Tailgate Showdown adds to cookoff tradition

OSAGE CITY—Osage City Parks and Recreation and Osage City Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Osage County Tailgate Showdown Oct. 5 at Jones Park, Osage City. The competition was geared toward residents and natives of Osage County.

“Even with just a handful of contestants, this year was a success,” said Osage City Parks and Recreation director Corey Linton.

Football: Bearcats fall out of delayed game

HARTFORD—The Burlingame Bearcats opened Friday night’s game with a solid 12-0 lead before lightning ended the night with three minutes remaining in the second quarter.

Game play resumed three days later on Monday evening, but the Bearcats failed to pick up where they left off, losing 42-38.

“We had the ball in the red zone, threatening to score,” said Burlingame coach Doug Bingham. “Unfortunately, we came out extremely flat and not ready to play.”

Topeka couple donates caboose to Melvern park

MELVERN—After a decade search, one of the anchor components of Melvern’s Railroad Park has finally arrived in the form of a yellow Union Pacific No. 25836 caboose donated by Gary and Marcia Ross, of Topeka.

“We’d been looking for one for a long time,” said Melvern PRIDE member Larry Salisbury. “We didn’t expect someone to just give us one.”

Horton woman killed on K-268

QUENEMO—A Horton woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on State Highway 268, 8.7 miles east of U.S. 75 Highway, just north of Quenemo.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, at 1:34 p.m. Saturday, a 2002 Ford Explorer, driven by Rochelle Roach, 37, Horton, was eatbound on K-268 when it entered the south ditch, overcorrected across both lanes and rolled twice, landing upside down in the north ditch.

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