Some area residents still without power

QUENEMO—Several Kansas City Power and Light customers in the Quenemo and Lyndon area are still without power this morning after last night’s storms.

“Last night around 9 p.m., a major storm rolled into our service region,” said a release on KCP&L’s web site. “We have restored nearly 83 percent of our affected customers. During the span of the storm, we had approximately 69,000 customers without power. High winds in excess of 50 mph and wind gusts as high as 70 mph as well as lightning were the major causes of these outages.

Safe Routes discussion recalls trail rejection

OSAGE CITY—Much of the June 24 meeting of the Osage City Council focud on traffic – vehicle and pedestrian.

Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants, was on hand to discuss KLINK improvements along K-31 in the city, as well as the Safe Routes to School project.

Melvern Sunflower Days 4-H results

Senior bucket calves – Marrit Mead, grand champion; Jamison Corwin, reserve champion.

Breeding Heifer – Morgan Woodbury, grand champion; Bailey Corwine, reserve champion; Angus, Dalton Hook, Blue; Akaylee Prunty, Blue Morgan Woodbury, Blue; Main, Bailey Corwine, Blue; Simmental, Allison Railsback, Blue; Commercial, Morgan Woodbury, Blue.

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Saturday in the Park won't have fireworks

SCRANTON— Scranton Fire Chief Kenneth Croucher told the Scranton City Council he had not been contacted about his department’s support of the fireworks display until June 14, two weeks before Saturday in the Park.

“We have to recertify every four years,” Croucher said. “I need to know, about January or first part of February, what the plan is.”

Croucher told the council at its June 17 meeting the department would be unable to produce the show.

Corps discourage drinking while boating

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence.

The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water.

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New Osage City Manager settles in for the long haul

OSAGE CITY—Rod Willis is just starting to get the hang of his new surroundings as Osage City Manager, but he’s already making the rounds.

“It’s been very enjoyable so far,” Willis said. “I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve met. I’ve still got a lot of people to meet. There’s still a lot of puzzle pieces to put together, knowing what’s what and who’s who.”

Willis took over the position June 10, and after 10 days in the office, reaffirmed his hopes to finish his career in Osage City.

Searchers locate missing woman

The search for Judy Lamberd continued this morning with assistance from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Melvern and Overbrook Police Departments, along with Osage County Fire Districts No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, the Pomona Fire Department, Osage County Emergency Management and the Road and Bridge department.

Last night’s air search was completed by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Parties search for missing Quenemo woman

The Osage County Sheriff's Office responded to a missing person’s call at 10:40 p.m. last night at 308 S. 4th St., Quenemo.

Judy Lamberd, 45, is described as a white female, 5 feet 7 inches tall, approximately 300 pounds, with green eyes and dark brown hair.

Lamberd is in need of medication.

Mrs. Lamberd was last seen in her yard in Quenemo around 8 p.m.

Air and ground searches were completed at 3:45 a.m. today.

Another search began at 7 a.m.



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