KOFO Local News

Stop sign to be installed at crash-prone intersection near Richmond

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

RICHMOND — Franklin County will put up a stop sign on south-bound Eisenhower Road at Allen Road on the county line west of Richmond. Anderson County has put a stop sign on the north-bound side of the road, county public works director Jim Haag said. Commissioner Rick Howard said he asked Haag to consider putting up the sign because several neighbors expressed concern about the number of serious crashes at the intersection in recent months.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Jury trial to be set for school superintendent

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

MOUND CITY — Tonganoxie school superintendent Chris Kleindosty will face a Linn County jury on an accusation that he failed to report sexual abuse while he was superintendent at Prairie View. No trial date has been set. Kleindosty has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to report abuse. Prairie View high school principal Tim Weis also faces two charges of failure to report abuse. The charges stem from the resignation of prairie view high school teacher KeatonK last year and who was later charged with 20 counts of unlawful sexual relations with a student 16 or older.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Greeley man still gets return trip to Anderson County — and jail

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

GREELEY — A 40-year-old Greeley man’s flight from Anderson County landed in the Anderson County jail Wednesday night. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department saids the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department asked for help in tracking down Adrian Burke. Anderson County said Burke fled that county following a domestic dispute in Greeley. Franklin County deputies caught up with him in the 4700 block of Haskell Road south of Rantoul but he didn’t go back quietly. Although Burke is in garnett, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office said he faces charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, and interference with law enforcement when he returns.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

River at Ottawa starts to fall

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

OTTAWA — The Marais des Cygnes River at Ottawa started to drop this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said at 11 a.m., the river level was just above 24 feet and continues to falling slightly. Flood stage at Ottawa is 31 feet. Flood warnings continue for the river downstream from Ottawa. A flood warning for Pottawatomie Creek at Lane and Scipio also continues. At Scipio, the creek was 23 feet, or slightly below flood stage. That was shortly beforet 1. The state emergency operations center remains partly open today as the state reels from a massive blizzard in central and western Kansas, and heavy flooding in southeast Kansas. Several motorists remain stranded and many of the roads in western Kansas remain closed because of snow.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Weather-related crash douses car

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

OTTAWA — An Ottawa woman and her passengers escaped injury in a weather-related crash west of Ottawa shortly after noon Saturday afternoon. Cassandra Reyes, 33, was driving west in the 2100 block of Osborne Terrace when she hit standing water in the road and lost control of her car, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office said. Her car went into the north ditch, where her car was partly submerged, deputies said.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

City wins recycling grant

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

OTTAWA — The city of Ottawa has received a grant to install recycled tables and benches at Forest Park and the Ottawa teen park. The $5,550 grant through the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment waste tire grant program, will go toward installing 12 tables and six benches at the two parks. Community development director Wynndee Lee said the tables and benches will be installed this summer. The city will provide an additional $5,722 and local volunteer labor to complete the installation. They received a similar grant in 2014 for tables and benches at Forest Park.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Two boys injured in crash on U.S. 75

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on May 1, 2017

CARBONDALE – Two Lyndon children were taken to a Topeka hospital as a result of a crash on U.S. 75 south of the U.S. 56 interchange Friday morning. Matthew, 42, Canon City, Col., had stopped to make a left turn when Whitney Decker, 27, Lyndon ran into the back of his Jeep, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Her passengers, Tevin Decker, 2, and Cevin Decker, 4, were taken to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The highway patrol said they were in safety restraints. The drivers weren’t injured.
Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Army jazz band to perform in Ottawa May 6

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

OTTAWA — The 312th Army Jazz Band will perform 7 p.m. May 6 at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will include concert band, brass band, and large popular music rock group and will feature genres of music ranging from patriotic and traditional marches to rock music under the baton of commander and bandmaster Nicholas Proctor, chief warrant officer; and First Sgt. Cardell Edwards. Ottawa High School band director Courtney Nichols will guest conduct. The 312th Army Band features a marching band, concert band, jazz band, rock band, jazz combo, blues band, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, and ceremonial detail. The band, which is stationed in Lawrence, is made up of 40 members of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.

Ottawa attorney suing Garnett, Anderson County

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

GARNETT — An Ottawa attorney is suing Anderson County and the city of Garnett for injuries he received after he slipped on ice at the county jail than two years ago. The Anderson County Review reports Forrest Lowry left the jail Feb. 17, 2015, and slipped and fell, breaking his ankle. In his filing, Lowry said the city and county were negligent in keeping the sidewalk clear and safe for pedestrians. He’s asking for $75,000 and court costs. No court hearing has been set.
Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.

Woman injured in roll-over near Melvern

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

MELVERN — A 28-year-old Melvern woman was injured when her pick-up rolled over east of Melvern early Tuesday morning. Rachael DeHoff was driving east in the 3300 block of 309th Street when her truck drifted off the left side of the road and rolled over in the ditch, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. She was taken to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. The highway patrol said she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.