March 20, 2014 - PDF Edition

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Melvern officer resigns, department empty since Feb. 3

MELVERN—The dispute over police coverage in Melvern may have concluded last week when officer Steven McDonald submitted a letter of resignation to the city March 10.

The Melvern City Council suspended the department at the Feb. 3 regular meeting. McDonald’s suspension was rescinded by a 4-1 vote on Feb. 27, and revisited at a heated March 3 regular meeting, leading to the resignation of council member Mike Volkman and the mayor Joyce Lacey.

Lady Charger overtake Burlington in semis, 46-31

PARK CITY—The Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers punched their ticket to the Class 4A Division II State Chapmionship finals with a 46-31 win over Burlington Friday night at Hartman Arena in Park City.

“I thought we played a nice game,” said SFT coach Jayson Duncan. “We got in a little foul trouble in the second quarter. They made a nice run on us, but we came back with a lot of energy in the third quarter, made some shots and did some good things.”

Probable cause found in preliminary murder trial

LYNDON—The preliminary hearing in the case of a first-degree murder charge against defendant James P. Harris brought forth some graphic testimony from several witnesses today.

Harris is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of James Gerety.

Witnesses testifying in court included several friends of the defendant, police officers as well as forensic analysts. The witnesses were called to the stand in the state’s case against Harris to determine if there was probable cause.

New Dollar General in Osage City set to open

OSAGE CITY—The newly constructed Dollar General store in Osage City is set to open March 15. Cars filled portions of the parking lot March 14 as employees prepared for the store opening.

County township meeting set for April 24

LYNDON—Glen Tyson, Osage County road and bridge supervisor, announced a meeting involving county townships, when Osage County commissioners met Monday. The meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. April 24 at the Quenemo Community Center.

Dinner will start the evening at 6:30, with the meeting starting around 7:15 p.m.

“What are we talking about?” asked Ken Kuykendall, commissioner.

“We’re going to talk about bridges and you guys are going to talk about legislative issues affecting levies,” said Tyson.

March 13, 2014 - PDF Edition

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U.S. 75 resurfacing project to resume Saturday

CARBONDALE—The Kansas Department of Transportation will resume the project to resurface the four-lane portion of U.S. 75 in north Osage County "sometime during the day" on Saturday, March 15.

USD 434 Board of Education meeting change

The Santa Fe Trail USD 434 Board of Education meeting has been changed from March 12 to 6 p.m. March 13 at the district administrative center, 1663 E. U.S. Highway 56. The meeting has been changed to allow board members and administration to attend the memorial services for Mr. Dave Swaim.

The board apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Santa Fe Trail Board of Education makes all of its open meeting materials available at

State basketball brackets, pairings

Class IA Div. I State Tournament at White Arena, Emporia
Games Wednesday
1. Melvern-MDCV (23-0) vs. 8. Clifton-Clyde (9-13) at 3 p.m.
4. Caldwell (17-7) vs. 5. Spearville (16-7) at 4:45 p.m.
2. Hoxie (22-1) vs. 7. Hartford (10-13) at 6:30 p.m.
3. Blue Rapids-Valley Hts. (21-2) vs. 6. Macksville (16-7) at 8:45 p.m.



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