Chargers ready for ground war at Columbus

COLUMBUS—In less than 24 hours, the Santa Fe Trail Chargers football team will be stepping off the bus in Columbus to prepare for a sub-state battle Friday evening.

Both teams were unlikely candidates for sub-state, with SFT making their first appearance in the round of four since 1982. Columbus will mark their first ever appearance in the semifinals.

“They are very similar to us,” said SFT coach Jayson Duncan. “They have two really good linebackers, Jace McDown and Taylor Watkins, that get the ball for them a lot.”

Burlingame man indicted on postal theft charges

TOPEKA—The United State Attorney’s Office indicted a Topeka postal employee Nov. 19 on a federal charge of stealing prescription medications from the mail, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Terry D. Ricley, 44, Burlingame, worked sorting mail at the Topeka Post Office North Station. Ricley was charged with one count of theft by a postal employee. According to a press release, Ricley allegedly stole Hydrocodone and Tramadol being delivered by mail.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Overbrook sewer debate sludges on

OVERBROOK—At the invitation from the city council, Overbrook BP Gas and Convenience Store owner Mike Fawl supplied documentation, supporting his claim that the city is responsible for the repairs made to a sewer line. The line had stopped working due to a mop head and a piece of silverware clogging the line.

Fawl presented the original easement paperwork given to him from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

“Unfortunately, this paperwork doesn’t designate ownership of the lines,” said Don Schultz, mayor.

Phyllis Marie Greenawalt

Oct. 23, 1928 – Nov. 9, 2014

BELLA VISTA, Ark.—Phyllis Marie Greenawalt, 86, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Nov. 9, 2014. She was 86.

She was born Oct. 23, 1928, at Quenemo. She was raised in Burlingame, by her parents, A.M. “Mac” and Avis Fine. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1950, with a degree in home economics and education.

She married Jack Greenawalt in 1949. They lived in Chicago, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio, before relocating to Bartlesville, Okla., in 1955, where she took great pride in raising her family of four boys.

Burlingame incubates plan to allow chickens in city

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council approved moving forward with drafting an ordinance that would allow a limited numbers of chickens on properties within the city limits at its Nov. 17 meeting.

Council members Kenna Burns and Vikki DeMars pushed a motion to collect ordinances from other cities, then piece together one for the city. The motion passed 4-1, with Carolyn Strohm dissenting.

“The people that are okay with chickens are okay with it as long as it’s not in their backyard,” Strohm said.

Free Chiefs T-shirt with blood donation

The Community Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at the the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St, in Osage City.

Hot dogs and long-sleeve Kansas City Chiefs T-shirts will be provided to all registered donors.

Herald-Chronicle All-County Volleyball Team

The Lyndon Lady Tigers may have finished shy of the state tournament, but with a 32-6 season, there would naturally be several representatives on The Herald-Chronicle’s All-County Team.

The Lady Tigers ended their season with a loss to the eventual state runner-up, Wabaunsee, in the sub-state finals. Had they won, Lyndon would have recorded as many wins as the other four county teams combined.

“I can’t really pick out just one leader,” said Lyndon coach Heather Fuller. “This group shared that responsibility really well as they led the entire team throughout the season.”

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Tigers end ‘rebuilding’ year in sectionals

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers ended with a 21-0 loss to Troy Friday night in Lyndon, the Tigers’ first shutout loss since 2008.

“We couldn’t get into a rhythm,” said Lyndon coach Brent Hoelting. “We didn’t have any drives that were sustained, and didn’t get any momentum going, at any time in the ball game.”

The Tigers struggled to move the ball through the first half. By the time they did, there was very little left. Lyndon had marched down to a first-and-goal on the Frontenac 2-yard line, but came up short as the second quarter ran out.

U.S. 75, K-31/K-268 roundabout open to all traffic

LYNDON—As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, the U.S. 75 and K-31/268 intersection roundabout is now open unrestricted, with traffic flow from all four directions. Work on the western section of the roundabout was completed last week, with work extending into the early morning hours.

“While the roundabout is fully open to all traffic from all four directions, there is still finishing work to complete within in the project limits,” said Kimberly Qualls, Public Affairs Manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

“Drivers should expect minimal delays as project work wraps up.

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