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

Fall festival draws thousands to Lyndon

LYNDON—The Lyndon Fall Festival moved into the forefront of city event last weekend, drawing big numbers to a variety of events in the downtown area Saturday.

“We had between two and three thousand people here,” said Lyndon City Administrator Kim Newman. “We pulled off a lot for a small budget.”

The event kicked off with a pancake feed that nearly sold out of food, and picked up in the afternoon with games, activities and vendors. An overwhelmingly popular Coins in the Corn game allowed people to hunt for number chips linked to prizes, including gift cards and Kindles.

Tailgate Showdown adds to cookoff tradition

OSAGE CITY—Osage City Parks and Recreation and Osage City Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Osage County Tailgate Showdown Oct. 5 at Jones Park, Osage City. The competition was geared toward residents and natives of Osage County.

“Even with just a handful of contestants, this year was a success,” said Osage City Parks and Recreation director Corey Linton.

Football: Bearcats fall out of delayed game

HARTFORD—The Burlingame Bearcats opened Friday night’s game with a solid 12-0 lead before lightning ended the night with three minutes remaining in the second quarter.

Game play resumed three days later on Monday evening, but the Bearcats failed to pick up where they left off, losing 42-38.

“We had the ball in the red zone, threatening to score,” said Burlingame coach Doug Bingham. “Unfortunately, we came out extremely flat and not ready to play.”

Topeka couple donates caboose to Melvern park

MELVERN—After a decade search, one of the anchor components of Melvern’s Railroad Park has finally arrived in the form of a yellow Union Pacific No. 25836 caboose donated by Gary and Marcia Ross, of Topeka.

“We’d been looking for one for a long time,” said Melvern PRIDE member Larry Salisbury. “We didn’t expect someone to just give us one.”

Horton woman killed on K-268

QUENEMO—A Horton woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on State Highway 268, 8.7 miles east of U.S. 75 Highway, just north of Quenemo.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, at 1:34 p.m. Saturday, a 2002 Ford Explorer, driven by Rochelle Roach, 37, Horton, was eatbound on K-268 when it entered the south ditch, overcorrected across both lanes and rolled twice, landing upside down in the north ditch.

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