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Man scams Osage City merchants

OSAGE CITY—In the evening hours of Aug. 25, police believe a subject entered several businesses in Osage City and used a scam involving returning a faulty propane tank in an attempt to acquire money from the businesses.

The subject managed to receive over $50 from two Osage City businesses, Dollar General and Jerry’s Thriftway. The person of interest entered three other Osage City businesses but was unable to receive money from them.

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Resurfacing project begins ahead of schedule

Highway to be reduced to one lane north of Lyndon during construction

UPDATE: A resurfacing project initially set to begin Sept. 8, started this morning. The project area includes a 9.53-mile stretch of U.S. 75 from the K-31/K-268 roundabout junction north to the U.S. 56 junction in Osage County, weather permitting.

Frances Selig

Aug. 19, 1922 – Aug. 30, 2015

CLAY CENTER—Frances Selig died Aug. 30, 2015, at Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center. She was 93.

She was born Aug. 19, 1922, at Olivet, the daughter of Leon and Carrie Jessee Shirley. She grew up in the Olivet community, and was the valedictorian of her class at Olivet High School.

She married Leonard Wayne Selig Feb. 15, 1942. He preceded her in death in 2010. They moved to Clay Center in 1955.

Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a brother

James Warren Whaley

Aug. 7, 1944 – Aug. 26, 2015

ANTHONY—James Warren Whaley died Aug. 26, 2015, at Country Living at the age of 71 and 19 days.

He was born Aug. 7, 1944, at Wellington, one of three children born to George Warren and Myrtle Ruth Mohney Whaley. He graduated from Lyndon High School in 1962.

He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on June 7, 1963. He served honorably until Aug. 5, 1966.

He married Alfreda Vanderslice May 19, 1968, at Lyndon. This union was blessed with two daughters, Meredith and Jessica.

State, local agencies to enforce seat belt laws

The Melvern Marshal’s Office will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies Sept. 1-6 to stop what has been likened to an epidemic in Kansas. In 2014, 285 children ages 0-17 lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. Sadly, half of those children were not wearing their seatbelts, and eight of them were ejected from the vehicle.

Overbrook to host Sunset Stroll Sept. 23

Overbrook will sponsor its fifth annual Sunset Stroll Sept. 23. Events begin at 4 p.m. with a variety of local vendors, including a food vendor, set up at the Overbrook Fairgrounds. The raffle and silent auction will also begin at 4 p.m.

The stroll will begin shortly after 6 p.m. with a pink 1951 Farmall “Super C” tractor owned by Harold Denholm, Tonganoxie, leading the way as strollers walk around the Overbrook Lake.

Veterans Photos Wanted

Osage County present and past residents need your past or present military photos of you in uniform for use in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle window display for Veterans Day. Include name, branch of service, time served and if any war served in. Photos will be copied and returned. Drop off at the newspaper office or contact Corinne Dubois (785) 654-3518 or email ochcnews@gmail.com

Scranton residents dispute dilapidated properties

SCRANTON—Amy Miner, Scranton city council member, reopened discussion of a continuing problem of derelict and dilapidated property during the Aug. 18 council meeting.

“We need to have a plan of action,” said Miner. “We need to figure out what we can legally do to get rid of these houses that are vacant and taking up space, and decaying and causing problems.”

Scranton Resident Rella Morgan joined discussion, expressing concern about property.

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