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Eat Well to Be Well: Don’t suffer in silence with binge eating disorder

Eating disorders, often not discussed, really should warrant more attention and research into the causes, complications, and appropriate treatment, but ideally, prevention before they can begin. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions affect More »

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Take a short flight around Rapp School

Local videographer Rick Potter has been using a camera-equipped drone to document local landmarks from a bird’s-eye view. His latest video features Rapp School, west of Osage City. Watch the video below More »

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Flint Hills Nature Trail design workshops allow public input on proposed signature bridges

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and Kanza Rails to Trails Conservancy are inviting interested persons to share their thoughts on the design of four signature bridges More »

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Volunteers repairing old schoolhouse near Burlingame

Carolyn Strohm, president of the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society, is coordinating efforts to repair years of damage to Superior School, a one-room schoolhouse two miles south of Burlingame. The school was built More »

Senior center bingo to benefit Help House

073115-Bingo-Card---VintageBingo games are played at 10 a.m. every Friday at the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St., Osage City. Each player is expected to bring a prize worth at least two dollars. The prize should be practical for use by a senior citizen, and be in a gift bag or paper sack. This could be paper goods, like paper towels, tissue, and napkins; or personal hygiene products, such as bar soap, lotions, or shampoo; and, of course, non-perishable food items, such as canned or dry goods. And, for those who don’t want to shop, a player can just bring two one dollar bills in an envelope.

Upon winning their first game, players choose a prize bag or envelope set up at the prize table. This way we can honestly say everyone wins.

On Friday, Aug. 7, the way prizes are awarded will change for one week only. All prize bags and envelopes will be collected before the games begin and donated to Help House. However, there will still be prizes for the players that day, which will be provided by the senior center. Those prizes will still have at least a two dollar value, and will include cash and merchandise prizes.

Facts for Living: Safety tips for back to school

Many parents, grandparents and school faculty and staff are preparing for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. As kids head back to school this fall, parents and guardians should spend a few minutes discussing back-to-school safety tips.

080714-facts-for-living1There are several easy ways parents can get kids ready to safely face a new school year. One thing that most parents may not consider doing is preparing their child or grandchild for a disaster while at school.

Start by assembling an emergency kit for your child’s book bag or locker. Similar to kits families are encouraged to build for home use, it should include basics such as water, food, clothes, a small flashlight with extra batteries and a first aid kit. For a complete list, see www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34326

Be sure to check with your child’s school to confirm what is allowed on campus. For instance, schools prohibit pocket knives and medicines outside the nurse’s office. Also, don’t forget to include an emergency contacts card sealed in a plastic bag to keep it from getting wet. A form can be found on the FEMA website at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34330 (family communication plan).

Board recommends denial of permit for asphalt plant at Plummer Creek Quarry

The Osage County Planning and Zoning Board voted to recommend denial of a conditional use permit for a temporary asphalt plant Tuesday evening, due to the applicant not appearing at the public hearing that had been continued from last month.

At its June 30 meeting, the board heard from Jack Hamilton, of Chester Bross Construction Co., Hannibal, Mo., who requested a permit for the asphalt plant to be placed at Plummer Creek Quarry, located at 18486 S. Berryton Rd., north of Pomona Lake. The quarry is operated by Mid-States Materials.

Hamilton said his company would be resurfacing state Highway 31 east of Osage City to the junction with U.S. Highway 75, with the project to begin in mid-August and expected to last through September. The construction company was awarded the $2.8 million, 29.3-mile resurfacing project in November. The project also includes portions of state Highway 170 to the Lyon/Osage county line.

Hamilton said the company would obtain rock from the quarry and haul in oil and sand to make asphalt, which would be transported from the quarry to the job site. He said the project would use 35,000 tons of rock from the quarry. He said that due to the location of the project and the rock to be used, “it would be better to set [the asphalt plant] in the quarry,” rather than find a site along the project.

During the June board meeting, local resident Roger Davis objected to allowing the permit, citing problems previously experienced by residents along 189th Street, a county road known locally as Anderson Turnpike or the “haul road”. During a 2013-2014 resurfacing project along U.S. 75 in Osage and Shawnee counties, the quarry was used by Bettis Asphalt, Topeka, for an asphalt plant under a conditional use permit issued by the county.

Arkansas paver to pay $250,000 penalty, restitution to Kansas consumers

TOPEKA – An Arkansas door-to-door paving operation was ordered to pay a $250,000 penalty and more than $32,000 in restitution to five Kansas consumers for violating Kansas consumer protection laws, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

In a default judgment entered earlier this month in Shawnee County District Court, Judge Franklin R. Theis ordered Roger Crawford, doing business as Allstate Construction and Asphalt Construction, to pay the civil penalty. The company was accused of engaging in unfair and deceptive practices while selling paving services door-to-door.

In addition to the civil penalty, Crawford was ordered to repay a total of $32,198 to five Kansas consumers.

Dennis L. Freed, 71, Netawaka: Aug. 22, 1943 – July 28, 2015

TOPEKA – Dennis L. Freed, 71, of Netawaka, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Topeka. He was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Bellville, Kan., the son of Norman Freed and Roberta Mitchell Freed.

He graduated from Topeka High School. He married Jean Driscoll on March 17, 1995, in Topeka.

He worked as a mechanical estimator for Universal Mechanical and Electrical Inc., in Topeka. He owned and operated Midwest Sheet Metal for a while. He was a member of the Local Sheet Metal Workers No. 2 in Topeka. Dennis was an avid KU, Royals and Chiefs fan. 

Filings in Osage County Courthouse July 20 – July 24, 2015

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse July 20 through July 24, 2015.

Volunteer Wanted: Burlingame Community Library seeks board member

The Burlingame Community Library is looking to add a new member to their Library Board. Potential members must live within the USD 454 school district. If interested, please email a short letter of interest to director@burlingame.lib.ks.us.

Saturday trip features Air Combat Museum

A public transit bus trip has been set up for Saturday, Aug. 15, to Topeka. Lunch at McFarland’s Restaurant will be the first stop, and then we will get a tour of the Air Combat Museum at Forbes Field. The requested donation for this trip is $9, which would cover transit and entry fees. This trip is limited to the first 14 riders to sign up.

Later in August we are planning an evening trip to the Perkins Restaurant, in Topeka. We will publish more info on that trip next week.

At 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, we will have our regular bingo games, however the prizes brought in by each player will be donated to Help House in Lyndon. The senior center will then provide prizes for the games. So, if you usually play, or just want to play for the benefit of Help House, make sure you bring a prize with a value of at least $2, and that you know will be useful to the patrons of Help House.

For more information, contact the Osage County Senior Center at 785-528-4906, or stop by 604 Market St., Osage City.

Eat Well to Be Well: Don’t suffer in silence with binge eating disorder

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Eating disorders, often not discussed, really should warrant more attention and research into the causes, complications, and appropriate treatment, but ideally, prevention before they can begin. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions affect all aspects of a person’s emotional and physical health and should not be thought of as just a fad.

“This stems from one’s relationship with food,” said Dr. David Samadi, chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Eating disorders occur when people have extreme emotional and behavioral issues with food and their weight. Developing an eating disorder can have serious physical and emotional effects on a person, which can even become life-threatening.”

There are many forms an eating disorder can take. Probably the most well-known eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia. However, another eating disorder is actually more common among adults in the United States than anorexia and bulimia combined, affecting both women and men – binge eating disorder.

Take a short flight around Rapp School

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Local videographer Rick Potter has been using a camera-equipped drone to document local landmarks from a bird’s-eye view. His latest video features Rapp School, west of Osage City. Watch the video below or click this link.

Kids learn there’s nothing better than homemade noodles

072815--noodles-LyndonLyndon youth who learned cooking skills in the Frontier Extension District summer cooking camp, Oodles of Noodles, are from left, Allison Reeser, Alysa Miller, Tara Green, Avery Simmons, Jolie Hielscher and Lauren VandeVelde. Held July 14-16, Oodles of Noodles was hands on class in which children learned to make homemade noodles and a variety of other pasta dishes.

Photo and information thanks to Frontier Extension District.

K-State Beef Conference coming to Melvern; RSVP requested

Frontier Extension District and Coffey County Extension will host one of four K-State Beef Conferences on Aug. 11, 2015, at the Melvern Community Center, Melvern, Kan.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will conclude after lunch at 1 p.m.

This year’s conference theme is “Improved Management, Improved Nutrition, Improved Profits.” When profits from cattle are slim, producers look for ways to reduce costs and improve their returns. However, when times are good we need to look for those things as well. Making changes now with higher prices may allow us to put more money back for when times are not as good.

Osage County Jail Log, July 20 – July 25, 2015

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

Osage County District Court traffic cases July 10 – July 17, 2015

The following traffic cases were completed in Osage County District Court July 10 to July 17, 2015, with disposition, fines and costs as listed.

K-Kids plan annual swim party at Osage City

K-Kids will be having their annual swim party 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Osage City Aquatic Center. Any Osage City Elementary School student entering the fifth grade is invited to attend and admission is free.

Students will learn about the responsibilities of becoming a K-Kid and sign up for various K-Kid duties. Dues for K-Kids are $1 and parents must sign the K-Kids permission form for a student to join.

For more information, contact the elementary school office at 785-528-3171 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Lamond accepts position as utilities director in Osage City

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Osage City Manager Rod Willis has announced that Joey Lamond, Osage City, has accepted the position of utilities director to fill the position resulting from Mike Gilliland’s retirement on July 1.

Lamond was previously the city superintendent for the city of Burlingame. He is a graduate of Osage City High School and the Spartan School of Aeronautics, in Tulsa, Okla., receiving his airframe and power plant license in March 1992.

Morris County youth rodeo Saturday at Council Grove

The Morris County Youth Rodeo Association will host a Youth Rodeo, at 6 p.m. Saturday evening, Aug. 1, at the arena just east of Council Grove, according to Clay Wilson, president of the sponsoring group.

With junior, intermediate and senior divisions, competition is to include steer riding, goat tying, breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, chute dogging, calf roping and team roping.

Working prizes will go to the top four entries in each event, and there will be  special awards for the all-around cowgirl and cowboy in each age division.

Flint Hills Nature Trail design workshops allow public input on proposed signature bridges

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and Kanza Rails to Trails Conservancy are inviting interested persons to share their thoughts on the design of four signature bridges along the Flint Hills Nature Trail at workshops scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Council Grove and Ottawa.

The bridges are being designed as destinations with artistic and interpretive enhancements to highlight the trail, share important stories or history in the area, and promote tourism and economic growth for nearby communities.

The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a rails-to-trails project that extends 117 miles from Osawatomie to Herington. Development of the trail will encourage outdoor recreation and provide safer routes for pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. The trail will connect six counties and numerous communities along the way.

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