Suspect apprehended in connection with stolen vehicle pursuit

SCRANTON—The Osage County Sheriff's Office has apprehended a suspect in connection with a police pursuit early this morning. The pursuit, which involved a stolen vehicle, began in Shawnee County and ended near Scranton, and resulted damage to three vehicles and minor injuries to three officers.

"We detained one subject for questioning," said Laurie Dunn, Osage County sheriff. "No arrests have been made."

Fireworks displays scheduled throughout county

The Osage County area has several public firework displays schedule for this weekend, weather permitting.

Osage County Fire District No. 5 will host the first fireworks display for the weekend at dusk July 1 at Lyndon Saddle Club Arena. Lyndon Saddle Club will have a concession stand. Gates and concession stand open at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

County seeks approval from KDH tire collection event

LYNDON—Osage County Commissioners discussed plans for a tire collection at the Osage County Transfer Station. The county was seeking approval from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that the collection would fulfill a fine levied against the county’s transfer station,

“They said we can,” said Pat Walsh, county attorney. “They want a detailed proposal on man hours, equipment, prices and what our plan is.”

Glen Tyson, road and bridge supervisor, presented Walsh with estimates for the collection.

Osage City fair packed with new events

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Osage County Fair kicks into high gear today, with a slew of new events scheduled throughout the weekend.

4-H events began last weekend with the horse show at the Lyndon Saddle Club, followed by the opening of exhibits and the bucket calf, dairy and beef shows June 29 at Fredrickson Arena.

The 4-H events continued at 8:30 a.m. this morning with the sheep and goat show, also at the arena. At 7:30 p.m., the swine show begins in the arena.

Dorothy Mae Finlay

June 28, 2016

OVERBROOK—Dorothy Mae Finlay, Carbondale, died June 28, 2016, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 106.

She was cremated. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. July 5 at Carbondale Community United Church of Christ, Carbondale. Inurnment will follow at Carbondale Cemetery.

Thad M. Hess

June 1, 1976 – June 27, 2016

ROSSVILLE—Thad M. Hess, Rossville, died from injuries he received in an auto accident June 27, 2016, near Topeka. He was 40.

He was born June 1, 1976, at Topeka. He grew up in the Rossville community where he graduated from high school. He also graduated from Washburn University, Topeka.

Bad News: Schools will open on time

I start this update to you with some bad news for our kids who are out enjoying swimming pools, ball fields and snow cones, and some good news for parents; our schools will open on time this fall.

On Thursday last week, we returned to Topeka to address the mandate that we ensure our schools were constitutionally funded. As I wrote to you in an earlier update, this fix was about equity and ensuring that school children received similar educational opportunities without regard to the relative property values of the land in their school district.

Mary C. Hilding

Oct. 19, 1937 – June 27, 2016

OVERLAND PARK—Mary Carlene Hilding died June 27, 2016, at Lakeview Care Center, Lenexa. She was 78.

She was born Oct. 19, 1937, at Emporia, the daughter of Carl Ephraim and Myrtle Grace Powell Hilding. Her early childhood was spent on the family farm five miles northwest of Osage City and then later, with parents, to the southwest edge of Osage City.

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John Wayne Samples

Dec. 30, 1950 – June 23, 2016

OSAGE CITY—John Wayne Samples, Topeka, died June 23, 2016. He was 65.

He was born Dec. 30, 1950, the only child of John W. and Naomi “OMA” Elizabeth Parscale Samples, Mattfield Green.

He grew up in Mattfield Green and attended school in Cottonwood Falls, graduating in 1969. He later attended Emporia State University.

He married Carol Samples. They later divorced. He married Debbie Samples. They later divorced as well.

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