Overbrook City Council president dies

The Herald-Chronicle has received notice from the City of Overbrook that Overbrook City Council President Jim Gates passed away yesterday evening.

Gates was a 41-year resident of Overbrook, served 10 years on the city council, president of the rotary club, member of the recreation committee, and owner of a farm equipment dealership at Four Corners for 22 years. He was 73.

Gates' obituary will be available later this evening or tomorrow morning.

Santa Fe Trail eliminates preschool peers

CARBONDALE—Summer Taylor, a parent whose child participated in the preschool program at Overbrook Attendance Center, spoke to the USD 434 Board of Education at the Feb. 12 regular meeting. Taylor asked the board about rumors that peer model students would no longer be allowed to participate in the program.

Local resident to celebrate 105th birthday

OSAGE CITY—Nellie Martin has always had a love for life. That love has gotten her far, as she approaches a milestone not many get to accomplish. Martin will turn 105 on Feb. 25.

Vintage Park will hold a party in Martin’s honor Feb. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. at the retirement facility.

“As long as I am healthy, I plan on living to 110, or at least 105,” Martin said prior to turning 100.

Martin is ready to meet that milestone.

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LETTER: Volunteers greatly appreciated

As USD 420 gears up to move through the final stages of the Building for the Future projects, examples of the pride local patrons have in Osage City Schools have been made apparent in many ways.

LETTER: Kansas house actions troubling

Feb. 13, 2014, was an unfortunate milestone in our state, for on that day 72 members of the Kansas House of Representatives sought to appease their personal righteous concerns about the lifestyles of their constituents in the LGBTQ community with the passage of House Bill 2453.

EDITORIAL: Representatives should be mindful of all Kansans

For someone who has spent most of his life in Kansas’ small towns, I consider myself to be a fairly worldly person. I have friends all over the country and all over the world, many who grew up as Kansans and have branched out in all directions.

They, as I, are proud to represent the Sunflower State.

That is unless saddened and disenfranchised by the bigoted actions of its elected representatives who chose to side with discrimination over civil rights.

Overbrook council reassess utility connections, lake legacy

OVERBROOK—Resident Rosemary Topping approached Overbrook Mayor Don Schultz and city council members with just one question on her mind at the February city council meeting.

“I have been an Overbrook resident over 45 years and recently I purchased another piece of property in which I had to pay $50 to have city utilities connected to this particular property,” Topping said. “My question to the council is why?”

Sisters become donors to Locks of Love

BURLINGAME—Sisters Emmie and Savannah Short, of Burlingame, have already been affected by cancer in their seven and eight years, respectively. In that time, the girls decided to do something to fight back. That something was to donate their long locks to be made into wigs for other youth, under the age of 21.

“There’s a lot of cancer on both sides of the family and they heard about children who have cancer,” said Misty Short, mother of the girls. “They wanted to do something to help so they wanted to do Locks of Love.”

Fair dates set, carnival booked

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Fair Board has contracted with a carnival and set dates for the Osage City Fair, which will begin June 25 with 4-H events. The carnival will run from Thursday, June 26, through Saturday, June 28.

“This is an earlier date than the board would like, however carnivals are hard to find,” said Ken Foth, Osage City Fair Board president. “The calendar will be favorable for the next few years for the way carnivals schedule, so hopefully in the future the board can find a carnival that will be available after the Fourth of July.”

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