County prepares for Burlingame Road resurfacing

LYNDON—Glen Tyson, county road and bridge supervisor, updated the Osage County Commissioners on plans to resurface the paved road north of Burlingame.

“Burlingame Road has been a back-and-forth road for some time,” Tyson said.

Tyson said he met with Kellogg Construction, Ottawa, to discuss the project

“We went up and took a tour of it, got out and kicked the side of the road some,” Tyson said. “They shot back a pretty good quote on leveling this road up.”

Michael Lee Jones

Aug. 5, 1964 – May 6, 2016

TOPEKA—Michael Lee Jones, Lyndon, died April 21, 2016, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 51.

He was born Aug. 5, 1964, at Mountain View, Mo., the son of Harold Lee and Lois Marie Pickens Jones. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1982.

He worked for CVI Funeral Supply as a vault driver. He enjoyed playing practical jokes, refinishing furniture, fishing, and the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.

He married Holly Sue Sydik Feb. 14, 2011, at Lyndon. She survives of the home.

Ernest Arthur Hendrickson Jr.

March 27, 1930 – April 27, 2016

OSWEGO—Ernest “Ernie” Arthur Hendrickson Jr., Oswego, died April 27, 2016, at Oswego Rehabilitation Center of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86.

He was born March 27,1930, at Hartford, the son of Edith Beatty and Ernest Hendrickson Sr. He attended country grade schools in Osage County, California, and once on an Indian Reservation.

USD 454 Board of Education

Board renews contracts for all head coaches

BURLINGAME—More than 100 concerned members of the community attended a Burlingame USD 454 Board of Education special meeting April 23, scheduled to discuss supplemental contracts for the teachers of Burlingame.

The board tabled the approval of auxiliary contracts, including coaching and activities sponsorships, during its April 13 regular meeting.

Much of the audience attended in response to concerns about the possible non-renewal of the contract for Creighton Winters as head basketball coach.

Plane crash lands near airport

OSAGE CITY—A 1942 Boeing Stearman with U.S. Navy markings crash landed about one-third of a mile north of the Osage County Airport at 3:30 p.m. April 27.

According to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the pilot had taken off and the airplane lost power. The pilot tried to make an emergency landing in an open field. The plane landed, but the ground was too wet, causing the gear to become stuck and breaking off. The plane came to rest facing north.

Quenemo addresses issues at town meeting

QUENEMO—More then 100 residents and landowners filled the Quenemo Community Center to discuss issues related to the city at a town hall meeting April 20.

“I appreciate every one of you coming,” said Ron Parker, mayor of Quenemo. “I appreciate your input.”

The city council sat and addressed pre-written questions and topics submitted by residents and other attendees who had an interest in the community.

City accepts under-budget recreation bid

SCRANTON — Karen Weathers of BG Consultants, Inc. presented the Scranton city council with information pertaining to the bids received for the renovation of the Jones Park playground.

K-68 still closed

As of 7:15 a.m. this monring, K-68 in Osage County north of Quenemo is STILL CLOSED to all traffic due to flood waters over the roadway.

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Back-to-back break-in attempts at Lyndon business

LYNDON—Sports Mart, located at 24131 S. U.S. 75 Highway, Lyndon, has been the victim of two break-in attempts this week.

On at 11:23 p.m. April 24, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a business alarm at the location.

“Upon officers arrival to the incident address, officers located damage to an exterior glass,” said Laurie Dunn, sheriff, in an April 27 press release.”

A second break-in was reported April 26.

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