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2013: The Year in Photos


Osage County saw storm-average snowfall as around 10 inches fell on much of the county in back-to-back snowstorms in late February, dubbed the Blizzard of Oz.

USD 434 board members Zack Anshutz and Chris Kendall address concerns about the requested bond issue with district residents at an informational meeting March 21 in Scranton. The bond went on to pass 797 to 397 in the April 2 election.

Shawn Braun, Bubba’s Que Crew, of Emporia, sells out of barbecue Friday night during the Taste of Osage City, where nearly 2,000 residents and visitors consumed around $12,000 worth of barbecue in just over two hours.

Two of the three downtown Burlingame buildings at 107 and 109 E. Santa Fe Avenue slated for demolition were razed April 18. Improvements have been made to the building at 105 E. Santa Fe Avenue to avoid condemnation.

Lyndon senior Gabe Clark added a unique experience to his state meet, running the 300-meter hurdles by himself in front of more than 10,000 people at the Kansas State Track & Field Championships May 24-25 in WIchita. Clark was impeded in the preliminary race, and was offered the opportunity to re-attempt the race by himself, narrowly missing qualifying for the finals by .09 of a second.

Two of the three downtown Burlingame buildings at 107 and 109 E. Santa Fe Avenue slated for demolition were razed April 18. Improvements have been made to the building at 105 E. Santa Fe Avenue to avoid condemnation.

The summer festival season continued with the first of Osage County’s three fairs in Melvern. The Sunflower Days Fair featured a parade, carnival rides, games, entertainment, food and fireworks.

The county came together for the second time this summer at the Osage City Osage County Fair, featuring four days of 4-H events, various contests, fireworks, a three-day carnival, talent show and a parade.

Lyla Boland, 2, Overbrook, participates in kids games Aug. 3 at the Overbrook Fair Horse show.

Former Quenemo Mayor Bruce Rose wrote the above note on the back of the resignation letter from council member Chris Boggs, before walking out of the Aug. 6 meeting of the city council.

Ali Buenger, Osage City, battles an early obstacle in the Cross Country Chaos 5K mud run Aug. 17.

The three generations of skiers mark a unique experience to end the summer as Alex Weber and Derek Weber, Gardner, and Mark Weber, Topeka, members of the Pomona Lake Ski Team, ski one-footed on Labor Day at Pomona Lake.

The Santa Fe Trail Chargers celebrate on the field after opening the season with a 28-22 overtime win against Royal Valley.

Demolition of the Mission Covenant Church at Lakin and Topeka streets in Osage City was carried out quickly Sept. 23. Brian Davison, of Osage Salvage, razed the building with a bulldozer in about half an hour.

The Osage City Indians’ band takes the field for the football homecoming king and queen Sept. 27, as the lights warmed up and just before the players took the field for the first game on Osage City High School’s new field.

Participants release balloons as part of the activities and memorials at the Sunset Stroll Sept. 25 in Overbrook.

Volunteer workers and equipment from Criqui Construction place a donated caboose into its new home in Melvern’s Railroad Park.

The Osage City Lake Dam will wrap up a rehabilitation project in the coming months. Bonds for the reconstruction went out in 2007.

The Santa Fe Trail volleyball team recieves high fi ves from football players, family and fans following Saturday’s championship.

Faculty, students, visitors and vets recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Veterans Day Celebration Monday at Burlingame schools.

Area children got in their first hints to Santa Nov. 17 at the Osage City Christmas opener. Santa visited the craft show at the school cafeteria before riding down Market Street in the parade.

After 43 years of ownership, Skip Kleier is selling his grocery store. The store is to be remodeled and renamed Carbondale Thriftway.

Photos by Jeremy Gaston, Brad Shaffer, John English, Donald Martin, Larry Salisbury, Rosie Blacketer and the Pomona Lake Ski Club.

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