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Eat Well to Be Well: Take practical steps for improving poor digestion

Life is usually good when our gut feels good – no bloating, diarrhea, gas or constipation. But when those symptoms rear their ugly head, and for many they do, More »

Marais des Cygnes Valley 2022 graduates move on to life’s next chapter

2022 graduates of Marais des Cygnes Valley High School. Photo by Jerry Kramer, Kramer Photos. Encouraging his fellow graduates to use of the knowledge they had learned over the past More »

Euclid Lodge donation helps Osage County’s past to be remembered

L.D. Nicolay and fellow Euclid Masonic Lodge members Charles Hanna and Paul Oldham present a grant to Osage County Historical Society members Eileen Davis and Ann Rogers; member Bunny More »

Eat Well to Be Well: Asparagus, a perennial spring favorite

One of the most sought-after vegetables usually signaling the arrival of spring is asparagus. Farmers markets and supermarkets are brimming with this “king of vegetables,” aptly named by France’s More »

Lyndon Library schedules weeks of fun for summer reading program

Lyndon Carnegie Library is planning a fun summer reading program that will run from June 6 – July 14, 2022. This year’s program will include activities and events for readers of all ages, from young children to adults.

Participants can sign up at the library or at the library’s website. The planned schedule is full in the mornings every day, and includes something for all ages.

The tentative weekly schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays – Pre-kindergarten, 10-10:45 a.m.; kindergarten to first grades, 11-11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesdays – 5-7th grades, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – All ages and family program, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays – 2nd-4th grades, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Adults programs are scheduled as follows:

  • June 16, 2:30 p.m., Keys to Embracing Aging 101 presented by Frontier District Extension.
  • June 20, 6 p.m., “Intro into Genealogy” presented by Osage County Historical Society.
  • June 23, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., chalk painting (must sign up).
  • June 30, 6-8 p.m., 4th of July crafts.
  • July 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s 101; presented by Frontier District Extension.

For more information, contact the Lyndon Carnegie Library, 127 E. Sixth St., PO Box 563, Lyndon, KS 66451, 785-828-4520, or see www.lyndonlibrary.org.

Farmers market to open for growing season at Carbondale

Carbondale Farmers Market will open for the spring growing season Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The market is located at City Park 4-6 p.m. every Wednesday, running through
August or September depending on the growing season, and vendors’ and shoppers’ interest.

Along with locally produced crafts, produce, and homemade foods, The Feed Bunk is the featured food truck on May 25. They will have their meal and a la carte menu available.

Everyone is invited to visit, chat, eat, and shop the local homegrown and home-produced food and craft items.

Donald Herbert Garrett Sr., 80, Lyndon: Oct. 2, 1941 – May 22, 2022

LYNDON, Kan. – Donald Herbert Garrett Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. He was born Oct. 2, 1941, in Bagnell, Mo., the son of Gerald and Icel (Platter) Garrett.

Don had lived in Kansas City, Kan., for many years, and had moved to rural Lyndon, Kan., in 1994.

He served for 27 years for the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and retired as a master sergeant. He then served several years as the Lyndon chief of police. He was a past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4, was a member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Lyndon Lions Club, the Masonic Euclid Lodge No. 101, Lyndon, and served on the board of Rural Water District No. 6. He has been a member of the StoneyPoint Christian Church, Kansas City, and attended the Lyndon United Methodist Church, Lyndon.

Thank you from the family of Janat Coleen Rice

The family of Janat Coleen Rice would like to say a heartfelt thanks to all the kind folks who helped make the loss of this special, beloved woman a little easier. The staff of Sunset Manor provided compassionate and loving care not only to our mother, but also to our family during the difficult last days of her life. Our hospice nurse, Stephany, was invaluable in helping Mom feel more comfortable and supporting all of us. We also thank Pastor Joshua McCrarey for his visits and prayers.

There are many people who assisted in the memorial services. Reverend Terry Bullock listened to our memories and put together a touching and personal tribute to Mom’s life. The church community women of Melvern served a delicious meal and the opportunity for our family to be together. It was comforting to see all those who attended her services. This meant so much to us, and Mom would have been pleased. We received many warm condolences, cards, flowers, and memorial contributions. Last, but not least, Marty Feltner, of Feltner’s Funeral Home, was with us throughout this process, responding to our every request with patience and compassion. This kindness from all of you will be remembered by our family and we are forever thankful.

We will miss this wonderful woman more than we can say, but know that she smiles down upon us and is humbly grateful to all the friends and family that blessed her life.

Steve and Debbie Rice and family
Rhonda and Bob Knoernschild and family
Nancy and Bruce Carselowey and family
Jerry and Pam Rice and family
Danny and Terry Rice and family

Help Wanted: Osage City seeks Water, Sewer & Gas Operator

The City of Osage City, Kansas is now accepting applications for a Water, Sewer & Gas Operator. The employee in this position is responsible for the day-to-day operation for the City’s water distribution system, water treatment plant, sewer collection system and natural gas distribution system. A high school diploma or GED is required as well as a valid Kansas driver’s license. Training opportunities will be provided to obtain certifications. Position questions can be directed to: Utilities Director Dale Schwieger [email protected] .

This position is full-time and thus recieves KPERS, health insurance, life insurance, vacation, sick leave and personal days as benefits. The City of Osage City offers a competitive wage, overtime, on-call, and benefit package and pays 100% of single-health insurance premium.

Beginning wage with no experience is $17.93. Wage is subject to certifications and experience.

Submit completed application, resume, professional and personal references to: City Clerk Terri Fultz, City of Osage City, 201 S. Fifth Street, PO Box 250, Osage City, KS 66523, or email Terri Fultz [email protected]

Applications can be found on the City’s website at www.osagecity.com or picked up at City Hall.

Resumes and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The City of Osage City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Eat Well to Be Well: Take practical steps for improving poor digestion

Life is usually good when our gut feels good – no bloating, diarrhea, gas or constipation. But when those symptoms rear their ugly head, and for many they do, suddenly your happy-go-lucky life has just taken a turn down the wrong road.

Having a gut that works like a charm the majority, if not all of the time, is one of life’s most valuable health assets. When tummy troubles are under control, we can enjoy life much more. Luckily, good gut health and the ability to digest what we eat without worry can be achieved by most of us when specific steps are taken.

Causes of poor digestion

There can be several reasons why we may experience poor digestion. Here are some common ones many may have:

  • Taking too many over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Drinking too much alcohol.
  • Eating too many sugary foods and beverages or refined carbohydrates.
  • Too much “bad” bacteria instead of “good” bacteria.
  • Stress.
  • Environmental contaminants.

Signs of poor digestion

Many of us associate poor digestion with the typical symptoms of bloating, gassiness, constipation, or diarrhea. But poor gut health can make itself known by causing other symptoms outside of our abdomen, such as joint pain, unexplained headaches, fibromyalgia, skin problems, sleep disturbances, and fatigue.

Osage County Jail Log, May 15 to May 21, 2022

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

Public Notice: Spring 2022 Burning Dates, Osage City, Kansas

The City of Osage City will allow the burning of grass, weeds, leaves, small limbs and small branches in waterways, yards, gardens, and fence lines, which shall be permitted between the days of Wednesday, March 9, 2022 through Tuesday, May 31, 2022, provided conditions are favorable; the County does not have a burn ban in place; wind speed is not more than 10 MPH; a water hose is securely fastened to an operable water faucet, and the length of the hose available is sufficient to reach the area where the controlled burn is occurring; no fire is left unattended; and no burning is to be performed on or intersect the sidewalks, streets or gutters of City streets.

For more information, call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714.

Eileen Olive Reimer, 86, Lenexa: July 11, 1935 – May 15, 2022

LENEXA, Kan. – Eileen Olive Reimer, 86, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. She was born July 11, 1935, at the family farm home near Quenemo, Kan., the daughter of Gordon and Maude Vinton Gray.

Eileen attended Quenemo High School, where she graduated with the class of 1954. She went on to attend the Stewart Beauty Academy of Cosmetology, completing her professional certification in 1958.

On Sept. 4, 1955, Eileen was forever joined in marriage to the love of her life, Lester Reimer, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Emporia, Kan. Eileen and Lester were faithful members of Messiah Lutheran Church throughout their lives.

Eileen was a beautician for 59 years, and the owner and operator of Eileen’s Beauty Shop for more than 50 years. Eileen and Lester moved to Lenexa, Kan., in 2017 to be nearer to their daughter.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Bulls must romance cows

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Cows will never have a calf if they don’t have intimate lovemaking with a bull.”

For a cowherd to make profits for a ranch, cows must have calves.

All the long-drawn-out discussions about bull performance data, pedigree and production ability are fine and good. They are important, but the most essential ingredient is that the bull gets cows bred.

On the forefront, it sounds simple, but many factors come into the equation for this to happen.

Most importantly, the bull must be fertile. Just because a bull sired a pasture full of calves on the ground this spring doesn’t mean anything now. Many things could have happened since the bull bred cows last year, and he has become infertile.

A bull may have been injured by the last cow he mated. Injuries to his breeding system could have occurred while fighting with other cattle. An accident could have injured the bull while grazing rough pasture terrain.

Freezing cold winter temperatures can have negative impact on a bull’s breeding soundness. The list goes on and on.

So, every bull going out with cows to be bred to raise calves must have a breeding soundness check. That is easier said than done.

Bulls must be rounded up for a qualified veterinarian to do the examination. Most bulls do not like the procedure, which certain people might even consider inhumane, but it is required.

City of Osage City: American and Union Cemeteries Decoration Policy

City of Osage City
American and Union Cemeteries

Decorations placed upon graves will be removed 15 days following Decoration Day of each year. After this date any decorations that remain will be removed by cemetery staff.

Flowers which are placed in urns which are part of a headstone and are embedded in a concrete base may be permitted at all times.

For more information, contact Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714, 201 S. Fifth St., PO Box 250, Osage City, KS 66523.

Marais des Cygnes Valley 2022 graduates move on to life’s next chapter

2022 graduates of Marais des Cygnes Valley High School. Photo by Jerry Kramer, Kramer Photos.

Encouraging his fellow graduates to use of the knowledge they had learned over the past four years, Marais des Cygnes Valley High School valedictorian Wyatt Lingenfelter quoted from Benjamin Franklin: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest,” during MdCV’s Saturday afternoon graduation ceremony, May 7, 2022.

Lingenfelter reiterated Franklin’s message in his speech to the graduating seniors gathered for the ceremony. “Knowledge is a huge investment in your future. It is something you can always fall back on,” he said.

He also reminded classmates from where and who they gained that knowledge, recognizing family and faculty for the class’ success.

“Without help from all of you, we would not be the people we are today,” he said.
Lingenfelter was joined in accepting diplomas by 14 graduating classmates, including 2022 salutatorian, Cole Lacey, who reminisced about the class’ journey through high school. Lacey recognized school staff, “You have supported us through this four year journey and have been there when we needed it most” – and parents, “You have been the most supporting, caring, and helpful people we know or ever know.”

Lacey reminded his classmates their journey didn’t end at graduation, “Our future is bright. We are a great group of kids and I know we’ll all go far.”

After presentation of the Marais des Cygnes Valley High School class of 2022 for graduation by USD 456 Superintendent Joe Sample, USD 456 Board of Education members presented diplomas to Dalton Bechtle, Maximus Davis, Madison Flatin, Mary Ingle, Cole Lacey, Angelina Lighfoot, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Jacob McGowin, Katy Parker, AKaylee Prunty, Braden Reed, Hailie Rose, Caden Smith, Riley Spillman, and Chisolm Woodson.

Help Wanted: Openings for Construction Laborers

Concrete Unlimited Construction, Inc. has immediate openings in Topeka, KS, for laborers, wall form setters, flatwork form setters, ironworkers, and finishers.

Concrete Unlimited Construction offers competitive pay and a benefits package that includes health, dental and life insurance, and a retirement plan.

Apply in person at 3160 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email resume to: [email protected] or [email protected] (please include current contact information). Call 785-232-8636 for more information.

Janet Marie Riggin, 46, Eudora: Feb. 8, 1976 – May 15, 2022

EUDORA, Kan. – Janet Marie Riggin, age 46, of Eudora, Kan., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at her home. She was born Feb. 8, 1976, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Jode M. Riggin and Rosene L. (Stewart) Riggin.

Janet grew up in the Harveyville, Kan., area and graduated from Mission Valley High School with the class of 1994. She then graduated from Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, with a degree in Graphic Arts.

Janet was a manager for Universal Engraving, Lenexa, Kan., working there since 2004. She loved her job and how she was able to utilize her artistic abilities within her profession.

She was a member of the Barn Hunting Association, and loved taking her dog, Blue, on many barn hunts, winning awards often. She also had served as a volunteer firefighter and first responder for Baldwin City, Kan.

Historical society to host character performance workshop; cemetery preservation seminar

Osage County Historical Society will host a historical performance workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, at the museum in Lyndon. The workshop, “The Stories that Shape Us,” is geared towards the Carbondale sesquicentennial celebration, but it is open to all.

Dr. Joyce Thierer and Ann Birney will guide participants in researching a local person from the past, writing a first person script for their character, and presenting a short performance. Participants should plan to attend both days. Registration is required. The event is free to the public. For more information or to register, contact OCHS at 785-828-3477, [email protected], or 631 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan.

The workshop is paid for by a grant from the Santa Fe Trail Association, Quivira Chapter. The Carbondale Community Historical Society will provide lunch and snacks during the workshop.

OCHS will also host a cemetery preservation workshop, June 8, 2022, at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame, Kan. Jonathan Appell, of Atlas Preservation, will present the free seminar.

For the past 20 years, Appell has worked to preserve gravestones and monuments across the United States. With his work, he has developed simple and effective hands-on techniques, and encouraged others to preserve America’s burying grounds. In 2020, he began a project to perform 48 gravestone preservation workshops, in 48 states, in 48 days, teaching people how to clean, repair and reset gravestones and monuments in their own backyards. For more information, contact OCHS.

Osage County Jail Log, May 7 to May 14, 2022

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

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, May 6 – May 12, 2022

The following information was compiled May 6 to May 12, 2022, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

OCPR Update: Water is warming up for aquatic center recreation

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is blooming with activities that will get underway as soon as the water starts to warm up. The Osage City Aquatic Center, including swim team, swim lessons, and water aerobics, and youth golf and youth football camp are on the roster.

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