters like David who want to see the program continue to grow and thrive in Osage County.”

Margaret House, 91, Topeka: March 17, 1927 – July 11, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Margaret House, 91, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at her home in Topeka, Kan. She was born on March 17, 1927, in Blytheville, Ark., the daughter of Albert and Margaret Golden Shearer.

Margaret had lived in the Vassar, Lyndon and Topeka, Kan., communities since 1964. Margaret was an owner and​ bookkeeper for Washburn Optical and​ then​ ​later​ ​did​ seamstress​ work​. She was a member of the Quivira Heights Church of Christ.

4-H exhibitor results for the Osage County Fair, June 27-30, 2018

4-H clubs’ barn quilt contest placings: North Osage, 1st; Willing Workers, 2nd; Vassar Blue Ribbon, 3rd; Lyndon Leaders, 4th; Burlingame, 5th; Clover Wranglers, 6th; Melvern Jr. Highline, 7th. Photo thanks to Osage County Fair Association.

The Osage County Fair Association has released the 4-H exhibitors’ results of the 2018 Osage County Fair, held June 27-30, 2018. Keys for placing and 4-H clubs is at the bottom.

Open class results for the Osage County Fair, June 27-30, 2018

Canned goods, jams and jellies not only earned ribbons, they also will be used to stock the shelves of home pantries.

Placings of open class exhibitors at the Osage County Fair, held June 27-30, 2018, at Osage City, were released by the Osage County Fair Association as follows.

Ag Wire: Local county committee election covers northwest Osage County

Farm Service Agency county committee members are an important component of FSA operations and provide a link between the agricultural community and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs, conservation programs, incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities, emergency programs, and eligibility. FSA county committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.

The COC nomination period runs from June 15, 2018, through Aug. 1, 2018. Local Administrative Area No. 2, the northwest portion of Osage County, will be the local election area for 2018.

Osage County USDA will be hosting a county committee election informational meeting at 10 a.m. July 18, 2018, at the USDA Service Center, 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse June 25 – July 2, 2018

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse June 25 through July 2, 2018.

Osage County Jail Log, July 1 – July 6, 2018

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

2018 Osage County Fair livestock exhibition results

Round robin winners and participants, from left, judge Lauren Prill, KSU Meat Science, Josie Thompson, swine division, Ainsley Corwine, goat division, Morgan Woodbury, beef division, Grace Croucher, swine division, Kinsley Garrison, goat division, Garrett Croucher, beef division, Addyson Easter, sheep division, and Shayne Miles, horse division. Photo thanks to Osage County Fair.

Winners of livestock exhibitions and the round robin showmanship competition have been released by the Osage County Fair Association, for the fair held June 27-30, 2018, as follows. (Ribbon key and 4-H club key are at the bottom.)

Cheryl Sue Warthen, 70, Scranton: June 11, 1948 – July 8, 2018

SCRANTON, Kan. – Cheryl S. Warthen, 70, of Scranton, Kan., passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Midland Hospice Care, Topeka, Kan. Cheryl was born June 11, 1948, in Scranton, the daughter of Lawrence and Margaret Salsbery Hupp.

Cheryl graduated from Topeka High School. She married Ralph Barnard, they later divorced. She married Mike Warthen on June 28, 2008. He preceded her in death April 21, 2014. Cheryl worked as a caregiver at the Rosa Villa Care Home, in Topeka, for more than 28 years.

Harriet Virginia Whiting, 98, Springdale, Ark. – Feb. 17, 1920 – March 27, 2018

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Harriet Virginia Whiting, 98, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. She was born on Feb. 17, 1920, to Joseph Samuel Dooty and Edna Mura McIntosh Dooty, in Melvern, Kan.​

Harriett Grew up in Melvern and graduated valedictorian in 1937 from Melvern High School. She wanted to follow her sister in nursing school but was too young. She received a scholarship from the College of Emporia and was hired that summer to work in the office at Newman Memorial Hospital and lived in the nurse’s quarters. In the fall, a position opened up in the nursing school and she was allowed to enter by waiving the age restriction of 18. When she graduated from nursing school, she was too young to take the state boards and had to remain at the hospital as a student nurse until she turned 21. Nursing assignments took her to Kansas City, Kan., and St. Peter, Minn. After she became a registered nurse, she and a fellow nursing student moved to the Hines VA in Chicago, Ill., to begin their nursing careers.

Two injured in rollover accident near Scranton Sunday

SCRANTON, Kan. – A single-car rollover accident near Scranton, Kan., sent two people to the hospital with injuries Sunday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Brian Kenneth Penn, 36, Emporia, Kan., was driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra eastbound on U.S. Highway 56 south of Scranton at 12 p.m. July 8, 2018, when the vehicle hit debris in the roadway. Penn lost control and the vehicle went off the roadway to the left, rolling one and a half times.

Penn and a passenger in the vehicle, Jennifer Lea Lindsey, 26, Emporia, were both disabled in the accident and transported by ambulance to Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Another passenger, James Lee McBroom, 24, Emporia, was not injured in the crash.

Topeka woman killed in pickup-train accident near Quenemo Saturday

QUENEMO, Kan. – A 54-year-old Topeka woman was killed in a train-pickup accident Saturday afternoon about a mile east of Quenemo, Kan.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office daily report, Linda Henderson, 54, Topeka, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup at about 12:10 p.m. July 7, 2018, when she failed to yield to a flashing railroad crossing at 2800 Alabama Terrace, Quenemo, and was struck by a westbound BNSF train. Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case is under investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. 

Two killed near Melvern in rollover during police pursuit

MELVERN, Kan. – Two people were killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 35 in Osage County Saturday evening, following a pursuit by a Lyon County sheriff’s officer.

According to a Lyon County Sheriff’s Office press release, about 8 p.m. July 7, 2018, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle at mile marker 142 on I-35. The driver of the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, later identified as Sharnicca D. Cannon, 23, of Tucson, Ariz., refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, heading northbound on the interstate. During the pursuit, it was learned the vehicle had recently been reported stolen during a robbery in Emporia, Kan.

The sheriff’s office reported the driver attempted to exit at a high rate of speed at the Melvern, Kan., exit, at mile marker 160, when the driver lost control, and the vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times.

Coffey County EMS, Osage County EMS, and a Life Team helicopter responded to the scene, but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. Cannon and the passenger in the car, Anthony E. Krawczyk, 20, Mesa, Ariz., were pronounced dead at the scene. Both victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The crash is under investigation by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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