January 12, 2017 – PDF Edition

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Sheriff’s investigating surge in vehicle thefts

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage City Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance regarding the theft of eight vehicles over the last week.

A report detailing the thefts was released by the sheriff’s office Tuesday morning.

On Jan. 10, a 1989 Ford flat bed, blue with rust color, bearing Kansas license plate 303ETM was taken in the area of 201st and Urish Road.

On Jan. 9, a 1984-85 Chevrolet truck that was gray in color was stolen in the 800 block of 125th Street. This vehicle has an unknown expired tag.

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Alley discussion returned to zoning committee

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council heard an update from Tom DeBaun, planning and zoning committee, during the Dec. 13 meeting regarding the opening of a partially closed alley running parallel between Lakin and Holiday streets, between Seventh and Eighth streets.

At the Nov. 22, meeting, the council directed the planning and zoning committee to hold a public hearing regarding the matter.

Hastings, Pringle selected for 2017 Shrine Bowl

EL DORADO—The Kansas Shrine Bowl announced selections for the 2017 Shrine Bowl Tuesday. The 44th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl that will be played at 7 p.m. July 29 at BG Products and Veterans Sports Complex at Butler County Community College.

Two Osage County players were among the 34 players selected to the East team – Santa Fe Trail senior Jake Hastings and Lyndon senior Trystan Pringle.

Commissioners inspect new trucks

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission received an update from Glen Tyson, road and bridge supervisor, on the delivery of the first of two trucks ordered by the county last year.

“This is the first one,” Tyson said. “The second one is in Topeka, getting inspected. We’re close to getting that, possibly this afternoon.”

The commissioners inspected the new truck during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The meeting was delayed due to the observance of New Year’s Day Jan. 2.

“Now you just need some snow,” said Gaylord Anderson, commissioner.

January 5, 2017 – PDF Edition

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Lyle Keith Gilkey

July 21, 1939 – Jan. 1, 2017

OVERBROOK—Lyle Keith Gilkey died Jan. 1, 2017, at his home west of Overbrook. He was 77.

He was born July 21, 1939, at Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Lyle and Jeraldine Gentry Gilkey. He lived in rural Overbrook for over 20 years, having moved from Whittier, Calif.

He was a sales supervisor and manager for Sparkletts Drinking Water Company in California and was a cattle rancher near Overbrook. He was a member of the Grace Community Church in Overbrook.

Glenna Clarene Dehn

Aug. 5, 1931 – Dec. 31, 2016

TOPEKA—Glenna Clarene Dehn ascended into the arms of Jesus Dec. 31, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 85.

She was born Aug. 5, 1931, at Abilene, the daughter of Harold and Avis Kready Fagan. She lived around the Lyndon community until moving to Topeka in 1973.

She graduated from Quenemo High School in 1948 and attended business school.

Kenneth F. Kern

July 7, 1930 – Jan. 1, 2017

ARKANSAS CITY—Kenneth F. Kern, Arkansas City, formerly of Osage City, died Jan. 1, 2017, at South Central Kansas Medical Center, Arkansas City. He was 86.

He was born July 7, 1930, at Washington, the son of Frank and Gertrude Neumann Kern. He grew up on the family farm near Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 1948.

He graduated from Kansas State University in January 1953 with a degree in agricultural education and a commission as Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.



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