Billie L. Nedeau

October 14, 1944 – January 17, 2017

Osage City – Billie L. Nedeau, 72, passed away Jan. 17, 2017 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas. She was born on Oct. 14, 1944 in Kingman, Kansas the daughter of Harold and Rosalia Smith O'Leary.

Billie had lived around the country as an Air Force wife and had been in Topeka for a several years before moving east of Osage City in 1989.

Osage City beings installing remotely read meters

OSAGE CITY—The central business district will be the first part of Osage City to be converted to new water, gas and electric meters. The meters will allow for drive-by reading, reducing the number of city employees required to read meters each month.

“We’re starting downtown, taking care of downtown first,” said Joey Lamond, utilities manager. “Kind of got them set up the way the guys are reading meters.”

Boy Scouts to host outdoor event this weekend

Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will host the Klondike Derby Jan. 20-22 at Pomona Lake, 110 Mile Park. This year's Theme is Call of the Wild, based on the book by Novelist Jack London.

New this year, will be a Klondike Village with Mountain Man displays of period tools and skills, plus an Native American Indian Tee Pee and artifacts with a real Buffalo Hide.

Burlingame Winter Royalty rescheduled for Jan. 19

The threat of icy conditions, and school closings for many opponents, led to the cancelling of area sporting events last weekend.

Burlingame High School was scheduled to host Olpe Jan. 13 for its Winter Royalty basketball games. The games have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19.

Marais des Cygnes Valley’s basketball games at Lebo have also been reschedule for tonight.

Osage City basketball games at Lyndon have been postponed to Jan. 24.

Worst of ice storms skip over area

Osage County was spared the worst of a forecasted ice storm with the potential to drop as much as an inch of freezing rain in parts of Kansas. The storm passed through Jan. 13 to 16, but left only a glazing in some parts of the area.

“The conditions were in place for a prolonged period of freezing rain over the area, with a shallow arctic air mass over the state, and warm moist are above it,” said a report from the National Weather Service in Topeka. “There were a couple reasons for lower amounts of ice than were forecast.”

January 19, 2017 – PDF Edition

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Suspect arrested for 15 vehicle thefts

SCRANTON—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of municipal and state agencies, ended a pursuit and manhunt with the arrest Jan. 14 of a suspect wanted for the theft of numerous vehicles around Osage County.

The suspect, Samson Michael Davenport, 27, Osage City, was taken into custody at 8:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of west 197th Street in rural Scranton.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Sugary beverages put our health at risk

The more “liquid candy” or sugary beverages we choose to drink, the more we are putting our health at risk. This has been the mantra over the past several years of press coverage regarding the dangers of consuming too many beverages overloaded with sugar. Even though sugary beverage consumption has declined, there are still people who need to understand why it would benefit them to switch to healthier beverage choices.

January 12, 2017 – PDF Edition

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Sheriff’s investigating surge in vehicle thefts

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage City Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance regarding the theft of eight vehicles over the last week.

A report detailing the thefts was released by the sheriff’s office Tuesday morning.

On Jan. 10, a 1989 Ford flat bed, blue with rust color, bearing Kansas license plate 303ETM was taken in the area of 201st and Urish Road.

On Jan. 9, a 1984-85 Chevrolet truck that was gray in color was stolen in the 800 block of 125th Street. This vehicle has an unknown expired tag.

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