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Overbrook Overlook: Be mindful of holiday crime precautions

Overbrook Police Department is reminding everyone that the upcoming holidays bring increased opportunities for scams and crime. Everyone is advised to remain mindful regarding phone calls received, and conceal holiday gifts and personal property in your vehicle, or those which might be in view from outside your home windows. Always report crime to 911. If you see something; say something!

Overbrook Betterment Committee

Overbrook Betterment Committee has mailed its annual Overbrook Community Chest donation request. This annual program assists in funding many programs that Overbrook citizens rely on. Please be considerate when determining how much you donate. Helping creates a very satisfying feeling!

Overbrook Community Foundation

A $10,000 Healthy Lifestyles grant from the Topeka Community Foundation will be given to Overbrook PRIDE with the Overbrook Community Foundation as a project partner. PRIDE will use this money to continue the walkway around the east side of the Kids Pond in City Park. Overbrook Community Foundation information and banner are displayed in the window of the former Overbrook Floral Shop on Maple Street, or contact a member of the OCF board.

Veterans Day events

On Friday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m., is the annual Veterans Day Assembly at Carbondale Attendance Center, honoring all who have served. Master Sgt. Summer Walters, 190th Air Refueling Wing, will be the guest speaker for the assembly that is open to all.

Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 a.m. is the annual veterans breakfast and program hosted by the Overbrook Veterans Memorial Committee at the American Legion Post. It is open to everyone. Veterans and family are encouraged to attend.

City Lake algae watch rescinded

Blue-green algae test results taken the week of Oct. 30, 2017, allowed Kansas Department of Health and Environment to remove City Lake from the watch status. Blue-green algae numbers are now below the watch limit.

Overbrook Park and Recreation is reporting the Canadian goose population at City Lake has become a major concern, especially since they contribute to the presence and growth of blue-green algae. OPR and the city are currently considering a plan to remove or reduce the number of geese living on the lake. More information will be posted as plans are finalized.


  • Overbrook Rotary Club is hosting a pancake feed 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at the United Methodist Church. This is in addition to the club’s annual pancake feed in February.
  • A hometown holiday shopping event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, featuring a home-based business expo at the community room and a craft fair at Overbrook Quilt Connection.
  • The annual Overbrook community Christmas program will be an afternoon program for kids (parents and family are welcome). Alan Cunningham is a well-known creator of kid’s songs and gives interactive performances for all ages. The program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the library community room. Santa is also scheduled to be there and if weather permits, Howard and Bev Myers will have their decorated horse-drawn wagon there for rides and Christmas caroling around Overbrook.

Information thanks to city of Overbrook. Revised to correct name of location of craft fair.

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