USD 456 board member submits resignation

MELVERN — The USD 456 Board of Education accepted the resignation of board member Scott McCollom at the end of its board meeting Monday.

“It’s been a great honor, and I have worked with the best school board I could ever work with,” McCollom said. “Thank you all.”

“On behalf of the board and the district, we do appreciate your service to the students and staff of USD 456,” said Ted Hessong, superintendent. “We know you always had the best interest of the kids at heart.”

Carbondale considers reconditioning of lift stations

CARBONDALE —Sam Johnson, project manager for BG Consultants, told the Carbondale City Council two lift stations in Carbondale need $56,000 in improvements.

“We’re working with low dollars, trying to contribute as much as possible,” said Johnson.

Area departments assisted with fires

HUTCHINSON — Several Osage County agencies and fire departments responded to grass and wildfires in central Kansas last week.

Area units from Osage County Fire District No. 1 Carbondale, Osage County Fire District No. 4 Overbrook and Osage County Fire District No. 5 Lyndon/Vassar each sent units to assist with a grassfires that burned 7,200 acres in Reno County in a populated area north of Hutchinson.

Tyler James Baker

August 2, 1993 – March 7, 2017

Tyler James Baker, 23, formerly of Carbondale passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Lakewood, WA.

Tyler was born to Brent Baker and Barbara (Hill) Baker on August 2, 1993, in Topeka.

He attended Santa Fe Trail High School and Washburn Rural High School and received his General Education Degree from Washburn Institute of Technology in 2011.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 11, 2015 and was currently assigned to the “A” Company, 610 Engineer Support BN, 555th Engineer Group, Ft. Lewis, WA.

Billie D. Berry

December 26, 1950 – February 25, 2017

Billie D. “Bill” Berry, 66, of Florence, passed away on February 25, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, after a battle with cancer.

Bill was born on December 26, 1950, on the family farm near Harveyville to Chet and Flora Berry. Bill graduated from Harveyville High School in 1968. During his life, Bill worked a variety of jobs but his two favorites were logging and driving trucks for ranchers. One of his biggest attributes was his willingness to help family and friends any way he could.

Hensley: Court validates what we knew all along

In the ruling handed down by the Kansas Supreme Court that determined the current level of funding for schools is constitutionally inadequate, the justices provided important insight into what is needed in the next school funding formula. Much of their ruling validates what we have known all along.

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Federal court drops civil case against commissioners

KANSAS CITY — A civil case initiated by Sharon Weber, Osage County treasurer, against the Board of County Commissioners of Osage County has been dropped, according to a judgment issued by the United States District Court of Kansas March 6.

Pat Walsh, Osage County counselor, discussed the status of the case during the March 13 commission meeting.

Storm safety class March 23 at Santa Fe Trail

CARBONDALE — Every year, the National Weather Service in Topeka presents severe weather safety and information talks, which are open to the general public.

The training course for Osage County will be 7 p.m. March 23 at the Santa Fe Trail High School Auditorium, 15701 S. California Road.

Letter: Ignorance or stupidity?

Dear Editor:

I’m sure many of you have seen things that have been dumped along our roads. When I see this I ask myself and anyone that will listen, is this just pure Ignorance or stupidity?

Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often (incorrectly) used to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts.

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense



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