Sod in place at new field

Workers from Topeka Sod Farm spent much of the day Thursday installing sod at the new football field in Osage City Thursday. Rains have delayed progress on the field, and will force at least one home-game rescheduling, but after a month of uncertainly, the grass is finally on the field.

Lights, visiting bleachers and the concrete pad for the home bleachers are now up as well.

Scranton resident voices budget concerns

SCRANTON—Many budget meetings go unattended by the public. In Scranton, the Aug. 6 budget hearing for the 2014 budget received harsh criticism from members of the community.

Scranton resident Tom Carnes questioned the allotment of money between the parks department and recreation commission.

Quenemo mayor walks out, council reorganizes

QUENEMO—Eight minutes after calling the meeting to order, Quenemo Mayor Bruce Rose responded to a disagreement by asking maintenance supervisor Mike Watts for a pen, then scribbled “I resign” on the back of a piece of paper, and walking out of the council chambers.

The paper just happened to be a copy of a resignation letter from Chris Boggs, who served just four months after being elected in April.

Mud, fun lined up for Cross Country Chaos 5K

OSAGE CITY—No showers have been promised to wash off the mud, but a fun time with plenty to drink, eat and live country-rock music has certainly been scheduled.

That is the pledge from Perry Thompson, organizer of Cross Country Chaos, a 5K obstacle run set for Saturday near Osage City.

Burlingame to host rally, BBQ Sunday

BURLINGAME—Downtown Burlingame will be bustling Sunday, Aug. 18, with the coinciding Rats and Rods Rally and Smokin’ on the Trail biker barbecue, the third year for each event.

The events include door prizes, raffles, food and special guests. The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce is also hosting a vendor fair. Barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Soil contaminated near demolished Burlingame buildings

BURLINGAME—An update on requested repairs to the building at 105 E. Santa Fe Ave. was presented by Burlingame Mayor Mike Dorr during the Aug. 5 meeting of the Burlingame City Council. The council agreed sufficient progress had been made to allow removal of barricades in front of the building.

Dorr discussed a letter the city had received from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on recent completion of a Brownfields hazardous materials inspection of the property.

Shoes collected will benefit youth camp

The Royal Family Kids is conducting its annual fundraiser, collecting shoes to pay for Kansas children to attend summer camp.

The organization receives $.25 for each pound of shoes collected, and can send one child to camp for every ton (2,000 pounds) of shoes collected. Usable shoes will also be cleaned and donated to those in need. The camp provides a one-week experience to abused, neglected and abandoned children ages 6-12.

Overbrook Fair 4-H Horse Show Results, Photos

Participants in the Overbrook Osage County Fair horse show included, (B) Burlingame 4-H, Ethan Quaney and Alexis Studebaker; (NO) North Osage 4-H, Bonnie Young, Calvin Young, Wylie Young, Alexis Boland, Brook Boland, Tricia Knauber and Josh Knauber; (VBR) Vassar Blue Ribbon, Alyssa Hogelin; and (WW) Willing Workers 4-H, Nikita Schoepflin and Miah McCue.

Web site updated, PDFs still available

We’ve been working on a new web site, aimed at easier updating to help push more content online. Wednesday evening, we quietly launched it.

First, and foremost, your PDFs are still here. The link with this week’s date at the top of the page (“August 1, 2013 PDF Edition”) will give you one-click access to the PDF edition, which is available to subscribers.

The archives are also still available, and will take you to the old site until we can get them moved over. You can search all of the PDFs from our archive pages.

Construction projects begin on U.S. 75, K-268

On Monday, Aug. 5, weather permitting, a replacement project will begin on the K-268 Bridge over the abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad in Osage County. The K-268 Bridge is located just east of the State Highway 368 and State Highway 268 intersection, approximately 4.77 miles east of the U.S. 75 intersection.



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