State Track and Field Qualifiers

Osage County qualifiers from Thursday and Friday track and field regionals. Top four placers at each regional advance to the Kansas State Track & Field Championships May 29-30 in Wichita.


Girls - 15th Place - 7 Points
Brian Strohm - Third in Javelin - 110-3

Boys - Ninth Place - 23 Points
Second in 4x100 Relay - 45.47
Fourth in 4x400 Relay - 3:36.27

Hensley visits with SFT school board

CARBONDALE—Kansas Senator Anthony Hensley made an appearance at the May 13 Santa Fe Trail school board meeting to voice his objection to Senate Bill 7, which deals with the block grant for education, and Senate Bill 220, which deals with sales taxes. Hensley clearly showed his disapproval for both bills, and said he voted against Senate Bill 7.

Commissioners talk bridges, sewer project

LYNDON—The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday, spending the usual hour with Glen Tyson, road and bridge supervisor for updates.

Tyson reported work on several area bridges, concerns with the Sail-A-Way sewer project and new employment.

“We’ve got to get something done on this Sail-A-Way,” said Tyson.

Tyson said one pump in continuous use started to throw off power to the area.

“The way it’s set up, we can only run one pump right now, until we get this converted,” said Tyson.

Tigers qualifying six events for state

HERINGTON—The Lyndon Tigers’ track team competed at the Class 2A Regional Track & Field meet May 21 at Herington, qualifying six events and five Track and Field Championships May 29-30 in Wichita.

The Lady Tigers qualified in five events, led by regional champion Alexa Dorcas, who won the high jump at 5-2.

Freshman Victoria Hughes was second in the 200 meters in 27.79; and sophomore Grace Spencer was second in the Pole Vault at 8 feet. Hughes was a pot from qualifying in the 100 meters, placing fifth.

Post office asks residents to restrain dogs

Osage City area letter carriers have seen an increase in the number of encounters with dogs recently and they are asking dog owners for help.

“We are very concerned about the increase in the number of close calls involving dogs as carriers attempt to deliver the routes safely,” said Postmaster Terry Lechien. “We are asking pet owners to please restrain their dogs for the safety of letters carriers and the community. We cannot control people’s dogs; only dog owners can do that.”

Lechien says the request for restraining dogs includes those who live in rural areas.

Enjoy America’s waterways, play it safe, return alive

Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them.

On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.

Lyndon green lights new eight-lane track

LYNDON—When the USD 421 Board of Education met May 13, members voted in favor of the construction of an eight-lane track, following months of discussion.

Board members awaited a decision from Jones Trust in funding, which superintendent Brian Spencer had an answer for.

“The Jones Trust is giving us $161,460, which can be used either on option two, which will cover it, or option three, which will not cover it,” said Spencer.

Robert LeRoy Tomlinson Jr.

Sept. 5, 1935 – May 21, 2015

OSAGE CITY—Robert LeRoy Tomlinson Jr., Osage City, died May 21, 2015, at his home. He was 79.

He was born Sept. 5, 1935, at Osage City, the son of Robert L. and Mildred E. Moore Tomlinson Sr. He attended school in Osage City.

He was employed by Kansas Power and Light Company for 27 years before retiring in 1992. He had also worked at the City of Osage City for 9 years.

Kathryn Ann Gragg

April 7, 1927 – May 16, 2015

OLATHE—Kathryn Ann Gragg, formerly of Quenemo, died May 16, 2015, at Olathe. She was 88.

She was born April 7, 1927, at Quenemo, the daughter of William Henry Davidson and Lou Ann Langston Davidson.

She married Herschell Leroy Gragg on April 20, 1948, at Quenemo. They lived most of their married life in Quenemo. Kathryn and Herschell enjoyed 50 years together until his death in July 1998.

She was a wife, mother and homemaker. She was also an excellent cook, amazing seamstress, voracious reader and avid gardener.

Class of 27 students graduates at Burlingame

BURLINGAME—Burlingame High School held its graduation ceremonies 5 p.m. May 16 in the elementary gymnasium, graduating 27 seniors in the class of 2015.

After the processional, S. Allen Konicek, USD 454 superintendent, welcomed the audience and graduates before the high school band played “Too Beautiful for Words.”

Burlingame High School principal Tammy Baird presented the salutatorian, Karli Zabokrtsky, and valedictorian Jordan Herrick.

Zabokrtsky opened her speech reminding fellow classmates that they will no longer be able to see their closest friends every day.



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