George M. Waters

May 26, 2015

TOPEKA—George M. “Corky” Waters died May 26, 2015, at his home. He was 73.

Memorial services are pending.

Dove Cremation and Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Library, Harvesters pair up for summer meals

OSAGE CITY—Children have a place to go over the summer that will include free activities, trips and now meals.

The Osage City Public Library is teaming up with Harvesters to offer a summer meals program of free shelf life food for lunch. The meals will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning June 1.

“We really believe there’s a need for that in Osage City, and for us being centrally located, it’s easy walking distance for almost everybody,” said Jeanette Stromgren, librarian.

LETTER: Regional track meet a success

To the Editor:

On May 22, Osage City High School hosted, for the first time in history, a 16 team Kansas State High School Activities Association Regional Track Meet. This event brought hundreds of people to Osage City from all over northeast Kansas. The meet ran off exceptionally well and school officials received numerous compliments from the patrons and coaches from many other communities on the facilities, grounds, and organization of the meet.

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Lois L. Stanton

Oct. 23, 1923 – Jan. 25, 2015

ONAWA, Iowa—Lois L. Stanton, Onawa, Iowa, formerly of Osage County, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Elmwood Care Centre, Onawa, Iowa. She was 91.

She was born Oct. 23, 1923, at Osage City, the daughter of Jacob Tazwell and Lucy Schaefer Herold. Growing up on a farm, she attended school in Osage City and graduated from Lyndon High School.

Clara O. Bryan

Oct. 30, 1937 – May 24, 2015

TOPEKA—Clara O. Bryan, Osage City, died May 24, 2015, at a Topeka hospital. She was 77.

She was born Oct. 30, 1937, in rural Osage County, the daughter of Robert W. and Grace Bickford Burns. She graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1955.

She married Loren Dean Bryan Dec. 24, 1954, at Osage City. He survives.

The young couple lived briefly in Osage City before making their home southwest of Osage City near Barclay in 1961.

Jeffery Hedrick

April 9, 2002 – May 20, 2015

TOPEKA—Jeffery Hedrick, Topeka, died May 20, 2015, at his home in Topeka. He was 13.

He was born April 9, 2002, at Burlington, the son of Brett and Nichole Schecher Hedrick. He was a student at Tecumseh North Grade School and Shawnee Heights.

Burlingame plans for future accreditation

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame USD 454 Board of Education approved a request by Allen Konicek, superintendent, to change the current school calendar, providing an additional day for staff in-service training.

Konicek said the district would need the extra day to implement Kansas State Department of Education’s new system of elementary and secondary education accreditation, which will likely be required for the 2016-17 school year.

Lyndon authorizes survey for wastewater options

LYNDON—Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants, visited with Lyndon City Council members Monday, in talks to serve up options for wastewater treatment plans.

Boettcher proposed a preliminary engineering report to review options, including options to the city’s existing mechanical plant, a look into lagoon systems and more.

“How long do you think that study would take you guys to come up with?” asked Doug Watson, council member.

Carbondale could save by calling on bonds

CARBONDALE—The Carbondale City Council learned the town has the potential to save $178,000, when it met May 18 in regular session.

The possibility is presented through calling on bonds used to help build Carbondale’s swimming pool. Since the bonds were issued, the investment rates have dropped. This drop allows the city to capitalize on big savings.

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