Moran to stop in Osage County

LYNDON—U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will visit Lyndon as part of his Kansas listening tour Saturday, Aug. 15. Area residents are encouraged to attend and share feedback with Sen. Moran on the critical issues facing Kansas and the nation.

Moran will be at the Lyndon Community Center, 204 Topeka Avenue, from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 15.

A press release from the senator’s office said the issues he focuses on and the work he does in Washington, D.C., are largely based on the conversations he has with Kansans during these town hall meetings.

Senior center bingo Aug. 7 to benefit Help House

OSAGE CITY—The weekly bingo night at the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St., Osage City, will have a small twist next week, with proceeds benefiting Osage County Help House.

“This variation of the Friday bingo games may be a one-time only event, but it could become an annual event if the new senior center director decides to make it so,” said Byron Jordan, senior center director.

Theda Retha Clark

July 17, 1934 – July 25, 2015

BURLINGTON—Theda Retha Clark died July 25, 2015, at Life Care Center of Burlington. She was 81.

She was born July 17, 1934, at Melvern, the daughter of Ernest and Aleatha Judd Retschlag. She lived in Melvern until she was nine when her mother and grandmother moved with her to Lyndon.

She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1952. She lived in Topeka from 1953-1965 and returned to Lyndon where she lived until moving to Burlington in 2009.

Defendants receive prison time for drug, theft convictions

LYNDON—Two out of area defendants were sentenced Aug. 3 in Osage County District Court.

Shaun M. Stokoe, 43, Topeka, was sentenced to serve 30 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for a possession of methamphetamine conviction from July 2014, after having his probation revoked in Osage County District Court. Stokoe failed to report to his probation officer, failed to comply with drug treatment, and continued to use drugs while on probation. Stokoe remains in the Osage County Jail awaiting transportation to the KDOC.

K-Kids swim party Aug. 7

K-Kids will host its annual swim party 7-9 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Osage City Aquatic Center. Any Osage City Elementary School student entering the fifth grade is invited to attend and admission is free.

Students will learn about the responsibilities of becoming a K-Kid and sign up for various K-Kid duties. Dues for K-Kids are $1 and parents must sign the K-Kids permission form to join.

For more information, call the elementary school office 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at (785) 528-3171.

Donna Crisler-Lira

Dec. 13, 1929 – Aug. 1, 2015

OVERBROOK—Donna Crisler-Lira died Aug. 1, 2015, at Brookside Retirement Center, Overbrook. She was 85.

She was born Dec. 13, 1929, at Harveyville, the daughter of Ira and Sylvia Green Robbins. She graduated from Harveyville High School in 1947.

She married Richard Crisler May 31, 1947. They lived in Carbondale and had three children, Connie, Ronnie, and Joel. She owned and operated various cafes and restaurants in and around Carbondale. She was a homemaker and an avid bowler.

Overbrook parade set for Aug. 16

The annual Overbrook Osage County parade is 6 p.m. Aug. 15 with the theme “Children’s Books.” Judging will be that same night.

All entries should be lined up in the vicinity of Overbrook Thriftway Grocery Store no later than 5:15 p.m.

The annual Battle of the Bands contest will feature local high school bands and drum lines competing for monetary prizes of $1,500, $1,000, $500, $300 and $200.

Night out a chance to meet local responders

CARBONDALE—National Night Out is in fact a national event. Locally, however, Carbondale is hosting its own National Night Out Aug. 4, giving locals the opportunity to meet area police officers, fire fighters and responders.

Events are set 3 p.m. throughout the evening at Carbondale ball diamonds and swimming pool.

For the second year, there will be a firefighters against cops softball game in memoriam of officer Kevin Thoman.

Blue-green algae bloom at Melvern Lake's outlet park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom at the outlet campground river pond downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests and toxin tests performed July 31 by USACE staff identified cyanobacteria or blue-green algae present including low levels of the toxin microcystin.

Wanted: Military Pictures

Wanted: Osage County military photo’s to copy of people in uniform and use in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle window display for Veterans Day.

Include name, branch of service and time served.

Photos will be copied and returned.

Contact Corinne Dubois (785) 654-3518 or drop off at the newspaper office.

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