CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Tigers win regional title

BURLINGTON—The Lyndon Lady Tigers earned a full-team ticket to the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet with first place team and individual finishes at the Saturday in Burlington.

“Sophomore Maddie Montgomery took off and never looked back,” said Juanita Spitzenberger, Lady Tigers’ coach. “Maddie started the race off strong and lead for the entire race winning the race by 1:07 over second place. The entire team looked great today and they all ran their personal best today at regionals.”

Lois A. Moore

Sept. 18, 1922 – Oct. 26, 2016

OVERBROOK—Lois A. Moore, Overbrook, died Oct. 26, 2016, at her daughter’s residence. She was 94.

She was born Sept. 18, 1922, at Auburn, the daughter of Ernest Bean and Anna Carrel Bean. She was a lifelong resident of the Richland area and attended Richland Grade School and was a 1940 graduate of Overbrook Rural High School. She then attended and graduated from Dodd’s Business College, Topeka.

Warren D. Lutz

Nov. 23, 1934 – Oct. 25, 2016

TOPEKA—Warren D. Lutz, Lyndon, died Oct. 25, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. He was 81.

He was born Nov. 23, 1934, at Peabody, the son of Alvin and Mildred Savage Lutz. He grew up in Florence, lived in Garnett and Chanute before moving to Lyndon in 1969, where he has lived since.

He graduated from Garnett High School in 1952, and received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Kansas University in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army and then began working for U.S. Geological Survey making topographical maps.

Vassar Fun Fest will be Saturday

VASSAR—Vassar will host its annual Fun Fest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Vassar Schoolhouse.

Festivities for the day will include a costume parade 11 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at Vassar Post Office at 10:45 a.m. The route will end at the schoolhouse. Participants and attendees will gather around the flag pole, following the parade, for the National Anthem, followed by costume judging. Prizes will be awarded for each age group.

Gary Dean Laubach

Feb. 14, 1946 – Oct. 24, 2016

WAKARUSA—Gary Dean Laubach, Wakarusa, died Oct. 24, 2016, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was 70.

He was born Feb. 14, 1946, at Topeka, the son of Lorenz and Norma Laubach. He graduated from Scranton High School in 1964. He started doing auto body and paint work while still in high school and continued until he retired in 2012.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a good friend to many. He loved his 1967 Ford Mustang, his German Shepherds and his cats.

Calendar of Halloween events in Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY—Walking through the woods or entering a barn may not be frightful any other time of year, but not at Halloween time. Attractions throughout the county continue this weekend and will offer scares for all ages.

Start the Halloween festivities off by visiting the Trunk or Treat event 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Resource Center for Independent Living, 1137 Laing, Osage City.

The Forbidden Farm, an annual haunted barn in Osage City, is open 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Wileys Weenie Wagon, hot dog vender, will offer concessions Oct. 29.

FOOTBALL: Bearcats clinch district championship

BURLINGAME—Burlingame wrapped up their final regular home game of the regular season with a 46-0 shutout win over Rural Vista.

“Clinching districts and earning a home playoff game has been a team goal of ours all season,” said Jeff Slater, Bearcat’s head coach. “I think last Friday was our most well rounded game overall. Defense played great and offensively we were very efficient besides our two turnovers.

The Bearcats win was akin to most of their wins this season - decided quickly and over by the mercy rule early in the second half.

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County treasurer presents digital disbursements

LYNDON—Sherri Weber, Osage County treasurer, addressed the council at the Oct. 17 meeting. Weber asked the council to consider approving the mill levy distributions electronically instead of by paper checks.

“Will we be notified ahead of time?” asked Julie Stutzman, city clerk.

“You will be notified at the time that it occurs by email,” Weber said. “We can probably do it anyway that you want. There would be something initially like what it is with your paper check.”

“Are you ready to do the ACH checks?” asked Bill Patterson, city council.

MdCV board asked to consider new programs

MELVERN—Superintendent Ted Hessong opened the Oct. 10 USD 456 Board of Education meeting with a restatement of the vision and mission he projected at the beginning of the school year - to make the district better for faculty and students, as well as providing resources for the enhancement of productivity.



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