FOOTBALL: Tigers handle Remington

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers secured their postseason with a 47-14 win over Whitewater-Remington Oct. 30, claiming the runner-up spot in Class 2-1A District 4.

The Tigers began the game with three quick touchdowns, scoring on 80 and 33-yard runs by Daniel Burgess and a 40-yard run by Dawson Swinehart.

Remington answered with a pair of touchdown runs to pull back within 7.

ELECTION: 10,381 in county registered to vote Nov. 4

LYNDON—Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election is under way, but the majority of voting will take place next week.

Advanced voting began Oct. 15 through mail-in ballots, as well as early ballots cast at the Osage County Clerk’s office.

“There’s been a steady stream, and it’s picking up,” said Rhonda Beets, county clerk. “We’ve had quite a few in, and a lot of requests for mail in.”

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, when clocks should be set back one hour to 1 a.m. Daylight Saving Time will begin again on the second Sunday in March.

The change in Daylight Saving Time also serves as a reminder to everyone to change batteries in smoke detectors when clocks are reset.

FOOTBALL: Chargers clinch postseason berth

CARBONDALE—It’s been 12 long years since the Santa Fe Trail Chargers made the playoffs, but by all accounts, it’s been a good year for the boys in blue. The Chargers secured their spot with a 22-15 win over Prairie View Friday at home.

“It was a big win for our program,” said SFT coach Jayson Duncan. “Our first playoff berth since 2001. We beat a really good team, and we did it our way by being physical and tough minded.”

Roundabout open to most traffic

LYNDON—Construction on the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout opened three of its four directions Oct. 29, with most traffic beginning to use the new interchange.

North and southbound U.S. 75 Highway traffic are now rerouted to the new roadway, along with K-268 to and from the east. K-31 traffic will continue to use the temporary detour.

Police report thefts around Osage City

OSAGE CITY—Residents of Osage City are encouraged to put valuables away and lock doors after a number of vehicle and business burglaries.

Osage City Police Department released a statement about the burglaries Oct. 27.

“So far the break-ins have been mostly in the western area of town,” said Fred Nech, police chief.

Nech also reported stolen items including tools and audio equipment.

“Two businesses have reported break-ins, one of those reported tools missing and another a computer and small amount of cash,” said Nech.

Judge denies change of venue motion in murder case

LYNDON—Chief Judge Phillip M. Fromme heard four motions from defense counsel for James Paul Harris. Harris, 30, Carbondale, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Gerety. Charges were formally filed against Harris Oct. 31, 2013 after DNA analysis confirmed a human skull belonged to Gerety.

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Lars Brant Allen

May 21, 1963 – Oct. 27, 2014

OMAHA, Neb.—Lars Brant Allen, Ottawa, died Oct. 27, 2014, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb. He was 51.

He was born May 21, 1963, at Emporia, the son of Gerald Allen and Joanne Street Allen. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1981, and Salina Area Technical College in 1983. Salina Area Technical College later merged with Kansas State University.

Alice F. Wheeler

April 15, 1937 – Oct. 25, 2014

GARNETT—Alice F. Wheeler, Garnett, died Oct. 25, 2014, at Guest Home Estates, Garnett. She was 77.

She was born April 15, 1937, ay Harris, the daughter of Frank and Blanche Farrar Weatherbie. She grew up in Lane, attending schools in Greeley and Lane. She earned her GED in Chanute. She later moved to Ottawa, Quenemo and then Garnett.

She married Joe Kraus in October 1953. They were later divorced. She married Wilmer Wheeler Dec. 9, 1979, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death on June 4, 2010.

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