Clara O. Bryan

Oct. 30, 1937 – May 24, 2015

TOPEKA—Clara O. Bryan, Osage City, died May 24, 2015, at a Topeka hospital. She was 77.

She was born Oct. 30, 1937, in rural Osage County, the daughter of Robert W. and Grace Bickford Burns. She graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1955.

She married Loren Dean Bryan Dec. 24, 1954, at Osage City. He survives.

The young couple lived briefly in Osage City before making their home southwest of Osage City near Barclay in 1961.

Jeffery Hedrick

April 9, 2002 – May 20, 2015

TOPEKA—Jeffery Hedrick, Topeka, died May 20, 2015, at his home in Topeka. He was 13.

He was born April 9, 2002, at Burlington, the son of Brett and Nichole Schecher Hedrick. He was a student at Tecumseh North Grade School and Shawnee Heights.

Burlingame plans for future accreditation

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame USD 454 Board of Education approved a request by Allen Konicek, superintendent, to change the current school calendar, providing an additional day for staff in-service training.

Konicek said the district would need the extra day to implement Kansas State Department of Education’s new system of elementary and secondary education accreditation, which will likely be required for the 2016-17 school year.

Lyndon authorizes survey for wastewater options

LYNDON—Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants, visited with Lyndon City Council members Monday, in talks to serve up options for wastewater treatment plans.

Boettcher proposed a preliminary engineering report to review options, including options to the city’s existing mechanical plant, a look into lagoon systems and more.

“How long do you think that study would take you guys to come up with?” asked Doug Watson, council member.

Carbondale could save by calling on bonds

CARBONDALE—The Carbondale City Council learned the town has the potential to save $178,000, when it met May 18 in regular session.

The possibility is presented through calling on bonds used to help build Carbondale’s swimming pool. Since the bonds were issued, the investment rates have dropped. This drop allows the city to capitalize on big savings.

State Track and Field Qualifiers

Osage County qualifiers from Thursday and Friday track and field regionals. Top four placers at each regional advance to the Kansas State Track & Field Championships May 29-30 in Wichita.


Girls - 15th Place - 7 Points
Brian Strohm - Third in Javelin - 110-3

Boys - Ninth Place - 23 Points
Second in 4x100 Relay - 45.47
Fourth in 4x400 Relay - 3:36.27

Hensley visits with SFT school board

CARBONDALE—Kansas Senator Anthony Hensley made an appearance at the May 13 Santa Fe Trail school board meeting to voice his objection to Senate Bill 7, which deals with the block grant for education, and Senate Bill 220, which deals with sales taxes. Hensley clearly showed his disapproval for both bills, and said he voted against Senate Bill 7.

Commissioners talk bridges, sewer project

LYNDON—The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday, spending the usual hour with Glen Tyson, road and bridge supervisor for updates.

Tyson reported work on several area bridges, concerns with the Sail-A-Way sewer project and new employment.

“We’ve got to get something done on this Sail-A-Way,” said Tyson.

Tyson said one pump in continuous use started to throw off power to the area.

“The way it’s set up, we can only run one pump right now, until we get this converted,” said Tyson.

Tigers qualifying six events for state

HERINGTON—The Lyndon Tigers’ track team competed at the Class 2A Regional Track & Field meet May 21 at Herington, qualifying six events and five Track and Field Championships May 29-30 in Wichita.

The Lady Tigers qualified in five events, led by regional champion Alexa Dorcas, who won the high jump at 5-2.

Freshman Victoria Hughes was second in the 200 meters in 27.79; and sophomore Grace Spencer was second in the Pole Vault at 8 feet. Hughes was a pot from qualifying in the 100 meters, placing fifth.

Post office asks residents to restrain dogs

Osage City area letter carriers have seen an increase in the number of encounters with dogs recently and they are asking dog owners for help.

“We are very concerned about the increase in the number of close calls involving dogs as carriers attempt to deliver the routes safely,” said Postmaster Terry Lechien. “We are asking pet owners to please restrain their dogs for the safety of letters carriers and the community. We cannot control people’s dogs; only dog owners can do that.”

Lechien says the request for restraining dogs includes those who live in rural areas.



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