Early deadline for Nov. 26 edition

The deadline for news and advertising content for the Thanksgiving edition will be 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

The newspaper will be distributed one day early. The newspaper will be delivered to racks on Nov. 24, and should be available to local mail subscribers on Nov. 25.

The newspaper office will be closed Nov. 26.

U.S. 56 Highway reopened after house fire

BURLINGAME—Traffic was stopped in both direction due to jumping flames and smoke from a house fire at 19299 S. U.S. 56 Highway around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, two miles south of Burlingame.

The home, which is owned by Steven Smith, appeared to be a total loss.

Extremely windy conditions, with 45 mph gusts, led to the fire had jumping the highway and spreading northwest of the home. The fire appeared to continued for more than a mile downwind.

Missouri man killed in skydiving accident

OSAGE CITY—A man was killed Saturday following a mid-air collision with another jumper while skydiving at Osage City Airport.

Mark Jungk, 54, of St. Joseph, Mo., was fatally injured following a mid-air collision with another skydiver around 4:30 p.m. at the SkyDive Kansas drop zone.

"Shortly after opening their parachutes, he and another experienced jumper collided under canopy and entangled," said Jen Sharp, owner of SkyDive Kansas. "The other jumper was able to cutaway and open his reserve parachute, landing safely without injury."

Topeka man dies following Taser incident

Second law enforcement related death in Osage County this year

WAKARUSA—Kenneth Schick, 48, Topeka, died following local law enforcement’s response to a domestic disturbance call Oct. 20 in rural Osage County.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a possible domestic disturbance at 11651 S. Jordan Road, two miles north of Carbondale.

According to a press release from the department, officers arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. and found an ongoing domestic disturbance with a hostage situation.

Jolly denied bond reduction, cases continue Nov. 19

LYNDON— Bruce A. Jolly, 48, Overbrook, was denied a motion for bond reduction when he appeared in Osage County District Court yesterday. His cases were continued to 10 a.m. Nov. 19 for a status conference. He remains in the Osage County Jail on $105,000 cash or surety bond.

County declares burn ban

LYNDON—The Osage County Emergency Management office has declared in a burn ban due to dry weather and high winds.

According to the burn barn policy, no outside burning should take place today.

Monday’s forecast from the Nation Weather Service calls for a high near 78 degrees. South winds will be 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Truck crashes into Scranton Tavern

SCRANTON— A pickup truck driven by David Jellison, 77, Burlingame crashed the Scranton Tavern around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Brent Cox, Scranton police chief, said Jellison was puling up bar and grill, located at 301 Brownie St., Scranton, to have breakfast and jumped the curb, smashing into the front of the restaurant side of the building.

Cox said Jellison missed the accelerator instead of the brake.

He said there were no injuries associated with the accident.

Overbrook man in critical condition following shooting

OVERBROOK—A Overbrook man received critical injuries from a shooting which happened at a residence in the 900 block of Oak Street at 12:35 a.m. today in Overbrook.

According to a press release from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Osage County 911 was notified by a resident of Overbrook who had an intruder who had forced entry into her home.

“The subject, who had been shot, then fled the residence 12:40 a.m.,” the report said.

Early deadline set for Labor Day

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle will have an early deadline due to the Labor Day holiday. All display advertising, classified ads, legal notices and news copy for the Sept. 10 edition should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

The office will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Man scams Osage City merchants

OSAGE CITY—In the evening hours of Aug. 25, police believe a subject entered several businesses in Osage City and used a scam involving returning a faulty propane tank in an attempt to acquire money from the businesses.

The subject managed to receive over $50 from two Osage City businesses, Dollar General and Jerry’s Thriftway. The person of interest entered three other Osage City businesses but was unable to receive money from them.



The Osage County Herald-Chronicle

The official newspaper of Osage County; the cities of Burlingame, Carbondale, Lyndon, Melvern, Olivet, Osage City, Overbrook, Quenemo and Scranton; Burlingame USD 454, Lyndon USD 421, Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456, Osage City USD 420 and Santa Fe Trail USD 434.

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