Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5: Where do you vote?

Don’t forget to get your sticker; primary election next Tuesday. The Kansas primary election will be held on August 5, 2014, with the hours of voting from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. More »


Eat Well to Be Well: How magnesium may help minimize your risk of diabetes

Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in our body, may not be the most talked about nutrient, but don’t let its humbleness fool you. Decades of research have demonstrated the mighty power More »


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 »

Summertime treat: Enjoy some ice cream Thursday evening at senior center

073014-icecreamconeThere’s still time for everyone to plan their day around the nutrition site’s ice cream social, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday evening, July 31, at the senior center. This is an important fundraiser for the site and all comers and donations are greatly appreciated.

Most folks may have already figured this out, but the nutrition site did have an ulterior motive when they put on the free lunch July 24 at Osage County Senior Center. They wanted to bring the lunch program and meals-on-wheels to the attention of local citizens, and hopefully boost incentive to partake in the daily lunch meals more often.

Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5: Where do you vote?


Don’t forget to get your sticker; primary election next Tuesday.

The Kansas primary election will be held on August 5, 2014, with the hours of voting from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the following voting places in Osage County.

Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5: Review your choices before entering the voting booth

080514-vote-stickerOsage County Clerk and election officer Rhonda Beets has provided notice of candidates to be voted on at the state primary election on August 5, 2014. A list certified by the election office includes candidates for the various nominations to be made by the Republican and Democratic parties in the state, and also names and addresses of candidates that filed with the county election officer.

Dancers of all ages invited to Dance Spot’s Saturday day camps

parisThe Dance Spot, in Burlingame, is hosting dance day camps for kids preschool age to high school age, this Saturday, Aug. 2.

Santa Fe Trail High School Dance Team Coach Paris Adams is coming Saturday, Aug. 2, to host a one-day dance clinic from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. for elementary students grades first through fourth; followed at 3-4 p.m. for fith-grade students through high school age. Students will learn dancing geared toward jazz dance styles. Cost is $20 for this camp.

Also on the same day, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., “Princess Cinderella” and “Princess Aerielle” will be stopping by for a Princess For a Day Dance Camp for preschool to kindergarten age students.

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 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 County Farm Service Agency seeks Program Technician

The Osage County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4. Salary range is $25,181 to $28,269 depending on knowledge and experience. An agricultural background and general computer knowledge is not required, but could be helpful. Applications (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment and KSAs – Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) may be picked up at the Osage County FSA Office, 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon, Kansas, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications and KSAs must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014. USDA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Douglas County auto dealer ordered to repay consumer and pay investigation costs

LAWRENCE- A Douglas County auto dealer has been ordered to repay a consumer more than $2,000 after violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

South Auto Sales, Eudora, and its owner, Salah Ibrahim, were ordered last week in a consent judgment to reverse an automobile transaction and repay a consumer $2,065.

An investigation by the attorney general’s consumer protection division found that the auto dealer required consumers purchasing an automobile on credit to sign a preprinted repossession waiver form that violated the consumers’ rights under the Kansas Uniform Consumer Credit Code and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

Osage County Jail Log, July 20 – July 26

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

Alice Wilkins, 86, Osage City: Oct. 7, 1927 – July 28, 2014

OSAGE CITY – Alice Wilkins, 86, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Peterson Nursing Home in Osage City. She was born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Osage City, the daughter of Olin and Thersa Rice Oveson.

Alice had lived all of her life in the Osage City community.

She was a homemaker and had worked for Hallmark Cards as a napkin packager.  She was a Girl Scout leader and an avid bowler.

Fred Bond Jr., 61, Overbrook: June 14, 1953 – July 27, 2014

OVERBROOK – Fred Bond Jr., 61, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Brookside Retirement Community, in Overbrook. He was born on June 14, 1953, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Fred and Edna Trendel Bond Sr.

Fred had lived all of his life around the Overbrook community.

He had worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka for many years.

Overbrook Cub Scouts race Pinewood Derby cars in district competition


Thomas Baughman, left, and Kaden Jacobs show their winning Pinewood Derby cars.

On July 19, Thomas Baughman, Webelos, and Kaden Jacobs, Tiger Cub, represented Overbrook Cub Scout Pack 112 in the first annual Sojadi Pinewood Derby, at the First United Methodist Church, Emporia.

The top three winners from each pack’s annual Pinewood Derby were invited to attend. The Overbrook Cub Scout pack held its annual Pinewood Derby on April 14, 2014, at Grace Community Church, Overbrook.  Thomas Baughman placed first, Talan Long was second, and Kaden Jacobs won third.

Outdoor concert Thursday evening at Community Covenant Church, Osage City


Kathryn King

Kathryn King and To Be a Man will perform an outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Community Covenant Church parking lot, in Osage City. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and bug spray and enjoy the show. Soda and water will be available for donations.

To Be a Man, a punk rock band from Minnesota, will open the evening, followed by Kathryn and her band, which includes Danny Ruegsegger, Kolby Thompson, and her brother Jonathan King.

Preliminary hearing set for Lyndon man accused of indecent liberties with a child

A Lyndon man being held in the Osage County Jail on $100,000 bond will face a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and lewd and lascivious behavior.

The Osage City Police Department arrested Christopher A. Gillham, 25, of rural Lyndon, on the charges June 28, at an Osage City residence.

Edwin Earl Waller, 79, Overbrook: Aug. 18, 1934 – July 24, 2014

072814-obit-edwin-wallerEdwin Earl Waller, 79, of Overbrook, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Garnett, Kans., the son of Chester Albert and Margaret Irene (Manspeaker) Waller.

Edwin moved with his family in his youth to Overbrook and was a near lifelong resident, graduating from Overbrook High School with the class of 1954.

He was a longtime propane gas truck driver for Toucher’s and eventually Heatco. He was also a 46-year volunteer firefighter for the Osage County Fire District No. 4, retiring in 2006.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Passing batons to generations

buchmanhead“Will you be on our relay team?”

Three times we’ve had that question asked in recent weeks. Without hesitation, we’ve responded: “Sure, but I want to run first.”

Each time, the ones making the request seemed taken back at our willingness, verifying: “You will?”

“Just put the entries on my tab. I’ll be riding Zane,” brought broader grins to little faces as they took off at a gallop.

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