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.

Westar cancels planned outage for Overbrook

OVERBROOK—An planned power outage Westar customers in Overbrook and surround areas has been cancelled. The outage was set for June 7.

"The Westar Energy planned outage for the Overbrook area has been cancelled," said Jaycee Breese, Westar Energy. "During the recent storm, the circuit our team was going to do maintenance on lost power. Since that circuit was already out, our team did the maintenance at that time."

LETTER: Unprecedented federal land grab

The Osage County Farm Bureau wants our fellow Kansans to know the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is attempting an unprecedented federal land grab that will hurt Kansas businesses and damage our fragile state economy.

The EPA has proposed a rule that would allow it and the Army Corps of Engineers to use the federal Clean Water Act to dictate how landowners use their land.

LETTER: Roundabout a complete terror

The members of American Legion Post 198 once again held a well-attended pancake feed May 24, which was enjoyed by many. God bless the veterans and God bless America.

On another subject, the planned roundabout on Highway 75 and Highway 31 is a complete terror. Couple that with the land being wasted to construct it, then think about the Kansas Department of Transportation’s plan to build a new Highway 31 from Osage City to Highway 75, and it makes one wonder what kind of leaders we have to propose such things.

LETTER: Cancer survivor grateful for support

A year ago, I wrote in thanking my wonderful community for their love and support as I was undergoing treatments for breast cancer. I am happy to report that it has been a year since I have been done with those treatments and I am in remission.

I was very lucky that my cancer was caught early and I spoke about the importance of doing breast exams. Well, I am here again as an advocate for early detection again, but this time for prostate cancer.

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Westar Energy schedules power outage for Saturday

TOPEKA—About 900 Westar Energy customers in Osage County will experience a brief power outage about 2 a.m. June 7 as maintenance is performed in the area.

“Power outages are inconvenient for our customers, but sometimes planned outages are needed to safely complete maintenance and system improvements,” said Gina Penzig, director of corporate communications.

“We try to schedule work to minimize the disruption for our customers.”

Juveniles arrested for felony theft

At approximately 7 a.m., May 29, Earl Ross, 82, Osage City, reported his 2001 Buick Lesabre stolen from his residence. At approximately 8 a.m., a deputy sheriff located Ross’ crashed vehicle on US-56 Hwy just north of Dragoon Creek. Upon investigation, two 14 year-old juveniles and one 16 year-old juvenile were arrested for felony theft at approximately 11 a.m. All subjects are males. The juveniles were processed by juvenile intake and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Franklin County. Osage Trucking LLC removed the crashed vehicle.

Osage City’s No. 2 pump fails at Melvern Lake

OSAGE CITY—Osage City Utilities Director updated the city council on a failure of one of the two pumps that supply water to Osage City and its water customers.

“Around the end of last week, we lost our No. 2 Melvern pump,” Gilliland told the council May 13. At that time, the failed pump was still being removed from the lake.

“They got it up out of there yesterday,” Gilliland said Thursday.

City maintenance workers loaded up the pump to be sent to Kansas City for inspection.

Interim financing approved for sewer

SCRANTON - The Scranton City Council, during its May 20 meeting, established temporary financing for the city’s Phase I Project to upgrade the water utility system.

“I’m here tonight to take care of some additional business related to temporary financing,” said Patrick Cox, P.E. and Senior Project Manager for BG Consultants, who introduced the issue. Cox then referred to City Attorney Todd Luckman.

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