KDOT awards bids for roundabout, county road

TOPEKA—The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Sept. 18 in Topeka.

KDOT awarded 22 bids, including 17 in northeast Kansas, two in Osage County.

The U.S. 75 and K-32/K-268 roundabout bid (75-70 KA 0047 01) was awarded to Smoky Hill LLC, of Salina, for $2,541,251.01.

A bridge-replacement project on 205th near Pomona Lake (70 C 4501 01) between Paulen and Ratner roads was awarded to Midwest Construction Company Inc., Holton, for $343,362.26.

Council discusses sewer overflow issues

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council continued discussion concerning peak overflow to the city sewer system, which has lead to health and environmental violations in previous years.

The council discussed challenges and progress with Jeff Barnard, Burns and McDonnell, the primarily focused on the northeast part of the city. Overflow in that area led the city being levied by the Environmental Protection Agency in May 2012, to which it followed up with smoke testing in September 2012 to address problems.

Resident posts unapproved speed limit signs

LYNDON—Two realistic, but illegal speed limit signs were found posted Sept. 27 north of 229th street on Surf Drive in Pomona Heights, in Vassar. The signs were removed by the county bridge office, and later reinstalled on private property.

“We tried to explain to him that you can’t post them. Well, he turned right around and put them back in the ground,” said Glen Tyson, Osage County bridge supervisor.

The two signs are four feet high, with a speed limit less than what was legally posted.

Sunset Stroll sees rise in participation

OVERBROOK—The fourth annual Sunset Stroll brought the largest turnout for the event, with as many as 500 pink and tie-dye clad participants in the fundraiser.

“330 preregistered, and many more registered at the event,” said organizer Carla Hazen.

Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships to be awarded to Santa Fe Trail High School students in memory of Sarah Graham and Leslie Riner, SFT alumni who lost their battles with cancer.

Tailgate Showdown to feature smokers, beer and BBQ

OSAGE CITY—Osage County Parks and Recreation will host the first Osage County Tailgate Showdown Saturday, Oct. 5, at Jones Park, in Osage City. The showdown is an offshoot of the city’s annual Smoke in the Spring State Barbeque Competition geared toward residents and natives of Osage County.

“It is a collaboration between the chamber and parks and recreation to create a fall event for Osage County,” said Osage City Parks and Recreation Director Corey Linton. “I really encourage everyone to come out and try it.”

Fall festival slated for Saturday in Lyndon

LYNDON—Lyndon’s Fall Fest will be celebrated from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. Events will be held downtown and on the courthouse lawn.

“We’ve had a pretty steady demand for the Fall Fest,” said Lyndon Mayor Brandon Smith. “Lots of people asked when we were going to have it again. What’s exciting is how more people want to get involved in it.”

Events include a pancake feed from 7 to 10 a.m., swap meet from 8 to noon, an open house at Cotton O’Neil Clinic from 10 to 11 a.m., and a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KDOT announces five-year plan for K-31 Highway

OSAGE CITY—The Kansas Department of Transportation revealed the latest updates to its plans for Osage County at a public meeting Thursday, focusing on an extensive overhaul to State Highway 31 and the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout.

UPDATE: Water advisory lifted for Carbondale, RWD No. 5

TOPEKA—Untreated lake water moving through the Carbondale Water Treatment Plant prompted the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to issue a boil water advisory last week for Carbondale and Rural Water District No. 5, which receives water from Carbondale and serves parts of Osage, Shawnee, Douglas and Franklin Counties.

Tuesday's Varsity Volleyball Scores

Herington def. Lyndon – 25-19, 15-25, 30-28
Herington def. Lyndon – 25-15, 9-25, 25-19

MdCV def. Hartford – 25-18, 25-17
Word of Life def. MdCV – 25-12, 25-20

Week 2 State Volleyball Rankings

The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce
the 2013 Week 2 Volleyball Rankings sponsored by PrepVolleyball.com.

Rank – School – Record – Last Week’s Ranking

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley Northwest 8-3 (4)
2. Olathe East 6-2 (1)
3. Stilwell-Blue Valley 7-3 (3)
4. Blue Valley West 4-4 (2)
5. Olathe South 8-2 (5)
6. Wichita Northwest 7-1 (NR)
7. Olathe Northwest 8-4 (6)
8. Maize 8-4 (8)
9. Hutchinson 8-7 (10)
10. Manhattan 4-4 (9)

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