Overbrook council debates mill levy increase

OVERBROOK—Russ Cobb, Westar Energy, presented the Overbrook City Council with information pertaining to a franchise fee increase of five percent at the July 13 meeting. The last increase was instituted in a June 14, 2006 ordinance. The ordinance is almost expired, and a new ordinance needs to be implemented for that purpose.

“The standard franchise fee is five percent,” Cobb said. “The council has to approve and assign a new ordinance, and have it published. This particular franchise fee will be effective for 20 years.”

Eber Terry Abney

OSAGE CITY—Eber Terry Abney passed away on March 15, 2016 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born on July 17, 1947 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Asa and Esther Tindell Abney. He was 68.

He grew up in Osage City and had been a member of the Presbyterian Church. He had lived in Manhattan for many years before moving back to Osage City in December of 2014. He served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1970.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Esther, and by his sister, Alta Jo Kitt.

He is survived by several cousins and friends.

Suspect not located in car chase

At approximately 4 p.m. July 20, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a Toyota Tundra at 109th and Fairlawn. The truck was reported stolen July 5 from Wabunsee County.

The driver continued to elude deputies in the northern part of Osage County. The chase continued into Shawnee County. At 4:50 p.m. the driver fled on foot from the area of 97th and Lewelling. The driver is described as a white male and has not been located.

Department rebuilds with new leadership, equipment

QUENEMO—Marty Kane has taken on duties of the Quenemo Police Department, taking a three-fold approach of safety, enforcing ordinances and improving community outreach.

“I’m trying real hard to get the department built up and grown,” said Kane. “We’re operating on a small budget, but we’ll get there. I’m trying to make the city a safe and enjoyable place for those who want to live in a small town.”

The position has been vacant since the resignation of former officer Darryl Manning on Jan. 21. Manning served as the first city officer in years, and was hired Sept. 9, 2015.

Grandparent scam occurs in local area

In the last month, two reports have been taken over the “grandparent” scam. The caller claims a grandchild has either been in an accident or was arrested. The caller does not know the grandchild’s name, and they hope you will say it. The caller will confirm it was your grandchild by the name given to them. In one report, the caller put an “attorney” on the phone to try and prove the grandchild was in jail.

Burlingame Federated Church to host concert Sunday

The Federated Church, 322 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, will host a special concert and worship service 10 a.m. July 24 with award winning, recording artist Brian Arnold.

Burlingame luau set for Saturday

BURLINGAME—A community luau will be hosted at the Burlingame Swimming Pool from 7 to 10 p.m. July 23.

There will be pulled pork, potato salad and different side dishes at the event. Games will also be played so that all will have fun.

The event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted to help with improvements for the pool.

Community members have been donating items and decorations all summer long to give the event a true Hawaiian luau feel.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: How to stop stress eating

It’s been one of those days. Maybe you got stuck in traffic, had a disagreement with a co-worker creating drama and then your kids acted like wild banshees while out shopping with them. You’ve had a stress-filled day and all you want to do when you get back home and walk through the door is make yourself a big bowl of ice cream.

That’s called stress eating. Stress eating is eating in response to stressful events or situations creating difficult feelings. The feelings can range from sorrow to anger leading to a need to soothe ourselves and comfort foods does this very well.

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Steve Haller

Dec. 16, 1960 – July 15, 2016

BASEHOR—Steve Haller, 55, Basehor, died July 15, 2016, at his home. He was 55.

He was born Dec. 16, 1960, at Topeka. He has lived in the Kansas City area for over 25 years and worked in the auto industry for over 35 years.

He married the love of his life, Terri, July 1, 2000, at Basehor. She survives.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Katherine Ann.

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