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Rash of Car Burglaries Continues & Spreads

The Osage County Sherri’s Office has released the following announcement:

“The vehicle burglars were at again. Several more vehicle burglaries in the Carbondale and Overbrook areas overnight. Please remove valuables from and lock your vehicles! If you see anyone or anything suspicious, please report it to us ASAP!”

Westar Energy warns customers of electric company imposters

Westar Energy is alerting customers that imposters claiming to work for the company are threatening to disconnect service and asking for prepaid cards as payment. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious phone calls.

Some imposters are very convincing. They may use websites that allow them to manipulate caller ID, making the call appear to come from Westar. They speak with authority. When the targeted customer calls the phone numbers provided, the person who answers sounds like they work for Westar. In some cases, callers may even provide information like amount due that makes them sound credible.

“Scammers create a sense of urgency to get customers to act quickly rather than allowing them time to check their account,” Gina Penzig, manager, media communications, Westar Energy, said. “We will never require a pre-paid card for payment. Also, we notify customers multiple times in advance if service may be interrupted for non-payment.”
Before acting on one of these calls, check your records to see if a recent payment has been made. If you are still unsure, call our Customer Relations Center at (800) 383-1183 and check your account status. For more about identifying scams, visit www.westarenergy.com/scams.

If a customer receives a suspicious visit from an individual, he or she should also report it to their local law enforcement agency.

Rash of Vehicle Burglaries

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has released the following announcement.

“During the early morning hours this morning, numerous vehicles in the City of Carbondale and the City of Scranton were burglarized.

If you have any information, please contact the Osage County Sheriff's Office at 785-828-3121 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-OSCRIME.

A reminder, please do not leave valuables like money, electronics, and weapons in your vehicle. Please lock your vehicle and keep your belongings safe.”

Community Calendar Sept. 13 - 27

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 13
• iTone Free Fitness, 6 to 7 p.m., Carbondale City Hall. Classes are free. For more information, contact Anna Smith at (785) 221-8816 or iToneWalkiT@gmail.com.

Friday, Sept. 14
• Osage City citywide garage sale. For more information call (785) 528-5095.

Saturday, Sept. 15
• Osage City citywide garage sale. For more information call (785) 528-5095.
• Mennonite bake and plant sale, 8 a.m., parking lot of Osage Custom Meats, 1039 W. Highway 31, Osage City.
• Overbrook PRIDE meeting, 8 a.m., American Legion, 102 Maple, Overbrook.
• Amish bake sale, 9 a.m., outside O’Bryhim’s Thriftway, 205 Maple St., Overbrook.
• Mennonite bake and plant sale, 1:30 p.m., Cross Roads RV, 23313 US-75, Lyndon.
• Lyndon Amish Mennonite Church gospel singing 4 p.m. at Lincoln Park, Osage City. Public is invited to attend.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
• Auburn Farmer’s Market, noon to 5:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church parking lot.
• Tuesday Table, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Overbrook.
• iTone Free Fitness, 6 to 7 p.m., Carbondale City Hall. Classes are free. For more information, contact Anna Smith at (785) 221-8816 or iToneWalkiT@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
• Carbondale Farmers Market, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Carbondale City Park.

Thursday, Sept. 20
• National Rehabilitation Week reception, 10 a.m. Peterson’s Assisted Living, 629 Holliday St., Osage City.
• Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lyndon State Bank, 817 Topeka Blvd, Lyndon. Schedule appointment online at www.esavealifenow.org and use sponsor code lyndonstbanklyndon or call Kathy Zabel at (785) 828-4411.
• iTone Free Fitness, 6 to 7 p.m., Carbondale City Hall. Classes are free. For more information, contact Anna Smith at (785) 221-8816 or iToneWalkiT@gmail.com.

Friday, Sept. 21
• Chapter 2099 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 6:30 p.m. at Lamont Hill Restaurant, Vassar.

Saturday, Sept. 22
• Scranton Fall Festival, more information to come.
• Sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs made to order, juice, milk, or coffee, 7 to 11 a.m. at Hulsopple Community Center, Scranton City Park. Free will donation gratefully accepted. For more information, call Paul Schmidt at (785) 793-2149. Sponsored by Scranton Lions Club.
• Mennonite bake and plant sale, 8 a.m., parking lot of Osage Custom Meats, 1039 W. Highway 31, Osage City.
• Amish bake sale, 9 a.m., outside O’Bryhim’s Thriftway, 205 Maple St., Overbrook.
• Mennonite bake and plant sale, 1:30 p.m., Cross Roads RV, 23313 US-75, Lyndon.

Monday, Sept. 24
• Osage City Kiwanis meeting, 7 p.m., The Depot, Osage City.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
• Auburn Farmer’s Market, noon to 5:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church parking lot.
• iTone Free Fitness, 6 to 7 p.m., Carbondale City Hall. Classes are free. For more information, contact Anna Smith at (785) 221-8816 or iToneWalkiT@gmail.com.
• Overbrook Friends of the Library meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library Conference Room, Overbrook Public Library.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
• Carbondale Farmers Market, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Carbondale City Park.
• Overbrook Animal Ordinance Committee meeting, 7 p.m., Overbrook City Hall.

Thursday, Sept. 27
• iTone Free Fitness, 6 to 7 p.m., Carbondale City Hall. Classes are free. For more information, contact Anna Smith at (785) 221-8816 or iToneWalkiT@gmail.com.

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