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Monarchs visit Osage County on trail to Mexico

Local photographer Kareen King said she hit the “lottery of Monarch butterflies” last week while east of Osage City along the Flint Hills Nature Trail. Here’s a sample of the beautiful sights More »

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Kansas Upland Bird Forecast: Better hunting than last year, but below average harvest

Statewide surveys show a 50 percent increase of Kansas’ quail since last year. KDWPT photo. PRATT – The 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird More »

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The Garden Patch: Benefit the environment in your own back yard

Well, you regular readers have read about my tirades concerning composting before. I ain’t done! This is from an advanced master gardener class I took at K-State in 2013. Chuck Marr wrote More »

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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 »

Learn more about Medicare at senior center seminar

Osage County Senior Center’s first informational presentation in October will be “Medicare 101” at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Anyone wanting to learn more about the ins and outs of Medicare should try to attend this event at the senior center, 604 Market St., Osage City.

Presentation explores Kansas towns lost to time

093014-kansas-ghost-townThe Friends of the Osage City Public Library will host “Lost Kansas Communities,” a presentation and discussion by M.J. Morgan, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Osage City Public Library, 515 Main St. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.

Kansas has nearly 9,000 disappeared towns and communities, caused by its unusual and spectacularly fast settlement history. The variety of town types is as striking as the stories they left behind. This talk will explore research conducted on lost Kansas places and discuss problems researchers have when searching for information.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Sept. 23 – Sept. 26

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse Sept. 23 through Sept. 26, 2014.

Osage County Jail Log, Sept. 23 – Sept. 28

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

Mildred Lou Lininger, 72, Melvern: May 10, 1942 – Sept. 28, 2014

MELVERN – Mildred Lou Lininger, 72, passed away on Sept. 28, 2014, at the Stormont-Vail hospital, in Topeka. She was born on May 10, 1942, in Canton, Ill., the daughter of George and Mildred Carley.

Milly had lived in Melvern since 1980.

She was a hairdresser and had been a security deputy. She had served as a member of the Melvern City Council. She loved to crochet and sew.

Harold C. Brecheisen, 86, Vassar: March 8, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2014

VASSAR – Harold C. Brecheisen, 86, passed away on Sept. 28, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center, in Osage City, Kan. He was born on March 8, 1928, on the family farm south of Vassar, the son of Vivian and Verna Redenbaugh Brecheisen.

Harold grew up on the family farm with nine siblings, expecting to farm the rest of his life. He lived in Osage City, New Mexico and Sierra Vista, Ariz., then returned to Osage City.

Know a steward of Osage County’s resources? Nominations open for bankers awards

Nominees are sought for this year’s Osage County Bankers Conservation Awards program. As a program sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association, this year’s local sponsoring bank is Bank of Burlingame.

The KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism have announced six award categories, including energy conservation, water quality, water conservation, soil conservation, windbreaks and wildlife habitat.

Monarchs visit Osage County on trail to Mexico

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Local photographer Kareen King said she hit the “lottery of Monarch butterflies” last week while east of Osage City along the Flint Hills Nature Trail. Here’s a sample of the beautiful sights she captured in photos, as the butterflies briefly rested in Osage County along their annual fall migration to Mexico.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Holey shirts mean working

buchmanhead“Oh gosh, he must be a religious man.”

Somebody said that snidely to the fella beside him as we went to get in our car to head home from work.

“At least, you sure do have a holey shirt,” the remark this time directed to our attention.

Food for Thought: Make mealtime part of your family time

By Nancy Schuster, Frontier Extension Agent

foodforthoughtBreakfast is ready at 6:45 a.m., lunch at 12 noon, and supper is at 6:30 p.m. unless Daddy gets home from work late! Does that sound vaguely familiar to you? While growing up, my family had winter mealtimes and summer mealtimes; but I can’t remember many meals that we did not eat together.

The average parent spends 38.5 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children. If we believe children are important, then the kids deserve more of their parents’ time. Is four or five hours a week too much to ask?

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.

Kansans invited to discuss statewide transportation needs

A series of regional meetings that give Kansans the opportunity to discuss their transportation priorities with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority began this week. The first of eight local consultation meetings scheduled for this fall was held at Kansas City on Sept. 24. The meetings will continue this month and into October.

The nearest meeting to Osage County will be 9-12 p.m. Oct. 7, at KDOT’s office in the Eisenhower State Office Building, 700 SW Harrison St., Topeka.

Marie Anne Laue, 86, Vasar: Aug. 10, 1928 – Sept. 26, 2014

VASSAR – Marie Anne Laue, 86, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at an Osage City nursing center. She was born on Aug. 10, 1928, on the family farm near Vassar, the daughter of R.C. and Elsa Peimann Bauck.

Marie grew up near Vassar and had lived in Overland Park for more than 30 years before moving to Osage City.

She graduated from Lyndon High School, and attended Clark Business School, in Topeka.

Emporia woman sentenced to more than 7 years for mistreatment of dependent adult

EMPORIA – An Emporia woman was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison for mistreatment of a dependent adult and conspiring to mistreat a dependent adult, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

Dalene Miller, 56, was sentenced to 91 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge W. Lee Fowler in Lyon County District Court.

U.S. 75 bridges to reopen today

By early evening today, Friday, Sept. 26, all repair and resurfacing work on eight bridges south of Lyndon has been completed, and U.S Highway 75 will be fully reopened to unrestricted traffic, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Kansas Upland Bird Forecast: Better hunting than last year, but below average harvest

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Statewide surveys show a 50 percent increase of Kansas’ quail since last year. KDWPT photo.

PRATT – The 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird hunters will see improved populations this fall. Although below-average harvests are expected this year, hunters should see more birds and have more opportunities than the 2013 season. Here’s the forecast for Kansas’ most sought after game birds:

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