Tigers shut down Osage City, 50-0

EMPORIA—Osage City and Lyndon met up for a double-header of junior high and high school games Friday night at Emporia State University’s Welch Stadium. With the junior high game ending just before 7 p.m., the high school varisty started almost an hour late, but it was more or less over about the same time as most area games.

The Lyndon Tigers took some hits, but commanded most points of the game, shutting out the Indians 27-0 in the first quarter and 50-0 on the night.

Residents commemorate Sept. 11 on I-35 overpass

MELVERN—Hundreds of motorists flashed their headlights, honked their horns, and waved Wednesday as they passed under the Melvern exit bridge on Interstate 35, where Gary Kitt and his family, along with other Melvern residents and members of the Patriot Guard from Ottawa and Emporia gathered to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Every year, on the anniversary of 9/11, local residents dedicate their day to setting up banners and flying the American flag, creating a visual display of patriotism. Flags were flown Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carbondale Fall Festival runs Friday, Saturday

Festivities at the Carbondale Fall Festival begin 5 p.m. Friday with food and craft vendors on Main Street. A lawnmower demolition derby will be at 7:30 p.m. at Carbondale City Park. Mowers will begin arriving at 6 p.m. Admission will be charged for spectators of all ages. The Lions Club will have concessions at the derby.

‘Cowboy Up Day’ set for Saturday in Melvern

Saddle up and come to Melvern for food and a fun Saturday. Sponsored by Melvern PRIDE, City of Melvern and local businesses, events are aimed at fun for the entire family.

Biscuits and gravy will be served at 7 a.m. at city hall. The Cowboy Olympics begin at 9:30 a.m. at the city park.

The classic car show and bike-decorating contest begins at 10 a.m. on the east side of Main Street. Smoked pulled pork sandwiches or hotdogs will be served at 11 a.m. and the silent auction begins at 11 a.m. at Melvern Community Center.

Relay For Life takes the fight overnight

Relay For Life of Osage County will host its 15th annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society 5 p.m. Saturday at Lyndon High School Track. The county wide celebration of life event brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer and symbolizes the fight patients face after they are diagnosed with the disease. This year’s theme is “Give Cancer the Boot.” A silent auction will open the event.

Relay For Life is an overnight, team effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services.

KDOT to host discussion on K-31, U.S. 75 roundabout

Roundabout presented at the previous K-31 meeting Oct. 20, 2011

OSAGE CITY—The Kansas Department of Transportation is hosting a public open house for the K-31 Improvement Project and the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 Roundabout Project in Osage County on Thursday, Sept. 19. The public is invited to stop by the open house-style meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Osage City Elementary School cafeteria, 420 S. Fourth St., Osage City.

Santa Fe Trail @ Royal Valley – Sept. 6, 2013

Chargers snap streak at Royal Valley

HOYT—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers had been told going into the season they weren’t favored to win a single game on their schedule. They put that and a two-year winless streak to bed Friday night, knocking off long-time rivals Royal Valley in a 28-22 overtime win to start the season with a winning record for the first time in seven years.

Sheriff seeks help solving burglaries, thefts

LYNDON—A recent string of burglaries and thefts in the area has prompted county authorities to seek assistance in solving and preventing crime in a press release issued Friday.

“The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistant for help in solving the continued burglaries and auto thefts in Osage County,” the report said. “Also reminding citizens to take the keys and valuable out of your vehicles and lock them.”

Downtown business owner seeks assistance

OSAGE CITY—A downtown business owner approached the Osage City Council at the Aug. 27 regular meeting concerning saving a structure that was damaged during a winter storm this year.

“I’m the owner of a building in dire need,” said Randy Sherman. “I've seen you had demolition permits. Is there anything in the city that could allow that $2,500 to go toward trash or material coming off the roof?”

“Not as it stands,” said Osage City Mayor Quintin Robert. “The demolition permit, as written, is for demolition and removal of dilapidated dangerous structures.”



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