Officer's resignation elaborated, accepted

MELVERN—The Melvern City Council concluded its Monday meeting by accepting the resignation of Melvern City Police Officer Steve McDonald, who had submitted a letter to the city March 10.

“I do not want to resign,” McDonald told the council. “That was never in the cards. If you don’t have the respect and backing of the people you’re working for, it’s hard to do your job. After what happened at the last meeting…”

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Lane restriction, ramp closure on Carbondale overpass

Expect delays, lane restrictions and ramp closures on eastbound and westbound 137th St. bridge over U.S. 75 east of Carbondale. The lanes will be restricted to one 12-foot lane each direction for asphalt pavement approach replacement work, around the clock, April 10-18. This work is part of the U.S. Hwy. 75 resurfacing project in Osage County.

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USD 421 discusses bond, funding with community

LYNDON—At a special meeting March 25, the USD 421 Lyndon Board of Education met to educate the public about the bond issue, set to appear on the May 6 ballot.

Before the ballot, however, the board has work cut out for them. The first of three special meetings to share information and answer questions regarding the building project and bond election concluded March 25.

Schools struggle with assessment testing system

OSAGE COUNTY—School districts throughout the county have faced difficulties administering state assessment tests this year.

The Kansas Assessment Program is overseen by the Kansas State Department of Education, testing subjects such as math, science and reading. A new version of testing this year was developed by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) located at the University of Kansas.

“Most issues weren’t CETE issues,” said Troy Hutton, Osage City USD 420 superintendent. “They were getting cyber attacked.”

Osage County jailer fired following gun incident

TOPEKA—An Osage County Sheriff’s Department jailer terminated this week allegedly pulled a gun during an incident involving two Topeka teenagers in February.

The Osage County Commission accepted the termination of Francis Kent at its March 31 meeting. According to Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, Kent was fired by the department on March 27. Dunn declined to discuss the incident further, citing protection of non-elected personnel.

Burlingame girls earn all-star win

HIGHLAND—Two members of the Burlingame High School Lady Bearcats’ volleyball team participated in the Highland College all-star volleyball game Saturday, in Highland.

Burlingame seniors Ashton Dorr and Hayley Lewis played for the Navy team, coached by Burlingame High School Head Coach Chelsi Gardner. The Navy team lost the first match 29-27, but beat the gold team 25-22 and 28-26 in the remaining matches to win 2-1.

Carnival, roundup planned at MdCV Elementary

Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School, Quenemo, will host its school carnival 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12. Activities planned for the carnival will include dunk tank, inflatables, concession stand, carnival games, silent auction and a raffle. Money raised will be used to support the reading and math programs.

A kindergarten roundup is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. April 25.

Parents should bring students’ immunization records, Social Security number, birth certificate and health assessment to the roundup.

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