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MdCV secretary resigns following arrest

MELVERN—The USD 456 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Marais des Cygnes Valley High School secretary Keri B. Dyke during a special meeting Monday.

Dyke, 38, Melvern, was arrested Dec. 11 on two counts of forgery and one count of felony theft. Her husband, Donald D. Dyke, 41, Melvern, was arrested Dec. 10 on felony theft and forgery charges.

Winter advisory issued through 9 a.m. Thursday

TOPEKA—The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of northeast Kansas from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday.

“Winter weather returns to northeast Kansas today as a potent but fast-moving storm system tracks through the plains,” the service reported. “A mix of sleet and snow is possible late this afternoon south of Interstate 70, transitioning to all snow as it tracks north and east this evening.”

The brunt of the storm is expected this evening. Osage County is projected to begin seeing an impact between 5 and 7 p.m.

Melanie Hollenbeck Kroh

Aug. 5, 1977 – Dec. 14, 2014

SHAWNEE—Melanie Hollenbeck Kroh suddenly left us Dec. 14, 2014. No one expected her to leave so soon, and her passing has left a great void in the hearts of those who loved her.

She was born Aug. 5, 1977, and grew up in Merriam, where she graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School and Johnson County Community College Nursing School. She completed her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 2012.

Treinen presentation Friday at Osage City

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Indians will make a presentation at halftime of the boys’ basketball game Friday at Osage City High School, honoring Washington National’s pitcher Blake Treinen,

The schools will make a short presentation with Treinen, who will be present at the event. The evening with also mark the addition of Treinen’s National’s jersey to the trophy case at the school.

Treinen wrapped up his debut year in the major leagues with a 2-3 record, pitching over 50 innings with a 2.49 ERA through seven starts and eight relief appearances.

Wanda Elliott

Dec. 15, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Wanda Elliott, formerly of Lyndon, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Osage City Nursing Center. She was 82.

Visitation will be the evening of Dec. 18 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Services will be 11 a.m. Dec. 19 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Topeka.

Chicken ordinance dies on council floor

BURLINGAME—After three months of discussion, the Burlingame City Council brought an action-ready ordinance to allow chickens in the city, with certain restrictions.

“Three months ago, I can to see about a variance on my property for chickens,” said resident Steve Delekta, speaking unrecognized. “You guys made a mess of this.”

The resolution contained blanks for the application, registration, renewal fees and fines guidelines. Council member Kenna Burns began discussion, saying she felt $25 was too much for the application fee.

County considers action against Rails to Trails

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission hosted discussion on neglect issues related to the Kansas Rails to Trails Conservatory’s two throughways in the county.

Jim Foster, Overbrook, a resident along the Landon Nature Trail, which runs between LOMAX station in Quenemo and Topeka, discussed recent updates on trail litigation by other counties, leading to discussion on issues in Osage County.

“All of these tiny details add up,” Foster said. “We can assemble a case solid enough for this neglect.”

Gary Gale Trebbe

Oct. 13, 1935 – Dec. 13, 2014

INDEPENDENCE—Gary Gale Trebbe, Independence, and Burlingame native, died Dec. 13, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Independence. He was 79.

He was born Oct. 13, 1935, at Burlingame, the son of Bill and Kathleen Schaefer Trebbe. He was a construction worker and hauled wood. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Bob Rickel.

USD 421 greenlights driver’s education course

LYNDON—Brian Spencer, USD 421 superintendent, requested final decisions be set for the district’s driver’s education, at the board of education meeting Dec. 10.

In the past, USD 421 included driver’s education as a course during the school year and at no charge to students. The previous instructor, Jonathan Brown, retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Spencer and Brad Marcotte, high school principal, proposed changes. After discussion, the board decided on several aspects.


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