Area officers back Carbondale's interim police chief

CARBONDALE—Overbrook Reserve Police Officer Kent Morrison spoke to the Carbondale City Council at its July 7 meeting, recommending permanently promoting the acting chief of police, Christopher Edin.

July 17, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Osage City Lake dredging set to start today

OSAGE CITY—After several delays, the bonding process for Skillman Construction is scheduled be completed today, allowing project manager Mike Skillman and his crew to begin work on the Osage City Lake dredging project.

“(Osage City Manager) Rod (Willis) got a call form our bonding people,” Skillman said. “They said we’d have it in hand Thursday.”

Willis confirmed the timeline.

July 10, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Some area residents still without power

QUENEMO—Several Kansas City Power and Light customers in the Quenemo and Lyndon area are still without power this morning after last night’s storms.

“Last night around 9 p.m., a major storm rolled into our service region,” said a release on KCP&L’s web site. “We have restored nearly 83 percent of our affected customers. During the span of the storm, we had approximately 69,000 customers without power. High winds in excess of 50 mph and wind gusts as high as 70 mph as well as lightning were the major causes of these outages.

Safe Routes discussion recalls trail rejection

OSAGE CITY—Much of the June 24 meeting of the Osage City Council focud on traffic – vehicle and pedestrian.

Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants, was on hand to discuss KLINK improvements along K-31 in the city, as well as the Safe Routes to School project.

Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H results

Senior bucket calves – Marrit Mead, grand champion; Jamison Corwin, reserve champion.

Breeding Heifer – Morgan Woodbury, grand champion; Bailey Corwine, reserve champion; Angus, Dalton Hook, Blue; Akaylee Prunty, Blue Morgan Woodbury, Blue; Main, Bailey Corwine, Blue; Simmental, Allison Railsback, Blue; Commercial, Morgan Woodbury, Blue.

July 3, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Saturday in the Park won't have fireworks

SCRANTON— Scranton Fire Chief Kenneth Croucher told the Scranton City Council he had not been contacted about his department’s support of the fireworks display until June 14, two weeks before Saturday in the Park.

“We have to recertify every four years,” Croucher said. “I need to know, about January or first part of February, what the plan is.”

Croucher told the council at its June 17 meeting the department would be unable to produce the show.

Corps discourage drinking while boating

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence.

The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water.

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