Victim, passengers identified in fatality accident

BURLINGAME—One person involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening north of Burlingame has died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Jeanne Kinnett, 35, of rural Burlingame, has been identified as the victim from the fatal accident at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, on northbound Burlingame Road near 157th Street in Osage County, approximately two miles north of Burlingame. Jeanne Kinnett was transported from the scene by LifeStar air ambulance, and died later from injuries sustained in the accident.

Burlingame adjusts downtown sidewalk ordinance

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council held discussion Oct. 20 on the use of downtown sidewalks for display and sale of items.

“There’s been a lot of comments about the junk out in front of my store,” said Melissa Miller, owner of Main Street Mercantile, 106. W Santa Fe Ave. “It’s merchandise that’s for sale.”

She said efforts had been taken to improve the appearance in front of the store, and in the alley behind, and that she felt she had been “maliciously selected and targeted for prosecution.”

Osage City man sentenced for felony auto theft

LYNDON—William H. Morgan, 27, Osage City, was sentenced to serve 16 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for a felony conviction involving the theft of a 2004 Honda Pilot April 25 in Carbondale. Morgan's sentence was ordered to run consecutive to other prison sentences from Shawnee County. Morgan remains in the Osage County Jail awaiting transportation to KDOC.

Zombies collect funds, food at SFTHS

CARBONDALE—Santa Fe Trail High School dressed up to raise money and collect canned food donations for two local charities last week.

The zombie walk, held prior to Friday nights’ game, raised $84 from painting faces, and collected 75 pounds of non-perishable food.

“We also received an anonymous donation of $350,” said Haley Ferris, SFTHS student and event organizer.

“The kids throughout the community had so much fun doing this. We appreciate all of the support we get throughout Osage County and our small towns.”

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Tigers win LCL Tournament

HERINGTON—The Lyndon Lady Tigers cleared up any confusion over the number one team in the Flint Hills League, going 5-0 in the league tournament Saturday to emerge as champions.

“My girls were nearly unstoppable at the league tournament,” said Lyndon coach Heather Fuller. “They came together as a team even more, especially on defense. I saw digging and hustle like I haven’t seen all year, and sometimes out of the girls I least expected it.”

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Health department prepared for Ebola, other threats

LYNDON—The Osage County Health Department has released a statement on the outbreak of Ebola, which has spread rapidly in Africa, and has been diagnosed in four cases in the United States, resulting in one death.

“Ebola is not contagious until the person has symptoms, so we would begin identifying contacts that were in direct contact with the case when they began to exhibit symptoms,” said Anne Gray, Osage County Health Department administrator.

One person dies after two-vehicle accident

BURLINGAME—One person involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening north of Burlingame has died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for an injury accident at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 157th Street and Burlingame Road.

“The accident involved one person being transported by ground ambulance and another being was transported by LifeStar,” said a statement from Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn. “One person has died from their injuries.”

Homer V. Melgren

Sept. 26, 1924 – Oct. 20, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Homer V. Homer Melgren went to be with his Lord and Savior Oct. 20, 2014. He was 90.

Frank L. Karnes Jr.

July 15, 1921 – Oct. 17, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb.—Frank L. Karnes Jr. died peacefully Oct. 17, 2014, at the Country House, Lincoln, Neb. He was 93.

He was born July 15, 1921, at Overbrook, the son of Frank Karnes Sr. and Dorothy Ernst Karnes. He attended Overbrook Public Schools, and graduated from Emporia State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Mary Hall March 1945. Three children blessed this union, Gary, Kirk and Kathleen.


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