Hinterweger repeats as Osage County’s top speller

SCRANTON—Osage County sixth grader will make her second trip regional spelling bee in Topeka after winning the Osage County Spelling Bee Jan. 29 at Scranton Attendance Center.

Hinterweger showed no sign of celebration as she won the bee in the 15th round on the word “arrogant.”

“It felt really good,” Hinterweger said. “I was pretty confident. I studied a lot.”

At least every night since winning the Carbondale Attendance Center spelling bee last week. The short turnover left her feeling a little worried about some of the words on the list.

USD 456 talks energy savings, improvements

MELVERN—At a special meeting Wednesday evening, the USD 456 Board of Education met with Energy 360 representative Joe Hurla to discuss observations made by the energy audit company on areas for potential energy savings in both the high school and elementary school buildings.

Beginning with the elementary school, Hurla said the main facility is heated by a 50 year-old hot water boiler, and even though it’s relatively well maintained, the average working life of that equipment is 25-30 years.

Lindinburge Emery

Oct. 14, 1928 – Jan. 26, 2015

HOT SPRINGS, Ark—Lindinburge “Lindy” Emery, Hot Springs, Ark., died Jan. 26, 2015. He was 86.

He was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Rawlins County, the son of Christian Angermeir and Gertrude Emery Angermeir.

He married Mae Lorraine Morosic Sept. 8, 1953. He is survived by his wife of 61 years.

Lyndon sends half percent sales tax to ballot

LYNDON—Half cent or half percent, the proposed sales tax increase for the city of Lyndon will make it to the ballot.

At the Jan. 20 city council meeting, board members voted to adopt resolution 15-02, proposing the sales tax in the April election.

The council compared two versions of the resolution, the same, with the exception of about five different words.

“One says ‘avoiding a mill levy increase’ and the other says ‘avoiding a possible property tax increase,’” said Betty Thompson, city administrator.

Deanna Louise Buss

April 30, 1957 – Jan. 27, 2015

READING—Deanna Louise Buss, rural Reading, Jan. 27, 2015, at her home. She was 57.

She was born April 30, 1957, at Topeka, the daughter of Arlon and Frances Easton Tiffany.

She married Rick Buss. They later divorced.

She was a lead lady at Hostess/Dolly Madison for about 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Indians bring home FHL championship

EMPORIA—The Osage City Indians completed a clean sweep of their league with a 61-52 win over West Franklin in the Flint Hills League Tournament championship game Saturday at White Auditorium in Emporia.

“We did alright,” said Osage City coach Dennis Fort. “It was good for us to have games we didn’t beat someone by 20. We had to step up, rebound and execute. If we wouldn’t have done that, we wouldn’t have won.”

The Indians cruised in the first round, beating Chase County 76-39 before a tougher test with Lyndon in the semifinals.

Winners, water concerns highlight conservation meeting

OSAGE CITY—The annual meeting of the Osage County Conservation District highlighted awards for the youth poster contest, essay and limerick awards, as well at the activities of the organization.

Keith Badger, chairman of the district, gave a brief synopsis of the district, its current activities and its future.

“It seems that the big focus is water,” Badger said.

Badger made reference to the dust bowl, and the goal of conservation districts around the state to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Spencer resigns as USD 421 superintendent

LYNDON—For over a decade, Brian Spencer has served as a local superintendent, leading, learning and listening to the wants and needs of the district. He has implemented changes in policies, programs and planned for the future. Unfortunately, part of that future won’t include him.

At a special meeting held Jan. 21, board members reluctantly voted to accept Spencer’s resignation as USD 421 superintendent, effective June 30.

Spencer verbally accepted a position at Central Heights USD 288, beginning July 1.

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Unofficial fillings for city, schools positions

OSAGE COUNTY—Many have filed for open seats on area city and school boards. Burlingame will have a primary election March 3 to determine council seats. The city and school general election will be held April 7. Listed are the unofficial filings as of Jan. 27.

Municipal Positions

Mayor: Vikki DeMars, Grizz Lee, Ray Hovestadt
Council member: Melissa Atwood, Ray Burns, Sheila Curtis, Steve Delekta
Council member: Brenda Dorr, Leslie D. Holman, Carolyn Lee
Council member: Kelly Lord-Vandruf, Douglas R. Moon, Carolyn Strohm


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