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Disaster to befall Burlingame during multi-agency emergency exercise

Osage County Emergency Management is sponsoring a full-scale emergency exercise on Oct. 11, 2014, at Burlingame, Kan. This exercise will provide participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures. More »

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Consider doing your Thanksgiving dinner shopping outdoors this season

PRATT –  Kansas’ 2014 fall turkey season is open Oct. 1 – Dec. 2 and Dec. 15, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015, and for some hunters, getting their holiday bird at a grocery store remains More »

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Monarchs visit Osage County on trail to Mexico

Local photographer Kareen King said she hit the “lottery of Monarch butterflies” last week while east of Osage City along the Flint Hills Nature Trail. Here’s a sample of the beautiful sights More »

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Kansas Upland Bird Forecast: Better hunting than last year, but below average harvest

Statewide surveys show a 50 percent increase of Kansas’ quail since last year. KDWPT photo. PRATT – The 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird More »

Disaster to befall Burlingame during multi-agency emergency exercise

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Osage County Emergency Management is sponsoring a full-scale emergency exercise on Oct. 11, 2014, at Burlingame, Kan. This exercise will provide participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures. It will focus on decision-making, coordination, and integration with other organizations during a high wind, hazardous materials, auto accident, and search and rescue event.

Consider doing your Thanksgiving dinner shopping outdoors this season

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PRATT –  Kansas’ 2014 fall turkey season is open Oct. 1 – Dec. 2 and Dec. 15, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015, and for some hunters, getting their holiday bird at a grocery store remains a last resort. And since big game and turkey permits are now valid immediately after purchase, putting a bird on the table is easier than ever.

Moddie recognized as exceptional volunteer by the Friends of COF

The Friends of COF have recognized Stacey Moddie as an exceptional volunteer for the group and COF Training Services.

Moddie currently serves as vice chairman of the Friends group. She was recognized as dependable volunteer and tireless worker. She played a key role in forming Friends of COF, and anchoring the group’s presence in Coffey County.

Coffey County Attorney named as 4th Judicial District judge

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Judge Douglas Witteman

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Sept. 24, 2014, the appointment of Douglas P. Witteman as district judge in the 4th Judicial District of Kansas. Witteman will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas H. Sachse, whose courtroom was in Ottawa. 

All signs say seasons are changing; Lyndon celebrates arrival of fall

100114-lyndon-fall-festA slight chill in the night air, sunset comes sooner every day, leaves on trees are beginning to turn colors – all indications that autumn is here. But another more noticeable reason to think the seasons are changing: Lyndon’s having its annual all-day fall festival this Saturday and fun is planned for everyone.

The day begins with a hearty breakfast at the Lyndon United Methodist Church, and winds up with a street dance and live music performed by the Marc Houser Band, with plenty to do in downtown Lyndon in between.

Here’s the latest schedule to help you plan your fun fall day in Lyndon on Saturday:

Confused about health insurance? Learn more at free information fair

Do you feel frustrated when trying to understand your health insurance options? Are you concerned about penalties for not having health insurance? Do you understand what KANCARE covers? Are you receiving Medicare and are in a doughnut hole or have questions about what’s covered? Need to apply for KANCARE?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then a health insurance fair on Oct. 14 at the Osage County Senior Center, is for you.

Prepare now for zombies and other disasters; October is Zombie Preparedness Month

100114-zombieWith zombies still the topic of many hit television shows and movies, preparing for the zombie apocalypse remains a concern for some. The Kansas of Division of Emergency Management is utilizing the popularity of zombies to encourage all Kansans to prepare for an emergency.

“If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” is the theme of Zombie Preparedness.

“If you’re equipped to handle the zombie apocalypse then you’re prepared for tornadoes, severe storms, fire and any other natural disaster Kansas usually faces,” said Devan Tucking, a KDEM human services officer. “This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective.”

Are you the county’s best senior orthographer? Be a spelling bee contestant

093014-spellingbeecupThink you’re a pretty good speller? Do you like finding misspelled words on your favorite local news website? The fifth annual Senior Spelling Bee might be a fun way to test your own spelling skills.

The bee, to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Osage County Senior Center, is open to all Osage County residents 55 years old and older. Prizes will be given for the top three senior spellers in the county.

“There are various levels of word difficulty, but the first couple of rounds are extremely simple,” said Byron Jordan, senior center director.

Learn more about Medicare at senior center seminar

Osage County Senior Center’s first informational presentation in October will be “Medicare 101” at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Anyone wanting to learn more about the ins and outs of Medicare should try to attend this event at the senior center, 604 Market St., Osage City.

Presentation explores Kansas towns lost to time

093014-kansas-ghost-townThe Friends of the Osage City Public Library will host “Lost Kansas Communities,” a presentation and discussion by M.J. Morgan, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Osage City Public Library, 515 Main St. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.

Kansas has nearly 9,000 disappeared towns and communities, caused by its unusual and spectacularly fast settlement history. The variety of town types is as striking as the stories they left behind. This talk will explore research conducted on lost Kansas places and discuss problems researchers have when searching for information.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Sept. 23 – Sept. 26

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse Sept. 23 through Sept. 26, 2014.

Osage County Jail Log, Sept. 23 – Sept. 28

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

Mildred Lou Lininger, 72, Melvern: May 10, 1942 – Sept. 28, 2014

MELVERN – Mildred Lou Lininger, 72, passed away on Sept. 28, 2014, at the Stormont-Vail hospital, in Topeka. She was born on May 10, 1942, in Canton, Ill., the daughter of George and Mildred Carley.

Milly had lived in Melvern since 1980.

She was a hairdresser and had been a security deputy. She had served as a member of the Melvern City Council. She loved to crochet and sew.

Harold C. Brecheisen, 86, Vassar: March 8, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2014

VASSAR – Harold C. Brecheisen, 86, passed away on Sept. 28, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center, in Osage City, Kan. He was born on March 8, 1928, on the family farm south of Vassar, the son of Vivian and Verna Redenbaugh Brecheisen.

Harold grew up on the family farm with nine siblings, expecting to farm the rest of his life. He lived in Osage City, New Mexico and Sierra Vista, Ariz., then returned to Osage City.

Know a steward of Osage County’s resources? Nominations open for bankers awards

Nominees are sought for this year’s Osage County Bankers Conservation Awards program. As a program sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association, this year’s local sponsoring bank is Bank of Burlingame.

The KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism have announced six award categories, including energy conservation, water quality, water conservation, soil conservation, windbreaks and wildlife habitat.

Monarchs visit Osage County on trail to Mexico

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Local photographer Kareen King said she hit the “lottery of Monarch butterflies” last week while east of Osage City along the Flint Hills Nature Trail. Here’s a sample of the beautiful sights she captured in photos, as the butterflies briefly rested in Osage County along their annual fall migration to Mexico.

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