Osage City Council rejects zoning recommendations

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council rejected a pair of unanimous decisions by the planning and zoning board at the Nov. 25 council meeting.

The board met Nov. 19 to discuss two of three items, which the council had recommended for review.

Section 20-803 referred to garages on vacant lots. For residential properties, city code requires a residence to be located on the property for other items to be built.

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Chargers' Cinderella season ends in sub-state

COLUMBUS—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers began Friday night’s sub-state game with all the momentum, but Columbus took over, taking the momentum and six-straight touchdowns to win 44-12 and advance to the state championship.

The Chargers won the coin toss, deferred, and kicked off to the Titans. SFT stuffed Columbus’ star fullback Jace McDowns twice, and the Titan’s went three-and-out, punting to the Chargers.

Vehicle crashes into Osage City storefront

OSAGE CITY—Earlier this morning, a vehicle entered the storefront of a local business.

At approximately 9:18 a.m., a car driven by Clara Bryan, 77, Osage City, jumped the curb as she attempted to park her car and crashed into Gibson Pharmacy at 521 Market St. The vehicle struck the storefront glass of the pharmacy.

No injuries were reported, and the pharmacy remains open for business. Repairs are being made to the storefront today.

The vehicle was towed by The Body Shop, Osage City.

K170 bridges reopened ahead of schedule

READING—Construction was completed Nov. 19 on two adjacent bridges, located 3.5 miles east of Reading in Osage County. The bridges, which have been closed since June, were reopened to all traffic last week.

Despite initial delays, contractors met their original late November completion schedule.

Musical instrument store opens in Burlingame

BURLINGAME—Former Burlingame High School band and music director Mark Hecht may be retired, but he hasn’t put down his instruments. Not any of them. In fact, he looks to pick up more.

Seven-foot man sentenced for bank robbery

KANSAS CITY—A seven-foot man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a Franklin County Bank.

Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, Quenemo, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on March 19, he robbed the Goppert State Service Bank at 118 East Franklin Street in Pomona. During the robbery, he wore a black ninja mask belonging to a co-defendant’s son and carried a BB gun modified to make it look more like a real gun.

Burlingame man indicted on postal theft charges

TOPEKA—The United State Attorney’s Office indicted a Topeka postal employee Nov. 19 on a federal charge of stealing prescription medications from the mail, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Terry D. Ricley, 44, Burlingame, worked sorting mail at the Topeka Post Office North Station. Ricley was charged with one count of theft by a postal employee. According to a press release, Ricley allegedly stole Hydrocodone and Tramadol being delivered by mail.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Overbrook sewer debate sludges on

OVERBROOK—At the invitation from the city council, Overbrook BP Gas and Convenience Store owner Mike Fawl supplied documentation, supporting his claim that the city is responsible for the repairs made to a sewer line. The line had stopped working due to a mop head and a piece of silverware clogging the line.

Fawl presented the original easement paperwork given to him from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

“Unfortunately, this paperwork doesn’t designate ownership of the lines,” said Don Schultz, mayor.

Phyllis Marie Greenawalt

Oct. 23, 1928 – Nov. 9, 2014

BELLA VISTA, Ark.—Phyllis Marie Greenawalt, 86, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Nov. 9, 2014. She was 86.

She was born Oct. 23, 1928, at Quenemo. She was raised in Burlingame, by her parents, A.M. “Mac” and Avis Fine. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1950, with a degree in home economics and education.

She married Jack Greenawalt in 1949. They lived in Chicago, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio, before relocating to Bartlesville, Okla., in 1955, where she took great pride in raising her family of four boys.


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