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Koger conquers state meet

LAWRENCE—Osage City High School junior Aundrea Koger followed up back-to-back top 10 performances at the state cross country meet with a third this year, this time winning the Class 3A girls’ race in 15 minutes and 47.93 seconds.

“Saturday felt pretty surreal, that’s for sure,” said Osage City coach Darcy Keeffe. “She knew what her goal was and what she needed to do to accomplish it. To actually see her accomplish this and become the state champion was phenomenal to witness.”

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Trojans advance on 48-18 win over South Haven

MELVERN—The Marais des Cygnes Valley Trojans football team’s entrance to the post season was the exact opposite of last year – the parts that matter anyway.

“They got us at their place last year,” said MdCV Coach Butch Jones. “We played a little better game this year.”

Last year, the Trojans played at South Haven, taking a 30-point loss in a 52-22 decision. This year, the Trojans commanded their home field at the helm of a 48-18 win, 30 points the other direction, to each the school’s first postseason win in decades.

Community contributes to Vassar FunFest

VASSAR—The Vassar community, the Lion’s Club, and people from surrounding areas came together Saturday for the Fun Fest. In addition to great food like homemade chili, there was a parade, horse and pony rides, a petting zoo and an antique car show.

Flag carriers Gentry May and Mathew Anshutz led the parade, followed by Grand Marshals Ben and Gladys Streeter. The Streeters were honored for their service to the community center in Vassar.

Health Department ready with flu shots

LYNDON—Anne Gray, Osage County Health Department administrator, strongly encouraged Osage County residents take advantage of the county’s flu vaccinations, available 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Health Dept., 9th and Topeka, Lyndon. There is a fee for the vaccine.

“It’s very important for pregnant women and family members with babies less than six months old,” said Gray. She added that babies cannot be vaccinated until they are six months old, so that creates an added health risk.

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