EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Go gluten-free for weight loss? Think again

Going gluten-free has been all the rage for quite some time primarily because of the perceived notion it can induce weight loss. The funny thing is a gluten-free diet was never meant to be a weight loss diet.

Scranton residents express concerns around projects

Special meeting set for Oct. 7

SCRANTON—The chambers of the Scranton city hall were that of standing room only at the Sept. 20 regular meeting of the city council. Areas of concern from the Scranton citizens ranged from the water project, and playground to issues with utilities and potholes.

Playground finalization

Pat Cox from BG Consultants, Inc. informed the council members the city park project was all but done with just a few minor things to finish.

State parks host free events Oct. 1

TOPEKA—The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, are partnering to pick up your Kansas State Park entrance tab in celebration of Healthy Trails Adventure Day. On Oct.1, enjoy free admission to any of Kansas’ 26 state parks where you can unwind from the work week and make some new family memories.

Park goers can freely explore Kansas State Parks by foot, bike, horse, or even canoe or kayak. Visit ksoutdoors.com prior to your trip to see what each state park can offer you.

Lyndon to host fall festival Saturday

LYNDON—Fall is officially underway and Lyndon has planned an event in celebration of the season this weekend.

The Lyndon Fall Festival will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with a craft and vendor fair and bake sales.

Plenty of events for children will be available starting at 10 a.m. including a bounce house obstacle course, free children games, corn pit, pumpkin painting, glitter tattoos, rock star hairdos, and more. Other activities include a toilet toss, giant tailgate toss, football throw, duck pond, pumpkin bowling and frog launcher.

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Robert Kurtz

Aug. 1, 1939 – Sept. 17, 2016

MESA, Ariz.—Robert “Bob” Kurtz, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Burlingame, died Sept. 17, 2016, of natural causes. He was 77.

He was born Aug. 1, 1939, at Woodston. He graduated from Chapman High School class of 1957 at Chapman.

He married Linda Krill Kurtz July 7, 1973. They were married 43 years. She survives of the home.

He was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years and worked in a variety of fields over the years including owning his own businesses until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking.

Ronald L. Smith

Sept. 23, 1942 – Sept. 23, 2016

TOPEKA—Ronald L. Smith, Burlingame, died Sept. 23, 2016, at a Topeka hospital. He was 74.

He was born Sept. 23, 1942, at Burlingame, the son of Albert E. and Mary Betty Riggin Smith. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1960 and lived his entire life in the Burlingame area.

He worked for Topeka Foundry and Iron, Goodyear Tire and farmed most of his life.

He married Judith F. Dunmire, January 20, 1962, at Osage City. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2015.

FOOTBALL: Tigers work over West Franklin

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers continued their winning streak with a 61-8 blowout of West Franklin Friday night, continuing their dominance of the Flint Hills League.

Lyndon utilized a more-rounded approach, dividing progress between its running and passing games.

Quenemo hires code officer, building inspector

Police chief moved to full time

QUENEMO—The Quenemo City Council addressed building code and municipal code enforcement during its Sept. 13 regular meeting.

“We’ve had it advertised,” said Ron Parker, mayor of Quenemo. “We’ve got two applicants.”

“We’ve been on this for quite some time. We’ve got to get something done. I’m tired of fooling with it,” Parker said. “This dragging stuff out is going to stop.”

“You want to do that in executive session or open meeting?” asked Marty Kane, Police Chief.

Lady Tigers compete at Rim Rock Classic

LAWRENCE—Lyndon’s top runners took on some of the states top competition at the Rim Rock Classic last weekend at the University of Kansas cross country campus north of Lawrence Saturday.

“They ran at Rim Rock as a team for the first time in school history,” said Juanita Spitzenberger, Lyndon cross country coach. “They sat a goal to be in the top 25 out of 35 teams in their race on Saturday. It turned out to be a good goal to have.”

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