Sheriff seeks help solving burglaries, thefts

LYNDON—A recent string of burglaries and thefts in the area has prompted county authorities to seek assistance in solving and preventing crime in a press release issued Friday.

“The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistant for help in solving the continued burglaries and auto thefts in Osage County,” the report said. “Also reminding citizens to take the keys and valuable out of your vehicles and lock them.”

Downtown business owner seeks assistance

OSAGE CITY—A downtown business owner approached the Osage City Council at the Aug. 27 regular meeting concerning saving a structure that was damaged during a winter storm this year.

“I’m the owner of a building in dire need,” said Randy Sherman. “I've seen you had demolition permits. Is there anything in the city that could allow that $2,500 to go toward trash or material coming off the roof?”

“Not as it stands,” said Osage City Mayor Quintin Robert. “The demolition permit, as written, is for demolition and removal of dilapidated dangerous structures.”

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State approves dust control on ‘detour’

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission is taking continued steps toward mitigating issues created by an unofficial detour around a bridge replacement project on State Highway 268.

“We’re trying out there,” said commission Ken Kuykendall.

Quenemo Friday the 13th

Mark your calendars for Sept. 13 for the annual Friday the 13th event in Quenemo. Starting at 11 a.m. at Quenemo Community Building, dinner will be served for a small fee. Attendees can also buy or order T-shirts, hoodies and koozies.

For more information or to place an order, call Shirley Rose at (785) 759-3510 or Jessica Rose at (785) 383-5971.

Carbondale to host fall celebration

Carbondale Lions will sponsor a lawnmower demolition derby 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Carbondale City Park to kick off the Sept. 13-14 fall celebration. Demolition drivers are proposing a Dukes of Hazards theme as part of the entertainment.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and an admission will be charged for all ages. There will be concession foods available.

The Carbondale City Library will host a book sale 5-8 p.m. Sept. 13 at city hall. Vendors will begin set up on Main Street with a variety of foods and items for sale.

South 75 work set to begin Sept. 3

Weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 3, a resurfacing project will begin on an 8-mile stretch of the two-lane portion of U.S. 75 from the Maris des Cygnes River Bridge to the south Osage County line. Project work includes milling away of 3.5-inches of existing pavement followed by the application of a hot mix asphalt 3.5-inch overlay on all mainline lanes and all new pavement markings. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life.

County volleyball team among preseason top 10s

TOPEKA—The Kansas Volleyball Association released it’s preseason top 10 today for each of Kansas’ six high school classes.

Listed among the top 10 were Burlingame, ranked seven in Class 2A, and Santa Fe Trail, ranked eighth in class 4A.

Other ranked area teams include Olpe and Waverly, ranked first and seventh in Class 1A Div. I; Silver Lake and Burlington, ranked second and ninth in Class 3A; and Washburn Rural, ranked second in Class 6A.

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Scranton council responds to employee brawl

SCRANTON—Scranton firefighter Ted McDaniel presented public comments to the Scranton City Council following an altercation Aug. 10.

“I just wanted to make sure all council members knew, along with the citizens of Scranton, we had one of our firemen … assaulted at the club,” McDaniel said. “He was also threatened by our city maintenance guy.

“One of our firemen was directing an ambulance to get out of the scene,” McDaniel said. “He was attacked by one of the citizens of Scranton, and it just so happens to be the maintenance man’s wife.”

Mail thefts reported in county

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has sent out a press release asking anyone in Osage County who has been a recent victim of mail theft from a mailbox and did not file a report with the sheriff’s office to do so.

“Most of them are out here northeast of Lyndon,” said Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, noting the Topeka and surrounding Shawnee County area “have gotten hit hard.”

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