Concerns linger around wind farm permitting

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners continued discussion Monday of the permitting for the Reading Wind Farm, a planned 200-megawatt wind generation farm for Lyon and Osage counties.

The majority of the wind farm, 80 percent or more, is planned to be built in Lyon County, which recently considered the recommendation of its zoning committee.

“The Lyon County Commissioners kicked it back to the zoning boards,” said Ken Kuykendall, commissioner. “Same kind of issues we had.”

Carbondale reviews neighborhood watch, reserve officer

CARBONDALE—Shannon Seals, Carbondale police officer, addressed the city council in place of Gordon Smith, police chief, who was unable to attend the Dec. 5 regular meeting.

Seals informed the council the Neighborhood Watch program had concluded for 2016 with great success and would resume after the first of the year. The assignment of neighborhood watch captains and other officers will be determined at that time. Neighborhood cleanups and other activities will also be set up.

Lyndon signs of on $9.8 million wastewater loan

LYNDON—The Lyndon City Council approved final measures for the funding of a wastewater treatment project at its Dec. 5 regular meeting. Pat Walsh, city attorney, explained to the council the purpose of the associated ordinance.

“Ordinance 817 basically authorizes to execute this loan agreement, this extensive loan agreement, for temporary funds,” Walsh said. “It authorizes the mayor to sign the loan agreement with [Kansas Department of Health and Environment].”

Jolinda Rose

January 6, 1952 – December 3, 2016

LYNDON—Jolinda Rose, 64, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Eskridge, Kansas, where she had resided since 1997.

She was born on January 6, 1952 at Vassar, Kansas the daughter of Orville and Willine Wiggins Rose.

Jolinda grew up in the Vassar and Olivet communities. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1970.

Jolinda was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Willine and by two older brothers, Larry Rose and Donald Rose.

Burlingame Country Christmas

The Burlingame Country Christmas lighted parade included everything from lighted monster trucks to ATV-driven trains, Rudolph and at least a couple Santa Clauses.

The parade wrapped up a day of activities in Burlingame, while additional events took place throughout the weekend in other parts of the county, including Carbondale, Lyndon and Overbrook.

See additional Christmas event photos in this week's print and online editions.

Melvern sewer rates adjusted to build reserve

MELVERN—The Melvern City Council approved a marginal increase to the sewer rates to begin the process of building a reserve to address any future problems with the wastewater collection system.

Nancy Miller, city clerk, reviewed significantly higher sewer rates in neighboring communities, as well as water rates around the state.

Warren Allen

Dec. 28, 1927 – Dec. 6, 2016

TOPEKA—Warren Allen, Lyndon, died Dec. 6, 2016, at Healthcare Resort, Topeka. He was 88.

He was born Dec. 28, 1927, at Lyndon, the son of George and Cadde White Allen. He grew up in Lyndon where he graduated from Lyndon High School in 1945.

He lived in California for many years before returning to Lyndon, where he lived until 2004, when he moved to Topeka.

One of three prizes claimed in second week

OSAGE CITY—The Christmas on Us shop at home promotion, hosted by The Osage County Herald-Chronicle and 26 area businesses, gave out its first prizes last week.

The contest, which began Nov. 17, has awarded just two to the 10 weekly prizes, accounting for $100 of the $3,000 in winnings to be distributed.

Three more winning ticket numbers were placed in last week’s edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, but only one was claimed.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Help your heart by eating more fish

For anyone who loves fish, you are already a step ahead in taking care of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. If heart disease runs in your family and you’re worried about getting it too, consider adding more fish into your weekly diet.

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