Waverly sailor honored at sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN – Rear Adm. Richard Butler, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 4, left, congratulates Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Dustan Chapman, a Waverly, Kan., native, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in More »


Eat Well to Be Well: Protein’s the power in preventing sarcopenia

Sarcopenia – a funny sounding word for a condition that over 50 percent of people age 80 and older currently have. This word was coined in 1989 by a Dr. Irwin H. More »


Deer season is here

PRATT – Kansas deer season is upon us and with a variety of seasons to choose from, it’s important hunters stay informed and organized. The 2014 deer season kicked off with the More »


The Garden Patch: Eat your ‘fresh’ vegetables all winter long with proper storage

Proper storage can ensure ‘fresh’ vegetables all winter, such as these dried serrano peppers, and clean and dry onions and potatoes ready for storage. Storage. Storage? I thought we were supposed to More »

Olivet to celebrate its history at annual community reunion


Undated photo of Olivet School.

Olivet and its alumni will gather this Saturday for the sixth annual community reunion.

Everyone is welcome to the reunion, which will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Olivet Community Building. All are invited to bring a dish for the potluck dinner; drinks and tableware will be provided.

Food for Thought: Fact or myth? Wash those greens or not?

By Nancy Schuster, Frontier Extension Agent

foodforthoughtThe month of September is known as National Food Safety Month. Food safety is really a year round topic. This year the Partnership for Food Safety Education used myths and facts to share food safety knowledge. Knowing the truth can help you keep your food safe.

Got drugs? Sheriff’s office will take them off your hands, no questions asked

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is taking back unwanted prescription drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 27,092314-got_drugs_banner at the sheriff’s office at 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon.

The sheriff’s office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will provide an opportunity for Osage County residents to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Osage County Jail Log, Sept. 13 – Sept. 21

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

Chamber welcomes a new, thrifty way to shop in downtown Osage City

092214-gubbins-ribbon2The Osage City Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new thrift shop to Osage City last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Cutting the ribbon with Gubbins’ owners Roger and Candice Schmitendorf , center, are from left, Osage City manager Rod Willis, state Rep. Peggy Mast, Chamber director Cathryn Houghton, Jan Ogleby, Dave Azwell, Schmitendorfs, Chamber vice president Tara Azwell, Ashley Hards, Jodi Stark, and Jim Lohmeyer. The shop, at 622 Market St., Osage City, offers a selection clothes and shoes, house wares, home decor, toys, antiques, and local handmade items. For more information, click here.

Lyndon High School crowns royalty, claims victory at football homecoming


LHS Homecoming Royalty – King Hunter Anderson and Queen Taylor Martin.

The Lyndon High School Tigers delivered a victory for the homecoming crowd Sept. 19, defeating Northern Heights High School 47-18.

During the home game, the 2014 LHS football homecoming royalty was crowned, with Taylor Martin named as homecoming queen and Hunter Anderson chosen as king.

Waverly sailor honored at sea


ATLANTIC OCEAN – Rear Adm. Richard Butler, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 4, left, congratulates Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Dustan Chapman, a Waverly, Kan., native, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is under way conducting Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Group Exercise with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Shelby M. Tucker – Sept. 16, 2014.)

First day of fall: Remember to work together for a fall free tomorrow

AUTUMN-LEAVES-08TOPEKA – Kansas is one of 48 states and the national Falls Free Initiative that are declaring a statewide Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of fall, Sept. 23, 2014. This year’s theme “Strong today, falls free tomorrow” seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23, 2014,  www.ncoa.org/FPAD.

Ruth E. McNabb, 89, Topeka: Oct. 21, 1924 – Sept. 17, 2014

TOPEKA – Ruth Edna (DeWeese) McNabb, 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Topeka.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1924, at Paola, Kan., the daughter of Earl and Edith (Mickelson) DeWeese.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Old cowboy learning new trick

buchmanhead“No beginner’s good luck this time.”

Maybe we can blame it on being the 13th, a “bad judge,” or “it’s the horse’s fault.” Never could be lack of ability, or that we’re overstepping the line.

Actually, it was our lucky day: We didn’t fall off.

Osage County Farm Bureau Association reminds you … Safety Counts

092114-national-farm-safetyOsage County Farm Bureau Association wants to remind you that Safety Counts on the farm and in the field, and everyone  involved in agriculture should work together toward Protecting What Matters.

Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America and across the globe. This week, Sept. 21-27, 2014, is designated as National Farm Safety and Health Week, recognizing that Safety Counts toward Protecting What Matters.

Your Osage County Farm Bureau Association, working to keep farm families, workers and everyone involved in agriculture safe and healthy.

Kiwanis celebrates 57 years in Osage City

The Osage City Kiwanis is celebrating its 57th year as a service club in Osage City today, Sept. 21, 2014.

Chartered on Sept. 21, 1957, the Kiwanis is a local club made up of men and women who are part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Two charter members are still active participants in club activities.

Lions Club to celebrate 75 years in Osage City

Osage-City-Lions-Club2By Osage City Lions Club Secretary John Ashcraft

On Sept. 27, 2014, the Osage City Lions Club will celebrate the 75th anniversary of their charter night with a banquet. The celebration takes place on the exact date that the club’s charter was given on Sept. 27, 1939.

The club began with 23 charter members and over the years increased their membership to over 100 at one time. Current membership stands at 46 members.

The club sponsoring the Osage City Lions Club was the Topeka Sunflower Lions Club. Later the Osage City club acted as a sponsor for three other area clubs, the Burlingame Lions Club, the Lyndon Lions Club, and the Harveyville Lions Club.

Commissioners bog down Carbondale mud run

LYNDON – A mud run will go on as planned Saturday at Melvern, but Osage County commissioners remained adamant this week that an event permit for a race scheduled for Oct. 11 at Carbondale is revoked, while one commissioner expressed concern about his possible reelection if the permit was reinstated.

During the meeting of the Osage County Commission Monday, Jason Richardson and Jewell Eastman were introduced as operators of Kansas Mud Boggers, an organization that operates mud runs, or mud bogs, around the state, including some at a site west of Carbondale and another near Melvern. Mud runs or mud bogs are an off-road motorsport in which 4-wheel drive vehicles are driven through a mud pit or track, with winners determined by distance traveled or time.

OCN Sports Night Updates

See Osage County area sports updates as provided by local schools and fans below. If you know a score that’s not listed, you can log in to MaxPreps to report it. Scroll under each school listed to see recent or upcoming games.


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