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Eat Well to Be Well:How to build a delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie

You may think building a healthy smoothie is easy. Grab a blender and throw in a bunch of fruit, add sweeteners, and milk or juice, and call it good. More »

Methodist church to rev up Lyndon with annual car show Saturday

Cars lined up by the Bailey House at the 2017 Get ‘Rev’d Up’ All Motor Show. File photo. The Lyndon United Methodist Church is getting revved up for its More »

U.S. 56 overlay and milling work begins in Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – Overlay and milling work began today, June 14, 2021, on U.S. Highway 56 in Osage County, Kan. The work will cover approximately 27 miles, from More »

Start snapping: Statewide agriculture photo contest opens entry period

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The beauty of Kansas agriculture has been celebrated throughout the state’s ag industry, and photographers are encouraged to capture that beauty and share it with others More »

Frontier Extension District names McFarland as director

Frontier Extension District has announced that Rebecca McFarland has been named as director  of the district. McFarland has been a member of the Frontier Extension District team since the district’s formation in 2010 and prior to that served as the family and consumer sciences agent for Franklin County from 1996 to 2010. McFarland has spent her entire professional career in the cooperative extension system and just completed her 26th year.

Since July 2014, McFarland has served in various leadership roles. She currently serves as a co-leader for the Stress and Resiliency Transdisciplinary Team formed in 2019. She helped lead efforts in addressing behavioral health issues and concerns identified for K-State Research and Extension professionals and Kansans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also a member of the KSRE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work Group.

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as director of the Frontier Extension District,” McFarland said. “We have a dedicated staff, and board that is passionate about serving the people across our district. We will continue to work together to address critical issues facing our communities and be innovative and creative in our engagement and delivery.”

Billy F. Morris, 63, Loveland, Colo.: Oct. 12, 1957 – May 31, 2021

LOVELAND, Colo. – Billy F. Morris, 63, passed away May 31,2021, in Loveland, Colo. He was born Oct. 12, 1957, in Albuquerque, N.M., to James C. Morris and Doris L. Morris (Moseley).

He attended Highland High School, where he played football. Upon graduation, Billy joined the IBEW as an apprentice. After 43 years as an active member, he retired at the age of 62 from the 8th District. Some of his many jobs included UNM Children’s hospital, New Mile High Stadium, Denver Airport, and multiple water treatment plants in the Denver area.

Arlon Leroy Green, 75, Osage City: May 27, 1946 – June 16, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Arlon Leroy Green, 75, of Osage City, Kan., departed this life on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Arlon was born May 27, 1946, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Ovid Charles “O.C.” and Pearl Lucille (Groff) Green.

Arlong grew up in Osage City and graduated from Osage City High School in 1964.

Arlon attended Emporia State University, and while he was at Emporia State he got drafted by the United States Army to go to Vietnam on Nov. 3, 1969. Arlon was a pilot of CH-47 Chinooks and served in the 15th Aviation Company, 1st Cavalry Division. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 1, 1974.

Eat Well to Be Well:How to build a delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie

You may think building a healthy smoothie is easy. Grab a blender and throw in a bunch of fruit, add sweeteners, and milk or juice, and call it good. But think again. When done right, smoothies can indeed be very healthy. Plus, they’re a convenient and easy way to pack in essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants all in a drinkable form.

However, when done wrong, drinking what you perceive as “healthy,” might backfire. When packing smoothies with a bevy of ingredients, a super healthy smoothie easily becomes a disastrous overload, pushing in excess of 500 calories plus and a surplus of sugars sabotaging attempts at both weight loss or keeping blood sugar under control.

Could you be making these same “smoothie mistakes” and not know it? If so, you’re not alone. Smoothies are a commonly made concoction in many households and often used as a meal replacement. But to avoid bungling a smoothie, learn the right way to build a delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie, keeping everything in balance.

Common smoothie mistakes to avoid

To understand the art of healthy smoothie-making, it’s important to know mistakes to avoid. See if you might be guilty of any of the following:

Putting in too much fruit: I’ve listened to plenty of clients who proudly describe in detail the overabundance of fruit they add to a smoothie recipe. More is better, right? Wrong. Fruits are a mainstay of smoothies offering a variety of nutrients your body needs. But remember, moderation is key. Too much of a good thing will disrupt the balance between calories and carbs. The rule of thumb is to use about one cup of no more than one to two fruits per smoothie.

Adding in too many sweeteners: A sugar is a sugar, no matter what form it’s in.  If you like sweetening-up your smoothie by adding in honey or maple syrup or coconut sugar, as examples, a heavy hand will up the calorie and carb ante – a lot. Whatever fruit you’re using should be “sweet enough” without needing to rely on added sugars.

Drinking a smoothie with a meal: Most smoothies are consumed early morning for breakfast. A high protein, fruit and veggie-packed smoothie can be a nutritious way to begin your day, and likely has sufficient calories to meet your needs for that meal. But if you’re also having that smoothie along with a bowl of cereal or oatmeal or a plate of eggs, bacon, and toast, either cut out the smoothie or significantly lighten it up to still enjoy it alongside your other foods.

Going overboard with nutrient boosters: Some smoothie zealots like to “beef up” the nutritional value by adding in extras like protein powders, peanut or almond butters, or chia seeds. While these can be used, if amounts are unchecked, calories add up quickly. Consider that just one tablespoon of peanut or almond butter contains 100 calories. Again, moderation rules.

Help Wanted: RWD No. 5 seeks Secretary/Support Staff

Secretary/Support Staff position available for Osage Rural Water District No. 5, located in Overbrook, Kan. Monday to Friday, 30-40 hours a week. Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Salary and benefits to be determined.

Lyndon opens up garages and yards for citywide sales Saturday

Lyndon’s citywide garage sales are Saturday, June 19, 2021. A map will be available at Lyndon Carnegie Library, 127 E. Sixth St., showing addresses of many of the sales. But it’s not too late to list your sale on Osage County News. For all personal yard or garage sales in the county, Osage County News offers free ads, making it easy for local buyers and sellers to connect.

To place a garage or yard sale ad, simply click here to go to the County Comment page. There you will be able to use the comment feature to place your own ad.

It’s simple to place a free ad: Include the times and dates of your sale, street address, city and detailed directions if the sale is in a rural area. A listing of items for sale may also be included.

Ads will be deleted from the site when the sale date has passed.

For more information, or to advertise other products, services or events, contact Osage County News at 785-828-4994 or email [email protected].

2020-2021 Marais des Cygnes Valley High School 2nd Semester Honor Roll

Trojan Honor Roll: 4.0

  • 9th grade – Brianna Huffman, Olivia Lacey, Emma Marsh, Kelsey Rice
  • 10th grade – Madison Cormode, Lindsey Johnson, Avary Simmons, Kyla Vogeler
  • 11th grade – Maximus Davis, Cole Lacey, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Braden Reed, Riley Spillman

Blue & Orange Honor Roll: 3.4-3.99

  • 9th grade – Chloe Barb, Hannah Foxworthy
  • 10th grade – Mason Rose, Hailey Ingle, Alyssa McCurdy, Alysa Miller, Anna Moore, Tristyn Weber

Honorable Mention: 3.00-3.39

  • 9th grade – Hunter Treinen
  • 10th grade – Kaitlyn Lage, Josephine Wheeler, Savannah Williams
  • 11th grade – Madison Flatin, Anjelina Lightfoot, Jacob McGowin, Hailie Rose, Caden Smith
  • 12th grade – Brice Marsh

2020-2021 Marais des Cygnes Valley Junior High School 2nd Semester Honor Roll

Trojan Honor Roll: 4.0

  • 6th grade – Dalton Lingenfelter, Braelyn McNally, Landon Reed, Madyson Rose, Darrion Traver, Joshua Ulupano
  • 7th grade – Colbie Cormode, Kadence Masenthin, Kathleen Patterson, Ella Reed, Anna Rogers, Catayah Thompson, Alexandra Totty, Akyra Traver
  • 8th grade – Clare Hockett, Evelyn Stephens

Blue & Orange Honor Roll: 3.4-3.99

  • 6th grade – Lillyin McLaren, Ayden Stucker, Landon Traver, Aubrey Vogeler, Chase Vogeler, Montrae Walker
  • 7th grade – Sully Simpson
  • 8th grade  – Montana McCurdy, Destiny Moore, Allison Reeser

Honorable Mention: 3.00-3.39

  • 6th grade – Anna Ingle, Dylan Saffle
  • 7th grade – Trista DeCavele, Taytum Gellhaus, Alexandria Hockett
  • 8th grade – Trey DeCavele

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 4 – June 10, 2021

The following information was compiled June 4 to June 10, 2021, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Leland Kramer, 84, Lawrence: Nov. 6, 1935 – April 22, 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Leland Kramer, 84, passed away on April 22, 2020, in Lawrence, Kan.

Please join the family as they celebrate Leland’s life 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Osage City Community Building, Osage City, Kan. The eulogy will be read at 2:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s Reports: Topeka man charged with human trafficking

A Topeka man was arrested June 8, 2021, as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office into online solicitation of children by adults. The sheriff reported in a press release that Mark E. Davenport, 39, of Topeka, Kan., was taken into custody without incident after he allegedly made plans to meet with someone he believed to be a minor.

Davenport appeared before Osage County Magistrate Judge Lori Breshears June 9 on charges of aggravated human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of a child. Breshears set bond at $75,000 cash or surety; Davenport remained in the Osage County Jail as of June 14.

Lyndon man arrested at Osage City on drug charges

An Osage County Sheriff’s Office press release reported that at approximately 10:53 a.m. June 9, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a car stop in the 100 block of South 9th Street, in Osage City, Kan. During the stop, narcotics were located. The driver of the vehicle, Matthew J. Wilson-Bedford, 28, of Lyndon, was taken into custody and transported to the Osage County Jail Facility on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. Bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety, and Wilson-Bedford bonded out of Osage County Jail on Friday, with his second appearance set for June 24.

Osage County Jail Log, June 6 – June 12, 2021

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

Doris Snethen, 86, Damon, Texas: Feb. 1, 1935 – June 9, 2021

SCRANTON, Kan. – Doris Snethen, 86, of Damon, Texas, formerly of Scranton, Kan., passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Mountain Home, Ark., the daughter of William Gale and Clela (Taylor) Gale.

Doris grew up in Wichita, Kan. She later moved to LaJunta, Colo., where she adopted her two children before moving to Rock Creek, Kan., and eventually settling in the Scranton area. She lived there most of her adult life until moving to Damon 13 years ago to be close to her daughter.

Methodist church to rev up Lyndon with annual car show Saturday

Cars lined up by the Bailey House at the 2017 Get ‘Rev’d Up’ All Motor Show. File photo.

The Lyndon United Methodist Church is getting revved up for its 150th anniversary, with the ninth annual Get ‘Rev’d Up’ All Motor Show included as part of the church’s celebration. Registration for the show opens at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Lyndon City Park. Everyone is invited to the park, where there will be a live band and DJ, along with breakfast, lunch and homemade ice cream, with all proceeds benefiting the church’s ministries.

In the motor show, awards will be presented to the top 15 along with 15 specialty awards. Registration is open until the day of the show, and entry forms are available at lyndonumc.org. For more information, contact Greg Thill at 785-221-9024 or [email protected]; or the Lyndon United Methodist Church at 785-828-4744.

In addition to the car show, Lyndon will also be revved up over garage sales Saturday, as the city hosts its annual citywide garages sales. Maps to local garage sales are available at the Lyndon Carnegie Library, 127 E. 6th St., which will serve as the city’s garage sale headquarters for the day.

THE DANCE SPOT: Summer tumbling starts this week!

Hurry, Hurry! Don’t delay, spots are filling up fast! SUMMER TUMBLING starts this week!

At: THE DANCE SPOT in Burlingame, Kan.

BEGINNING TUMBLING (ages 5yr & up)

  • Wed nights 5:00-5:45pm
  • Starts 6/16/21


  • Sundays Noon-1:00pm
  • Starts 6/20/21

COST: $25 a month; second sibling add $15 a month; third sibling add $10 a month.

Register online for free. To hold your spot click here: http://www.the-dance-spot.com


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