U.S. 75 bridge approach project to begin March 10

OSAGE COUNTY—A pavement approach replacement project will begin March 10 on a total of eight bridges along an eight-mile stretch of the of U.S. 75 from the Marais des Cygnes River bridge to the south Osage-Coffey county line, as weather permits. Project work includes the replacement of approximately 30-40 ft. of the concrete bridge approach pavement and all new pavement markings. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Officers to increase seatbelt citations

Beginning Feb. 24 and running through March 7, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office will join other Kansas law enforcement to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years, not being properly restrained.

Melvern Sunflower Days planned for June 19-21

The dates for the Melvern 4-H Sunflower Days have been set for June 19-21. Lewellen Amusements Carnival will provide rides, concessions and games for all three nights of the fair.

Bingo will be also held all three nights, along with a baby show and other evening entertainment. The grand parade will be held Saturday evening, June 21.

There will be 4-H projects displayed and judged throughout the three days. Homemade ice cream will also be served all three nights.

Those interested may mark their calendar and plan to attend the 2014 Melvern 4-H Sunflower Days.

Tuesday basketball scores

Sub-State Basketball Brackets

Class 4A Sub-State @ Eudora - Boys | Girls
Eudora, Kansas City-Bishop Ward, Osawatomie, Santa Fe Trail

Class 3A Sub-State @ Wellsville | Boys - Boys | Girls
Council Grove, Humboldt, Mound City-Jayhawk Linn, Osage City, Pomona-West Franklin, Prairie Village-Kansas City Christian, Richmond-Central Heights, Wellsvile

Class 2A Sub-State @ Mission Valley | Boys - Boys | Girls
Allen-Northern Heights, Burlingame, Cottonwood Falls-Chase County, Eskridge-Mission Valley, Lawrence-Bishop Seabury, Lyndon, Madison/Hamilton, Olathe-Heritage Christian, Olpe

Class 1A Division I Sub-State @Waverly | Boys - Boys | Girls
LeRoy-Southern Coffey County, Melvern-Marais des Cygnes Valley, Moran-Marmaton Valley, St. Paul, Waverly

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Wrestling squads wrap up regular season

PERRY—Burlingame and Santa Fe Trail high school wrestling teams wrapped up their season with tournaments last weekend. The Chargers closed the year with a sixth-place finish at the nine-team Big Seven League Tournament, finishing a few pins shy of third place.

“We lost a lot of close matches,” said SFT coach Regan Erickson. “Many of those were big losses earlier in the year.”

$2.5 million secured for Scranton water project

SCRANTON —The Scranton City Council authorized Mayor Robert Sims to sign a USDA Rural Development letter of commitment, which will enable the city to proceed with an application for Federal financial assistance for Phase I of a project to upgrade its water utility system.

The letter acknowledges requirements and conditions of the funding source, USDA Rural Development. Council action to approve the commitment occurred Feb. 11. The regular meeting Feb. 4 had been postponed due to a snowstorm a week earlier.

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.

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