KDOT announces five-year plan for K-31 Highway

OSAGE CITY—The Kansas Department of Transportation revealed the latest updates to its plans for Osage County at a public meeting Thursday, focusing on an extensive overhaul to State Highway 31 and the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout.

UPDATE: Water advisory lifted for Carbondale, RWD No. 5

TOPEKA—Untreated lake water moving through the Carbondale Water Treatment Plant prompted the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to issue a boil water advisory last week for Carbondale and Rural Water District No. 5, which receives water from Carbondale and serves parts of Osage, Shawnee, Douglas and Franklin Counties.

Tuesday's Varsity Volleyball Scores

Herington def. Lyndon – 25-19, 15-25, 30-28
Herington def. Lyndon – 25-15, 9-25, 25-19

MdCV def. Hartford – 25-18, 25-17
Word of Life def. MdCV – 25-12, 25-20

Week 2 State Volleyball Rankings

The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce
the 2013 Week 2 Volleyball Rankings sponsored by PrepVolleyball.com.

Rank – School – Record – Last Week’s Ranking

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley Northwest 8-3 (4)
2. Olathe East 6-2 (1)
3. Stilwell-Blue Valley 7-3 (3)
4. Blue Valley West 4-4 (2)
5. Olathe South 8-2 (5)
6. Wichita Northwest 7-1 (NR)
7. Olathe Northwest 8-4 (6)
8. Maize 8-4 (8)
9. Hutchinson 8-7 (10)
10. Manhattan 4-4 (9)

Little help available for downtown roof issue

OSAGE CITY—Continued discussion of the overall problems with downtown structures, as well as demolition and repair of the collapsed roof at 619 Market St. came before the council again at the Sept. 10 meeting of the Osage City Council.

“I think it’s a fairly common problem in small towns like ours, these roofs are an issue,” said Osage City Mayor Quintin Robert in reference to a possible grant program.

Robert noted the grant would have to be for an area or purpose that benefits the public, but couldn’t be applied toward a specific individual or business.

Relay For Life raises $42,000

LYNDON—A focused group of fundraisers brought another successful year for the Relay For Life fundraising walk at the Lyndon High School track and field.

“The evening was filled with lots of fun and activities,” said organizer Jenny Rogers. “We’ve currently raised over $42,000.”

RJ’s Auction Service led the effort among the 15 registered teams, bringing in $7,595 to “Help Give Cancer the Boot.” The Polka Dot Forget Me Nots raised $7,122, and Lyndon State Bank Spur The Cure raised $4,010.

Building project moves ahead at MdCV Elementary

MELVERN—At its regular meeting Sept. 9, members of the USD 456 Marais des Cygnes Valley Board of Education approved two grant requests and heard an update on the Quenemo building project at the MdCV Elementary School.

Superintendent Darrel Finch said he had received grant requests from two of the district’s teachers.

Tigers shut down Osage City, 50-0

EMPORIA—Osage City and Lyndon met up for a double-header of junior high and high school games Friday night at Emporia State University’s Welch Stadium. With the junior high game ending just before 7 p.m., the high school varisty started almost an hour late, but it was more or less over about the same time as most area games.

The Lyndon Tigers took some hits, but commanded most points of the game, shutting out the Indians 27-0 in the first quarter and 50-0 on the night.

Residents commemorate Sept. 11 on I-35 overpass

MELVERN—Hundreds of motorists flashed their headlights, honked their horns, and waved Wednesday as they passed under the Melvern exit bridge on Interstate 35, where Gary Kitt and his family, along with other Melvern residents and members of the Patriot Guard from Ottawa and Emporia gathered to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Every year, on the anniversary of 9/11, local residents dedicate their day to setting up banners and flying the American flag, creating a visual display of patriotism. Flags were flown Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carbondale Fall Festival runs Friday, Saturday

Festivities at the Carbondale Fall Festival begin 5 p.m. Friday with food and craft vendors on Main Street. A lawnmower demolition derby will be at 7:30 p.m. at Carbondale City Park. Mowers will begin arriving at 6 p.m. Admission will be charged for spectators of all ages. The Lions Club will have concessions at the derby.

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