Permit approved for emergency services station

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a condition land use permit for one or more emergency services to be placed on six acres of property located at 137th and Prost Road, just east of the U.S. 75 highway exit at Carbondale.

Darrel Sinclair, fire chief for Osage County Fire District No. 1, Carbondale, said the site was the department’s top selection following a two-year search.

“We’re looking for 50 years into the future,” Sinclair said. “The congestion is much less over at Prost Road. The reaction time to anywhere in the city is much better.”

Opinion: Kansans tired of state borrowing from itself

TOPEKA — Greetings from our unseasonably warm state Capitol. It has been a very busy time as we reach the first big deadline of the legislative session, turnaround day. This is the day by which most bills have to have left their house of origin and be passed over to the other chamber for consideration. This time of year sees committees trying to get their work done and long days on the House floor as bills are debated and voted upon.

Elaine (Peggy) Lindsay Christesen

October 25, 1931 – February 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Elaine Lindsay Christesen of Springfield, Va., passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Put your best fork forward

March is National Nutrition Month

Each year during the month of March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Put your best fork forward.” Eating healthier doesn’t mean changing your entire eating plan overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time by putting your best fork forward.

Fort receives Coach of the Year award

OSAGE CITY — Osage City High School Head Basketball Coach Dennis Fort received the National Federation of State High School Associations 2016 Midwest Sectional Coach of the Year award for boys basketball.

Gary Musselman, executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, presented Fort with the award Feb. 15. Fort was named KSHSAA’s Coach of the Year for all classes, and was submitted by the organization for recognition at the next level. The Midwest Section includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Osage City approves contract with GreatLIFE golf

OSAGE CITY — Just two weeks after its start date, the Osage City Council unanimously approved a contract with GreatLIFE Golf to become an affiliate course during its Feb. 14 regular meeting.

Council, staff and course representatives discussed changes with Bryan Minnis, GreatLIFE Golf chief development officer. During a previous meeting, the council and golf board voiced concerns regarding fees on top of the monthly agreement for items, such as the company’s point of sale system.

Carbondale man receives probation for sex crimes against a child

ALMA — A Carbondale man was granted 36 months on probation after pleading no contest to two counts of sex crimes against a child under 14 years old in Wabaunsee County.

Richard Dean Calderwood was sentenced Tuesday in connection with two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. Calderwood’s complete birth date wasn’t listed on court records, although they indicate he was born in 1963.

Documents obtained from Wabaunsee County District Court list Judge Gary Nafziger as the sentencing judge.

Chargers send seven wrestlers to state

CARBONDALE — The Chargers wrapped up a trio of home wrestling events with a third-place team finish in the Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament Feb. 17-18 at Santa Fe Trail High School.

“This was the third week in a row of hosting big events, and it was a good one,” said Regan Erickson, Chargers head coach. “Overall, we wrestled pretty well. Getting seven wrestlers in the top three, with us going seven for seven in the final round, is a great way to finish.”

The Chargers won four championship matches and three third-place matches to place third overall.

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Connie Diamond

December 7, 1942 – February 21, 2017

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Connie Jo Diamond died Feb. 21 at the Cottonwood House in Columbus. She was 74.



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