Sophia Grace Rhoads

Oct. 30, 2012 – Aug. 24, 2015

CARBONDALE—Sophia Grace Rhoads died Aug. 24, 2015, at her home near Carbondale, surrounded by her loving family. She was 2 years old.

She was born Oct. 30, 2012, at Topeka, the daughter of Alex and Emily Forbes Rhoads. She spent most of her time as a “Princess Extraordinaire.”

Santa Fe Trail High fine arts facility to open next week

CARBONDALE—The two large monolithic domes on the Santa Fe Trail High School Campus will begin to serve their purpose next month, the first of which is set to be open next week.

“It’s been two years, we’re ready,” said Steve Pegram, USD 434 Superintendent.

Crews are wrapping up work on the fine arts facility, which houses a 500-person theater, along with band and choir rooms. The theater is inside the smaller of the two domes.

Resurfacing project scheduled for U.S. 75

Highway to be reduced to one lane north of Lyndon during construction

A resurfacing project will begin Tuesday, September 8, on a 9.53-mile stretch of U.S. 75 from the K-31/K-268 roundabout junction north to the U.S. 56 junction in Osage County, weather permitting.

Open government classes to be offered Sept. 1 in Topeka

TOPEKA—The Kansas Attorney General’s Office and the Sunshine Coalition for Open Government will offer a free training session on Kansas open records and open meetings laws in Topeka next month, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced.

The training session will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 1 at Memorial Hall Auditorium, 120 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka. Those wishing to attend should register on the attorney general’s website at or call (785) 296-2215.

Lyndon ranked 10th in Class 2A volleyball

The Kansas Volleyball Association has released its preseason rankings, which include Lyndon High School at the 10th ranked team in Class 2A.

The complete ranking are avaaible at

Scranton approves 5-mill budget increase

SCRANTON—During the Aug. 18 City of Scranton budget hearing, the council approved a resolution to increase the general fund mill levy to meet 2016 budget needs. The increase was 5.024 mills above the 2015 levy.

When it developed the proposed 2016 budget during its July 21 meeting, the council agreed additional revenue of $46,000 would be needed to maintain the 2015 level of city services in 2016. The approved resolution would generate approximately $13,292. The remaining balance would be drawn from the electric utility fund.

2015 Fall Sports Preview

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle's Fall Sports Preview was published Thursday, Aug. 27 in the print and online editions. The special news supplement contains write ups, schedules and team pictures for the fall varsity sports teams, including football, volleyball, cross country, girls' golf and cheerleading. Osage County's five high schools - Burlingame, Lyndon, Marais des Cygnes Valley, Osage City and Santa Fe Trail - are each presented in guide.

August 27, 2015 – PDF Edition

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Ryan Thomas Lane

Sept. 6, 2005 – Aug. 22, 2015

TOPEKA—Ryan Thomas Lane, Miller, died Aug. 22, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 9.

He was born Sept. 6, 2005, at Topeka, the son of Dallas Lynn and Tracy Marie Lingenfelter Lane. He was attending the fourth grade at Osage City Elementary School. He loved baseball, fishing and hunting. He just started playing football and was on the Osage City swim team this year.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jim Lane.

Larry Gene Beckett

March 9, 1947 ¬– Aug. 23, 2015>/b>

TOPEKA—Larry Gene Beckett, Scranton, died Aug. 23, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, KS. He was 68

He was a born March 9, 1947, at San Antonio, Texas, the son of Thomas Robert Beckett and Alice Marie Turner Beckett. He spent most of his childhood in Topeka.



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