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Osage City workshop allows citizen input on Flint Hills Nature Trail development

Interested Osage City citizens and others from the Flint Hills Nature Trail region discuss plans for development of the trail with design team members of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design. More »

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Goodbye, city life: Author transitions from suits to boots

June and Bill Hilbert, and dog Cricket, enjoy life on their 160-acre farm northeast of Topeka. Courtesy photo. Everyone is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of the Burlingame More »

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‘Wings in the Spring’ takes off at Osage City Airport

An experimental aircraft parks nose-to-the-wind at Osage City’s airport Saturday. Photo by Rick Potter.     A new event added to Osage City’s weekend barbecue celebration seems to have taken flight. Saturday, More »

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Car show cooks up a good time in downtown Osage City

Approximately 300 cars and motorcycles turned downtown Osage City into the place to be Saturday. Participants in the 10th Annual Cruis’n & Cook’n Auto Show lined Market Street, and along with hundreds More »

AUCTION: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, Osage City

AUCTION: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, Osage City

 Located at Wischropp Auction Facility, 930 Laing, Osage City, KS.

(East side of town just around corner from Casey’s General Store)

ANTIQUES  —  DOLLS  —  GUNS  —  MOWER  —  PICK-UP  —  MORE

AUCTION: Noon, Sunday, April 27, 2014, Melvern

AUCTION: Sunday, April 27, 2014, Melvern

Beginning At Noon – Located at 101 S.W. Hollman St., Melvern, Ks. (just south of the City Park)

ANTIQUES — COLLECTIBLES — GLASSWARE — FURNITURE— PRIMITIVES

Outdoors: Fishing reports for Melvern Lake, Osage County Fishing Lake

The following fishing and lake reports for Osage County lakes were provided by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Carbondale horse rescue unit to host help-a-horse day Saturday

042314-grimmetBrenda and Cecil Grimmett operate B&C Equine Rescue, Inc., at Carbondale, and will host an open house Saturday afternoon.

 

Help a horse, lend a hand.

That’s the ultimate objective, and there’ll be considerable more for anyone interested in horses.

Learn about local resources at annual senior fair

Thursday, local senior citizens and others will be able to learn about resources available to them in Osage County and the surrounding area during the eighth annual Osage County Senior Resource Fair.

The annual fair, held at the Osage County Senior Center, is open to everyone, and numerous free health screenings are offered along with information about local senior care businesses and organizations.

The Lions Club Mobile Screening Unit, hosted by the Osage City Lions, will be parked in front of senior center, at 604 Market St., Osage City, and will be conducting vision and hearing screens, and blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

Osage City workshop allows citizen input on Flint Hills Nature Trail development

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Interested Osage City citizens and others from the Flint Hills Nature Trail region discuss plans for development of the trail with design team members of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design.

A workshop Monday evening at Osage City’s community building was the last of four held recently to learn public opinions about development of the Flint Hills Nature Trail, which is being supported with $2.4 million in state and federal grants. Attendees were able to learn about trail design and talk with members of the design team of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design.

Goodbye, city life: Author transitions from suits to boots

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June and Bill Hilbert, and dog Cricket, enjoy life on their 160-acre farm northeast of Topeka. Courtesy photo.

Everyone is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of the Burlingame Community Library on Friday, May 2, at Schuyler Community Center, and hear special speaker and Burlingame native June Michaels Hilbert, author of From High Heels to Gumboots: One Cow Pie at a Time.

The Garden Patch: How does it grow? Fertilizing, transplanting, watering, weeding …

SEEDS-&-TOMATOES-01How do I know if I’m getting what I need in the garden from my fertilizer and other efforts? Well, here’s what K-State sez …

Getting the most from your fertilizer

Select sites with soil well adapted to crop growth because fertilizer will prove more profitable on good soil than on poor soil. Well-adapted soil is well drained, deep and free from rocks and other debris. It should be fairly level – especially for vegetables.

Seeking someone to demolish or salvage fairgrounds buildings at Osage City

Fair Board in Osage City has three 24′x96′ open sided sheds to be removed. Some lumber and metal roofing salvageable. Call 785-528-4216785-528-4352 or 785-528-3963 by May 15 for details. Osage County Fair Association, P.O. Box 60, Osage City, KS 66523.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse April 14 – April 18

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

Help wanted: Pickers, packers, warehouse associates

Focus Workforces is currently seeking pickers/packers, order selectors and warehouse associates for an Ottawa, KS Distribution Center! We are looking to interview and hire motivated candidates that possess the desire to work. If you are driven for a new challenge we want to interview YOU!

Osage County Jail Log, April 13 – April 19

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

Two sentenced after probation violations

Nikki L. Schmitz, 35, Emporia, was sentenced April 21 in Osage County District Court to serve an 11-month prison sentence in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections after her probation was revoked for failure to comply. She was originally convicted of possession of methamphetamine in July 2013, for an incident that occurred in February 2013.

Also sentenced Monday was Caleb Wessel, 21, Burlingame, who will serve a 12-month prison sentence after his probation was revoked for several violations. He was convicted in March 2011, of non-residential burglary, and driving under the influence in February 2012.

Kansas Denim Day, April 23: Health department works to prevent sexual violence

TOPEKA – April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and one way the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recognizing the month is by participating in Denim Day on April 23.

Denim Day is a response to a 1999 Italian Supreme Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has been a symbol of support for victims of sexual violence and protest against the idea that a victim could cause their own rape.

Featured Business: Dan’s Heating & Air, Vassar

041714-dans-truckWinter’s over and spring is here, and believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about making sure your air conditioner is in proper working order. Luckily for local homeowners, there’s an experienced and certified heating, air conditioning and ventilation technician who has based his business in Osage County.

Dan Horne, who operates Dan’s Heating & Air with his wife, Carolyn, recently relocated his business to the Vassar area, moving from Branson, Mo., where they had resided for the past 10 years.

Senior Center: Sewers, quilters needed for community service projects

By Osage County Senior Center Director Byron Jordan

The senior center sewing ladies have done some unbelievable quilt work over the years, providing wonderful lap, baby and bed quilts for a number of charitable organizations, such as the veterans at the VA, and the those in need through Help House and the Osage County Health Department. The sewers are committed to putting out a quality product, yet are dollar-wise and efficient using mostly donated materials. The only problem: the number of sewers has dwindled the last couple of years almost to a desperate level.

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