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Osage County crowns 4-H king and queen at Overbrook fair

Back row, from left, 2014 4-H King Cody Atchison, 2015 4-H Queen Candidate Ralyn Patrick, 2015 4-H King Raymond Hovestadt, 2015 4-H Queen Tracy Wilk,  and 2014 4-H Queen Morgan Woodbury; front, More »

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U.S. 75 resurfacing project to begin in Osage and Shawnee counties

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, weather permitting, a 15.94-mile resurfacing project will begin on a 9.53-mile stretch of the two-lane portion of northbound and southbound U.S. Highway 75 from the K-31/K-268 roundabout junction north to the More »

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Best of Osage County exhibited at 2015 Overbrook fair

Spectators and exhibitors observe judging during the rabbit show at the 2015 Overbrook Osage County Fair. Photo thanks to Frontier Extension District. The results of exhibition at the Overbrook Osage County Fair More »

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Eat Well to Be Well: A prescription for prediabetes – be proactive

We’ve all heard of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but what about prediabetes? The prevalence of prediabetes is a major problem in this country. It’s estimated 79 million Americans have it, More »

Shirley M. Moore (Hess) Miller, 77, Quenemo: Nov. 5, 1937 – Aug. 8, 2015

QUENEMO – Shirley M. Moore (Hess) Miller, 77, Quenemo, died Aug. 8, 2015, at home. She was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Moberly, Mo., the daughter of Roy Moore and Flossie Mae Freeman.

Shirley lived for many years in Kansas City, Kan., and was a waitress at many restaurants for most of her working life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, four siblings, a daughter, Teresa Shelton, and a son, Douglas Moore. 

Osage County crowns 4-H king and queen at Overbrook fair

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Back row, from left, 2014 4-H King Cody Atchison, 2015 4-H Queen Candidate Ralyn Patrick, 2015 4-H King Raymond Hovestadt, 2015 4-H Queen Tracy Wilk,  and 2014 4-H Queen Morgan Woodbury; front, attendants Brealyn McNally and Will Lowery, following the crowning ceremony at the Overbrook Osage County Fair.

In a ceremony held Aug. 12 at the Overbrook Osage County Fair, Raymond Hovestadt, Burlingame, and Tracy Wilk, Osage City, were crowned as the 2015-2016 Osage County 4-H King and Queen. Ralyn Patrick, Burlingame, was also vying for the Queen title. 

Attendants Brealyn McNally and Will Lowery helped with the ceremony, along with past 4-H King Cody Atchison and 4-H Queen Morgan Woodbury.  The competition was organized by Osage County 4-H Council.

“SOS Strong” members exceed goal

The “SOS Strong” fundraising campaign brought in more than $16,000 for SOS.

“SOS Strong” is a group of 10 men dedicated to helping SOS stop domestic violence and child abuse by building awareness and raising $1,000 each to support SOS programs.

“We selected 10 community-oriented men we felt were positive influences and compassionate about our cause,” said Shelly Goede, SOS board president. “They proved to be proud and outstanding examples of men taking a stand against abuse. We are overwhelmed with the outcome.”

Approximately 200 people contributed to the efforts of “SOS Strong” members Scott Briggs, Tyler Curtis, A.J. Dome, Richard Duncan, Britton Hart, John Keosybounheuang, Joe Lauer, Bobby Thompson, Kyle Thompson and Ty Wheeler.

Enjoy the change of seasons at the senior center

The cool, crisp days of autumn are approaching. As fall foliage creates a colorful display and kids frolic in leaf piles on the lawn, you may want to pay some mind to a few lesser known facts about this beloved time of year. The first day of autumn is known as the autumnal equinox. On Sept. 23, the number of hours of daylight and darkness are equal. This is because the sun is aligned with the center of the Earth between the north and south of the planet. The other equinox occurs in the spring, which arrives in the third week of March in the Northern Hemisphere.

Sophia Grace Rhoads, 2, Carbondale: Oct. 30, 2012 – Aug. 24, 2015

082715-rhoadsCARBONDALE – Sophia Grace Rhoads, 2 years old, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at her home near Carbondale, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 30, 2012, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Alex and Emily Forbes Rhoads.

Sophia had spent most of her time as a “Princess Extraordinaire”.

Sophia is survived by her parents, Alex and Emily, of the home; grandparents, Don and Tammy Forbes, Carbondale, Terri Rhoads, Carbondale, and Charles Prewit, Scranton; great-grandparents, Merle and Grace Marsh, Carbondale, and Peggy Rhoads, Topeka.

U.S. 75 resurfacing project to begin in Osage and Shawnee counties

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On Tuesday, Sept. 8, weather permitting, a 15.94-mile resurfacing project will begin on a 9.53-mile stretch of the two-lane portion of northbound and southbound U.S. Highway 75 from the K-31/K-268 roundabout junction north to the U.S. Highway 56 junction in Osage County, and on a 6.41-mile portion of southbound U.S. 75 from the 42nd Street interchange to the Topeka Boulevard interchange south of Topeka (Shawnee County).

Project work includes the milling away of 5/8 inch of existing pavement followed by the application of a hot mix asphalt 5/8 inch overlay on all existing mainline lanes, shoulders and ramps. All new pavement markings will be added upon completion of the overlay work. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Beginning Sept. 8, northbound and southbound U.S. 75 from the K-31/K-268 roundabout junction will be reduced to one lane for both directions, short increments at a time, for overlay work. Crews will begin work in the two-lane portion of northbound U.S. 75 at the K-31/K-268 roundabout junction and work north to the U.S. 56 junction where they will then turn around to complete work on the southbound U.S. 75 lanes. Once this work is finished, crews will then begin work on the southbound U.S. 75 lanes in Shawnee County.

Ryan Thomas Lane, 9, Reading: Sept. 6, 2005 – Aug. 22, 2015

082715-rryan-laneREADING – Ryan Thomas Lane, 9, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, in Topeka. Ryan Thomas Lane was born on Sept. 6, 2005, in Topeka, the son of Dallas Lynn and Tracy Marie (Lingenfelter) Lane.

He was attending the fourth grade at Osage City. He loved baseball, fishing and hunting. He just started playing football and was on the Osage City swim team this year.

Ryan will be forever remembered by his parents, Dallas and Tracy Lane, of the home; his twin sister, Callie Lane, of the home; maternal grandparents, Richard and Deborah Lingenfelter, of Miller; and paternal grandmother, Jerri (Bill) Spicer, Osage City. 

Help House News: Coat give-away to begin; children’s coats needed

By Raylene Quaney

There will be assistance available to help with increased summer cooling costs. Applicants must complete the simple “Good Sense Budget Course” which will be offered Sept. 21 and 28. The morning session is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days; with the evening class 6-9:30 pm, both days. You must attend both days to complete the course. Upon course completion, you will be eligible for assistance. Call 785-828-4888 to pre-register for the class if you are a resident of Osage County.

The next Help House board meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Our special guest will be Jami Reever, director of United Way of the Flint Hills. All pastors are encouraged to attend the board meetings or stop by the center anytime for a visit, to help out or request a tour.

Many thanks go out to Zion Lutheran Church and Overbrook United Methodist Church for the collections for the food pantry from their vacation Bible school programs, to the Osage City Senior Center for the car load of donations from their special bingo collection of cash, food and many miscellaneous items, and to those who donated items for the silent auctions for the Melvern and Overbrook fairs and especially everyone that bid at the auctions. The total raised from both was more than $3,000.

Best of Osage County exhibited at 2015 Overbrook fair

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Spectators and exhibitors observe judging during the rabbit show at the 2015 Overbrook Osage County Fair. Photo thanks to Frontier Extension District.

The results of exhibition at the Overbrook Osage County Fair held Aug. 12-16, 2015, have been announced as follows:

4-H club key: Burlingame – B, Carbondale Rustlers – CR, Clover Wranglers – CW, Lyndon Leaders – LL, Melvern Junior Highline – MJH, North Osage – NO, Vassar Blue Ribbon – VBR, Willing Workers – WW. Ribbon placings key: Purple-P, Blue-B, Red-R,White-W.

Eat Well to Be Well: A prescription for prediabetes – be proactive

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We’ve all heard of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but what about prediabetes? The prevalence of prediabetes is a major problem in this country. It’s estimated 79 million Americans have it, with about 35 percent of adults aged 20 and older and 50 percent of adults aged 65 and older. It is an under diagnosed and under treated condition that is affecting our economy and the cost of medicine. The cost of prediabetes increased by 74 percent to $44 billion from 2007 to 2012 – in 2012, diabetes exceeded $322 billion due to high medical costs and lost productivity. The progression of prediabetes to diabetes needs to be delayed or reversed before it causes major health problems in individuals and collapses our healthcare system.

“Obesity has significantly increased the diagnosis of prediabetes in America,” said Dr. David Samadi, chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 79 million American adults have prediabetes. As you might guess, prediabetes can develop into diabetes.”

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as full-blown type 2 diabetes. There are often no signs or symptoms of prediabetes but if you experience any of the following or other unusual symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor: fatigue, frequent urination, blurred vision, or increased thirst.

KHP joins I-80/I-35 high visibility enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is joining multiple other states ahead of the Labor Day weekend and during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization for the I-80 and I-35 High Visibility Enforcement Project. The Kansas Highway Patrol accepted a challenge from the Iowa State Patrol (whose state sits at the crossroads of I-35 and I-80) to join the effort. The goal of the enforcement is to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes on the nation’s interstates, combat criminal activity, as well as draw much needed attention to traffic safety. The enforcement will run August 28-30, 2015.

“I-35 is a major thoroughfare that runs through Kansas, connecting us with major cities from as far south as the Texas/Mexico Border and north to Minnesota,” said Colonel Mark Bruce, KHP superintendent. “With a road that is so busy with all kinds of traffic, we want to encourage safe driving behaviors, through both education and enforcement efforts.”

Osage County Jail Log, Aug. 16 – Aug. 23, 2015

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

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Aug. 17 – Aug. 21, 2015

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 2015.

Larry Gene Beckett, 68, Scranton: March 9, 1947 – Aug. 23, 2015

SCRANTON – Larry Gene Beckett, 68, of Scranton, Kan., passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was a born March 9, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Thomas Robert Beckett and Alice Marie (Turner) Beckett. He spent most of his childhood in Topeka.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Larry enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1964 at the age of 16. After graduation from Topeka High in 1965, he was hired as a full-time technician for the Guard in the field of avionics. He possessed a natural talent for electronics and quickly became known as the guy who could fix anything with nothing.

Larry was called to active duty during the Viet Nam war and served at Ft. Carson, Colo., where he met his wife. Larry was united in marriage to Karen Sue Blackwell on Aug. 29, 1969, in Colorado Springs, Colo. They shared 46 years of marriage.

Grace M. Jordan, 92, Lyndon: Oct. 5, 1922 – Aug. 23, 2015

LYNDON – Grace M. Jordan, 92, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Vintage Park, in Osage City, Kan. She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, near Leoti, Kan., the daughter of George and Eva Woodbury Wiley.

Grace had lived in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois before moving back to the Lyndon area in 1983. She had been in Osage City for the last few years.

She graduated from Olivet High School in 1939. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. She had worked as a bookkeeper and as a food service manager at a truck stop in Joliet, Ill., Rock Creek Country Club in Burlington, and the Big Boy Restaurant in Ottawa. She was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, the Lyndon American Legion Post 125 and she had volunteered at the VA hospital, in Topeka. 

Osage County District Court traffic cases Aug. 7 – Aug. 14, 2015

The following traffic cases were completed in Osage County District Court Aug. 7 to Aug. 14, 2015, with disposition, fines and costs as listed.

Daryl L. Michael, 82, Lyndon: July 15, 1933 – Aug. 22, 2015

LYNDON – Daryl L. Michael, 82, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital, in Topeka. He was born on July 15, 1933, in Lyndon, the son of William and Louise Deskins Michael.

Daryl attended the Whitney Country School until fifth grade, then attended Lyndon, graduating in 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 and served as a medical corpsman on the U.S.S. Midway. He was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He had attended the Lyndon Assembly of God Church and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, in Osage City.

On Oct. 7, 1957, Daryl was married to Carol Peterson, in Lyndon.

Boy killed in ATV accident near Miller

A 9-year-old Reading boy was killed Saturday evening when an all-terrain vehicle driven by an 11-year-old overturned in northern Lyon County near Miller.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Ryan Lane, 9, Reading, was a rider on the a 2009 Polaris Ranger ATV driven by Garrett Fager, 11, Reading, when Fager lost control and the vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side. Lane was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, but died from his injuries.

Fager and another passenger, Logun Fager, 9, Reading, were also injured in the accident, according to the KHP report.

The ATV was westbound on Road 360 and Road X, three miles north of Miller, about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the accident happened, KHP reported.

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