Roundabout moves to Phase 2

LYNDON—Construction the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout entered Phase 2 Wednesday evening, with traffic beginning to use the new interchange.

North and southbound U.S. 75 Highway traffic are now rerouted to the new roadway. East and westbound traffic on K-31/K-268 will continue to use the temporary detour. The temporary intersection will have stop signs on K-31/K-268. US-75 traffic does not stop.

Police report thefts around Osage City

OSAGE CITY—Residents of Osage City are encouraged to put valuables away and lock doors after a number of vehicle and business burglaries.

Osage City Police Department released a statement about the burglaries Oct. 27.

“So far the break-ins have been mostly in the western area of town,” said Fred Nech, police chief.

Nech also reported stolen items including tools and audio equipment.

“Two businesses have reported break-ins, one of those reported tools missing and another a computer and small amount of cash,” said Nech.

Judge denies change of venue motion in murder case

LYNDON—Chief Judge Phillip M. Fromme heard four motions from defense counsel for James Paul Harris. Harris, 30, Carbondale, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Gerety. Charges were formally filed against Harris Oct. 31, 2013 after DNA analysis confirmed a human skull belonged to Gerety.

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Lars Brant Allen

May 21, 1963 – Oct. 27, 2014

OMAHA, Neb.—Lars Brant Allen, Ottawa, died Oct. 27, 2014, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb. He was 51.

He was born May 21, 1963, at Emporia, the son of Gerald Allen and Joanne Street Allen. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1981, and Salina Area Technical College in 1983. Salina Area Technical College later merged with Kansas State University.

Alice F. Wheeler

April 15, 1937 – Oct. 25, 2014

GARNETT—Alice F. Wheeler, Garnett, died Oct. 25, 2014, at Guest Home Estates, Garnett. She was 77.

She was born April 15, 1937, ay Harris, the daughter of Frank and Blanche Farrar Weatherbie. She grew up in Lane, attending schools in Greeley and Lane. She earned her GED in Chanute. She later moved to Ottawa, Quenemo and then Garnett.

She married Joe Kraus in October 1953. They were later divorced. She married Wilmer Wheeler Dec. 9, 1979, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death on June 4, 2010.

Edith Croucher

Feb. 18, 1921 ¬– Oct. 24, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Edith “Lorena” Croucher, Peterton, north of Osage City, died Oct. 24, 2014, at her home. She was 93.

She was born Feb. 18, 1921, northeast of Burlingame, the daughter of Gillio and Edith Vandevord Succi. As a young girl, she attended school at Pleasant Valley School No. 37.

She married Dannie M. Croucher Aug. 7, 1940, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1993.

USD 420 to discuss active shooter training with parents

The USD 420 Osage City school district and the Osage City Police Department will host meeting to discuss active shooter response training with parents and guardians at 6 p.m. Tuesday , Oct. 28, in the Osage City High School auditorium.

The discussion will be led by Rob Dunham, Osage City police officer, who is trained in the A.L.I.C.E. program, and is leading training for Osage City schools.

The following information was sent in the district newsletter.

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Commissioners rethink Conservation donation

LYNDON—Lori Kuykendall, Osage County Conservation District director, visited Osage county commissioners with a request Monday.

Kuykendall said the conservation district normally makes a $2,000 donation to the noxious weed department, lowering the cost of chemicals for purchase. After speaking with the district, however, they thought the donation could be put to better use. She sought recommendations from commissioners, while making one of her own.

Burlingame adjusts downtown sidewalk ordinance

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council held discussion Oct. 20 on the use of downtown sidewalks for display and sale of items.

“There’s been a lot of comments about the junk out in front of my store,” said Melissa Miller, owner of Main Street Mercantile, 106. W Santa Fe Ave. “It’s merchandise that’s for sale.”

She said efforts had been taken to improve the appearance in front of the store, and in the alley behind, and that she felt she had been “maliciously selected and targeted for prosecution.”

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