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Dayhoffs to be honored as Mr. and Mrs. Osage City

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has announced Gary and Kaye Dayhoff have been honored as Mr. and Mrs. Osage City for 2022, and will ride in the Osage More »

Work on U.S. 75 through Lyndon to begin July 5

LYNDON, Kan. – A milling and overlay project on U.S. Highway 75 in Osage County is scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 5, weather permitting. The project will cover approximately More »

Overbrook invites all to Fourth of July celebration

Fireworks at Overbrook Lake. File photo. The annual City of Overbrook Independence Day Celebration will be Monday, July 4, 2022. Overbrook Pride hosts the community celebration, which starts off More »

Lyndon celebrates Independence Day Saturday

Fireworks at a past Lyndon Independence Day celebration. File photo. The Lyndon community will celebrate Independence Day this Saturday, July 2, 2022, with a day full of fun and More »

Osage County Jail Log, June 27 – July 2, 2022

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

Online Auction: 4481 W. 125th St., Carbondale, Kan. Bidding closes 12:30 p.m. July 14, 2022

Country home on 37.48 +/- acres, hunting & fishing opportunities, ponds, large outbuilding, heavy timber, scenic views, cropland, pasture.

Online bidding is open and will close on Thursday, July 14 at 12:30. Open house will be held on Tuesday, July 12 from 11am – 1pm. This is a scenic country estate that is located within close proximity to Carbondale and Topeka, KS. This remarkable property consists of 37.48 +/- beautiful acres, a move in ready home that includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, with a masonry wood burning fireplace w/Buck Stove insert, and the newer roof and AC are less than one year old. The land features breathtaking views, productive cropland, quality pasture, ponds and is home to mature whitetail deer, turkey, and other wildlife. The large unique 90′ x 46′ train car outbuilding consists of an upstairs loft/office area, mezzanine storage, office/bonus rooms, an overhead door, partial concrete floors and insulation, a full restroom, and an exterior lean-to storage area. This is truly a one of kind opportunity for a buyer looking for a country home site with hunting and fishing capabilities or someone just looking to live on a secluded quiet property while still being close to amenities. Property is located 15 miles south of Topeka on Wanamaker/S. Vawter road. The property is selling in a Where Is, As Is condition without any warranties of any kind. Sale is subject to seller confirmation with closing within 45 days. $20,000.00 earnest money will be due the day of the sale. There is a 10% buyer’s premium that will be added to the final bid price. The sale is not contingent upon financing or inspection. Buyer is to verify schools.

Visit www.ReeceNicholsAuction.com for more information.

Help Wanted: Sunbelt Solomon hiring Field Service Technician

Sunbelt Solomon is hiring for a Field Service Technician.

Plant Location: Osage City, home most weekends.

Competitive pay, benefits, and travel per diem.

On the job training provided.

Apply online at www.sunbeltsolomon.com.

Stromgren to lead annual county fair parade at Osage City

Derald Stromgren, 2022 Osage County Fair Parade marshal.

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has announced Derald Stromgren has been selected as the parade marshal for the 2022 Osage County Fair Parade, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, on Market Street in Osage City.

Derald has been a resident of Osage City his entire life. He graduated from OCHS in 1959. He married Mary Lou Jones in 1966. Derald and Mary Lou raised two sons, Brian (Jeanette) Stromgren and Kevin (Lisa) Stromgren, all of Osage City. He has three grandchildren, Christian, Amy, and Sydney.

Derald worked at Hallmark Cards (Osage Products) for 27 years before retiring. Then he and his wife, Mary Lou, established Stromgren Greenhouse in 1980. As a previous member of the Osage City fair board, Derald followed in his father’s, Fred Stromgren, footsteps by serving on the fair’s executive board. Derald has served as fair board president, and as the horticultural superintendent for many years.

Derald is always willing to help others. He helps deliver Meals on Wheels, assists with Kiwanis paper pickup, and provides gardening advice, as well as sharing the garden produce he grows with residents of Osage City. Derald enjoys gardening, attending events that his grandchildren participate in, and spending time with his family.

This year’s parade theme is “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams”.

Dayhoffs to be honored as Mr. and Mrs. Osage City

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has announced Gary and Kaye Dayhoff have been honored as Mr. and Mrs. Osage City for 2022, and will ride in the Osage County Fair Parade Friday evening in downtown Osage City.

Gary was born in Topeka, Kan., and has served the community since he moved to Osage City from Abilene, Kan., in 1959. His parents, Ivan and Ruby Dayhoff, had brought the elevator north of town and renamed it Ivan Dayhoff Elevator, Inc. Gary began working at the elevator when he was in junior high school and continued until he and his brother, Bob, sold the business in 2011 to MFA where he still serves the community. For many years, Dayhoff Elevator was a big 4-H livestock supporter at the Osage City Fair.

Gary joined the Osage City Army Reserves in 1966 and served for seven years. He has been a part of the Osage City area fire department since 1966 as a volunteer fireman until he became a member of the fire board in 1986, on which he currently serves.

Kaye was born in Topeka and moved from Carbondale, Kan., to Osage City at the age of 7. Her parents, Faye and Irene Smart, purchased the Quality Oil Station on Market Street. She was active in the school system with the school bond issue for a new gym and closing of Fifth Street between schools, helped start the PTO, and was a para-professional for a number of years.

When the home manufacturing plant (known later as Kan Build) came to town, Kaye joined the team as human resources and safety coordinator. She held the position for more than 25 years until the plant closed in 2011.

She served on the Veteran’s Memorial Committee to erect a memorial site in Osage City. For the past nine years, she has managed Park Place Apartments, Osage City, which serves seniors and disabled residents. Kaye is an active partner of the Community Covenant Church, Osage City, and serves on the leadership team.

Gary and Kaye graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1964. All of their children, Adam, Carol, and Chloe, Stephanie and Shara, graduated from OCHS. Their interests include church, home and family. Gary enjoys mowing their large yard and around the elevator. Kaye enjoys her Fridays pickin’ for vintage/antique treasures.

The couple will be honored guests in the Osage County Fair Parade, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, on Market Street in Osage City. This year’s parade theme is “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams”.

Help House begins school supplies collections; donations welcomed

By Raylene Quaney

Help House is again collecting school supplies to be distributed among the elementary schools in Osage County that do not supply their student body, just as we did last year.

Drop off donations that have been purchased anytime during regular business hours, or make secure cash donations on our website at www.helphouse.online and designate it is for school supplies, or mail to Help House at PO Box 356, Lyndon, KS 66451.

Home schools that could use supplies for students are asked to contact Scott Perkins for other arrangements.

Fan club

Clients can now sign up to receive a free box fan for the summer. Check in at the desk for details on the fan program.

Volunteer?

Have you been thinking of volunteering? Help House could use volunteers 4-7 p.m. Monday evenings and also 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Anyone able to volunteer one or two days a month, that is fine also. Stop by anytime and fill out a volunteer application and visit with Scott Perkins or Raylene Quaney, and they will be happy to visit with you about the different areas of service, such as the pantry, sorting, reception, and receiving. Come join the Help House family. We believe you will find your service to God and others will be very rewarding and fun.

A Cowboy’s Faith:Grass makes livestock hay

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“The brome grass is all wrapped up in bales.”

Well, that’s not completely accurate, but the 65 acres of brome grass around the ranch homestead has been baled. There’s a lot more brome grass to go into bales at other ranch locations and cooperating with neighbors in haying.

“How did your brome hay make?” is a common question wherever one goes. Answer isn’t too easy to give.

Certainly, “Better hay crop than it could have been.” Or “A lot more hay than before it finally started raining.”

Still, “Not nearly enough hay especially for all of the investment in fertilizer.”

That doesn’t include the other sharply increased input costs for the brome crop. As everybody knows, this time uptown consumers aware as well, fuel expense is at the highest level ever.

What can anybody do about all that? It’s either pay the bill or let all the work and other expenses go down the drain. “A rock and a hard spot,” somebody accurately said.

Another thing, if a rancher has livestock, it must be fed. However high the expense baling hay on the ranch, with few exceptions, is less costly than buying feed.

Complain all that’s absolutely necessary, but still count the blessings for what there is.

Grace Community Church hosts Freedom Festival Sunday at Overbrook

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Freedom Festival 2022 will be this Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Grace Community Church, 810 E. Eighth St., Overbrook. The event is open to the public, and all free. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.

“It’s a great opportunity for patriotic Americans to have fellowship in a fun, family-friendly environment,” said Brian Spencer, Freedom Festival chairman.

New this year is a “Most Patriotic Look” contest. The contest is open to all ages. Gift cards of $25 each will be awarded for most festive, most historic and most creative winners. Participants should be in front of the stage by 7:15 p.m. There is no fee to enter the contest.

A car show kicks off the event, with participants requested to show up at 4:30 p.m. There is no entry fee. This car show is all for fun.

Free food, drink, and a dessert will be available while they last, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Serving will take place just inside the west entrance. Live music featuring local talent will begin at 7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m. will be featured performer Alan Cunningham. A special ceremony will honor veterans and our flag. Balloon Animal Ministry will be donating balloon animals to event goers.

The grand finale will be a spectacular fireworks show set to music at dark. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

This is an alcohol and tobacco free event, and is presented by the Men’s Ministry of Grace Community Church, in Overbrook. For more information, see www.gccinoverbrook.com.

Work on U.S. 75 through Lyndon to begin July 5

LYNDON, Kan. – A milling and overlay project on U.S. Highway 75 in Osage County is scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 5, weather permitting. The project will cover approximately three miles, from state Highway 68, through Lyndon, to the south end of the state Highway 31 roundabout.

Kansas Department of Transportation reports traffic will be restricted to one lane in the work zone and will be directed by a pilot car, flaggers, signs, and cones. Drivers should plan for delays of up to 15 minutes.

Work will occur Monday through Friday during daylight hours. The project is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Killough Construction Inc., of Ottawa, Kan., is the contractor on the $1.4 million project.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. For more information about road construction projects across Kansas, see www.kandrive.org or call 511.

Public Auction: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1389 Osborne Rd., Pomona, Kan.

Public Auction
Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Address: 1389 Osborne Rd, Pomona KS 66076

DIRECTIONS: 2 miles East of Pomona on 68, then North on Georgia Rd for 1 mile, then back East a quarter mile on Osborne Rd.

  • TRACTORS/Attachments: 8’ Alice 3 pt blade, 5’ bush hog, 3pt lift, Massey Ferguson 65 diesel tractor, New Holland 116 hydro swing swather, Antique Hay rake and cultivator.
  • TRUCKS/CARS: 31 Chevy Rat Rod with pictures and history (Needs restored), 74 Chevy truck (1 owner not running), 1983 Chevy conversion van(not running), 49 Ford car(Needs restored), 1974 Chevy ¾ ton pickup, 49 or 50 Ford car body, 92 Ford L9000 single axle dump truck with L10 Cummins engine and 7 speed Eaton transmission, it has a 10’ bed with air gate and has pintle hitch.
  • TOOLS & SHOP Items: floor jacks, chain saws, radial arm saw, hand tools, sockets, clamps, ratchets, power tools, electrical cords, floor jacks, air tools, craftsman stand up toolbox, standup toolboxes, engine hoist, Several Chilton repair manuals, John Deere corn sheller, hand saws, pipe, and bar clamps, come along, bench top drill pegs, vise, ammo cans, camel thermometer, Model A wheels, old minnow buckets, bench top drill press. 100-gallon diesel tank, new tarps, motor lift.
  • SHIPPING CONTAINER and Trailers : 8’x40’ Shipping container. 9×5 enclosed trailer, 16’ car trailer, 2001 L&L dual tandem pintle hitch trailer and is equipped with 10K axels.
  • HOME – Antiques – Arts and crafts: Marine/sailor decorations, Dallas Cowboy’s football – commemorative signed advertisement, 1847 Rogers Brothers May 17th silverware, telescopes, golf clubs, vintage flower sifter/potato masher, Mickey Mouse and Goofy picture, vintage toys(made in Lancing Iowa), Wagner cast-iron skillets, camping equipment, Coca-Cola advertising, vintage furniture, cap gun, pots and pans, dish sets, fishing, lots of sewing. Wicker chairs, wicker baskets, kiln, Century workout machine, various workout equipment, drafting table, photography lights, photography equipment, heat seal press, shelving units, vintage Legos, Sonora vintage radio, old license plates, old model cars still in boxes, 100’s vinyl records, wood baskets, vintage funnels, vintage lanterns, vintage sleds, vintage trunks, milk cans, owls, election buttons, floor drying fans, art supplies, file cabinets, vintage lights, coolers, old school desks with cast bottoms.
  • GUNS: Mossberg & Sons 410 bolt action with adjustable choke, J Stevens Arm & Tool Co. 12G 1894 (with paperwork) saying it is a pre-production prototype that later became the model 180), High Standards Pointer 12G pump, W Moore & Co 12G 1880-1898, Winchester Model 1200 12G pump, JC Higgins model 583.18 16G bolt action, J Stevens breach load .22 long rifle model 1915, Silverware sabre sword Schuyler Hartley and Graham.
  • GUN SAFES: Bunker Hill and Homak.
  • APPLIANCES: GE upright freezer, Maytag washer, Maytag dryer.
  • NOTE: Collectors’ special. Many other items not listed. We are liable to find more neat antiques as we continue to sort. Generous amount of scrap iron.

SELLER: Blaine and Amy Flory

ALTIC AUCTION SERVICE – 785-893-4315
Auctioneers- Brady Altic, Lester Edgecomb, Nathan Glessner

Osage City puts on blue jeans for annual Osage County Fair Parade

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Osage County Fair Parade, at Osage City. All floats or other entries are welcomed in the parade, which travels from west to east on Market Street, ending downtown. The 2022 parade will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, with lineup on West Market Street. In conjunction with the fair parade this year, there will also be a parade for kids with decorated bicycles, wagons, scooters, and is open to children up to age 12.

The theme for the fair and the parade is “”Blue Jeans and Country Dreams”, and Adam Burnett, parade chairman, is creating some new and innovative concepts for the parade for this year.

Prize money for float entries will be 1st-$125,  2nd-$100,  3rd-$75, 4th-$50.  Prize money for golf carts and ATVs will be 1st-$30,  2nd-$20,  3rd-$10. Person must be 17 years old to drive either golf carts or ATVs. No water balloons will be allowed in the parade.

Judging for floats, golf carts and ATVs will begin at 5:15 and will end at 5:45 p.m. To have an entry judged, stop by the Flint Hills Beverage drive and wait to be judged. Once you have been judged, proceed to getting in line for the parade. Line up starts at the west end of Market Street.  There will be parade personnel there with clip boards and a line up sheet.

The kids parade will begin at 6:15 p.m., with line up at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Park. The kids parade will travel from Lincoln Park to Seventh and Market streets. Participants must wear a helmet, and children under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given to participants. For more information or to pre-register, call Becky Siljenberg at 785-217-7342 or email [email protected], or Jeanette Swarts at 785-249-5451 or email [email protected].

A parade entry form can be found on the Osage City Chamber of Commerce website at www.osagecitychamber.com, under the Happenings link. Submit the form to Burnett at [email protected] or call him at 785-760-0621 for more information.

Debra Ann Rice, 69, Melvern: Nov. 3, 1952 – June 17, 2022

MELVERN, Kan. – Debra Ann Rice was born Nov. 3, 1952, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of George and Ethel (Harvey) Boyer. She departed this life June 17, 2022, at her home in Melvern, Kan., at the age of 69 years, seven months and 14 days.

Deb grew up in Topeka and moved to Melvern during her ninth-grade year. She graduated from Melvern High School in 1971.

Following graduation, Deb worked at the State Office Building and Victory Life Insurance for a few years. During this time, she was united in marriage to Steve Rice, her high school sweetheart, on April 7, 1972, in Melvern. To this union, two children were born, Stephanie and Scott. Deb and Steve had just celebrated their 50th anniversary together.

In 1974, Deb and Steve built the first of two homes together. The second house was built in rural Melvern in 1993.

In January 1988, Deb went to work for the newly opened branch of the Lyndon State Bank in Melvern. She worked as the Branch Manager until her retirement in December of 2006. For many years, Deb was an active participant of the Melvern community.

Overbrook invites all to Fourth of July celebration

Fireworks at Overbrook Lake. File photo.

The annual City of Overbrook Independence Day Celebration will be Monday, July 4, 2022. Overbrook Pride hosts the community celebration, which starts off with the bike parade at 11:30 a.m. Riders share free hot dogs and root beer floats after the parade. The city opens up its swimming pool for a free swim, 1-5 p.m. A farmers market will be open at the fairgrounds, 4-6 p.m. Evening fun gets underway about 6 p.m., at Overbrook Lake. The event includes food and activities for the evening, with the finale fireworks display around 10 p.m.

Overbrook Pride is sponsoring a free inflatable water slide for kids, and Overbrook Bible Church is serving free watermelon. Food trucks and food vendors will be on hand to offer a variety of choices for evening refreshments.

Lyndon celebrates Independence Day Saturday

Fireworks at a past Lyndon Independence Day celebration. File photo.

The Lyndon community will celebrate Independence Day this Saturday, July 2, 2022, with a day full of fun and activities at City Park, followed by a parade, then fireworks at nearby Lamont Hill and Vassar.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the park with kids’ races and activities. Free watermelon will be offered at 10 a.m., and the Lyndon United Methodist Church will host a barbecue meal fundraiser.  Food trucks and vendors will also be available for lunch and refreshments. A cornhole tournament starts up at 11 a.m., which is also the pie baking contest deadline. Activities lead up to the 4 p.m. parade on Topeka Avenue from 10th Street to Fifth Street. This year’s parade theme is “Red, White and BOOM!”

Lyndon’s celebration concludes at the Vassar community, with Sharp’s annual firework show at Lamont Hill Golf Course. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. There will be live music and more. Food and ice cream will be available at Lamont Hill Restaurant.

See the 2022 schedule below:

RCIL to host two learning sessions for those with vision loss

RCIL will host a two-part seminar to help people who have vision loss. Attendees will learn about topics such as self-care, and using technology to help with every day needs. The seminar will be 12-2 p.m. on two days, July 6 and July 13, 2022, at the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan.

The first session will cover self care, shopping, and cooking; second session will include reading, writing, and using technology.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Amanda Smith, of Resource Center for Independent Living, at 785-528-3105, or [email protected].

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 17 – June 23, 2022

The following information was compiled from records filed June 17 to June 23, 2022, at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 10 – June 16, 2022

The following information was compiled from records filed June 10 to June 16, 2022, at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 3 – June 9, 2022

The following information was compiled from records filed June 3 to June 9, 2022, at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

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