Sadie J. Biggart

Aug. 4, 1923 – July 24, 2014

OVERLAND PARK—Sadie J. Biggart, formerly of Topeka, died July 24, 2014, at Delmar Gardens, Overland Park. She was 90.

She was born Aug. 4, 1923, at Wagner, Okla., the daughter of James F. and Minnie Edwards Stockwell. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1942.

She resided in Topeka, Wakarusa and Lyndon, prior to moving to Overland Park in December 2011.

She was employed by Crown Drug and Robbies Restaurant.

She married Carl L. Biggart Feb. 3, 1951, at Topeka. He preceded her in death in December 1989.

July 24, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud in Osage County

LYNDON—A Winfield woman was ordered yesterday to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading no contest to Medicaid fraud charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Kevin W. Thoman

October 5, 1967 - July 20, 2014

Kevin W. Thoman, 46 years of age, of Topeka, formerly of Concordia, passed away unexpectedly at home in his sleep Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was born on October 5, 1967 in Concordia to Boyd and Linda (Mossburgh) Thoman. Kevin graduated from Concordia High School in 1987. He had a great joy for baseball.

Harveyville woman sentenced on meth conviction

LYNDON—Cassie M. (Roberts) Stookey, 25, Harveyville, was ordered to serve 34 months today in the Kansas Department of Corrections today by Osage County District Court Judge Phillip Fromme.

Stookey was convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Residential Burglary April 2012, and was later sentenced in May 2012, but was given a chance on probation.

U.S. 56 Resurfacing Project Begins in Osage County

On Wednesday, July 16, a resurfacing project began on a 26-mile stretch of U.S. 56 from the K-31 junction in Osage County north and east to the Douglas County line. Project work includes a hot in place asphalt recycle followed by a chip seal application on all mainline lanes and shoulders. New pavement markings will be added to resurfaced roadway. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

LETTER: Ski Club offers ‘amazing’ show

Our family enjoyed the ski show presented by the Pomona Ski Club July 4. I wonder just how many people in Osage County are aware of this special group of people. It was amazing to watch the adults and youth working together to provide fun and harmony for the good of the club.

Area officers back Carbondale's interim police chief

CARBONDALE—Overbrook Reserve Police Officer Kent Morrison spoke to the Carbondale City Council at its July 7 meeting, recommending permanently promoting the acting chief of police, Christopher Edin.

July 17, 2014 – PDF Edition

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Osage City Lake dredging set to start today

OSAGE CITY—After several delays, the bonding process for Skillman Construction is scheduled be completed today, allowing project manager Mike Skillman and his crew to begin work on the Osage City Lake dredging project.

“(Osage City Manager) Rod (Willis) got a call form our bonding people,” Skillman said. “They said we’d have it in hand Thursday.”

Willis confirmed the timeline.



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