Fire weather warning, no burn day for Feb. 28

The combination of dry and windy conditions. along with remaining brush from the winter has triggered several burn bans in Osage County during recent weeks. Feb. 27 and 28 have both been declared no burn days in Osage County, with an additional fire weather warning declaration made at 4 a.m. this morning.

Calvin “Fred” Rosetta

November 5, 1941 – February 22, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Calvin “Fred” Rosetta, 75, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Fred was born November 5, 1941 north of Osage City on the Rosetta Farm. He was the son of Victor F. Sr. and May Kinney Rosetta. He attended Osage City High School and graduated with the Class of 1960.

Greg P. Dorr

June 7, 1949 – February 21, 2017

BALDWIN CITY — Greg P. Dorr, 67, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away February 21, 2017, at Baldwin City.

He was born June 7, 1949, at Emporia, Kansas, the son of Walter Dale and Geraldine Davis Dorr. He grew up in Burlingame, and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1967. He also attended Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona for two years.

Karen Lee (Bowin) Horinek

July 3, 1959 – February 23, 2017

ATWOOD — Karen Lee (Bowin) Horinek, 57, of Atwood, passed away February 23, 2017. She was born on July 3, 1959 in Emporia, Kan. To Rufus and Irene (Harris) Bowin-Leech. She was the youngest of four children.

Karen was raised in Osage City, Kan. and graduated high school in 1977. Karen joined the Air National Guard in 1978 and was honorably discharged in 1994 as a Master Sargent.

Permit approved for emergency services station

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a condition land use permit for one or more emergency services to be placed on six acres of property located at 137th and Prost Road, just east of the U.S. 75 highway exit at Carbondale.

Darrel Sinclair, fire chief for Osage County Fire District No. 1, Carbondale, said the site was the department’s top selection following a two-year search.

“We’re looking for 50 years into the future,” Sinclair said. “The congestion is much less over at Prost Road. The reaction time to anywhere in the city is much better.”

Opinion: Kansans tired of state borrowing from itself

TOPEKA — Greetings from our unseasonably warm state Capitol. It has been a very busy time as we reach the first big deadline of the legislative session, turnaround day. This is the day by which most bills have to have left their house of origin and be passed over to the other chamber for consideration. This time of year sees committees trying to get their work done and long days on the House floor as bills are debated and voted upon.

Elaine (Peggy) Lindsay Christesen

October 25, 1931 – February 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Elaine Lindsay Christesen of Springfield, Va., passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Put your best fork forward

March is National Nutrition Month

Each year during the month of March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Put your best fork forward.” Eating healthier doesn’t mean changing your entire eating plan overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time by putting your best fork forward.

Fort receives Coach of the Year award

OSAGE CITY — Osage City High School Head Basketball Coach Dennis Fort received the National Federation of State High School Associations 2016 Midwest Sectional Coach of the Year award for boys basketball.

Gary Musselman, executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, presented Fort with the award Feb. 15. Fort was named KSHSAA’s Coach of the Year for all classes, and was submitted by the organization for recognition at the next level. The Midwest Section includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Osage City approves contract with GreatLIFE golf

OSAGE CITY — Just two weeks after its start date, the Osage City Council unanimously approved a contract with GreatLIFE Golf to become an affiliate course during its Feb. 14 regular meeting.

Council, staff and course representatives discussed changes with Bryan Minnis, GreatLIFE Golf chief development officer. During a previous meeting, the council and golf board voiced concerns regarding fees on top of the monthly agreement for items, such as the company’s point of sale system.



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