Scranton council responds to employee brawl

SCRANTON—Scranton firefighter Ted McDaniel presented public comments to the Scranton City Council following an altercation Aug. 10.

“I just wanted to make sure all council members knew, along with the citizens of Scranton, we had one of our firemen … assaulted at the club,” McDaniel said. “He was also threatened by our city maintenance guy.

“One of our firemen was directing an ambulance to get out of the scene,” McDaniel said. “He was attacked by one of the citizens of Scranton, and it just so happens to be the maintenance man’s wife.”

Mail thefts reported in county

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has sent out a press release asking anyone in Osage County who has been a recent victim of mail theft from a mailbox and did not file a report with the sheriff’s office to do so.

“Most of them are out here northeast of Lyndon,” said Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, noting the Topeka and surrounding Shawnee County area “have gotten hit hard.”

K-31 resurfacing to begin west of Burlingame

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, a resurfacing project will begin on a 19.7-mile stretch of K-31 from the K-99 intersection in Wabaunsee County to the Dacotah Street intersection in Burlingame. Project work includes a chip seal application over all existing mainline lanes followed by all new pavement markings. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

County sets speed limit for 'detour'

LYNDON—High traffic, dust and the potential for accidents have local residents, businesses, townships and county officials concerned about the unofficial detour around bridge construction on Kansas Highway 268.

“You can’t believe how much traffic is on that,” said Junction Township Trustee Gary Summers.

Summers said one resident counted more than 75 cars per hour on the road. Commissioner Ken Kuykendall echoed, saying he’d witnessed several out of county plates taking the three-mile route along Paulen Road, 245th Street and Ratner Road.

August 22, 2013 PDF Edition



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