Watch children for Enterovirus

During the past few months, there has been an increase in the number of children being hospitalized with Enterovirus. The Osage County Health Department is aware of this situation and is closely monitoring it. We would like to share some important information about this illness with the community so that we can keep each other healthy.

Koger, Dunn top Flint Hills cross country

OSAGE CITY—Osage County teams commanded the Osage City cross country meet Oct. 9 at the Osage City Municipal Golf Course.

Osage City’s Aundrea Koger won the girls’ meet in 15:22.12, edging Hannah Honeyman of SFT, who trailed by 4 seconds in 15:26.59.

Sarah Peterson was second for Osage City and 11th overall in 17:32.19; Maren Peterson was 19th in 18:34; Jessica Davis was 26th in 19:04.69 and Tori Tomlinson was 32nd in 20:18.46.

Grace Spencer led the Lyndon girls, placing 29th in 19:35.47; Taylor Martin was 33rd in 20:23.47 and Kenna Miller was 35th in 20:47.10.

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Two killed, two injured in I-35 rollover

WAVERLY—Two Coffey County residents, Krystal R. Smith, 26, and Cory M. Sheppard, 4, both of New Strawn, were killed in a one-vehicle rollover at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. The accident occurred at milepost 162 on Interstate 35, approximately 4 miles north of the Waverly exit.

Alta Jo Kitt

June 16, 1943 – Oct. 11, 2014

TOPEKA—Alta Jo Kitt, Osage City, died Oct. 11, 2014, at a Topeka hospital. She was 71.

She was born June 16, 1943, at Topeka, the daughter of Asa and Esther Tindell Abney. She lived in Lyndon and Osage City for many years and in Auburn for a time before moving back to Osage City.

She graduated from Osage City Rural High School in 1961. She worked for Hallmark Cards in Topeka, and Osage City, then at Peterson’s Nursing Home, Osage City, and several convenience store in Lyndon and Osage City.

Erma Marion Anderson

Oct. 24, 1916 – Oct. 10, 2014

TOPEKA—Erma Marion Anderson, Topeka, entered the gates of the Gloryland Oct. 10, 2014, just two weeks short of her 98th birthday. She was 97.

She was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Osage County. She taught school in Osage City prior to her marriage to Andrew Lawrence Anderson on June 15, 1938. They moved to Topeka, where they owned and operated the Bible Supply and Gift Shop in downtown Topeka.

Pursued vehicle causes injury accident

LYNDON—A driver being pursued by Osage County Sheriff’s Office deputies stuck another vehicle around Friday around midnight, causing possibly injuries to both drivers and a passenger in a second vehicle.

Deputies were in pursuit of a 1998 Volvo Station Wagon, driven by William D. Gross, 58, Golden, Colo., southbound on U.S. 75 Highway. Gross drove up onto the curb in an attempt to pass a 2009 GMC Acadia, striking the rear quarter panel of the vehicle.

Melvern council replaces member

MELVERN—The Melvern City Council replaced another member at Monday night’s meeting, accepting the resignation of Sean Criqui and filling the seat with Eric Vogler.

Vogler was nominated by council member Brenden Ryan, and appointed by mayor Nancy Alley shortly after.

“Once again, I find myself disappointed, we had another council person resign,” Ryan said. “Whenever there’s a little conflict, people seem to bail. It’s not always the most rewarding job, but it needs done, and we appreciate you doing it.”

Health insurance fair to be held Oct. 14

OSAGE CITY—Health insurance can bring many questions and concerns. Those who need help with such may attend the Health Insurance Fair hosted by ECKAN.

The Health Insurance Fair will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St. Osage City.

Scranton hires new police chief

SCRANTON—In anticipation that a quorum would not be reached for the Oct. 7 meeting, the Scranton City Council convened a special meeting Oct. 1 to conduct regular business.

The council accepted the recommendation of Scranton Mayor Robert Sims to appoint Brent Cox as Chief of Police at an annual salary of $38,000, with full time employee health insurance benefits. Cox has served as interim police chief following the resignation of Larry Alexander Aug. 6.

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