KDOT approves February bids

TOPEKA—The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects. The letting took place Feb. 19 in Topeka.

Bids for two projects were awarded in Osage County.

On State Highway 170, Bridge No. 60 over Cherry Creek and Bridge No. 61, Cherry Creek drainage, located 3.52 and 3.62 miles east of the Osage and Lyon county line, will be replaced by Bryan-Ohlmeier Construction Company, Inc., Paola, at a cost of $1,189,151.60 (KA‑2076‑01).

Closings, cancellations and postponements for March 3

Due to the weather, the following closings and cancellations have been reported for Monday, March 3.

Osage City woman killed in one-vehicle accident

LeROY—An Osage City woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on State Highway 58, 1.2 miles east of U.S. Highway 75, four miles west of LeRoy.

Kelsey Rae Gordon, 19, Osage City, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile, which left the roadway around 2:35 p.m. Saturday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, the vehicle was eastbound and ran off the south side of the road. Gordon overcorrected, and the vehicle rolled two and a half times before coming to rest upside down in the south ditch. Gordon, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.

Winter Storm Warning

WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT

High school state wrestling results

Final results for Osage and Coffey county schools at the Class 3-2-1A Wrestling Tournament in Hay and the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina.

Council levels sanitation costs, discusses increases

LYNDON—Last week’s Lyndon City Council meeting produced several short debates from members, when they met in regular session Feb. 18. The first of those came with rate modifications from the Ottawa Sanitation contract.

“We received notification from Ottawa that they would like to amend their contract by $0.57 to recognize increases in the tonnage fee at the transfer station,” said Kim Newman, city administrator.

“It says we’re currently charging $14 per customer and they’re going to be charging us $11.61 if we approve it?” asked James Kneister, council member.

March 3-7 declared Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe weather season is coming and we can be sure of one thing, somewhere, sometime in the coming months, Kansas is going to be hit with a severe storm, tornado, flooding and flash floods. Based on past years, we will be hit with severe weather more than once. Now is the time to prepare.

City approves payments, extends electrical project

BURLINGAME—To accommodate numerous delays of the project to upgrade the city’s municipal electric service system, the Burlingame City Council approved a six-month extension at its Jan. 18 meeting. The council’s action moved the completion date to Sept. 30.

Council reviews youth lake bridge options; deceased council member eulogized at informal meeting

OVERBROOK—The Overbrook City Hall chambers were filled to capacity with guests and citizens for an informal meeting Feb. 20 to hear proposals from a group of graduate students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Their presentation was to give the citizens of Overbrook an overview of four bridge designs that could be used and constructed at the Overbrook Youth Fishing Pond.

Health department to sponsor senior clinic

LYNDON—Anne Gray, Osage County health department director, informed commissioners and officials that the health department would sponsor the upcoming senior healthcare clinic at the senior center. Gray said PRN Home Health normally sponsors the event, but is unable to this year due to changes in staffing. Gray also said flu shots are still available at the health department.

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