Calendar of Halloween events in Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY—Walking through the woods or entering a barn may not be frightful any other time of year, but not at Halloween time. Attractions throughout the county continue this weekend and will offer scares for all ages.

Start the Halloween festivities off by visiting the Trunk or Treat event 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Resource Center for Independent Living, 1137 Laing, Osage City.

The Forbidden Farm, an annual haunted barn in Osage City, is open 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Wileys Weenie Wagon, hot dog vender, will offer concessions Oct. 29.

FOOTBALL: Bearcats clinch district championship

BURLINGAME—Burlingame wrapped up their final regular home game of the regular season with a 46-0 shutout win over Royal Valley.

“Clinching districts and earning a home playoff game has been a team goal of ours all season,” said Jeff Slater, Bearcat’s head coach. “I think last Friday was our most well rounded game overall. Defense played great and offensively we were very efficient besides our two turnovers.

The Bearcats win was akin to most of their wins this season - decided quickly and over by the mercy rule early in the second half.

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County treasurer presents digital disbursements

LYNDON—Sherri Weber, Osage County treasurer, addressed the council at the Oct. 17 meeting. Weber asked the council to consider approving the mill levy distributions electronically instead of by paper checks.

“Will we be notified ahead of time?” asked Julie Stutzman, city clerk.

“You will be notified at the time that it occurs by email,” Weber said. “We can probably do it anyway that you want. There would be something initially like what it is with your paper check.”

“Are you ready to do the ACH checks?” asked Bill Patterson, city council.

MdCV board asked to consider new programs

MELVERN—Superintendent Ted Hessong opened the Oct. 10 USD 456 Board of Education meeting with a restatement of the vision and mission he projected at the beginning of the school year - to make the district better for faculty and students, as well as providing resources for the enhancement of productivity.

Lyndon USD 421 superintendent’s resignation accepted

LYNDON—After a 90-minute executive session, the USD 421 Board of Education accepted the resignation of superintendent Cheryl Cook.

The resignation was accepted during the Oct. 12 regular meeting, but Cook will continued to serve through the remainder of the school year, which ends June 30, 2017.

Cook began her position with the district July 1, 2015, the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

USD 420 addresses lightning damage to phone, intercom systems

OSAGE CITY—USD 420 Superintendent Troy Hutton led off the discussion on recent lightning damage to part of the school’s phone and intercom system.

During the treasurer’s report, Hutton noted a $506 service call to Simplex Grinnell around Sept. 14.

“We had a lightning strike down in the fourth and fifth grade hall,” said Andy Lohmeyer. “It hit and took out a section of our phone lines and intercoms.”

Lohmeyer said during the repair process phones communications were lost through the entire building.

City, contractor reach resolution over water project

SCRANTON—Brian Foster and Pat Cox, project engineers from BG Consultants, Inc., and Gary Wyatt, contractor for the water project, met with the Scranton City Council at a special meeting Oct. 11 to finalized the project and resolve lingering issues.

Wes Wright, maintenance worker, and Todd Luckman, city attorney, created a list of items to be addressed by the contractor and engineers.

“We need to address some of the issues pertaining to the water project that seem to be an ongoing problem and I hope we can find a solution to getting things right,” Foster said.

Orva Jean Greek

Nov. 17, 1939 – Oct. 14, 2016

PITTSBURG—Orva Jean entered into her heavenly home Oct. 14, 2016, at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 76.

She was born Nov. 17, 1939, at Arcadia, the daughter of Orval L. Hines and Ruby Jean Moss Hines.

She married the love of her life Don F. Greek Nov. 12, 1960, at Osage City. He survives.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, quilting and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Louella Hines; and grandparents.

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