Health department prepared for Ebola, other threats

LYNDON—The Osage County Health Department has released a statement on the outbreak of Ebola, which has spread rapidly in Africa, and has been diagnosed in four cases in the United States, resulting in one death.

“Ebola is not contagious until the person has symptoms, so we would begin identifying contacts that were in direct contact with the case when they began to exhibit symptoms,” said Anne Gray, Osage County Health Department administrator.

One person dies after two-vehicle accident

BURLINGAME—One person involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday evening north of Burlingame has died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for an injury accident at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 157th Street and Burlingame Road.

“The accident involved one person being transported by ground ambulance and another being was transported by LifeStar,” said a statement from Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn. “One person has died from their injuries.”

Homer V. Melgren

Sept. 26, 1924 – Oct. 20, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Homer V. Homer Melgren went to be with his Lord and Savior Oct. 20, 2014. He was 90.

Frank L. Karnes Jr.

July 15, 1921 – Oct. 17, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb.—Frank L. Karnes Jr. died peacefully Oct. 17, 2014, at the Country House, Lincoln, Neb. He was 93.

He was born July 15, 1921, at Overbrook, the son of Frank Karnes Sr. and Dorothy Ernst Karnes. He attended Overbrook Public Schools, and graduated from Emporia State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Mary Hall March 1945. Three children blessed this union, Gary, Kirk and Kathleen.

Former Auburn City Clerk sentenced for embezzlement

TOPEKA—The former city clerk of Auburn was sentenced Oct. 17 to one year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $189,500 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Koger, Dunn place first in FHL meet

OSAGE CITY—Area runners competed at Osage City for the second straight week Oct. 16, wrapping up the regular season in the Flint Hills League championships.

County runners commanded each race, with Osage City’s Aundrea Koger winning the girls’ varsity race in 16:22.28 and Chris Dunn placing first in the boys’ varsity race in 17:28.62.

Watch children for Enterovirus

During the past few months, there has been an increase in the number of children being hospitalized with Enterovirus. The Osage County Health Department is aware of this situation and is closely monitoring it. We would like to share some important information about this illness with the community so that we can keep each other healthy.

Emergency management hosts full-scale exercise

BURLINGAME—Osage County Emergency Management assembled multiple agencies from around the county to conduct a large-scale disaster response exercise Oct. 11 in Burlingame. The event simulated a severe thunderstorm with high winds, trapped victims, multiple injuries and casualties, as well as a chemical leak.

“A multi-agency, search and rescue, extrication and HAZMAT training exercise,” said Bryce Romine, Osage County emergency Management director. “Full scale, hands on.”

FOOTBALL: Tigers blank Indians, win league

OSAGE CITY—Separating track and the field was difficult for everyone Friday night, Lyndon’s backs, in particular.

The duo of Daniel Burgess and Dawson Swinehart sprinted for 366 of Lyndon’s 463 rushing yards in the Tigers’ 39-0 shutout of Osage City. Burgess rushed for 150 yards with 3 and 40-yard touchdowns; Swinehart rushed for 216 scoring on 74, 4, and 3-yard runs.

Koger, Dunn top Flint Hills cross country

OSAGE CITY—Osage County teams commanded the Osage City cross country meet Oct. 9 at the Osage City Municipal Golf Course.

Osage City’s Aundrea Koger won the girls’ meet in 15:22.12, edging Hannah Honeyman of SFT, who trailed by 4 seconds in 15:26.59.

Sarah Peterson was second for Osage City and 11th overall in 17:32.19; Maren Peterson was 19th in 18:34; Jessica Davis was 26th in 19:04.69 and Tori Tomlinson was 32nd in 20:18.46.

Grace Spencer led the Lyndon girls, placing 29th in 19:35.47; Taylor Martin was 33rd in 20:23.47 and Kenna Miller was 35th in 20:47.10.


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