Open house set for local horse rescue

CARBONDALE—Brenda and Cecil Grimmett have owned and operated a horse rescue for several years. They do it not to make a profit, but out of the kindness of their hearts. That kindness is hoping to be repaid in a sense, as they host an open house in honor of the ASPCA Help a Horse Day.

“I wanted to get the word out about what we do as a rescue for our county,” said Grimmett.

B&C Equine Rescue Inc. will host the Horse Rescue Open House from noon to 4 p.m. April 26 at the rescue, located at 740 W. 125th St., north of Carbondale.

Senior resource fair a success

Osage County Senior Center, Osage City hosted the annual resource fair today. A large turn out, despite the weather, attended the fair. Free information and products were given away along with a door prize drawing to end the day.

Western fun day to be held at Melvern Lake

CFCC and Associates, Inc., is a nonprofit counseling center that incorporates, when appropriate, horses to assist the healing process of children and adults suffering from a variety of traumatic life events. The name of the program is Horses Easing Life’s Pain.

The group is hosting a two-day event, with an arena obstacle course April 26, and a competitive trail challenge April 27.

Area children to benefit from Wal-Mart program

April 30, Wal-Mart Private Fleet drivers are hosting a Wal-Mart Heart event set to benefit two area children.

The April 30 event will honor John and Jolene Green who attend school in Lyndon. While at the school, treats for their classes will be provided, in addition to information about the WalMart Heart program. From the school, they will be transporting both John and Jolene in Wal-Mart trucks to the WalMart store in Ottawa, Kan. When the convoy reaches Ottawa city limits, local police and fire departments will escort them to the store’s location.

Honor Flight continues mission of serving vets

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Lyndon High School’s unique place in the Honor Flight Network is something the staff and students have touted for years. Its effect and influence, however, must be experienced to be understood.

“I had no idea what to expect,” said Roger Montgomery, Melvern, who served with the Army in the Korean War. “It was a very good experience. Many veterans never get the opportunity to go to the capital.”

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Three charged in Osage County District Court

Nikki L. Schmitz, 35, Emporia, was sentenced April 21 to serve an 11-month prison sentence in the Kansas Department of Corrections after her probation was revoked for failure to comply. She was originally convicted of possession of methamphetamine in July 2013 for an incident that occurred in February 2013.

Hollingsworth approved as Overbrook Chief

OVERBROOK—The Overbrook City Council officially enlisted interim chief Terry Hollingsworth as the new police chief at it’s April 9 meeting, dismissing the recommendation presented by the selection committee.

A motion was made by council member Carol Baughman to select Terry Hollingsworth, which was approved by a 3-1 over with council member Jon Brady dissenting.

Hollingsworth was one of two final candidates, along with Ron Dean, who had been selected by the committee, which included Baughman, Brady and Overbrook Mayor Don Schultz.

Near head-on collision results in one fatality, hospitalization

FRANKLIN COUNTY—At approximately 6:35 a.m. April 16, deputies with the Franklin County sheriff’s office responded to the 1300 block of K-68 Highway, in reference to a motor vehicle crash. Injuries were reported.

Troy Lewis, 44, Ottawa, was traveling westbound on K-68 Highway in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The jeep drifted into the eastbound lane and collided nearly head-on with an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup.

Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. Lewis was a 1987 graduate of Marais des Cygnes Valley High School.

Osage City storage facility destroyed in blaze

OSAGE CITY—A storage facility in the 300 block of Fourth Street, in Osage City, was a total loss after a vehicle caught fire inside around 5:25 p.m. Sunday.

An Osage City Police Department press release said the source was a racecar, owned by Teresa Wolf, which had been kept inside one of the storage units.

“Wolf reported she started the race car so she could back it out of the unit,” the report said. “Wolf said within a few moments there was a loud bang and fire filled the front of her storage unit.”

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