Christmas on Market Street parade postponed

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Chamber of Commerce Christmas on Market Street parade, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, has been called off due to ongoing winter weather conditions.

"We are going to have to cancel the parade for tonight," said Chandra Dunbar, chamber president. "We are working to possibly reschedule for next weekend."

The announcement was released on the chamber's Facebook event page, located at

Margaret Patterson

September 3, 1921 – November 26, 201

MELVERN—R. Margaret Patterson, 94, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas with her family by her side. She was born on September 3, 1921 in Williamsburg, Kansas, the second of five children born to Jesse, Sr. and Kathryn Ryan Green.

Market Street events adjusted for weather

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Chamber’s Christmas on Market event has announced a few changes because of this weekend’s weather.

“We are a go for the most part for tomorrow,” said Chandra Dunbar, chamber president. “We have adjusted some things due to the weather.”

The fly-in at Osage City Airport has been cancelled due to travel concerns. Santa will now have a police and fire department escort to the library at 1:15 p.m. today for story time.

The emergency services showcase has also been cancelled. The living nativity was cancelled at a previous date.

Scranton council discovers utility increase not implemented

SCRANTON—During a Nov. 17 review of 2016 budget, Scranton City Council realized utility rate adjustments set for Jan. 1 had not been implemented.

“The trash (fund) has improved, but not a lot,” said Bobi Morris, city clerk. “Electric, water and sewer (funds) were supposed to be raised, instead of mill levies. I just looked at the budget report. We need to do something.”

Morris said additional revenue may be collected through an utility rate increase. The council must adopt and publish appropriate enabling ordinances, which would become effective Jan. 1.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Be thankful for farmers who feed you

I was very lucky growing up. I had the privilege of growing up on a family farm where stepping out the back door of my home led to new adventures each day. There were pastures to roam, creeks and ravines to explore, animals to tend to and chores to finish, all while learning lifelong values of hard work, patience, generosity, compassion and family togetherness. Life on a farm is not always easy, but as a kid, it was an idyllic way to grow up and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.

Trees available for Schuyler's Festival of Trees

The Schuyler Museum, Burlingame, is once again hosting the Festival of Trees Dec. 5-31. Any business, organization or individual who would like to reserve a tree to decorate are asked to contact Carolyn Strohm at (785) 654-3561 by Nov. 25.

Trees are furnished but those decorating need to furnish lights and decorations. Only imagination dictates how a tree is decorated. Visitors vote on the trees by putting money in the box of their favorite tree. All money benefits Schuyler Museum.

First $50 prize claimed in local shopping contest

OSAGE CITY—The first weekly prize in the Christmas on Us annual holiday promotion was claimed last week by Jody Atkins, Osage City.

Atkins found a matching number in the Four Corners Steakhouse and Lounge advertisement that corresponded to a ticket she received from shopping at Grandma’s Attic in Osage City.

She plans to spend the $50 scrip money at the same place that made her a winner.

“I buy a ton of stuff there,” Atkins said.

Grandma’s Attic is one of the 32 businesses participating in this year’s Christmas on Us shop at home promotion.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: An AGE-less way of eating

Do you like to cook meat with high-temperature, dry-heat cooking methods? You may want to reconsider your style of cuisine.

Research has suggested that harmful compounds known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs), can form when foods are cooked at high temperatures to brown or char foods such as when grilled, broiled roasted, seared, or fried. AGEs can accumulate in the body as we grow older, increasing inflammation and oxidative stress possibly increasing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even aging our skin.

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EAT WELL TO BE WELL: What really healthy men eat

There is one thing all men can do to make tremendous health strides – choose really nutritious foods. All men love to eat but there are certain foods that stand out specifically in helping men see major health improvements – reductions in cholesterol and blood pressure levels, improvements in memory, prostate health and even their love life, just to name a few.



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