Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5: Where do you vote?

Don’t forget to get your sticker; primary election next Tuesday. The Kansas primary election will be held on August 5, 2014, with the hours of voting from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. More »


Eat Well to Be Well: How magnesium may help minimize your risk of diabetes

Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in our body, may not be the most talked about nutrient, but don’t let its humbleness fool you. Decades of research have demonstrated the mighty power More »


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 »


$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 »

New car wash opens at Osage City


Osage City’s Got It! with a new car wash, welcomed recently by the Osage City Chamber of Commerce.

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new car wash in Osage City with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 18. Osage City Automatic Car Wash is operated by Maggie and Kyle Owens and Jody and Scott Owens, who renovated the former car wash building located at Second and Market streets. The new car wash is open 24 hours a day with doors that automatically open and shut as vehicles enter and exit the wash bay.

Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony are, from left, Jim Lohmeyer, Dee Robert, Jody Owens, Maggie Owens, Cathryn Houghton, Tara Azwell, Dave Azwell, Georgianna Correll, and Joe Humerickhouse.

Keep kids safe when summer turns up the heat

Follow these tips to keep kids cool and safe

Sun-55TOPEKA – As summertime heats up in Kansas, it’s important to recognize the dangers associated with hot weather and the risk of heat-related illnesses. Safe Kids Kansas is sharing these tips to keep your kids safe at home, play and on the way.

Hot summer days across the United States have contributed to at least 18 child deaths this year from heatstroke when children were left unattended in vehicles, and many more near-misses. Safe Kids Kansas reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars to avoid these tragedies.

Lyndon man to be arraigned on amended charge of attempted indecent liberties

A Lyndon man originally accused of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and lewd and lascivious behavior, will now face a single charge of attempted indecent liberties with a child, following a hearing Thursday in Osage County District Court.

Christopher A. Gillham, 25, of rural Lyndon, has been held in the Osage County Jail on $100,000 bond since his arrest by the Osage City Police Department on June 28.

Emporia woman found guilty of mistreatment of dependent adult

EMPORIA – An Emporia woman was found guilty yesterday of mistreating a dependent adult and conspiring to mistreat a dependent adult, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office reported today.

Dalene Miller, 56, was convicted of the charges by a Lyon County jury following a four-day trial. The case stemmed from a complaint sent to adult protective services in May 2011. The attorney general alleged that Miller misused the funds of her 93-year-old mother-in-law, who was residing at a care facility.


2-Day AUCTION: Saturday – Sunday, Aug. 9-10, 2014, Osage City

2-Day Auction: Saturday & Sunday Aug. 9-10, 2014; starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Osage City.

As I have moved to a retirement community, the following sells at the Wischropp Auction Facility, 930 Laing St., Osage City, Kan. (Just east of Sonic on Highway 31.)

***Day One:  Saturday – Starting  at 10 a.m.***

Antiques  -  Collectibles  -   Tools  -  Guns  -  Reels – Household

Featured Business: Tony’s Tire & Auto now offering reliable auto service at Lyndon


For customers’ convenience, Tony’s Tire & Auto has opened a new NAPA AutoCare Center at Lyndon.

With the uncertainties in life we face every day, keeping your car running and safe shouldn’t be something you have to worry about all the time. Nowadays, everyone relies on their automobile to get them to school, work, home and vacation. It’s part of life, and if your car isn’t running right, you know it can cause you more problems down the road.

Are my tires worn out? Is it time to get new brakes, change the oil, new shocks? What’s that strange noise from under the hood? Now, car owners in the Lyndon and Osage City area can put those worries aside and have a greater peace of mind by trusting their vehicles to Tony’s Tire & Auto, which has opened its second location in Osage County.

Tony and Amber Horne, operators of the hometown business, opened the new auto service center at 319 S. Topeka St., Lyndon, in July.

Climatologist: Drought and poor wheat harvest in Kansas has nationwide effects

MANHATTAN — The Kansas wheat harvest may be one of the worst on record — and the loss doesn’t just hurt Kansas, according to a Kansas State University expert.

“The rains came too late to benefit the wheat production, so we may have our lowest wheat harvest on record,” said Mary Knapp, service climatologist in the university’s agronomy department.

That isn’t just disappointing for Kansas farmers, but could affect other food availability and the overall economy. Drought conditions lead to poor pasture conditions and hay production, which then impacts the number of cattle ranchers can graze, Knapp said.

Summertime treat: Enjoy some ice cream Thursday evening at senior center

073014-icecreamconeThere’s still time for everyone to plan their day around the nutrition site’s ice cream social, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday evening, July 31, at the senior center. This is an important fundraiser for the site and all comers and donations are greatly appreciated.

Most folks may have already figured this out, but the nutrition site did have an ulterior motive when they put on the free lunch July 24 at Osage County Senior Center. They wanted to bring the lunch program and meals-on-wheels to the attention of local citizens, and hopefully boost incentive to partake in the daily lunch meals more often.

Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5: Where do you vote?


Don’t forget to get your sticker; primary election next Tuesday.

The Kansas primary election will be held on August 5, 2014, with the hours of voting from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the following voting places in Osage County.

Primary election Tuesday, Aug. 5: Review your choices before entering the voting booth

080514-vote-stickerOsage County Clerk and election officer Rhonda Beets has provided notice of candidates to be voted on at the state primary election on August 5, 2014. A list certified by the election office includes candidates for the various nominations to be made by the Republican and Democratic parties in the state, and also names and addresses of candidates that filed with the county election officer.

Dancers of all ages invited to Dance Spot’s Saturday day camps

parisThe Dance Spot, in Burlingame, is hosting dance day camps for kids preschool age to high school age, this Saturday, Aug. 2.

Santa Fe Trail High School Dance Team Coach Paris Adams is coming Saturday, Aug. 2, to host a one-day dance clinic from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. for elementary students grades first through fourth; followed at 3-4 p.m. for fith-grade students through high school age. Students will learn dancing geared toward jazz dance styles. Cost is $20 for this camp.

Also on the same day, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., “Princess Cinderella” and “Princess Aerielle” will be stopping by for a Princess For a Day Dance Camp for preschool to kindergarten age students.

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 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 County Farm Service Agency seeks Program Technician

The Osage County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4. Salary range is $25,181 to $28,269 depending on knowledge and experience. An agricultural background and general computer knowledge is not required, but could be helpful. Applications (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment and KSAs – Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) may be picked up at the Osage County FSA Office, 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon, Kansas, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications and KSAs must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014. USDA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Douglas County auto dealer ordered to repay consumer and pay investigation costs

LAWRENCE- A Douglas County auto dealer has been ordered to repay a consumer more than $2,000 after violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

South Auto Sales, Eudora, and its owner, Salah Ibrahim, were ordered last week in a consent judgment to reverse an automobile transaction and repay a consumer $2,065.

An investigation by the attorney general’s consumer protection division found that the auto dealer required consumers purchasing an automobile on credit to sign a preprinted repossession waiver form that violated the consumers’ rights under the Kansas Uniform Consumer Credit Code and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

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