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Eat Well to Be Well: Nutrients work better when paired together

Food is fuel for your body, and some foods provide a tremendous nutritional boost when paired together! The potential of teamwork is powerful. Even Helen Keller, an American author More »

Zion Lutheran youth attend national gathering in Houston

Zion Lutheran Church Youth Group and sponsors, front from left, Kiefer Haney, Jensen Sturdy, Lisa Reeser, and Allie Reeser; back, Russ Haney, Lyndall Whitten, Dylan Haney, and Caleb Anschutz. More »

Frontier District archers help claim national shooting sports championship for Kansas

Kansas Compound Archery Team, from left, Barrett Pirtle, c0ach Brad Boulanger, Dylon Harris, Wylee Boulanger, Nathan Livingston. Keri Harris photo. For the first time in 22 years, the state More »

K-31 to close July 25 near Osage City for highway realignment project

The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to close a portion of state Highway 31, beginning Monday, July 25, in Osage County, weather permitting. The closure is just east of More »

Osage City schools celebrate start of school year with ‘back to school night’

Osage City Elementary and Middle Schools will celebrate the start of the school year with a “back to school night” 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

School staff will host the annual event, and vendors who have a connection with Osage City students are encouraged to set up a booth to advertise their products in the school cafeteria. To reserve a booth, call the elementary school office at 785-528-3171.

Along with gathering information about community organizations, students and parents in grades K-8 are invited to a free hot dog feed. The meal includes a hot dog, chips, cookies, and drink in the school cafeteria.

Elementary students are encouraged to bring their supplies for school to their classrooms, talk with their teachers, and tour the schools.

Everyone is invited to help OCES and OCMS celebrate the return to school.

Mark Alan Stromgren, 56, Scranton: May 22,1966 – Aug. 3, 2022

SCRANTON, Kan. – Mark Alan Stromgren, 56, of Scranton, Kan., was called home by the Lord on Aug. 3, 2022. Mark was born May 22,1966, in Emporia, Kan., to Dale and Sharon J. (Watson) Stromgren.

He spent his childhood in Osage City, Kan., and spent many long hours working on the family farm. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1984. After high school, Mark continued to farm and ranch, along with working at KanBuild. Mark owned and operated Stromgren Dozer Service for several years. His passion was always farming and ranching, and he dedicated his life to it. Mark took great pride in his work and his family.

Mark married Sharon Gene Bryson, July 15, 1995. To this union, two children were born, Austin Bryson and Susan Gene. Mark and Sharon shared 24 years of marriage together.

Help Wanted: Osage Co. RWD #8 seeks Meter Readers and Fulltime Operator

Osage County Rural Water District #8 is taking applications for the following:

Meter readers: Must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Must provide own transportation with proof of insurance. Pay is $1.50 per meter read.

Fulltime Water Operator. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid Kansas Driver’s license. Responsibilities include: Assisting with water maintenance and improvements, reading and installing meters, mowing, weed eating and general facility maintenance. Must be willing to obtain water certifications after 1 year of employment. Benefits: 100% paid health insurance, retirement, paid federal holidays, vacation and sick pay.

Applications are available at: 116 N. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, KS or call 785-654-3711. Resume may be emailed to: [email protected].

Help Wanted: RCIL seeks Information Specialist

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc., Osage City, is seeking an energetic, positive, organized team member to fill our Information Specialist position. Welcome and on-board new consumer customers while supporting them as they self-direct their home care services including the hiring, training and managing their home care workers plus other duties as assigned. Must have great customer service skills and be an excellent communicator especially by the telephone. This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position with competitive pay, health, dental and vision benefits, employer funded life insurance, 401 K Retirement Plan with generous match and bonus programs. Paid time off, ten paid holidays, private office, company vehicles and more. Driver’s license required. RCIL is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for people with disabilities. Request an application or submit cover letter, resume and references to [email protected]. Questions? Please call Becky Brewer or Deone Wilson at 785-528-3105. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Flint Hills summer roundup

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Be ready to go at 4:45 in the morning.”

That was the call from the pasture manager about gathering short-season yearlings for shipment to a feedlot.

Sure enough a half-dozen pickups and trailers were waiting at the pasture gate right on time. It was still pitch dark as two handfuls of cowboys and cowgirls unloaded horses and mounted up.

Across the highway dayworkers rode through three gates to another pasture with a catch pen.

Barely light enough to identify fellow riders, brief orders were given about the roundup. “Now spread out and go to the north, south and west. I’ll be in the timber to keep any strays out of there. We don’t want any trainwrecks.”

Sun peaking above the east horizon, cowboys and cowgirls single and in pairs searched for cattle. Small groups of predominately black heifers could be seen from every direction in the still-lush-green Flint Hills.

Unlike television roundups, riders moved quietly at a slow pace as cattle were gathered into a substantial herd. When all were accounted for, the calm heifers, which were used to horses, moved toward the corral.

Occasionally, one heifer would put her head down to graze as easy-cowboy prodding moved her forward with mates. Always a couple troublemakers, one took off from the herd at a trot only to be guided back by three cowboys. Another such attempt was halted in even shorter order.

Roezetta Arlene Keim, 80, Harveyville: May 22, 1942 – Aug. 4, 2022

HARVEYVILLE, Kan. – Roezetta Arlene Keim, 80, of Harveyville, Kan., passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. She was born May 22, 1942, the daughter of Louis and Zetta (Skank) Hammond, at Alpine Community, now under Melvern Lake near Turkey Point.

She attended grade school at Alpine Community, and graduated from Humboldt High School, Humboldt, Kan. Roezetta earned a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University, and later a master’s degree.

Roezetta taught school at Altoona/Midway, in southeast Kansas. She later taught at Burlingame High School, Burlingame, Kan., and retired from teaching at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo.

She was united in marriage to Larry Gene Keim, Aug. 18, 1973, in Humboldt. After a Colorado honeymoon, they settled at the family farm southwest of Harveyville, sharing almost 50 years of marriage.

Eat Well to Be Well: Nutrients work better when paired together

Food is fuel for your body, and some foods provide a tremendous nutritional boost when paired together!

The potential of teamwork is powerful. Even Helen Keller, an American author and educator, famously said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This same philosophy also applies to nutrients found in food working together are dynamic health collaborations.

Collaboration is good and when applied to teaming up certain nutrients and foods, your health will benefit significantly. Also known as “nutrient synergy,” nutrients found in food – vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients – perform better when working in tandem with other nutrients, helping improve nutrient absorption, increase satiety and effectiveness, and reduce the risk of disease and illness.

It’s tempting to rely on vitamin and mineral supplements to get nutrients your diet lacks. Still, nutrient supplements cannot replicate the unique power of nutrients found naturally in food. That’s why strategically eating certain nutrients found in certain food together at meals or snacks, creates a healthy situation supporting a healthy nutritional boost.

Here’s a look at dynamic nutrient pairings creating a synergistic effect:

Iron and Vitamin C

Synergistic effect: The human body absorbs only about 10 to 15 percent of the iron you eat. Both animal-based and plant-based foods contain the mineral iron. Rich animal sources of iron include beef, poultry, fish, and pork. The iron found in animal-based foods is called “heme” iron and is easily absorbed on its own.

However, iron found in plant-based foods – beans, spinach, soy products (tofu, tempeh), nuts and seeds, fortified cereals, and the iron found in supplements, is called “nonheme” iron. You can enhance your nonheme iron absorption by eating food that’s high in vitamin C along with iron-rich food. The absorption of nonheme is improved thanks to vitamin C and the acids in your stomach. For example, just 25 milligrams of vitamin C – the amount found in about one-quarter cup of orange juice – can double the amount of nonheme iron you absorb from plant-based foods, while a one-half cup of orange juice increases the amount of iron absorbed by sixfold.

Best food sources: Animal-based food sources of iron include red meat, poultry, fish, and pork. Plant-based foods include spinach, beans, soy products, nuts, seeds, and iron-fortified cereals. Vitamin C is found plentiful in citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, leafy greens like spinach and kale, red and yellow peppers, and tomatoes.

Harnessing the synergy: Suggestions to increase your iron absorption by pairing a vitamin C rich food with iron found in plant-based foods include:

  • Eat an orange with a peanut butter sandwich or breakfast cereal or top cereal with vitamin C-rich berries like strawberries.
  • Add sliced red bell pepper, onions, and fresh fruit to a spinach salad.
  • Use canned tomato sauce or tomato paste for spaghetti or pasta dishes.
  • Have a quarter cup of walnuts with orange or kiwi fruit slices.

Osage County Jail Log, July 24 to July 30, 2022

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

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 22 – July 28, 2022

The following information was compiled July 22 to July 28, 2022, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Osage County’s unofficial results for the Aug. 2, 2022, Kansas Primary Election

Unofficial results of the Kansas Primary Election, Aug. 2, 2022, for Osage County, Kan.

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

United States Senate

  • Joan Farr……………………………………… 651
  • Jerry Moran……………………………….. 2,677

United States House of Representatives 2nd District

  • Jake LaTurner ……………………………. 2,929

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

  • Arlyn Briggs…………………………………. 655
  • Derek Schmidt……………………………. 2,597

Secretary of State

  • Mike Brown………………………………. 1,275
  • Scott J. Schwab…………………………… 1,792

Attorney General

  • Kris Kobach………………………………. 1,558
  • Tony Mattivi…………………………………. 598
  • Kellie Warren…………………………….. 1,174

State Treasurer

  • Steven Johnson…………………………… 1,185
  • Caryn Tyson………………………………. 1,899

Commissioner of Insurance

  • Vicki Schmidt…………………………….. 2,198

Constitutional Amendment

  • Yes………………………………………….. 2,355
  • No……………………………………………. 3,041

State Representative, 54th District

  • Ken Corbet………………………………… 1,459

State Representative 76th District

  • Robert Harmon…………………………… 1,013
  • Eric L. Smith………………………………… 650

COUNTY OFFICES

County Commissioner, 1st District

  • Fred L. Diver………………………………… 323
  • Leslie D. Holman…………………………… 330
  • Dale Vawter…………………………………. 102
  • Dana K. Webber……………………………. 319

County Treasurer (Unexpired Term)

  • Christine L. Foster……………………….. 2,755

TOWNSHIP OFFICES

Agency Township

Clerk

  • Randy Chenoweth……………………………. 81

Precinct Committeeman

  • Alex Zerbe……………………………………… 72

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Debera Zerbe………………………………….. 75

ARVONIA TOWNSHIP

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Brenda Cox……………………………………. 20

BARCLAY TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Rodney Bergquist…………………………….. 49

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Lori Kuykendall………………………………. 44

BURLINGAME TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Christina M. Corbett……………………….. 314

North Burlingame Precinct

Precinct Committeeman

  • Fred Diver……………………………………. 113
  • William A. Foster…………………………….. 71

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Christine L. Foster………………………….. 158

South Burlingame Precinct

Precinct Committeeman

  • Christian McGraw………………………….. 136

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Amanda Kohlman …………………………. 146

DRAGOON TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Dillon Quaney………………………………… 61

Precinct Committeeman

  • Carl Wall……………………………………….. 59

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Donna J. Silver……………………………….. 63

ELK TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Stanley Hart………………………………….. 238
  • Gary Wray……………………………………. 175

Precinct Committeeman

  • Curtis W. Stahel…………………………….. 382

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Kimberly Stahel…………………………….. 381

FAIRFAX TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Keith Badger………………………………… 155

GRANT TOWNSHIP

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Anita Robert…………………………………… 67

JUNCTION TOWNSHIP

Michigan Valley Precinct Committeeman

  • Chris Wells…………………………………… 105

Michigan Valley Precinct Committeewoman

  • Toni Wells……………………………………… 97

Vassar Precinct Committeeman

  • Marvin E. Weber……………………………. 107

Vassar Precinct Committeewoman

  • Sharon J. Weber…………………………….. 104

MELVERN TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Raylen Phelon……………………………….. 128

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Kathryn L. Dewey………………………….. 126

OLIVET TOWNSHIP

Precinct Committeeman

  • Joseph L. Massey…………………………….. 50

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Linda L. Massey……………………………… 34
  • Shirley Schreyer………………………………. 23

RIDGEWAY TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Daniel Gassman…………………………….. 210
  • Jim Shively…………………………………… 220

North Ridgeway Precinct Committeeman

  • Michael Lollar………………………………. 169

North Ridgeway Precinct Committeewoman

  • Janet L. Davis……………………………….. 180

South Ridgeway Precinct Committeeman

  • Paul DiPasquale…………………………….. 177

South Ridgeway Precinct Committeewoman

  • Heather L. Kuder…………………………… 184

SCRANTON TOWNSHIP

Precinct Committeeman

  • Tim Nedeau………………………………….. 119

Precinct Committeewoman

  • Dana K. Webber……………………………. 133

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP

Precinct Committeeman

  • Casey Mussatto……………………………….. 69

Precinct Committeewoman

Ronda P. Harmon…………………………….. 61

VALLEY BROOK TOWNSHIP

North Valley Brook Precinct Committeeman

  • Ronald R. Groff…………………………….. 174

North Valley Brook Precinct Committeewoman

  • Lois Butel…………………………………….. 168

South Valley Brook Precinct Committeeman

  • Russ Haney……………………………………. 83

South Valley Brook Precinct Committeewoman

  • Virginia Kersten………………………………. 84

OSAGE CITY

First Ward Precinct Committeeman

  • Scott M. Brenner……………………………… 87
  • Michael Gilliland…………………………….. 34

First Ward Precinct Committeewoman

  • Shannon Addington………………………… 102

Second Ward Precinct Committeeman

  • John Harmon………………………………….. 74

Second Ward Precinct Committeewoman

  • Ruth Harmon………………………………….. 72

Third Ward Precinct Committeeman

  • Richard W. Lamb…………………………… 108

Third Ward Precinct Committeewoman

  • Nancy Lamb…………………………………. 109

Fourth Ward Precinct Committeeman

  • Jay Bailey ……………………………………. 102

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

NATIONAL AND STATE OFFICES

United States Senate

  • Mike Andra……………………………………. 40
  • Paul Buskirk…………………………………. 344
  • Mark R. Holland……………………………. 230
  • Robert Klingenberg………………………….. 83
  • Michael Soetaert……………………………. 137
  • Patrick Wiesner……………………………… 121

United States House of Representatives 2nd District

  • Patrick Schmidt……………………………… 853

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

  • Richard S. Karnowski……………………… 106
  • Laura Kelly…………………………………… 980

Secretary of State

  • Jeanna Repass……………………………….. 884

Attorney General

  • Chris Mann…………………………………… 918

State Treasurer

  • Lynn W. Rogers…………………………….. 913

Commissioner of Insurance

  • Kiel Corkran…………………………………. 870

State Representative, 54th District

  • Lyndon Johnson…………………………….. 439

State Representative 76th District

  • Chuck Torres………………………………… 455

TOWNSHIP OFFICES:

FAIRFAX TOWNSHIP

Precinct Committeeman

  • Paul Lira………………………………………… 36

JUNCTION TOWNSHIP

Clerk

  • Raymond Kampsen………………………….. 78

RIDGEWAY TOWNSHIP

South Ridgeway Precinct Committeeman

  • Gary Hug……………………………………….. 70

South Ridgeway Precinct Committeewoman

  • Cynthia Lash………………………………….. 63

Official results are not provided until the County Board of Canvassers and State Board of Canvassers have certified the election, and all ballots have been counted, including provisional ballots.

Community foundation opens application period for third round of 2022 grants

Osage County Community Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the third quarter grant period of 2022, which runs from July to Sept. 15, 2022. OCCF makes grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation, and cultural affairs.

The foundation offers grants through its general fund, which is made up of unrestricted donations to the foundation, and donor advised funds that are designated for a specific purpose by the donor. As a donor supported foundation, OCCF also continues to seek donations to continue its work in supporting Osage County organizations.

For more information about applying for a grant or donating to the Osage County Community Foundation, contact one of the foundation’s board members, Mike Pitts, president; Joe Humerickhouse, vice president; Janet Steinle, secretary-treasurer; Casey Mussatto; Jodi Lohmeyer; Jeanette Stromgren; Dr. Jim Seeman; Jim Lohmeyer; Kat Belinger; and Perry Thompson. A grant application is available here. Completed applications should be mailed to the Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.

Child dies after being found in car Sunday afternoon at Scranton

SCRANTON, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported a 2-year-old has died after being found unresponsive in a vehicle Sunday afternoon in Scranton, Kan.

The sheriff’s office reported that a 911 call came in at 3:40 p.m. July 31, 2022, reporting the 2-year-old had been found unresponsive inside of a vehicle in Scranton.

Osage County Sheriff’s deputies, Scranton first responders, and Osage County EMS responded to the scene. Life sustaining measures were immediately initiated, and the child was rushed to a Topeka Hospital and later pronounced deceased.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the child’s death, and announced no further information would be released at this time.

Nels LaRue Peterson, 82, Osage City: Aug. 26, 1939 – July 29, 2022

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Nels LaRue Peterson, 82, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, at his home east of Osage City, Kan. He was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Osage City, the son of Nels Arthur and Wilhelmina (Shively) Peterson.

LaRue grew up in Osage City, and graduated from Osage City High School in 1958. He had lived east of Osage City for the last 20 years.

LaRue was the owner of Peterson Nursing Home for 22 years and the owner of Peterson Assisted Living for six years. He had always farmed throughout this time as well. He had served in the United States Army Reserves, and was a member of the Osage City Jaycees and the Osage City United Methodist Church.

On Feb. 13, 1960, LaRue was united in marriage to Iris Marie Jones. To this union two children were born, Crystal and Steven.

Patrina ‘Tina’” Marie Potter, 66, Topeka: Dec. 17, 1955 – July 28, 2022

LYNDON, Kan. – Patrina “Tina” Marie Potter, 66, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the University of Kansas St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born Dec. 17, 1955, in Mondovi, Wis., the daughter of Melvin “Bud” and June (Peterson) Nerby.

Tina had lived in Lecompton, Kan., before moving to rural Lyndon, Kan., in 1996.

On Aug. 28, 1995, Tina was united in marriage to William “Bill” Potter, in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Tina had worked several years in nursing homes as an administrative coordinator. She was a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church.

Help Wanted: Marilynn’s seeks day shift server

Marilynn’s Restaurant in Osage City is seeking a day shift server. For more information, call 785-528-3769, or apply in person at 1216 Laing St. (east Highway 31) in Osage City.

Osage City UMC invites all to end of summer pool party

The Osage City United Methodist Church will host an end-of-summer pool party 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at the Osage City Aquatic Center. Pool admission and food and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome to bring their family and invite friends and neighbors to join the congregation as it celebrates the joy of summer.

For more information, contact the church at 785-528-4443, or 219 S. Sixth St., Osage City, Kan.

Zion Lutheran youth attend national gathering in Houston

Zion Lutheran Church Youth Group and sponsors, front from left, Kiefer Haney, Jensen Sturdy, Lisa Reeser, and Allie Reeser; back, Russ Haney, Lyndall Whitten, Dylan Haney, and Caleb Anschutz. Courtesy photo.

After three years of fundraising, with support from their church and communities, youth of Zion Lutheran Church and their sponsors attended the LCMS National Youth Gathering, July 7-14, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

Joining with 20,000 youth from across the United States for the gathering, the Zion Lutheran group spent half a day serving at the Houston Food Bank. The group also visited NASA, attended a Texas Stampede, joined Mass events in Minute Maid Park, visited sessions and Bible studies at GRB Convention Center, and shared many memorable activities and fun.

A Cowboy’s Faith: A lifetime positive influence

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Certain people become mentors positively directing every endeavor and decision.”

Reminder of that came during a recent visit to the Morrison Ranch, operated by Gordon and Janet Morrison south of Concordia.

Of course, parents and other immediate family impact life’s direction beginning and throughout. Yet, Mr. Morrison, now 93 years old, has also been a major influencer of which fork-in-the-road to be taken throughout maturity.

Vocational agriculture instructor, Gordon Morrison wearing flip-brim felt hat and pantlegs in boots came through the grocery store backdoor. He’d go out carrying a 30-dozen crate of eggs borrowed to train his high school poultry judging teams.

Then Mr. Morrison was the grade school Sunday School teacher requiring learning Bible verses every week. Poor student often didn’t get the assignment done, but memorable times remain of Sunday School class get-togethers.

Insistent upon the grocery store carryout boy enrolling in high school agriculture classes, Mr. Morrison never imagined where that’d go. Wannabe cowboys don’t have shopwork ability, but Mr. Morrison was patient teaching him to weld.

What excited the town kid most was agriculture meetings, and writing stories about them and compiling for perpetuity. That led to school and community newspaper writing and eventually lifetime communications career.

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