Bridge work underway on U.S. 75

A deck repair and overlay project will began July 28 on the southbound U.S. 75 bridge located ½-mile south of the city of Carbondale exit (Osage County). Project work includes removal of two-inches of the existing bridge deck surface, followed by partial and full-depth patching, and then topped by a two-inch Portland cement overlay, along with all new pavement markings. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Osage City man located safely

OSAGE CITY—A silver alert had been issued for Stephen Haller Sr., 76, Osage City July 29.

According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Haller has been located and is safe.

Candidate forum draws large turnout

OSAGE CITY—A crowd of over 80 people, comprised mostly of Osage County voters, gathered July 19 at the Osage County Seniors Center for an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the candidates who will be on the Republican primary election ballot Aug. 2. The “Meet the Candidates Forum” was sponsored by the Osage County Republican Central Committee.

Fireworks, jet ski races at Pomona Lake

POMONA LAKE—Pomona Lake will host several events this weekend, both on the water and in the air.

The Lake will be buzzing with the sound of jet ski’s in the area of boat ramp No. 4, where International Jet Sports Boating Association jet ski racing will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Races begin at 10 a.m. each day.

The event is free to the public, however, there is a $5 charge for a daily pass to enter the park.

LETTER: Appreciation for small town police

On July 25, residents and businesses in Overbrook and the surrounding community took time to show appreciation for Overbrook police officers. The department is made up of only a chief, a full-time officer and a few part-time officers. However, considering the scope of service they provide; they are a terrific public safety team.

Across our nation police and law enforcement officers are being targeted by radicals. Concern for their safety on the job is at an all time high. Prayers for their protection are always welcome and encouraged.

Commissioners tour, sign off on Sail-A-Way sewer

LYNDON—Commissioners toured and signed papers signifying the final stages of a two-year project to improve sewer conditions at the Sail-A-Way subdivision, located on the north shore of Pomona Lake.

“We got done with the project, and what I’ve got here this morning is a substantial completion certificate that the contractor has signed and I’ve signed,” said Ben Kramer, engineer for the project.

Kramer presented a bill for $49,020.27 for the contractor, as well as an engineering cost of $7,915.

Myrick fills vacant seat on Scranton council

SCRANTON—Gary Burkdoll, mayor, introduced Shelley Myrick, a nominee for the vacant seat on the city council, to the city council at the July 19 meeting.

“I’d like to nominate Shelley Myrick to the vacant council seat,” said Burkdoll.

“Tell us why you are willing to accept this position on the city council,” said Randy Ming, council member.

“I’m interested in improving Scranton, and I have a lot of issues with how things are done,” said Myrick. “Hopefully I can bring new ideas to the council.”

“How long have you lived in Scranton?” asked Ming.

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Alberta Mae Jiskra

LYNDON—Alberta Mae Jiskra, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 24, at the Osage Nursing Center in Osage City. She was born on February 3, 1942 in Steelville, Missouri, the daughter of Albert and Hattie Brand Miller.

Alberta had lived in Garden Plain before moving to the Lyndon area 19 years ago. She worked as a clerk and manager for the Tractor Supply Company in Topeka and Orscheln's in Ottawa for several years. She enjoyed time with her two dogs and cats, reading, planting flowers, Elvis and George Strait.

Loretta “Peggy” Faye Traw Pinnock

BURLINGAME—Loretta “Peggy” Faye Traw Pinnock died July 21 in Burlingame. She was 85.

Peggy was born on Feb. 5, 1931 to Homer and Marie Traw in Hartford. She married Cyril Dalton, who survives of the home. She retired as a dental assistant.

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