February 27, 2014 - PDF Edition

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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.

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.

February 20, 2014 - PDF Edition

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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.


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