January 9, 2014 - PDF Edition

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Winter Weather Advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 AM CST SUNDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND DRIFTING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM CST SUNDAY.
* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW
IS LIKELY TO BE AT ITS PEAK INTENSITY BETWEEN 6 PM AND 3 AM. THE
SNOW SHOULD BE TAPERING OFF BY 7 AM.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

2013: The Year in Photos


Osage County saw storm-average snowfall as around 10 inches fell on much of the county in back-to-back snowstorms in late February, dubbed the Blizzard of Oz.

Melvern man dies in one-vehicle accident

MELVERN—A Melvern man was killed Dec. 31 when the vehicle he was driving lost control on icy roads a hit a tree near 269th Street and Auburn Road.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Eric A. Stinebaugh, 37, Melvern, was driving a 1995 Dodge Ram around 4:40 p.m. east on 269th Street. Stinebaugh was pronounced dead at the scene.

January 2, 2014 - PDF Edition

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KDOT awards bids for three Osage County projects

TOPEKA—The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Dec. 18 in Topeka.

A bid of $1,968,202.33 was accepted from Dustrol Inc., Towanda, for 25.7 miles of U.S. Highway 56 from the south junction of U.S. 56 and K-31 north and east to the Douglas County line. The bid will be to recycle and overlay the stretch, except for the city of Burlingame. (Project 56-70 KA 3393 01)

Elton Vaughn

Died Dec. 27, 2013

Junction City—Elton G. Vaughn, 90, formerly of Osage City, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City with burial to follow at Osage City Cemetery. Family will receive friends an hour before service at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Legion Post 198 and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523.

R.E. Phelps Jr.

Aug. 8, 1928 – Dec. 28, 2013

OVERBROOK—R.E. “Bud” Phelps Jr. died Dec. 28, 2013, at his home west of Overbrook. He was 85.

He was born Aug. 8, 1928, at Fredonia, the son of Robert and Marie McReynolds Phelps. He lived in California for many years before returning to the Overbrook area in 1994.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He worked as a lead man for TRW and Northrup-Grumman in California from 1957 to 1990.

He married Peggy Scott July 11, 1954, at Chanute. She survives.

Milton Carl Scheer

Feb. 10, 1930 – Dec. 23, 2013

LYNDON—Milton Carl Scheer died Dec. 23, 2013, at his home in Lyndon. He was 83.

He was born Feb. 10, 1930, at Maud, Okla., the son of David and Hazel Noe Scheer. He lived in McFarland before moving to Lyndon where he has lived for the past 36 years.

He graduated from Topeka High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1950. He worked as a painter most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Eugene Scheer.

Harmison to retire as Overbrook Police Chief

OVERBROOK—With minimal announcement and fanfare, Overbrook Police Chief Ed Harmison has announced he will officially retire Jan. 15, 2014, after 40 years of service to the Overbrook community.

“I really planned to go quietly into the night,” Harmison said. “I am 63 and I felt it was the time to retire.”

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