Overbrook Fair 4-H Horse Show Results, Photos

Participants in the Overbrook Osage County Fair horse show included, (B) Burlingame 4-H, Ethan Quaney and Alexis Studebaker; (NO) North Osage 4-H, Bonnie Young, Calvin Young, Wylie Young, Alexis Boland, Brook Boland, Tricia Knauber and Josh Knauber; (VBR) Vassar Blue Ribbon, Alyssa Hogelin; and (WW) Willing Workers 4-H, Nikita Schoepflin and Miah McCue.

Web site updated, PDFs still available

We’ve been working on a new web site, aimed at easier updating to help push more content online. Wednesday evening, we quietly launched it.

First, and foremost, your PDFs are still here. The link with this week’s date at the top of the page (“August 1, 2013 PDF Edition”) will give you one-click access to the PDF edition, which is available to subscribers.

The archives are also still available, and will take you to the old site until we can get them moved over. You can search all of the PDFs from our archive pages.

Construction projects begin on U.S. 75, K-268

On Monday, Aug. 5, weather permitting, a replacement project will begin on the K-268 Bridge over the abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad in Osage County. The K-268 Bridge is located just east of the State Highway 368 and State Highway 268 intersection, approximately 4.77 miles east of the U.S. 75 intersection.

Jiskra key in East win at Shrine Bowl

TOPEKA—The East team snapped a seven-game losing streak in their 22-19 win over the west in the Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl Saturday in Topeka.

Lyndon High School graduate Dakota Jiskra represented the county, making key plays to prevent opposing scores by the West team.

“Dakota started at defensive tackle and played very well,” said LHS Football Coach Rod Stallbaumer. “He had a big tackle for loss on a two-point stop in the third quarter, and had a key sack late in the game when the West was attempting a comeback.”

Rain pushes field installation past deadline

OSAGE CITY—Just as workers were approaching the final days of installing the new field in Jones Park, the skies opened up and ceased progress, with less than half the sod installed.

“The rain has delayed what remained of the sodding until it’s dry enough to get equipment out there,” said USD 420 Superintendent Troy Hutton. “Lights will go up as soon as they can get equipment in there without getting stuck.”

Harveyville farmer relives elder age of agriculture

Wheat hauling recently turned back the pages more than a century when a team of mules came clopping onto the dump bin at the elevator in Burlingame.

“I was just fulfilling the promise to my Grandma from many years ago,” said Tony Bell, 32, of Harveyville. “I told her someday I’d take a load of grain to the elevator with a mule team drawn wagon just like my Grandpa used to do. And, that’s what I did.”

Jiskra to play in Shrine Bowl Sunday

TOPEKA—It may be reaching 40, but unlike its human counterparts, the Kansas Shrine Bowl is showing no signs of slowing down. The state’s oldest annual all-star game of any sport may be picking up speed as it approaches the 40th renewal of the East vs. West Rivalry, marking the unofficial beginning of the football season in Kansas by showcasing the state’s outstanding recently-graduated football talent.

County seeking donations for state map

Donations for the Kansas Statehouse County Map Project are being sought at this time. Osage County is tasked with raising $1,000 to pay for its tile in a project that will include all 105 Kansas counties. The tile will include the county’s name etched into the map on the marble floor of the new visitor’s center at the Capitol.

Lyndon raises levy two mills, mayor resigns

LYNDON—Lyndon City Council members held a special meeting prior to the regularly scheduled Monday meeting to discuss the 2014 budget.

The council had to suspend the special meeting, but picked up the budget discussion during new business. The main topic of discussion was whether to raise the mill levy by two or three mills. One mill is equal to $5,700 in revenue to the city, which meant the council had to cull that amount from an already tight budget.

County turns down lake dirt

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission decided to decline dirt from the Osage City lake dredging project at their regular Monday meeting.

Commissioners met with road and bridge supervisor Glen Tyson for his weekly update and spent most of the meeting discussing the possibility of storing dirt from the lake dredging to use in future county projects. The dirt from the lake would be varying levels of silt, sand and clay and would have to dry out before it could be used. Osage City has estimated the amount of dirt to be removed could be up to 100,000 cubic yards.

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