Growing vegetables, growing minds

Receiving a check of $10,000 from the Bayer Fund are Kim Dayhoff and Linda Carson, Brian Garrett, Bayer Fund representative, USD 456 Supt. Joe Sample, and MdCV Elementary School More »

Fire prevention knowledge wins young artists a fire truck ride at Osage City

Osage County Fire District No. 2 rewarded this year’s fire prevention poster winners with a ride to school in a fire truck Oct. 8, 2019. Poster winners also received More »

MdCV junior high volleyball girls finish season at Burlingame tournament

Lady Trojans junior high volleyball team, front from left, Colbie Cormode, Eden Hockett, Akyra Traver, Lexi Totty, Kadence Masenthin, Catayah Thompson, and Ella Reed, middle, Allie Reeser, Evie Stephens, More »

Republican women donate comfort items for local victims of abuse

Members of the Osage County Republican Women donated more than 600 household items to SOS Inc. in Lyndon, on Monday. The donated items included teen clothing, baby diapers, food, More »

Already thinking about holiday shopping? Osage City Library makes gift giving easy

The Friends of the Osage City Public Library is selling gift cards again this holiday season as a fundraising program that works while you shop.

How does it work? Participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Individuals purchase the cards for full face value; redeem them for full face value and the Friends keep the difference as revenue.

The gift cards are the same as those that can be purchased at stores. Gift cards are available from national and local retailers; including restaurants, gas stations and retail and department stores. The gift cards can be used for regular household shopping or can be purchased for gift giving.

For more information, contact the Osage City Public Library at 785-528-3727, 515 Main St., Osage City. Order forms are available at the library. Orders will be taken until Dec. 6.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, Oct. 7 – Oct. 11, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Oct. 7 through Oct. 11, 2019.

Law enforcement agencies to collect unused medications Saturday

LYNDON, Kan. – Local law enforcement officers will join others across the state this Saturday in setting up locations to collect unused medications for safe disposal.

A collection site for Osage County will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019, at the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon, Kan.

The collection event is part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. This year, the collection sites will also collect vapes and vape cartridges for disposal.

Since the Drug Take-Back Day program began in 2010, more than 88 tons of unwanted medications have been collected and destroyed in Kansas alone. The National Drug Take-Back Day is coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which collects and safely destroys the medications.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates opioid overdoses kill 130 Americans every day. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, pharmaceutical opioids are a leading cause of drug poisoning deaths in Kansas.

Osage County Jail Log, Oct. 13 – Oct. 19, 2019

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

Help Wanted: RCIL seeks Payroll Clerk, Customer Service

Payroll Clerk/Customer Service – The right candidate will be a great communicator with solid computer skills using Outlook, Excel, databases, and financial software and is detail oriented, organized and enjoys a fast-paced environment. Experience processing garnishments and providing employment/wage verifications preferred. Competitive pay, great benefits, and flexible work schedule. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Email resume and three references to RCIL at [email protected] or call Becky Brewer at 785-528-3105.

AgWire: Farm Service Agency schedules information meeting for farmer relief programs

The Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Osage and Shawnee County Farm Service Agency offices are holding an Agricultural Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage informational meeting on at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Grace Community Church in Overbrook, Kan.

Producers in attendance will be given an explanation of the revisions to the ARC and PLC Programs and several programs available.  All producers, operators and landowners, are invited and encouraged to attend this informative meeting.

Linda Short, 68, Lyndon: June 24, 1951 – Oct. 20, 2019

LYNDON, Kan. – Linda Short, 68, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born on June 24, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Everett and Beverly (Martin) Blackwell.

Linda had lived in Lyndon, Kan., several years. Linda was a homemaker most of her life and had worked at Jostens, in Topeka, Kan., as a printing press operator.

Robert ‘Bob’ James Inman, 84, Berryton: April 8, 1935 – Oct. 16, 2019

BERRYTON, Kan. – Robert “Bob” James Inman, 84, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his home in Berryton, Kan. Bob was born April 8, 1935, in Fresno, Calif., the son of Elmer and Bernice (Grondona) Carrier.

He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1953. He later attended the University of Oklahoma and Washburn University and served in the U.S. Army.

Paula L. Inman, 75, Berryton: Feb. 9, 1944 – Oct. 13, 2019

BERRYTON, Kan. – Paula L. Inman, 75, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at her home in Berryton, Kan. Paula was born Feb. 9, 1944, in Huntington Beach, Calif., the daughter of James and Charlotte (Fiske) Kieffer.

She attended Tecumseh Elementary School, and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1962. She then graduated from Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Notice: Hay and Pasture Lease for Bid

Hay and Pasture Lease for Bid

The City of Osage City is accepting sealed bids to hay the following:

11.50-acre tract at the sewer lagoon
9.3 -acre tract at the old landfill

Bid each tract separately; three (3) year contract, lessee to fertilize, control noxious weeks, for hay removal only.


Sealed bids for pasture ground:

15.60-acre tract at the Osage City American Cemetery.

Three (3) year contract, weed maintenance, pond dam maintenance, pasture for grazing of livestock only.


The City of Osage City will accept bids in the office of the City Clerk until 12:00 noon, October 31, 2019. P.O. Box 250, 201 S. 5th St., Osage City, Ks 66523. For inquiries or questions please call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714 or Gary Thompson at 785-528-3714.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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A Cowboy’s Faith: Chaps are for protection

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Nowadays people in all sorts of endeavors wear chaps.”

While cowboys may have been the original chaps wearers, Native Americans known as Indians to some were likely predecessors.

What those first natives in the Flint Hills actually wore is typically referred as buckskins, strong semblance to chaps.

For those unknowing, best define chaps. Mr. Webster said, “Chaps are sturdy coverings for the legs consisting of leggings and a belt.”

With a prod from Mrs. Webster, he shyly went ahead to admit: “They are buckled on over jeans. But have no seat and are not joined at the crotch (oops).”

Furthering description: “Chaps are designed for leg protection and originally made with leather.”

The name is shortened version of the Spanish word chaparreras (this is spelled correctly even though the computer disagrees).

Bringing up insignificant point for topic at hand, the alma mater rodeo group was long known as the Chaps Club. Change came after a couple decades as seemingly outsiders, maybe even insiders, couldn’t comprehend correlation between chaps and the sport. So it became the K-State Rodeo Club.

Growing vegetables, growing minds

Receiving a check of $10,000 from the Bayer Fund are Kim Dayhoff and Linda Carson, Brian Garrett, Bayer Fund representative, USD 456 Supt. Joe Sample, and MdCV Elementary School Principal Twila Wollenberg; not pictured, Barb Roberts.

While young minds are growing every day at Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School, students will soon be growing their own vegetables, due to a grant from a major agriculture products company.

On Oct. 3, 2019, the school was presented a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund, formerly the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer. The grant, written by USD 456 faculty Kim Dayhoff, Linda Carson and Barb Roberts, will fund a project called “Growing Food for Growing Minds” that includes three vertical aeroponic growing towers. The tower gardens, with two at the elementary school and one at MdCV Junior-Senior High School, are designed to provide year-round gardening of vegetables for all students and staff to enjoy. A portion of the funds will be used to purchase Chromebooks for the elementary students, and for field trips for the students to an apple orchard and pumpkin patch.

Brian Garrett, Bayer Fund representative, was on hand to present the grant check to USD 456 Superintendent Joe Sample and MdCV Elementary Principal Twila Wollenberg.

Rev. Bill Tudor, 95, Overbrook: June 7, 1924 – Oct. 16, 2019

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Rev. William “Bill” Tudor, 95, died Oct. 16, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. William Glenn Tudor was born June 7, 1924, in Lakeview, Ohio, the oldest of eight children of Omer William and Pauline Houchin Tudor.

He graduated from Belle Center, Ohio, High School in 1942, and worked as an aircraft mechanic at Wright Patterson Field before joining the Navy in 1943. He served on the USS Lake Champlain during World War II.

Fire prevention knowledge wins young artists a fire truck ride at Osage City

Osage County Fire District No. 2 rewarded this year’s fire prevention poster winners with a ride to school in a fire truck Oct. 8, 2019. Poster winners also received a smoke detector.

After delivering the students to school, OCFD No. 2 firefighters gave fire prevention presentations to Osage City Elementary School and preschool students. At the end of the school day firefighters and the Osage City Lions Club served ice cream to all students at USD420.

The 2019 OCFD No. 2 fire prevention poster winners were: First grade, Gabriella Lohmeyer, Jaxon Scott, Jenna Brenner; second grade, Kendyl Boss, Layton Buckman, Layne Martin; third grade, Brynlee Harmon, Lena Stucky, Elise Prim; fourth grade, Sophia Brabb, Hazel Phillips, Dailynn Weddle; fifth grade, Kyla Guadalupe, Alexandria Riley, Regan Farwell.

MdCV junior high volleyball girls finish season at Burlingame tournament

Lady Trojans junior high volleyball team, front from left, Colbie Cormode, Eden Hockett, Akyra Traver, Lexi Totty, Kadence Masenthin, Catayah Thompson, and Ella Reed, middle, Allie Reeser, Evie Stephens, Clare Hockett, and Destiny Moore, back, Head Coach Carrie Lingenfelter, Brianna Huffman, Emma Marsh, Brooke Spillman, Olivia Lacey, Haylea Bethell, Kelsey Rice, and Assistant Coach Lisa Reeser. Team members not pictured are Mel Mora, Trista DeCavele, Grace Spillman, and Lexi Hockett.

Marais des Cygnes Valley Junior High girls volleyball team ended its season Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019,in the junior high LCL Volleyball Tournament at Burlingame , with a record of 8-4. The lady Trojans finished their regular season league play with a third-place finish, and a second-place finish in the league tournament.

Senior Center News: Blood donation challenge Friday

By Tammy Fager, Senior Center Director

On Oct. 18, 2019, the Osage County Senior Center will be hosting a blood drive. Remember we are challenging all Osage County business that want to participate to have their customers give the business name. The business with the most donors will win a traveling trophy.

On Oct. 22, a Medicare rep will be at the center; set up appointments. The Medicare specialist or representatives are usually associated with private insurance companies. Make sure before you sign up that everything you use or may need in the immediate future is covered.

At noon on Oct. 25, the senior center potluck welcomes everyone; just bring a covered dish. Sheriff Laurie Dunn will be speaking on robo calls and scams.

We want to make sure everyone knows that commodities are distributed at the Osage County Senior Center. Participants must be 60 years old to qualify, with an income of $1,354 for one person or $1,832 for two persons in the same house or less. Income verification is required. A one-month waiting period is required due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible if they meet the above qualifications. If you have more people in the household, contact the senior center and we can help with determining if you qualify.

Sewing Chicks want to remind everyone that they are making chemo caps for cancer patients. If you know someone that needs one, or if you’d like to help make them and need a pattern, contact the center. Threads Around the Table will be changing their meeting day to Mondays instead of Wednesdays.

Conservation award nominations sought

The Conservation Awards Program will once again be held in Osage County. The program is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism, and presents awards in six categories: Energy conservation, water quality, water conservation, soil conservation, windbreaks and wildlife habitat. This year’s local sponsoring bank is Citizens State Bank, Lyndon.

The purpose of the program is to stimulate a greater interest in the conservation of agricultural and natural resources of Kansas. Each year more than 200 Kansas producers and landowners are recognized through this program. Nominations for these awards can be made by any person in the county.

Nomination forms are available at the Frontier Extension District, Osage County Conservation District, or Citizens State Bank, all in Lyndon. For more information, contact the Frontier Extension District at 785-828-4438. Nominations are due by Friday, Oct. 18.

Upon receipt of the nomination forms, a committee chaired by Rod Schaub, Frontier District Extension, will select this year’s winners. Winners will be recognized at the Osage County Conservation District’s annual meeting next year.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019

The following information was compiled from the records at the Osage County Courthouse, Sept. 30, through Oct. 4, 2019.

Osage County Jail Log, Oct. 9 – Oct. 11, 2019

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

Eat Well to Be Well: 5 spices to spice up your health

Did you know your spice rack is really your medicine cabinet? One look and you’ll be staring at some of the most powerful and effective secret weapons known for fighting inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more.

These aromatic substances used for flavoring food have an impressive array of health potential. Before automatically shaking salt or dabbing a dollop of butter onto food, stop. Consider how they contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. Opt instead to use spices to flavor your food. Besides providing a unique, appetizing appeal to your meals, take advantage of their disease-fighting compounds as they protect your body’s health.

While there are more than 100 spices used in cooking throughout the world, there’s no need to go on an exotic hunt. Your local grocery store will carry some of the best spices you need and here are five good examples to begin using in your meals:

1. Tumeric for fighting inflammation

Popular in Indian curry dishes, turmeric has become a trendy super food for its ability to reduce inflammation. A starring component of turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance called curcumin. Research has shown curcumin to be effective for reducing pain and swelling in people with arthritis. This same compound has also been found to inhibit growth of certain breast cancer cells while other research suggests it may also protect against stomach and pancreatic cancers.

How to use it: Try turmeric on vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, on brown rice or quinoa, or sprinkle onto chicken noodle soup.

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