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Theda R. Clark

July 25, 2015

BURLINGTON—Theda R. Clark died July 25, 2015, at Life Care Center of Burlington. She was 81.

Memorial services are being planned for Aug. 11 and will be announced next week by Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon

Scranton awarded $346,000 recreation grant

SCRANTON—The City of Scranton was successful in securing a 90 percent matching grants for part improvements on a $384,426.25 project.

Bobi Morris, Scranton city clerk, reported the city had been awarded a Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant during its July 21 meeting. The city is responsible for 10 percent of the funds, $38,442.63, of the project, designed to upgrade and improve the city parks.

Jones joins statewide committee on judicious practices

Osage County Attorney Brandon L. Jones joined senior prosecutors from across the state June 17 at Wichita, to represent his jurisdiction in a statewide committee recently established to lead efforts for positive improvements in the criminal justice system. Fourteen counties were in attendance.

LaVerne Ard

Dec. 24 1945 – July 22, 2015

OSAGE CITY—LaVerne Ard, Osage City, died July 22, 2015. She was 69.

She was born Dec. 24, 1945, at Topeka, the daughter of Wilford S. and Anna Marie Moyer Harper.

She graduated from Rossville High School and Stewart’s Beauty Academy. She later became a CMA.

She married the late Edwin C. Ard on Jan. 19, 1980.

Cremation was her request. Family and friends will celebrate her life 1-3 p.m. Aug. 2 at Marilynn’s Place, Osage City.

Melvin Guy Hight

Dec. 8, 1940 – July 20, 2015

OSAGE CITY—Melvin Guy Hight, Burlingame, died July 20, 2015 surrounded by his children at Peterson Health Care, Osage City. He was 74.

He was born Dec. 8, 1940, at Torrance, Calif., the son of James William Hight Sr., and Ruth Margaret Froman. He had two brothers, Don Hight and James William Hight, and a sister, Dixie Hight.

He served four years in the Navy. Two of which were on the USS Ticonderoga. He also was a Master Mason in Seagoville Lodge No. 654 in Seagoville, Texas.

Lyndon City Council makes plans to make plans

LYNDON—The Lyndon City Council met Monday to discuss budget and reorganization needs following the dissolution of the city administrator position last week.

Doug Watson entered the council chambers slightly after 7 p.m., giving the council the quorum needed to hold the meeting. Council members Chris Cole and Steve Morrison were absent.

The council discussed options for preparation of budget and timelines for completion.

Superintendent, clerk, resign in Burlingame

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council accepted resignations from two of city staff at Monday’s meeting.

The council was prepared for the resignation of Joey Lamond, city superintendent, who accepted a position with Osage City last week. Lamond, who has been with the city five years, submitted a formal letter of resignation July 13, informing the city of his new position.

“I’ve realized that this opportunity is the right path for me,” he said in the letter. “I want to give my sincere thanks for the opportunity that you have given me over the past five and a half years.”

Osage County included in spring storms disaster declaration

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of May 4 to June 21.

Osage City consideres improvements for Holliday Street

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council got a first look at hard numbers for improving two blocks of Holliday Street north of downtown. The area has been a known source of significant drainage problems, with several factors complicating the project.

Bruce Boetcher, project engineer for BG Consultants, presented 10 variations of a project to repair all or part of Holliday Street, between Fifth and Seventh streets, including both intersections, with estimates ranging from $300,000 to $1.2 million.



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