5K to raise funds for Carbondale youth

CARBONDALE—The fifth annual Getting up from the Fall 5K Run/Walk is seeking participants.

Emily Roberts, event organizer, said the benefit selects a family with a local connection every year. She also said that selection was a little harder to make this year.

“As we have gotten bigger and better known this year, we had several people apply,” said Roberts. “We had a committee of five people choose who we wanted to do the race for.”

USD 454 teachers agreement funds continuing education

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame USD 454 Board of Education convened a special meeting June 29 to close out business for the 2014-15 school year and begin the next.

Costs continue to rise with street, sewer projects

OSAGE CITY—The tab continues to rise for major projects on Osage City’s horizon, with a looming large-scale sewer project, along with several needed road upgrades.

The city’s one break comes with the scheduled resurfacing of K-31 (Market Street) in downtown. Bruce Boettcher, PE, for BG Consultants, updated the the city council on the Kansas Department of Transportation KLINK project at its June 23 meeting.

“Right now, everything looks like it will be under budget,” Boettcher said. “It’s in to KDOT for their approval.”

Osage City Osage County Fair results


Round Robin showmanship

Senior division: Grand champion, Allison Railsback, WW, beef division; reserve grand champion, Bailey Corwine, WW, swine division; Tracy Wilk, WW, sheep division; Kyle Hug, CR, goat division; Royce Cowan, WW, dairy division; Sarah Thompson, WW, horse division.

Intermediate division: Grand champion, Ainsley Corwine, NO, beef division; reserve grand champion, Marrit Mead, IND, sheep division; Jamison Corwine, WW, swine division; Gabe Butel, NO, goat division.


K-68 resurfacing set for next week

LYNDON—A resurfacing project on K-68 from the U.S. 75 junction east and north to the K-268 junction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 7, and continue through Friday, July 11.

K-68 will be reduced to one open lane in several mile increments at a time for chip seal work daily during daylight hours, weather permitting, in Osage County. Project work includes chip seal work through the city of Quenemo.

Fourth of July displays continue Friday, Saturday

The Osage County area will feature five public fireworks displays this weekend, two of which will highlight weekend long community events.

Lyndon’s July Fourth Celebration runs all day Saturday, beginning with a pancake feed from 7 to 10 a.m. and a Firecracker 5K, both at the at the Lyndon Community Center.

A patriotic parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Topeka Avenue, followed by a picnic in the park from 11:30 to 2 p.m. in City Park. The Lyndon pool will host free swimming from noon to 8 p.m.

Sales tax increases July 1

Sales tax rates around the county increase July 1 following a .35 percent increase by the Kansas Legislature in the budget passed on June 12, and signed into law on June 16.

The City of Lyndon will see an additional half-cent increase, following a sales tax approved by voters in April.

Sales tax rates in county will be as follows:

Burlingame – 8.5%
Carbondale – 9.5%
Lyndon – 9%
Melvern – 8.5%
Olivet – 7.5%
Osage City – 9%
Overbrook – 8.5%
Quenemo – 7.5%
Scranton – 8.5%
Osage County – 7.5%

Swamp People descend on Sunflower Days Fair

MELVERN – It’s not every day you get to meet someone who is on television. It’s more rare when that someone not only appears on TV, but deals with alligators for a living.

But that’s exactly what happened for the residents of Melvern, who in this year’s edition of Sunflower Days got to meet Liz “Gator Queen” Cavalier and Justin “Gator King” Choate from the popular History Channel show – Swamp People.

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Post Office reopens four years after tornado

READING—The new Reading Post Office officially opened its doors to customers June 29. The building that formerly housed the Reading Post Office was destroyed in a tornado in May 2011.

“We had several customers in this morning,” said Julie Kemple, who will operate the Reading location.



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