Teachers kiss pig as Box Tops reward

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Parent Teacher Association wrapped up the fall semester with a movie and a special presentation Friday afternoon.

The PTA promised students that if they brought in $2,000 worth of box tops, their teachers would kiss a pig. After students brought in 24,447 box tops, an assembly was scheduled Friday afternoon, where nine teachers would get the opportunity to locks lips, or lips and snout, with a nine-month old, 90-pound miniature potbelly pig named Miles.

$2,500 Christmas On Us grand prize drawing Monday

OSAGE CITY—The countdown is on for The Herald-Chronicle’s Christmas On Us grand prize drawing for a total of $2,500 in prizes – two $1,000 prizes and two $250 prizes – at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, in the Osage City High School auditorium.

County recieves first accumulating snowfall

The county received a fairly even blanket of around two inches of snow overnight.

Shoveling improved through the day as temperatures rose above freezing, causing much of the snow on streets and sidewalks to begin to melt.

Snowplows were out overnight, by mid-day Thursday, most roads have been improved to wet or slushy travel, according to 511.ksdot.org. K-31 in southeast Osage County was still listed as snow packed.

No schools were closed in Osage County, however closings were reported north of Topeka and south of Emporia.

Scranton man killed in two-vehicle accident

TOPEKA—A Scranton man was one of two people killed in an accident around 5:52 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. Highway 75 and NW 62nd Street in Shawnee County, around 4.5 miles north of Topeka.

According to the Kansas High Way Patrol, a 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven by Steven G. Galarneau, 62, of Scranton, was traveling west on N.W. 62nd Street and “failed to yield at the stop sign” at U.S. 75.

Galarneau’s truck was struck in the driver’s side door by a 2011 Ford F350 traveling north on U.S. 75, killing Galarneau and his passenger, David N. Hilleland, 64, Topeka.

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MdCV secretary resigns following arrest

MELVERN—The USD 456 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Marais des Cygnes Valley High School secretary Keri B. Dyke during a special meeting Monday.

Dyke, 38, Melvern, was arrested Dec. 11 on two counts of forgery and one count of felony theft. Her husband, Donald D. Dyke, 41, Melvern, was arrested Dec. 10 on felony theft and forgery charges.

Melanie Hollenbeck Kroh

Aug. 5, 1977 – Dec. 14, 2014

SHAWNEE—Melanie Hollenbeck Kroh suddenly left us Dec. 14, 2014. No one expected her to leave so soon, and her passing has left a great void in the hearts of those who loved her.

She was born Aug. 5, 1977, and grew up in Merriam, where she graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School and Johnson County Community College Nursing School. She completed her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 2012.

Treinen presentation Friday at Osage City

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Indians will make a presentation at halftime of the boys’ basketball game Friday at Osage City High School, honoring Washington National’s pitcher Blake Treinen,

The schools will make a short presentation with Treinen, who will be present at the event. The evening with also mark the addition of Treinen’s National’s jersey to the trophy case at the school.

Treinen wrapped up his debut year in the major leagues with a 2-3 record, pitching over 50 innings with a 2.49 ERA through seven starts and eight relief appearances.

Wanda Elliott

Dec. 15, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Wanda Elliott, formerly of Lyndon, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Osage City Nursing Center. She was 82.

Visitation will be the evening of Dec. 18 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Services will be 11 a.m. Dec. 19 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Topeka.

Chicken ordinance dies on council floor

BURLINGAME—After three months of discussion, the Burlingame City Council brought an action-ready ordinance to allow chickens in the city, with certain restrictions.

“Three months ago, I can to see about a variance on my property for chickens,” said resident Steve Delekta, speaking unrecognized. “You guys made a mess of this.”

The resolution contained blanks for the application, registration, renewal fees and fines guidelines. Council member Kenna Burns began discussion, saying she felt $25 was too much for the application fee.


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