Cross Country runners to compete at state

Osage County runners competed at three regionals Oct. 25, qualifying two individuals and one team for the state meets Saturday in Lawrence and Wamego. The Lady Indians will run in the Class 3A girls state meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rim Rock Farm, US 59/24 highway and County Line Road 1045, in Lawrence. Lyndon's Chris Dunn will run in the Class 2A boys’ state meet at noon and SFT's Hannah Honeyman will run in the Class 4A girls’ state meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Wamego Country Club.

FOOTBALL: Tigers handle Remington

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers secured their postseason with a 47-14 win over Whitewater-Remington Oct. 30, claiming the runner-up spot in Class 2-1A District 4.

The Tigers began the game with three quick touchdowns, scoring on 80 and 33-yard runs by Daniel Burgess and a 40-yard run by Dawson Swinehart.

Remington answered with a pair of touchdown runs to pull back within 7.

FOOTBALL: Bearcats, Indians end seasons on turf

Indians fall to Oskaloosa

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Indians ended a rough district schedule with a 54-18 loss to Oskaloosa in their final game of the season Oct. 30 in Osage City.

Osage City followed up Oskaloosa’s first touchdown with a 8-yard run by Kevin Thompson. The Indians, however, did not reach the goal line again until the second half.

The Indians scored two more touchdowns on a 44-yard run by Tyson Wilkins and a 23-yard pass from Andre Zubiate to Garrett Pressgrove.

ELECTION: 10,381 in county registered to vote Nov. 4

LYNDON—Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election is under way, but the majority of voting will take place next week.

Advanced voting began Oct. 15 through mail-in ballots, as well as early ballots cast at the Osage County Clerk’s office.

“There’s been a steady stream, and it’s picking up,” said Rhonda Beets, county clerk. “We’ve had quite a few in, and a lot of requests for mail in.”

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, when clocks should be set back one hour to 1 a.m. Daylight Saving Time will begin again on the second Sunday in March.

The change in Daylight Saving Time also serves as a reminder to everyone to change batteries in smoke detectors when clocks are reset.

FOOTBALL: Bearcats still in it, Trojans to advance

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame Bearcats hosted Peabody-Burns Friday evening, the state’s only unranked undefeated team.

“It was a great game,” said Burlingame coach Jeff Slater. “We had chances Friday night to take the lead and we had some costly turnovers in the red zone and at the goal line. Our kids showed great heart and did not quit after getting down early.”

FOOTBALL: Chargers clinch postseason berth

CARBONDALE—It’s been 12 long years since the Santa Fe Trail Chargers made the playoffs, but by all accounts, it’s been a good year for the boys in blue. The Chargers secured their spot with a 22-15 win over Prairie View Friday at home.

“It was a big win for our program,” said SFT coach Jayson Duncan. “Our first playoff berth since 2001. We beat a really good team, and we did it our way by being physical and tough minded.”

Halloween events

Thursday, Oct. 30
• Osage City Elementary School students are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character.
• Scranton Attendance Center students Halloween parade, 8:30 a.m. Students will parade through classrooms followed by a parade through downtown.
• Overbrook Attendance Center students Halloween parade begins 2 p.m. at the school, proceeding through downtown.

Roundabout open to most traffic

LYNDON—Construction the U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout opened three of its four directions Wednesday evening, with most traffic beginning to use the new interchange.

North and southbound U.S. 75 Highway traffic are now rerouted to the new roadway, along with K-268 to and from the east. K-31 traffic will continue to use the temporary detour.

Police report thefts around Osage City

OSAGE CITY—Residents of Osage City are encouraged to put valuables away and lock doors after a number of vehicle and business burglaries.

Osage City Police Department released a statement about the burglaries Oct. 27.

“So far the break-ins have been mostly in the western area of town,” said Fred Nech, police chief.

Nech also reported stolen items including tools and audio equipment.

“Two businesses have reported break-ins, one of those reported tools missing and another a computer and small amount of cash,” said Nech.

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