KDOT to host discussion on K-31, U.S. 75 roundabout

Roundabout presented at the previous K-31 meeting Oct. 20, 2011

OSAGE CITY—The Kansas Department of Transportation is hosting a public open house for the K-31 Improvement Project and the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 Roundabout Project in Osage County on Thursday, Sept. 19. The public is invited to stop by the open house-style meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Osage City Elementary School cafeteria, 420 S. Fourth St., Osage City.

Santa Fe Trail @ Royal Valley – Sept. 6, 2013

Chargers snap streak at Royal Valley

HOYT—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers had been told going into the season they weren’t favored to win a single game on their schedule. They put that and a two-year winless streak to bed Friday night, knocking off long-time rivals Royal Valley in a 28-22 overtime win to start the season with a winning record for the first time in seven years.

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.

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