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A Town with a Great Future built on a Trail of Past Success!
401 Maple, PO Box 288, Overbrook, Kansas 66524 | 785-665-7328

Don't Overlook Overbrook!
The City of Overbrook, Kansas is built on the old Santa Fe Trail on US56 Highway located conveniently between Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. We are a small farming community, rich in heritage, and wealthy in the spirit of life.

 
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6th Annual Children's Fishing Derby Sept 13th
09/11/2014
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Glasses lost at City Lake September 10th
09/11/2014
A pair of cataract glasses were lost at the City Lake on Wednesday morning, September 10th.  If found please call City Hall at 665-7328.  Thank you! 

Update regarding Mail Theft in Overbrook . . . .
09/10/2014
Update regarding Mail Theft in Overbrook . . . . 

There has been Mail Theft reported in Overbrook in the past week. The thieves are taking envelopes that contain checks for payment to utility companies, charities, birthday gifts or any other hand-written check. They "Wash" them to change the name of the Payee and the Amount.  

The Overbrook Post Office and mail carriers are supporting efforts to catch the thieves and help prevent additional theft. A Federal Postal Inspector is now working with our local Police Department. 

As postal customers it's important that we understand the following information. If outgoing letters are put in a box with the flag up, it alerts both the carrier and thieves. Letters that are addressed to banks, loan companies, utility companies, charitable organizations and the like are all assumed to have checks in them. If your check is stolen and cannot be "washed" (due to the ink type it was written with), it will most likely be trashed and therefore never received by the payee. Which means your bills go unpaid!
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f you do not put the flag up, the carrier is not required to stop especially if you do not have incoming mail on that particular day. That is a Postal Service regulation not a local decision.

 The very best answer to this situation is to mail ALL outgoing mail at the Overbrook Post Office - either inside or outside.
It's important that we DO NOT MAIL outgoing mail in another town. Our Post Office is evaluated by the number of pieces of mail that it handles each year. If we do not mail outgoing mail in Overbrook, the reduced "piece count" could have an impact on the sustainability of our local Post Office. 

 These thieves will be caught and hopefully, be given swift and deserving punishment. Mail tampering and/or theft is a Federal Offense! That means prison time is possible, not just a slap on the wrist.

 The other thing to do is remain watchful for anything or anyone suspiciously watching or opening mail boxes. Immediately call Overbrook Police (785-806-9500) or call 911. Thank you all for your help and understanding! Again, please "Share" this with your Friends!



September 2014 City Newsletter
08/29/2014
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