K-31 to close in Osage City this week

Eastbound and westbound K-31 (Ninth Street) between Lakin Street and Holliday Street in Osage City will be closed to all through traffic for utility work by the City of Osage City at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, and will reopen to all traffic by 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, weather permitting.

Traffic will follow a marked detour via Lakin Street west to Martin Street back to K-31. Drivers can expect minor delays and must use alternate routes during the roadway closure. See map below for detour route and K-31 closure location.

Carjacking ends with arrest in Burlingame

BURLINGAME—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nyameshua Jones, 25, Topeka, after an alleged car jacking and chase, ending at a residence in Burlingame.

“Our involvement started about 6:40 p.m.,” said Jeff Johnson, Osage County undersheriff. “We were notified by Topeka Police Department. It went out as an attempt to locate.”

A deputy spotted the vehicle in Burlingame, and followed it to the Burlingame Apartments, located at 317 S. Dakota Street. Jones was taken into custody shortly before 8 p.m.

County inmate's death ruled as suicide

LYNDON—The KBI released a statement this morning determining the cause of death of county inmate Justin Glidewell, 26, Scranton, as suicide.

Glidewell was found dead in his cell during a routine check at 9 p.m. June 7 at the Osage County Jailhouse. An autopsy was performed June 8.

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All-league baseball, softball teams

All-league selections for baseball and softball teams in Osage County.

Inmate found dead in Osage County jail

LYNDON—Justin Glidewell, 26, Scranton, was found dead in his cell during a routine check at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Osage County Jailhouse.
Glidewell‘s death is currently under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Mark Malick, KBI special agent, said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Youth golf league begins tonight

A junior golf league is being held in Overbrook and Vassar this summer for area fifth- through 12-graders.

The league includes six tournaments, which will begin June 16, and are held at 5:30 p.m. Monday evenings, alternating between Hidden Springs and Lamont Hill golf courses. The original start date, June 9, was moved due to rain.

Walk up payment is $8 per night. Students may also prepay for the entire six-week league for $30. Parent volunteers are welcome.

Westar cancels planned outage for Overbrook

OVERBROOK—An planned power outage Westar customers in Overbrook and surround areas has been cancelled. The outage was set for June 7.

"The Westar Energy planned outage for the Overbrook area has been cancelled," said Jaycee Breese, Westar Energy. "During the recent storm, the circuit our team was going to do maintenance on lost power. Since that circuit was already out, our team did the maintenance at that time."

LETTER: Unprecedented federal land grab

The Osage County Farm Bureau wants our fellow Kansans to know the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is attempting an unprecedented federal land grab that will hurt Kansas businesses and damage our fragile state economy.

The EPA has proposed a rule that would allow it and the Army Corps of Engineers to use the federal Clean Water Act to dictate how landowners use their land.

LETTER: Roundabout a complete terror

The members of American Legion Post 198 once again held a well-attended pancake feed May 24, which was enjoyed by many. God bless the veterans and God bless America.

On another subject, the planned roundabout on Highway 75 and Highway 31 is a complete terror. Couple that with the land being wasted to construct it, then think about the Kansas Department of Transportation’s plan to build a new Highway 31 from Osage City to Highway 75, and it makes one wonder what kind of leaders we have to propose such things.

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