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Durkin claims county spelling bee championship for second time

Submitted by Osage County Senior Center Director Byron Jordan

The Osage County Senior Spelling Bee Champion is Genny Durkin, of Osage City, who is also our first repeat champion. The senior spelling bee held Oct. 10 turned out to be a really neat event. Christena Hanson was the second-place winner in the bee, and Patricia Fredrickson won third place. Ten contestants competed.

The student panel of judges from Carbondale Attendance Center included Cassidy Baker, Kierra Lira, Brody Smith and Derek Stahel. They were accompanied by their teacher Nicole Procheska. And, they were truly a wonderful bunch of kids to work with.

Surprisingly, there are still seats available on the bus trip to LeRoy, Kan., Thursday, Oct. 24. Destinations include the Barbie & More Doll Museum, Luther’s Jerky USA, and Arnold’s Greenhouse, with lunch at the Pizza Parlor Restaurant. This is our first ever bus trip to LeRoy, and we are really hoping for a full bus. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 785-528-4906 or stop by the center 604 Market St., Osage City.


  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Art and painting class 9 a.m.; bus trip to Williamsburg for barbecue 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 18 – Home Town Health Care foot care clinic 9 a.m.; bingo 10 a.m.; hearing checks by Ediger 10 a.m.; blood pressure checks 11 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 21 – Sewing 8 a.m.; armchair exercise 11 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.; play pitch & eat 5:15 p.m., cards at 5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Senior commodity boxes available; ceramics 9 a.m.; Mexican Train games 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Sewing 8 a.m.; Area Agency on Aging Medicare assist 10 a.m.; armchair exercise 11:00 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 –LeRoy bus trip 8 a.m.; art and painting class 9 a.m.

See Osage County Senior Center general transportation bus schedule here.

See Mid America Nutrition Program daily menus here.

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