Senior house project seeking lots in Overbrook

OVERBROOK—Representatives of a six-community senior housing projects spoke with the Overbrook City Council during its Feb. 8 regular meeting.

“If you’ll remember, a couple years ago, Osage County Economic Development Corporation submitted an application to the Kansas Resource Housing Corporation,” said Bill Caton, project manager. “We were not able to secure an investor for the tax credits. We now have secured an investor for 26 units in various communities.”

Burn ban today Feb. 17

Bryce Romine, KCEM, Osage County Emergency Management Director released the following:

All burn permits are suspended for today, Feb. 17, 2017.

This is a no burn day. No outside burning allowed

Very high fire danger today.

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category this afternoon.

Very high fire danger means fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

This is in effect until 8 a.m. Feb. 18 and may be extended.

MdCV schools brace for six-figure cuts

MELVERN — A five-percent cut to education statewide may be temporarily off the table, but there is more than one way Marais des Cygnes Valley schools could see a cut of $100,000 or more in the coming year.

“We’re going to talk about cuts for this year, school finance formula, and statewide,” Ted Hessong, USD 456 superintended said at the board of education meeting Monday in Melvern. “Don’t panic. We just want to put it out there, so we’re not overly surprised if something does happen.”

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Missouri man arrested, charged with Osage City bank robbery

A Missouri man has been arrested and charged with robbing a bank in Osage City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.

Hunter Lee Prewitt, 28, Mountain Grove, Mo., was charged with one count of bank robbery. It is alleged that on Jan. 25, 2017, Prewitt robbed the Landmark National Bank at 106 South 6th Street in Osage City. According to court records, Prewitt gave a teller a note saying: “This a robbery. Give me all one hundreds, fifties and twenties.” He left the bank with cash and drove away in a white pickup truck.

Robert D. “Bob” Kopp

Nov. 23, 1925 – Feb. 10, 2017

TOPEKA — Robert D. “Bob” Kopp, formerly of Harveyville, died Feb. 10, 2017, at a Topeka hospital. He was 91.

He was born Nov. 23, 1925, at Topeka, the son of Walter C. and Ethel E. Hendrickson Kopp. He graduated from Harveyville High School and was a member of the U.S. Army where he served during World War II.

He was an electrician from 1951 until his retirement, a proud member of Union Local 226, avid bowler and loved golf where he achieved two holes in one.

Max L. Hallgren

Dec. 11, 1935 – Feb. 9, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Max L. Hallgren, Osage City, died February 9, 2017, at his home. He was 81.

He was born Dec. 11, 1935, at Republic, the son of Lloyd L. and Ruth Alta Bell Hallgren. He graduated from Republic High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a rural mail carrier until his retirement. He loved woodworking, especially making wood toys.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Senior housing project requests Burlingame's support

BURLINGAME—Bill Caton, project manager, and Fred Diver, Osage County commissioner, discussed a senior housing project with the Burlingame City Council at its Feb. 6 regular meeting.

The project, sponsored by Osage County Economic Development Corporation, would build four duplexes on the property at 412 Prospect Place, property occupied by the former nursing home in southwest Burlingame. The project would require raising the building.

Hensley: Kansas must stop using KPERS as credit

Public employees dedicate their careers to serving the people of Kansas. These men and women all across Kansas teach in our schools, protect us from danger, respond to emergencies, and keep our roads and bridges safe. All of them commit their lives to serving Kansas.

Melvern discusses installing disc golf course

MELVERN—Marcia Patterson, member of the Melvern Visionary Committee, presented information on installing a disc golf course on the recreation grounds north of Marais des Cygnes High School.

“I think it’s something that would always be great to have in the community,” Patterson said, “for under $5,000 and some labor.”

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