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April 20, 2017 – PDF Edition

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USD 434 closed due to threat

CARBONDALE — USD 434 Santa Fe Trail has cancelled classes at all schools for Thursday, April 20, do to a possible threat.

"We're still working on the investigation. It will be the county attorney working on the case," said Lori Dun, sheriff.

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, said that at approximately 6 p.m. April 19 that the Osage County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a possible threat to Santa Fe Trail High School. An investigation began immediately.

EAT WELL: How to fight food waste

Cheryl Mussatto | MS, RD, LD

One of our most precious commodities we need to survive is food. Food is simply too good to waste. No matter how sustainable a farm may be, if the food is wasted it does no one any good. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. That is more than 20 pounds of food per person every month, which is equivalent to Americans throwing out $165 billion each year.

Tax sale writes off around $100,000

LYNDON — The Osage County Commissioners received a request to consider a resolution finalizing the results of the last tax sale. The sale, which sold delinquent properties from tax years leading up to 2010, regained some money for the county, but left an estimated six figures on the table.

Smoke in the Spring maintains stature, success

OSAGE CITY — Over the past decade, the Smoke in the Spring State Barbecue Championships have slowly grown from a community event to a regionally, state and nationally recognized event.

“I don’t know how to pinpoint it,” said Corey Linton, who has organized the contest for 11 years. “It all comes together. It’s a showcase of Osage City. This is the event people come home for, the event people like to show off and tell people when they go places.”

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