U.S. 75 ramps to close at Carbondale

CARBONDALE—The 137th Street bridge over U.S. 75, which connects to Main Street in Carbondale, will be restricted to one 12-foot lane each direction for asphalt pavement approach replacement work from between April 15-22.

The southbound entrance ramp and northbound exit ramp will be closed beginning April 12. Then southbound exit ramp and northbound entrance ramp will be closed when work is completed on the other ramps. All ramps are scheduled to reopen April 22 or 23.

Police respond to stabbing in Osage City

OSAGE CITY—At approximately 6 a.m. April 11, Osage County Emergency dispatch received a call of a possible stabbing in the 300 block of S. Ninth Street.

The Osage City Police Department responded to the call and found a 58-year-old white male at the residence with injuries. The male was transported by helicopter to KU Medical Center in Kansas City Missouri.

Osage City Police Chief Fred Nech confirmed that a person was injured at the residence, but did no release details as to how the injuries were received.

Officer's resignation elaborated, accepted

MELVERN—The Melvern City Council concluded its Monday meeting by accepting the resignation of Melvern City Police Officer Steve McDonald, who had submitted a letter to the city March 10.

“I do not want to resign,” McDonald told the council. “That was never in the cards. If you don’t have the respect and backing of the people you’re working for, it’s hard to do your job. After what happened at the last meeting…”

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Lane restriction, ramp closure on Carbondale overpass

Expect delays, lane restrictions and ramp closures on eastbound and westbound 137th St. bridge over U.S. 75 east of Carbondale. The lanes will be restricted to one 12-foot lane each direction for asphalt pavement approach replacement work, around the clock, April 10-18. This work is part of the U.S. Hwy. 75 resurfacing project in Osage County.

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Fire disrupts Westar line, causing blackouts

READING—A fire spurred brownouts then blackouts around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, leaving much of Osage County without power up to an hour or longer.

“We are trying to, as much as we, provide customers electricity through alternate circuits to customers back on before the repairs are completed,” said Gina Penzig, director of corporate communications for Westar Energy.

Weekend of events around Smoke in the Spring

OSAGE CITY—A full rack of events will be served up this weekend in conjunction with the 11th Annual Smoke in the Spring State Barbeque Competition.

Taste of Osage City

Events kick off Friday evening with the Taste of Osage City, an open-to-the-public tour of 25 Kansas City Barbeque Society Teams, serving up the familiar ribs, pork and chicken, to the less familiar fried Twinkies, redneck sandwiches and Scottish eggs.

Melvern council, mayor shuffled into place

MELVERN—Monday’s Melvern City Council meeting began with the resignation of a council president, appointment of a new council president and swearing in of a new mayor, appointment and swearing in of two new council members, resignation of the mayor, appointment of a new mayor, the reappointment of the final council position, and the appointment of a council president.

“Did you get all that?” asked Brendan Ryan.

Tigers first at Lyndon Spring Relays

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers placed first in the Lyndon Spring relays Friday with 105.5 team points, edging league rivals Osage City by just 4.5 points.

Chris Dunn led the Tigers, placing first in the 1600 in 5:05.94, first in the 3200 in 10:45.22 and fifth in the 800. Joe Walsh was first in the shot put at 46-9 and first in the discus in 143-5; Flint Spencer was first in the pole vault at 10 feet; Nick Ratzloff was third in the 110 hurdles in 19.55 and third in the 300 hurdles in 49.75; Josh Owens was third in the long jump at 18-8.5, fourth in the 200 and fourth in the 100.


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