The Flatlands Of Kansas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

The United States opened the Kansas territory for settlement in 1854 amid violence over whether to be a free or slavery state. Finally, Kansas entered the Civil War as a free state. After the war, settlers turned the prairies into productive farmland, and today the state provides corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers for the rest of the country and beyond.

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Remembrance Of A Loving Son And Brother

Anthony (Tony) DiSalvo

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Folks Fest Tickets For Lyons Locals

To thank our Lyons community for their ongoing support over the years, Planet Bluegrass has once again set aside a block of both three-day and single-day tickets to sell exclusively to Lyons locals for the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 14 through 16). These tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, May 6, exclusively at The Stone Cup.

As with past years, approximately half of these Lyons tickets will be sold at a locals-only discount of five dollars per day / fifteen dollars per three-day pass. Three-day Folks Festival passes will be discounted to $131 (includes discount) and single-day tickets will be discounted to $56 (includes discount).

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Leroy Robert York

Leroy Robert York, 75, passed away peacefully on May 1, in Pueblo. He was born June 4, 1939 in Waukegan, Illinois to Robert and Amanda (Pritzl) York.  On February 14, 1958 he married Jenny (DeYoung) York in McHenry, Illinois. Roy and his family moved to Lyons, in 1969.

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Free Summer Youth Police Academy

Registration is now underway for the Boulder Police Department’s upcoming Youth Academy. The Youth Academy is free for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 years old who are interested in learning more about the work police officers do.

The Academy will be held from June 15 through June 26, at the Boulder Police Department, located at 1805 33rd St. in Boulder.

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About Town - May 14, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

A tumultuous week has gone by, and now the sun is shining. All that rain over several days had us on edge. It was helpful that the Town kept in touch with us with their e-blast,  stating that the water got up to 1460 cubic feet per second with some places overflowing (the floodwaters  of 2013 were up to 30,000 a cubic foot per second).  Stay safe; keep an eye on the warnings.

The Lyons History Video shindig was cancelled due to the storm. They thank all for the silent auction items, and are looking to reschedule

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Oklahoma Memories

Road Traveled by Linda L. Osmundon

Oklahoma: cowboys, Native Americans, oil, and the theme for a popular film/play. Oklahoma City, the state capitol, counts Bricktown, its entertainment district with popular dining and nightlife and the Red Earth Native American festival in June as major attractions. But, don’t miss the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, home to the state’s pioneer history and the

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