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Heavy equipment begins removing years of silt from Osage City Lake

Dredging of Osage City Lake has begun, with heavy equipment and trucks first building a haul trail into and out of the lake bed. Dredging activity is shown here as viewed from More »

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$1.9 million federal grant plots route for Flint Hills Nature Trail’s completion

Near Rantoul, the Flint Hills Nature Trail follows the former rail bed along a wooded hillside beside the Marais des Cygnes River. A federal grant will plow another $1.9 million into completion More »

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Senior center crowd enjoys an evening with Bob Dole

Retired U.S. Sen. Bob Dole delighted a crowd at Osage County Senior Center Tuesday evening with his wit and humor mixed with frank comments about his years of service as a U.S. senator More »

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Campers travel to yesteryear during retro weekend at Pomona Lake

Matthew and Sandi Brandes, of Ottawa, proudly shared their 1969 Aristocrat camper with visitors while going retro at Pomona Lake last weekend.    Campers and visitors traveled back in time during the More »

Harveyville woman sent to prison after probation revocation

Cassie M. Roberts, 25, Harveyville, was ordered to serve 34 months in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections today by Osage County District Court Judge Phillip M. Fromme.

Osage Nursing Center seeking applicants for weekend LPN Charge Nurse

osage-nursingOsage Nursing Center is taking applications for a weekend LPN Charge Nurse to join our winning team. Hours are nights, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 12-hour shifts. Weekend pay incentives.

To apply, send resume by email to osage.don@americareusa.net or apply in person at 1017 Main St., Osage City, Kan.

Osage Nursing Center taking applications for CNA Transportation Driver

osage-nursingOsage Nursing Center is currently taking applications for a CNA Transportation Driver. This is a 20-30 hour per week driver/appointment coordinator. Must have a good driving record.

Please apply within at 1017 Main St., Osage City, Kan., or send resume to osage.don@americareusa.net.

Heavy equipment begins removing years of silt from Osage City Lake

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Dredging of Osage City Lake has begun, with heavy equipment and trucks first building a haul trail into and out of the lake bed. Dredging activity is shown here as viewed from the No. 6 green at the Osage City golf course. The dredging is expected to last through summer as part of a lake rehabilitation project. Work on the lake’s dam also continues. Photo by Rick Potter.

COF golf tournament a winning event

Hornung named as exceptional volunteer

BURLINGTON – The steering committee of the Friends of COF has announced that the third annual Friends of COF Benefit Golf Tournament held last month resulted in a net profit of nearly $15,000 for the organization.

Frontier Extension District seeks 4-H youth development agent

KSUR&EEXTENSION AGENT, 4-H Youth Development opportunity in Frontier Extension District, Ottawa, with additional offices in Garnett and Lyndon. See: www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobs for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure. Application deadline: 8/5/14.

K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

KDOT votes no on political signs in highway right of way

It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way.

By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. Only regulatory, guide signs and warning signs are allowed on the state highway system. KDOT has jurisdiction over all interstate, state and U.S. routes on the state’s 9,500-mile system.

The public should be aware that all political campaign signs or billboards are prohibited on the state right of way.

Tallgrass Chamber Choir to perform ‘Eclectic Mass’ at Osage City

Jacob Narverud, formerly of Meriden, will conduct an Eclectic Mass Saturday at Osage City.

Jacob Narverud will conduct an ‘Eclectic Mass’ Saturday at Osage City.

The Osage City Area Arts Council will present an entertaining, uplifting and unique music concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary, 210 Holliday St., Osage City.

The Tallgrass Chamber Choir will make its first appearance in Osage City as part of its fifth season. The choir is made up of 24 singers, most of whom are college-aged students and young professionals from around the Emporia, Wichita, Lawrence and Kansas City areas.

Real Estate Auction: Court Ordered Auction, 7 p.m. July 24, at Carbondale Community Center

Real Estate Auction – Court Ordered Auction

Thursday evening – July 24, 2014

Beginning at 7 p.m.

Auction Location: Carbondale Community Center, 228 Main, Carbondale, KS

Help House seeks simple donations to make first day of school exciting

Simple donations can make first day of school exciting for kids who might not have many new things. Help House has begun a collection drive for all sizes of children’s underwear and socks, to be distributed before school starts. If a church, service group or youth organization would like to participate, let Help House know.

If you have ever thought that you are just one person and can’t really make a difference you can. If we all work together we can make a difference in the lives of those who are hungry, and a child who would be “excited” to start school with something as simple as new socks and underwear. -Help House

A Cowboy’s Faith: Make easy hay in sunshine

buchmanhead“Putting up hay is simply a piece of cake.”

This time of year, we just can’t help but reflect how easy harvesting hay is compared to former times.

Originally, it was all with horse drawn equipment – first mowing the grass, drying time, accumulating the hay with a dump rake, loading on a trailer with a pitchfork by hand, hauling to a central location, and stacking in a haystack, to be loaded back on the trailer for livestock at feeding time.

$1.9 million federal grant plots route for Flint Hills Nature Trail’s completion

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Near Rantoul, the Flint Hills Nature Trail follows the former rail bed along a wooded hillside beside the Marais des Cygnes River.

A federal grant will plow another $1.9 million into completion of the Flint Hills Nature Trail, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced earlier this week. The new grant will add to last year’s $2.4 million boost to the trail’s development funded by federal and state  grants.

U.S. 56 resurfacing project crosses Osage County

More highway work is under way in Osage County, with mid-September as the finish date for a resurfacing project on a 26-mile stretch of U.S. 56 from the state Highway 31 junction in Osage County north and east to the Douglas County line.

Project work includes a hot in place asphalt recycle followed by a chip seal application on all mainline lanes and shoulders. New pavement markings will be added to resurfaced roadway. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Large-scale disaster exercise in August will test state emergency response

Multiple major disasters are poised to pummel Kansas, disasters that will require response not only from local agencies, but also from the state, the Kansas National Guard, other states and federal entities.

But it’s okay, because we know when they’re coming – Aug. 4-7, 2014 – and it’s all just for training.

Kansas will be the host state for Vigilant Guard 2014, a large-scale, multi-state disaster response exercise sponsored by U.S. Northern Command and the National Guard Bureau that tests the capabilities of emergency response agencies at all levels of government, both military and civil.

Oklahoma issues Amber Alert for infant

UPDATE: July 18, 2014, 2:07 a.m. – This Amber Alert cancelled after suspects were apprehended in Seminole, Texas. Olivia Smith is reported to be safe and in protective custody, according to the Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office.

Frontier partners with Douglas County to provide Extension Master Gardener training

Are you interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener? The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program in which K-State Research and Extension exchanges classroom training for volunteer time. Training consists of 48 hours of instruction in all aspects of horticulture. Instructors include state specialists from Kansas State University, local Extension agents and local experts in specific subject matter.

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