Indians win Flint Hills Tournament championship

The Osage City Indians took first place in the Flint Hills League tournament Saturday with a 61-52 win over West Franklin. Members of the team are Jake Butterfield, Jason Cooley, Duncan Fort, Tyson Wilkins, C.J. Holmberg, J.T. Lincoln, Garrett Pressgrove, Joe Schemm, Andre Zubiate, Ryan Haskins, Assistant Coach James Bellinger and Head Coach Dennis Fort. For more on the tournament, see this week’s edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

Photo by Donald Martin.

Osage City man missing since Jan. 22

OSAGE CITY—Local authorities are seeking help in located an Osage City man, who has been missing since Jan. 22.

Nathan “Nate” Poole, 32, Osage City was last seen Thursday at classes at WTI in Topeka. He didn’t arrive at his job later that day.

Poole was driving his girlfriend’s black four-door Honda accord, bearing Osage County tags. The Accord has a moon roof.

He is 6-1, 176 pounds, and has dark blond hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a dragon on his right arm above the elbow.

Indians top Tigers, advance to championship

EMPORIA—The Osage City Indians won 55-46 in the semifinals of the Flint Hills League Tournament, earning a spot in the finals.

The Tigers took an early lead, edging Osage City 13-10 in the first quarter and 26-25 at the half. The Indians turn the tide on a 15-6 run in the fourth quarter and cruised to the win.

Duncan Fort led Osage City with 20 points, despite going 2 for 7 at the free throw line. Ryan Haskins had 17 points, including 3 threes.

Lady Indians, Lady Tigers fall in second round of FHL tourney

EMPORIA—Osage County girls’ teams in the Flint Hill League Tournament each took losses Thursday in Emporia.

The Osage City Indians lost a close game in the consolation semifinals, falling 48-46 to West Franklin. Kelsey Orender led the Lady Indians’ effort with 20 points; Tori Tomlinson had 11.

Lyndon took a tougher loss, falling 50-20 to Council Grove. Masie Harsch led Lyndon with 6 points.

The Lady Tigers (6-4) will play Northern Heights in the third-place game at 3 p.m. Saturday. Osage City (2-10) will plat Herington in the seventh-place game at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Doris I. Clemons

Dec. 3, 1926 – Jan. 14, 2015

OVERBROOK—Doris I. Clemons, Topeka, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Jan. 14, 2015, at a care facility in Overbrook. She was 88.

She was born Dec. 3, 1926, in rural Denison, the daughter of Charles and Edith Barrow.

She married David Clemons Aug. 13, 1949, in the chapel on Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka. He preceded her in death.

USD 434 testing results spur debate

CARBONDALE—The Santa Fe Trail Board of Education discussed grades kindergarten through high school with administrators at the Jan. 14 meeting. More specifically, they heavily debated the results of different tests given throughout each building.

Each administrator from the buildings in the Santa Fe Trail district updated the board on progress of students in areas of math, reading, writing and science.

“The students are showing growth in what they are learning, which is great,” said David Fernkopf, Overbrook Attendance Center principal.

Carbondale police vehicle in need of repairs, replacement

CARBONDALE—The remaining winter spurred the discussion around purchasing a new vehicle for the police department at the Jan. 19 meeting of the Carbondale City Council.

Carbondale Police Chief Chris Edin began his update on the need for a new vehicle by listing problems with the current Crown Victoria.

“It makes a lot of noise,” Edin said. “It needs a lot of work, and it is really ugly. We have a nice looking force, nice looking uniforms, nice looking officers, nice looking equipment, and then we have that.”

Lyndon High School plans track replacement

LYNDON—USD 421 Lyndon Board of Education members had several items to discuss at the Jan. 14 board meeting, including track renovations, Safe Routes to Schools and capital improvement projects.

The board reviewed options from four companies, ranging from track repairs to a full replacement and expansion to eight lanes.

Brian Spencer, superintendent, gave funding possibilities for the project. He said a waste tire grant application would be due Feb. 2 and he completed a funding application from Jones Trust, which was tabled.

Scranton discusses signage for Hulsopple memorial

SCRANTON—The Scranton City Council discussed signage for the Larry Hulsopple Community Center at its Jan. 20 meeting. The council held a special meeting Jan. 8, where they acted to rename the community building in memory of the former council member and mayor.

“What do we need to do to put a sign on the building?” asked Randy Jackson, council member.

“I started looking,” said Bobi Morris, city clerk. “I need more input. Do you know how many different ways we can do it? I didn’t know if you a wanted a sign or letters on the building.”

Governor plans to fill deficit with cigarette, alcohol tax

Blaine Finch | 59th District Representative

Greetings from the unseasonably temperate Kansas Statehouse. We are nearing the end of the second week of the session and the pace of legislative business is beginning to pick up.

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