VOLLEYBALL: Lady Tigers win LCL Tournament

HERINGTON—The Lyndon Lady Tigers cleared up any confusion over the number one team in the Flint Hills League, going 5-0 in the league tournament Saturday to emerge as champions.

“My girls were nearly unstoppable at the league tournament,” said Lyndon coach Heather Fuller. “They came together as a team even more, especially on defense. I saw digging and hustle like I haven’t seen all year, and sometimes out of the girls I least expected it.”

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Victim, passengers identified in fatality accident

BURLINGAME—One person involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening north of Burlingame has died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Jeanne Kinnett, 35, of rural Burlingame, has been identified as the victim from the fatal accident at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, on northbound Burlingame Road near 157th Street in Osage County, approximately two miles north of Burlingame. Jeanne Kinnett was transported from the scene by LifeStar air ambulance, and died later from injuries sustained in the accident.

Health department prepared for Ebola, other threats

LYNDON—The Osage County Health Department has released a statement on the outbreak of Ebola, which has spread rapidly in Africa, and has been diagnosed in four cases in the United States, resulting in one death.

“Ebola is not contagious until the person has symptoms, so we would begin identifying contacts that were in direct contact with the case when they began to exhibit symptoms,” said Anne Gray, Osage County Health Department administrator.

One person dies after two-vehicle accident

BURLINGAME—One person involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening north of Burlingame has died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for an injury accident at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 157th Street and Burlingame Road.

“The accident involved one person being transported by ground ambulance and another being was transported by LifeStar,” said a statement from Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn. “One person has died from their injuries.”

Homer V. Melgren

Sept. 26, 1924 – Oct. 20, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Homer V. Homer Melgren went to be with his Lord and Savior Oct. 20, 2014. He was 90.

Frank L. Karnes Jr.

July 15, 1921 – Oct. 17, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb.—Frank L. Karnes Jr. died peacefully Oct. 17, 2014, at the Country House, Lincoln, Neb. He was 93.

He was born July 15, 1921, at Overbrook, the son of Frank Karnes Sr. and Dorothy Ernst Karnes. He attended Overbrook Public Schools, and graduated from Emporia State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Mary Hall March 1945. Three children blessed this union, Gary, Kirk and Kathleen.

Former Auburn City Clerk sentenced for embezzlement

TOPEKA—The former city clerk of Auburn was sentenced Oct. 17 to one year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $189,500 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

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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