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Alberta Mae Jiskra

LYNDON—Alberta Mae Jiskra, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 24, at the Osage Nursing Center in Osage City. She was born on February 3, 1942 in Steelville, Missouri, the daughter of Albert and Hattie Brand Miller.

Alberta had lived in Garden Plain before moving to the Lyndon area 19 years ago. She worked as a clerk and manager for the Tractor Supply Company in Topeka and Orscheln's in Ottawa for several years. She enjoyed time with her two dogs and cats, reading, planting flowers, Elvis and George Strait.

Loretta “Peggy” Faye Traw Pinnock

BURLINGAME—Loretta “Peggy” Faye Traw Pinnock died July 21 in Burlingame. She was 85.

Peggy was born on Feb. 5, 1931 to Homer and Marie Traw in Hartford. She married Cyril Dalton, who survives of the home. She retired as a dental assistant.

Lyle Leroy Smith

BURLINGAME—Lyle Leroy Smith, 96, Burlingame, passed away July 22, at the Osage Nursing Center in Osage City. He was born Feb. 24,1920, in Burlingame, the son of Clarence A. and Mabel Millage Smith.

Lila Louise Baker

Lila's first birth was celebrated on Oct. 2, 1932 when her parents, Sara Jane Ogle and Charles Crable welcomed her into their loving arms. She enjoyed growing up with two sisters, Elsie Thompson, who preceded her in death and Arlene Smith, Delray Beach, Fla. Her brother Charles "Curley" Crable and Robert Crable preceded her in death, and Max Crable, Florence, Ariz. will miss her dearly and treasure their memories made together. Her family affectionately called her "Shorty."

City crew concerned with sidewalk construction

CARBONDALE—The Carbondale City Council heard from Brad Hough, maintenance employee, during its July 18 regular meeting.

“I was in city hall when I saw the concrete truck sitting outside,” Hough said. “I asked the driver where he was going to pour and he informed me the sidewalks up the street. I looked around and there was no sign of a work crew anywhere. I asked him where the work crew was and he said they had gotten stopped by KDOT for inspection in Topeka.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Top nutrients for healthy skin

We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there’s no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin’s appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves.

To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside out. Our food choices make a huge difference and when we feed ourselves the nutrients to make this happen, our skin is a reflection of that.

Burlingame looks to increase downtown curb appeal

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council discussed the need for sidewalk repairs at the July 18 regular meeting. The focus was on sidewalks along the downtown business district.

“We need to come up with something,” Vikki DeMars said. “We’re talking about bringing businesses in, lets get some curb appeal to our businesses downtown.”

DeMars asked Leslie Holman, council member, about his suggestion to grind the sidewalks. She wanted to know if it was feasible on sidewalks that were chippy, not broken.

Holman said it depended on their condition, but it was possible.

Osage City reviews strategic plan, budget

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council reviewed final drafts of the 2017 budget as well as a three-year strategic plan during its regular meeting July 12.

Marla Flentje, senior consultant for the Austin Peters Group, presented the plan at the start of the meeting.

“I am here this evening to help you hopefully complete this project, that you undertook several months ago, to set some new direction for the next three years,” Flentje said. “We’re calling this a strategic plan.”

Overbrook council debates mill levy increase

OVERBROOK—Russ Cobb, Westar Energy, presented the Overbrook City Council with information pertaining to a franchise fee increase of five percent at the July 13 meeting. The last increase was instituted in a June 14, 2006 ordinance. The ordinance is almost expired, and a new ordinance needs to be implemented for that purpose.

“The standard franchise fee is five percent,” Cobb said. “The council has to approve and assign a new ordinance, and have it published. This particular franchise fee will be effective for 20 years.”

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