Kevin W. Thoman

October 5, 1967 - July 20, 2014

Kevin W. Thoman, 46 years of age, of Topeka, formerly of Concordia, passed away unexpectedly at home in his sleep Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was born on October 5, 1967 in Concordia to Boyd and Linda (Mossburgh) Thoman. Kevin graduated from Concordia High School in 1987. He had a great joy for baseball.

Harveyville woman sentenced on meth conviction

LYNDON—Cassie M. (Roberts) Stookey, 25, Harveyville, was ordered to serve 34 months today in the Kansas Department of Corrections today by Osage County District Court Judge Phillip Fromme.

Stookey was convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Residential Burglary April 2012, and was later sentenced in May 2012, but was given a chance on probation.

U.S. 56 Resurfacing Project Begins in Osage County

On Wednesday, July 16, a resurfacing project began on a 26-mile stretch of U.S. 56 from the K-31 junction in Osage County north and east to the Douglas County line. Project work includes a hot in place asphalt recycle followed by a chip seal application on all mainline lanes and shoulders. New pavement markings will be added to resurfaced roadway. 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.

LETTER: Ski Club offers ‘amazing’ show

Our family enjoyed the ski show presented by the Pomona Ski Club July 4. I wonder just how many people in Osage County are aware of this special group of people. It was amazing to watch the adults and youth working together to provide fun and harmony for the good of the club.

Area officers back Carbondale's interim police chief

CARBONDALE—Overbrook Reserve Police Officer Kent Morrison spoke to the Carbondale City Council at its July 7 meeting, recommending permanently promoting the acting chief of police, Christopher Edin.

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Osage City Lake dredging set to start today

OSAGE CITY—After several delays, the bonding process for Skillman Construction is scheduled be completed today, allowing project manager Mike Skillman and his crew to begin work on the Osage City Lake dredging project.

“(Osage City Manager) Rod (Willis) got a call form our bonding people,” Skillman said. “They said we’d have it in hand Thursday.”

Willis confirmed the timeline.

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Some area residents still without power

QUENEMO—Several Kansas City Power and Light customers in the Quenemo and Lyndon area are still without power this morning after last night’s storms.

“Last night around 9 p.m., a major storm rolled into our service region,” said a release on KCP&L’s web site. “We have restored nearly 83 percent of our affected customers. During the span of the storm, we had approximately 69,000 customers without power. High winds in excess of 50 mph and wind gusts as high as 70 mph as well as lightning were the major causes of these outages.

Safe Routes discussion recalls trail rejection

OSAGE CITY—Much of the June 24 meeting of the Osage City Council focud on traffic – vehicle and pedestrian.

Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants, was on hand to discuss KLINK improvements along K-31 in the city, as well as the Safe Routes to School project.



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