Free state parks day: No strings attached for enjoying your local outdoors

If you’re looking for a quality family activity that doesn’t cost money and doesn’t come with strings attached, take advantage of the Kansas state parks free park entrance events on April 25. More »


10 to 15 years old? Sign up for Youth Outdoors Day at Eisenhower State Park

Kids, here’s a chance to find out what the Kansas outdoors is all about. Youth Outdoors Day, which will cater to 10 to 15-year-olds with limited outdoors experience, will be held 10 More »


Eat Well to Be Well: Vitamin D sheds ray of hope on prostate cancer research

Men may someday have a new arsenal for fighting prostate cancer – vitamin D. Nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin” and well-known for preventing the childhood vitamin D deficiency disease of rickets, this fat-soluble More »


Cookin’ cars cruise in to Market Street

Approximately 280 car and motorcycle owners participated in the 11th Annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Auto Show held Saturday, April 11 in downtown Osage City along Market Street. (See more photos here.) The More »

Got drugs? Sheriff’s office will take them off your hands, no questions asked

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is taking back unwanted prescription drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 27,092314-got_drugs_banner at the sheriff’s office at 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon.

The sheriff’s office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will provide an opportunity for Osage County residents to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Osage County Jail Log, Sept. 13 – Sept. 21

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

Chamber welcomes a new, thrifty way to shop in downtown Osage City

092214-gubbins-ribbon2The Osage City Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new thrift shop to Osage City last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Cutting the ribbon with Gubbins’ owners Roger and Candice Schmitendorf , center, are from left, Osage City manager Rod Willis, state Rep. Peggy Mast, Chamber director Cathryn Houghton, Jan Ogleby, Dave Azwell, Schmitendorfs, Chamber vice president Tara Azwell, Ashley Hards, Jodi Stark, and Jim Lohmeyer. The shop, at 622 Market St., Osage City, offers a selection clothes and shoes, house wares, home decor, toys, antiques, and local handmade items. For more information, click here.

Lyndon High School crowns royalty, claims victory at football homecoming


LHS Homecoming Royalty – King Hunter Anderson and Queen Taylor Martin.

The Lyndon High School Tigers delivered a victory for the homecoming crowd Sept. 19, defeating Northern Heights High School 47-18.

During the home game, the 2014 LHS football homecoming royalty was crowned, with Taylor Martin named as homecoming queen and Hunter Anderson chosen as king.

Waverly sailor honored at sea


ATLANTIC OCEAN – Rear Adm. Richard Butler, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 4, left, congratulates Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Dustan Chapman, a Waverly, Kan., native, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is under way conducting Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Group Exercise with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Shelby M. Tucker – Sept. 16, 2014.)

First day of fall: Remember to work together for a fall free tomorrow

AUTUMN-LEAVES-08TOPEKA – Kansas is one of 48 states and the national Falls Free Initiative that are declaring a statewide Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of fall, Sept. 23, 2014. This year’s theme “Strong today, falls free tomorrow” seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23, 2014,  www.ncoa.org/FPAD.

Ruth E. McNabb, 89, Topeka: Oct. 21, 1924 – Sept. 17, 2014

TOPEKA – Ruth Edna (DeWeese) McNabb, 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Topeka.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1924, at Paola, Kan., the daughter of Earl and Edith (Mickelson) DeWeese.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Old cowboy learning new trick

buchmanhead“No beginner’s good luck this time.”

Maybe we can blame it on being the 13th, a “bad judge,” or “it’s the horse’s fault.” Never could be lack of ability, or that we’re overstepping the line.

Actually, it was our lucky day: We didn’t fall off.

Kiwanis celebrates 57 years in Osage City

The Osage City Kiwanis is celebrating its 57th year as a service club in Osage City today, Sept. 21, 2014.

Chartered on Sept. 21, 1957, the Kiwanis is a local club made up of men and women who are part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Two charter members are still active participants in club activities.

Lions Club to celebrate 75 years in Osage City

Osage-City-Lions-Club2By Osage City Lions Club Secretary John Ashcraft

On Sept. 27, 2014, the Osage City Lions Club will celebrate the 75th anniversary of their charter night with a banquet. The celebration takes place on the exact date that the club’s charter was given on Sept. 27, 1939.

The club began with 23 charter members and over the years increased their membership to over 100 at one time. Current membership stands at 46 members.

The club sponsoring the Osage City Lions Club was the Topeka Sunflower Lions Club. Later the Osage City club acted as a sponsor for three other area clubs, the Burlingame Lions Club, the Lyndon Lions Club, and the Harveyville Lions Club.

Commissioners bog down Carbondale mud run

LYNDON – A mud run will go on as planned Saturday at Melvern, but Osage County commissioners remained adamant this week that an event permit for a race scheduled for Oct. 11 at Carbondale is revoked, while one commissioner expressed concern about his possible reelection if the permit was reinstated.

During the meeting of the Osage County Commission Monday, Jason Richardson and Jewell Eastman were introduced as operators of Kansas Mud Boggers, an organization that operates mud runs, or mud bogs, around the state, including some at a site west of Carbondale and another near Melvern. Mud runs or mud bogs are an off-road motorsport in which 4-wheel drive vehicles are driven through a mud pit or track, with winners determined by distance traveled or time.

Cattlemen promised positive world impact with collective effort

Cattlemen are a small minority of the population, which has little knowledge of the industry producing the beef, and that despite rising cost over the counter, continues to love eating the quality meat product.

Thus, necessity is set to keep that consuming public, so essential to rancher profits, aware of exact details of continuing concerned efforts to produce delicious, nutritious and conscientiously safe beef for the nation and world.

Filings in Osage County Courthouse Sept. 8 – Sept. 12

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse Sept. 8 through Sept. 12, 2014.

Public transit provides opportunity to stock up on ceramics supplies

There is a change to the general public transit schedule and activity calendar for Sept. 30.091714-POTTERY-03 We will be sending the bus to the Topeka area that day for ceramics shopping. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in purchasing greenware and other supplies for our weekly ceramics activity at the senior center, or even if you work on ceramics at home. Make sure you let us know no later than the Monday before if you would like to go. Call 785-828-4906 or stop by the Osage County Senior Center at 604 Market St., Osage City. The bus will leave the center around 8:15 a.m.

Eat Well to Be Well: Protein’s the power in preventing sarcopenia


Sarcopenia – a funny sounding word for a condition that over 50 percent of people age 80 and older currently have. This word was coined in 1989 by a Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg and is defined as the involuntary, gradual loss of muscle mass and strength as we age.

All of us are at risk and the effects of sarcopenia can be devastating – increased falls and fractures, frailty, difficulty with walking, decrease in activities and a loss of physical function and independence. This progressive condition can begin as early as age 30 and can reduce muscle tissue by 3-8 percent per decade. The muscle we lose as we age is slowly being replaced with fat, even if body weight remains unchanged.

Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program by Oct. 1

Congressional mandated payment reductions begin Oct. 1

WASHINGTON  - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressional mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency office should do so as soon as possible.

The Budget Control Act passed by Congress in 2011 requires USDA to implement reductions of 7.3 percent to the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) in the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2014. However, producers seeking LFP support who have scheduled appointments with their local FSA office before Oct. 1, even if the appointment occurs after Oct.1, will not see reductions in the amount of disaster relief they receive.

LHS seniors vie for homecoming royalty

091714-lhs-homecoming-candiLyndon High School will have its football homecoming game against Northern Heights, Friday night, when this year’s homecoming royalty will be named. Senior candidates for homecoming king and queen include, front from left, Taylor Martin, Caroline Sprecker, Lexi McGonigle, back, Dawson Swinehart, Hunter Anderson, and Danny Burgess.

Deer season is here


PRATT – Kansas deer season is upon us and with a variety of seasons to choose from, it’s important hunters stay informed and organized. The 2014 deer season kicked off with the youth and disabled season through Sept. 14, followed by the muzzleloader season, Sept. 15 – 28, 2014, and archery season, Sept. 15 – Dec. 31.

All hunters hunting deer during a firearm deer season and persons assisting are required to wear blaze orange while in the field. A minimum of 100 square inches on the front and 100 square inches on the back must be visible. A blaze orange hat must also be worn.

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