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Lyndon High School graduates make memories together for last time as class of 2016

As 24 graduates met in the Lyndon High School gymnasium for the last time as the class of 2016 on May 15, 2016, their salutatorians and valedictorian urged them to not forget the More »

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Life’s lessons extend beyond school years for 2016 Osage City High School graduates

The 2016 Osage City High School graduates will appreciate their lives by living by the lessons they’ve learned and experiences they’ve had, two honor students advised during the Sunday, May 15, 2016, More »

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Burlingame High School seniors follow their dreams toward the future

BHS 2016 graduates, front, from left: Breanna Smith, Shelbie Peterson, Tiffany Burns, Kady Akers, Ali Vandevord, Hannah Young, Taylor Carson, Anna Quaney, Kaitlyn Hoskins, Nikki Ritter, Victoria Wright; second row, Boone Dodson, More »

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Santa Fe Trail High School sends 78 graduates out to blaze new trails

Santa Fe Trail High School class of 2016. Photo by Brad Shaffer, All Sports Digital. With appropriate pomp and circumstance, Santa Fe Trail High School graduated 78 seniors Saturday, May 7, 2016, More »

Mary Geneva Settles, 100, Overbrook: June 5, 1915 – Oct. 15, 2015

101915-settlesOVERBROOK – Mary Geneva Settles, 100, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away on Oct. 15, 2015, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was born June 5, 1915, in Olmitz, Kan., to George Harper and Elizabeth Katherine (Hickey) Harper.

She grew up in rural Lane County, Kan., graduating from Healy High School, Healy, Kan., with the class of 1933. Mary lived in Healy through the dust storms of the 1930s, working at the local hardware store in Healy.

On April 17, 1941, Mary was united in marriage to Alwyn Cecil “Walt” Settles, in Sanford, Fla., where Walt was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During Walt’s time in the military they lived in a number of places, including Delaware, Pennsylvania, Garden City, Kan., Tacoma, Wash., Anchorage, Alaska, moving to Overbrook in 1957.

Evelyn Bernice Bolan, 96, Lyndon: Oct. 2, 2015

101915-bernice-bolanLYNDON – Evelyn Bernice Bolan passed peacefully on Oct. 2, 2015, at the age of 96.

She loved her late husband Bud, her children and grandchildren, horses, dogs, catfish and oatmeal. Bernice knew no strangers and will be remembered for her beautiful smile. She was a modest woman, but those close to her recognized her many talents as an artist, square dancer, seamstress and cake decorator. She also made the very best fried chicken in the world!

She will be dearly missed by her daughter Sonna (Gary) Egbert, of Lincoln, Neb.; sons Jim Bolan, Topeka, Kan., and Bob (Kathy) Bolan, Angwin, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Trebbe, Lorena Harrison and Freda Roberson; brother, Norman Clark; and all who knew her.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Relief for livestock water

buchmanhead“Water is the most essential nutrient for survival.”

People and livestock can go for extended time without food, but it’s impossible to be without water for more than three days.

Those who’ve had ponds and creeks dry up or freeze solid, experienced wells that fail, water pumps go kaput, or waterlines solidify during continuing subzero days have a serious dilemma, when those are the only sources of livestock water.

Only solution is hauling water, and that’s always a tough job. Some stockmen have done it for years and continue to on a regular basis. We have, and it gets old fast.

Likewise, we’ve experienced all of the other “no-water” situations, but always been able to solve them in some way.

Finally, after 43 years, we think an end to one water problem has been cured.

Kaci Nicole Reazin, 9, Chase, Kan.: Sept. 20, 2006 – Oct. 14, 2015

101615-kaci2CHASE, Kan. – Kaci Nicole Reazin, 9, died Oct. 14, 2015, at her residence in rural Chase. She was born Sept. 20, 2006, in Pratt, the daughter of Thomas and Brandi Fiedler Reazin.

A Chase resident since 2010, formerly of Pratt, Kaci was a third-grader at Central Elementary School, Lyons. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Lyons.

Survivors include her parents, Thomas and Brandi Reazin, of the home; brother, Troy Dean Reazin, of the home; grandparents, Donald and Debra Reazin, Lyons, Elnora Reazin, Altamont, Kan., Duane Fiedler, Lyons, and Sylvia Hahn, Ponca City, Okla.; six aunts; three uncles; 22 cousins; and great-aunt and great-uncle Janet Williams and Wayne White, Scranton.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Oct. 5 – Oct. 9, 2015

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse Oct. 5 through Oct. 9, 2015.

Celtic guitarist to return to Osage City

The Osage City Area Arts Council is welcoming back acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 210 Holliday St., Osage City.

At his previous concert, Barlow incorporated his unique and skillfully delivered music of traditional pieces and his own Celtic-inspired compositions. A warm, audience accessible performer, Barlow combined lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting melodies with his skill as a storyteller. His style and presentation soothed the soul, warmed the heart and lifted the spirit.

Poster winners inform friends and neighbors of importance of fire safety

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Osage County Fire District No 2 finished its observance of Fire Prevention Week on Sunday with an open house at the fire station in Osage City, but also fill last week with reaching more than 400 local students with fire prevention messages.

As part of the safety message, the fire district held a poster contest for elementary school students at Osage City, naming 14 winners on Friday. Poser winners were escorted to school that day in a fire truck and also presented a smoke detector to help make their homes more safe.

Winners and their grades were: First grade, Alana Buchman, Austin McConnell, Camo Jackson; second grade, Austin Lamb, Harrison Bailey, Ellie Boner; third grade, Skylar Dunbar, Noah Couch, Keaira Meseke; fourth grade, Kaylee Boner, Callie Lane, Gracy Smith; fifth grade, Landon Boss, Brooke Gill.

Osage County Jail Log, Oct. 5 – Oct. 10, 2015

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

Go nuts counting your buttons at the senior center

It is almost National Nut Day at the Senior Center! Come celebrate on Oc. 22, 2015, enjoy a noon meal for a suggested donation of $3 for seniors and $6 for everyone else – yummy chicken salad, tomato soup, bun, and royal fluff. You must call the day before by 1 p.m. to reserve your meal by calling the center at 785-528-4906.

But before you enjoy National Nut Day you must pop in the day before on Count Your Button Day! Oct. 21 is Count Your Button Day. Guess how many buttons are in the sewing ladies button jar. If you guess it right we have a prize for you.

Eat Well to Be Well: Plant 6 seeds of health into your diet

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In case you haven’t noticed, seeds are everywhere and I’m not talking about the kind you buy at a greenhouse. I’m talking about the kind you buy at the grocery store to feed yourself. These tiny nutritional superstars come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and need to be a part of your daily diet. Once mainly relegated to health food stores, seeds are being recognized as a wholesome dietary addition offering a wide range of nutrients, textures and flavors. A spoonful or two each day is all you need to reap the vast nutritional benefits they provide in keeping us healthy and possibly decreasing risk of diseases.

OCPR Update: Improve athletic skills, learn to dance, join a team

Osage City Parks and Recreation has a great fall schedule of activities lined up. Hone your softball pitching skills, learn a dance technique and routines, or be part of a youth basketball team. OCPR is also seeking individuals interested in being on the Osage City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Osage County District Court traffic cases Oct. 2 – Oct. 9, 2015

The following traffic cases were completed in Osage County District Court Oct. 2 to Oct. 9, 2015, with disposition, fines and costs as listed.

Osage City photographer named as winner in state ag department’s photo contest

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An Osage City photographer’s photo will be used by the Kansas Department of Agriculture in publications, media and marketing after being named as a winner in the the 2015 KDA Photo Contest. Chenoa Casebier, of Osage City, took first place in the “Picture Perfect Prairie” category of the contest with her photo of an Osage County wheat field titled “Kansas Wheat at Sunset”.

The third annual statewide contest received nearly 300 entries showcasing Kansas agriculture. Preliminary voting on Facebook and Pinterest pages tallied votes according to likes, comments and shares. These totals identified the top five photos in each category: Agriculture at Work, Farm Animals, Farm Faces, Picture Perfect Prairie and the Youth Division. Finalist photos were then reviewed by members of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture and agricultural leaders in the Kansas legislature.

Osage County District Court criminal cases completed Sept. 25 – Oct. 9, 2015.

The following criminal cases were completed in Osage County District Court Sept. 25 to Oct. 9, 2015, with disposition, costs and fines as listed.

Library presentation focuses on Kansas’ past ‘crime stoppers’ – anti-horse thief societies

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The Friends of the Osage City Public Library and Kansas Humanities Council will host a presentation of “Kansas Anti-Horse Thief Societies”, by John Burchill, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the library.

Burchill will talk about when Kansas was once the center of operations for bands of horse thieves, with many independent anti-horse thief societies formed to combat the thefts. The national Anti-Horse Thief Association was especially strong in Kansas. By 1910, Kansas held the most members, was home to The Anti-Horse Thief Weekly News, and consistently had residents hold offices in the national order.

So effective were these organizations that local law enforcement were often the first to join, and the Kansas Bank Commissioner called for their assistance to help fight bank robberies that plagued the state.

Street superintendent announces curb, ramp, roadway project in downtown Osage City

The City of Osage City, in conjunction with a KDOT KLINK Grant, will be excavating and replacing curb and sidewalk ramps between 4th and 7th Streets on Market Street/K-31 Highway. Milling the asphalt roadway and parking areas, then resurfacing the asphalt roadway and parking areas will follow. Painting parking stall stripes is also part of this project.

The signage will start Sunday, October 4. Excavation will start Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. Pouring sidewalk ramps and driveway entrances will follow Wednesday, October 7, to Saturday October 10. Monday, October 12, milling will begin one lane at a time. Contractors will have the driving lane and the parking area closed to traffic on the side of the street which they are working.   Traffic will be controlled by a pilot car escorting vehicles in the other lane. Once milling is done the same process will be used while contractors are overlaying each lane and for striping parking stalls. The total project should be completed by Saturday, October 17. Weather related issues may lengthen the project time.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714, Street Department at 785-528-3988, or Fred Hallowell at 785-633-6035 (mobile).

Thank you,
Fred Hallowell
Osage City Street Superintendent

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