Stolen property recovered in search

CARBONDALE—Around 2:43 p.m. June 16, deputies from the Osage County Sheriff’s office served a search warrant at 449 W. 117th St., Carbondale, for cultivation of marijuana and possession of stolen property.

Melvern man receives life sentence for rape conviction

LYNDON—Ronald L. Hartpence, Jr., 38, Melvern, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years in Osage County District Court Monday by Chief District Court Judge Phillip Fromme.

Hartpence entered a plea for the charge of rape of a child under 14 years of age April 21. He was arrested Jan. 4 by the Osage County Sheriff's Office for aggravated indecent liberties.

“This case falls under Jessica's Law and requires life imprisonment and life-time registration as a sex offender,” said Brandon Jones, Osage County attorney.

Hensley to give presentation Wednesday at OCHS

OSAGE CITY—Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley will travel to school districts around the state to give his presentation entitled “Education on the Brink” to groups of teachers, parents, school employees, advocates of education, and all Kansans concerned about the current state of education in Kansas. Following the presentation, Hensley will open it up to a question and answer session.

K-31 to close in Osage City this week

Eastbound and westbound K-31 (Ninth Street) between Lakin Street and Holliday Street in Osage City will be closed to all through traffic for utility work by the City of Osage City at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, and will reopen to all traffic by 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, weather permitting.

Traffic will follow a marked detour via Lakin Street west to Martin Street back to K-31. Drivers can expect minor delays and must use alternate routes during the roadway closure. See map below for detour route and K-31 closure location.

Carjacking ends with arrest in Burlingame

BURLINGAME—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nyameshua Jones, 25, Topeka, after an alleged car jacking and chase, ending at a residence in Burlingame.

“Our involvement started about 6:40 p.m.,” said Jeff Johnson, Osage County undersheriff. “We were notified by Topeka Police Department. It went out as an attempt to locate.”

A deputy spotted the vehicle in Burlingame, and followed it to the Burlingame Apartments, located at 317 S. Dakota Street. Jones was taken into custody shortly before 8 p.m.

County inmate's death ruled as suicide

LYNDON—The KBI released a statement this morning determining the cause of death of county inmate Justin Glidewell, 26, Scranton, as suicide.

Glidewell was found dead in his cell during a routine check at 9 p.m. June 7 at the Osage County Jailhouse. An autopsy was performed June 8.

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All-league baseball, softball teams

All-league selections for baseball and softball teams in Osage County.

Inmate found dead in Osage County jail

LYNDON—Justin Glidewell, 26, Scranton, was found dead in his cell during a routine check at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Osage County Jailhouse.
Glidewell‘s death is currently under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Mark Malick, KBI special agent, said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Youth golf league begins tonight

A junior golf league is being held in Overbrook and Vassar this summer for area fifth- through 12-graders.

The league includes six tournaments, which will begin June 16, and are held at 5:30 p.m. Monday evenings, alternating between Hidden Springs and Lamont Hill golf courses. The original start date, June 9, was moved due to rain.

Walk up payment is $8 per night. Students may also prepay for the entire six-week league for $30. Parent volunteers are welcome.



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