Health Department ready with flu shots

LYNDON—Anne Gray, Osage County Health Department administrator, strongly encouraged Osage County residents take advantage of the county’s flu vaccinations, available 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Health Dept., 9th and Topeka, Lyndon. There is a fee for the vaccine.

“It’s very important for pregnant women and family members with babies less than six months old,” said Gray. She added that babies cannot be vaccinated until they are six months old, so that creates an added health risk.

Osage City dam rehab approaching completion

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council laid plans to work out the final pieces of the city dam rehabilitation project, which is set to be completed in the coming months.

At the Oct. 22 meeting, the council met with Project Engineer Bob Koopman, of Professional Engineering Consultants, Topeka, who continued discussion on the status of the project in relation to budget figures supplied to the council. The original 2007 bond had gained .6 percent interest on $2,147,570, with $1,186,825 spent and $1,078,921 remaining in the construction balance, leaving a $118,175 deficit in the bond.

October 31, 2013 - PDF Edition

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Cross Country Regional Results

State qualifiers are the top three teams from each regional, the top 10 runners and the top five runners from non-qualifying teams if not in top ten. State qualifiers in italics

Burlingame
State Qualifier: Macy Lang.
Class 2A Boys @ Troy
Class 2A Girls @ Troy

Lady Chargers headed to state

LA CYGNE—The Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers qualified for the Class 4A Division II State Volleyball Tournament in Salina after winning the sub-state tournament Saturday at Prairie View High School.

The Lady Chargers defeated fourth seeded Osawatomie 25-5, 25-7 in the first round before dispatching Eudora 25-20, 25-15 in the finals.

October 24, 2013 - PDF Edition

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Post office collection times change Oct. 26

OSAGE CITY—Post offices throughout Osage County will change their pick-up times beginning Oct. 26, according to Brian Sperry, regional spokesman, U.S. Postal Service. The change is designed to address people’s mailing habits and make up for billions of dollars in lost revenue. First class mail volume has declined 28 percent in the last six years, Sperry said.

“USPS doesn’t have the mail volumes to justify the size and capacity of our current network,” Sperry said.

Lady Chargers battle with Joy

CARBONDALE—Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers’ volleyball marked last week’s home games with the Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness. The annual event hit close to home this year, benefiting team coach Joy Schmidt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in March.

“I have been truly humbled by people’s generosity and kindness,” Schmidt said. “No words can express my gratitude for everyone’s kindness and good wishes.”

SFT assistant coaches Ann Fawl and Heather Berkefeldt organized the fundraiser, assisted by the team.

October 17, 2013 - PDF Edition

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Tuesday's Varsity Volleyball Scores

at Waverly
Burlingame def. Waverly 25-18, 25-14
Burlingame def. Southern Coffey 25-13, 25-17

at Melvern
Sunrise Christian def. Marais des Cygnes Valley 26-28, 23-25
Madison def. Marais des Cygnes Valley 23-25, 23-25

at Lyndon
Mission Valley def. Lyndon 22-25, 25-14, 25-23
Mission Valley def. Lyndon 25-18, 25-8

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