Heavy equipment begins removing years of silt from Osage City Lake

Dredging of Osage City Lake has begun, with heavy equipment and trucks first building a haul trail into and out of the lake bed. Dredging activity is shown here as viewed from More »


$1.9 million federal grant plots route for Flint Hills Nature Trail’s completion

Near Rantoul, the Flint Hills Nature Trail follows the former rail bed along a wooded hillside beside the Marais des Cygnes River. A federal grant will plow another $1.9 million into completion More »


Senior center crowd enjoys an evening with Bob Dole

Retired U.S. Sen. Bob Dole delighted a crowd at Osage County Senior Center Tuesday evening with his wit and humor mixed with frank comments about his years of service as a U.S. senator More »


Campers travel to yesteryear during retro weekend at Pomona Lake

Matthew and Sandi Brandes, of Ottawa, proudly shared their 1969 Aristocrat camper with visitors while going retro at Pomona Lake last weekend.    Campers and visitors traveled back in time during the More »


Facts for Living: Wise parenting – Aim for the right purpose

By Rebecca McFarland, Frontier Extension Agent

As a parent, when your teen breaks his curfew for the second time in a week, you may want to punish him by grounding him for a week, after you let him know how upset you are with his decision. If your focus is on punishment for disobeying you, you may feel better in the short run, but it’s doubtful that your child will learn anything of longer-term value. But, if you focus on a more caring and long-term purpose, like helping your child learn responsibility or the importance to living up to agreements, the response is likely to produce future benefits.

Without some clear goal in mind, some larger purpose to guide the problem-solving process, it’s a lot less likely that you’ll reach a wise solution. A wise purpose is about what you would ideally like to achieve.

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


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.

Frontier Extension District seeks 4-H youth development agent

KSUR&EEXTENSION AGENT, 4-H Youth Development opportunity in Frontier Extension District, Ottawa, with additional offices in Garnett and Lyndon. See: www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobs for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure. Application deadline: 8/5/14.

K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Osage Nursing Center seeking applicants for weekend LPN Charge Nurse

osage-nursingOsage Nursing Center is taking applications for a weekend LPN Charge Nurse to join our winning team. Hours are nights, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 12-hour shifts. Weekend pay incentives.

To apply, send resume by email to osage.don@americareusa.net or apply in person at 1017 Main St., Osage City, Kan.

Osage Nursing Center taking applications for CNA Transportation Driver

osage-nursingOsage Nursing Center is currently taking applications for a CNA Transportation Driver. This is a 20-30 hour per week driver/appointment coordinator. Must have a good driving record.

Please apply within at 1017 Main St., Osage City, Kan., or send resume to osage.don@americareusa.net.

Letter to Editor: Don’t cut down old tree at Osage City golf course

Dear Editor:


Scheduled for removal is the large tree on the right, according to the letter writer.

This citizen is outraged! At Osage City Public Golf Course, a large 60-year-old tree near the club house will be cut down next week. The oak tree is healthy and provides shade to the patio.

Being a public golf course I feel the Osage City Tree Board and City Council should be consulted. The tree removal shouldn’t be an internal golf course decision.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse July 14 – July 18

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse July 14 through July 18, 2014.

Osage County Jail Log, July 13 – July 18

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

U.S. 75 from Topeka Boulevard to U.S. 56 junction now open

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that as of 2:23 p.m. today, July 22, all lanes of southbound U.S. 75 from Topeka Boulevard in Shawnee County to the U.S. 56 junction in Osage County are now open to unrestricted traffic.

OCPR Update: Get relief from the heat at Osage City Aquatic Center

As summer flies by, Osage City Parks and Recreation is announcing its upcoming special hours for Osage City Aquatic Center beginning August 11. Other activities available are ongoing water aerobics and fifth and sixth-grade tackle football. OCPR is searching for a new at-large board member; applicant must be a resident of USD 420. See more details below.

Concealed carry permits load up a well-armed Kansas

More than 14,000 concealed carry applications processed in FY 2014

072214-GUN-&-HOLSTER-10TOPEKA – Approximately one in 35 people in Kansas have active concealed carry permits, as calculated at the end of fiscal year 2014. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has reported it received more than 14,000 applications for concealed carry licenses in the recently ended 2014 fiscal year.

Between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, the concealed carry licensing unit received 14,205 applications. This was the second highest year on record, compared to 25,316 applications received during the 2013 fiscal year. Since the licensing program first began in 2006, the office has received more than 90,000 applications.

The Garden Patch: Consider raised beds to solve poor drainage problem

This column will be a short one – solving a drainage problem – not that solving the problem is short but there’s only so much that can be said about it. So let’s get after it! Incidentally, this information comes from a book that was given to me several years ago and it’s called “The Complete Garden Guide”. Very handy publication, all 992 pages of it! Here goes …

If the site you’ve chosen for a new garden is generally suitable but suffers from poor drainage, you can consider several remedies. One is to diligently double dig the selected spot, thoroughly loosening the heavy subsoil and then amending it until it drains nicely.

Osage County transit service acquires new bus

The Osage County General Public Transportation program is beginning a new era with the acquisition of one new lift bus and the eventual sale of two of the old buses that have been part of the fleet for many years. The new bus has a maximum rider capacity of 15 with one wheelchair, or 14 passengers with two wheelchairs.

The sale of the two older buses will be coordinated by Osage County by public notice in early August. Interested persons or organizations may call the senior center at 785-528-4906 for more information.

Winfield woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud in Osage County

LYNDON – A Winfield woman was ordered Monday to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading no contest to Medicaid fraud charges, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

Sherry Benson, 41, was ordered to repay $5,357 to the Medicaid program by Osage County District Judge Phillip M. Fromme in Osage County District Court on July 21.

Harveyville woman sent to prison after probation revocation

Cassie M. Roberts, 25, Harveyville, was ordered to serve 34 months in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections today by Osage County District Court Judge Phillip M. Fromme.

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