Lanes, exits to open on U.S. 75

CARBONDALE—Certain lane and exit restrictions on U.S. 75 Highway in north Osage County are expected to expire this week.

All northbound lanes of U.S. 75 are expected to open Wednesday evening, June 18, to unrestricted traffic between U.S. 56 Highway, in Osage County, and Topeka Blvd., in Shawnee County. Temporary lane closures will take place in the coming weeks for the application of permanent pavement markings.

June 19, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Infantry band to perform tonight in Osage City

The 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Stephen J. Patterson, will present a concert 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Osage City High School auditorium, Fifth and Ellinwood streets, Osage City.

Presented by the Osage City Area Arts Council, the “Governor’s Own” band will present a concert of patriotic music including military marches, big band selections and a special salute to veterans and their families. Admission is free and is open to the public.

Stolen property recovered in search

CARBONDALE—Around 2:43 p.m. June 16, deputies from the Osage County Sheriff’s office served a search warrant at 449 W. 117th St., Carbondale, for cultivation of marijuana and possession of stolen property.

Melvern man receives life sentence for rape conviction

LYNDON—Ronald L. Hartpence, Jr., 38, Melvern, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years in Osage County District Court Monday by Chief District Court Judge Phillip Fromme.

Hartpence entered a plea for the charge of rape of a child under 14 years of age April 21. He was arrested Jan. 4 by the Osage County Sheriff's Office for aggravated indecent liberties.

“This case falls under Jessica's Law and requires life imprisonment and life-time registration as a sex offender,” said Brandon Jones, Osage County attorney.

Hensley to give presentation Wednesday at OCHS

OSAGE CITY—Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley will travel to school districts around the state to give his presentation entitled “Education on the Brink” to groups of teachers, parents, school employees, advocates of education, and all Kansans concerned about the current state of education in Kansas. Following the presentation, Hensley will open it up to a question and answer session.

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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