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OCPR Update: Youth volleyball camp sign up deadline approaches

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is setting up for youth volleyball camp in September and October. The camp, for third through sixth grade players, will teach the fundamentals of volleyball. See details below.


Youth Volleyball Camp

Open to all area 3rd-6th grade students. Players will learn the fundamentals of volleyball.

  • Camp format – one hour skill camp, 30 minutes team court time.
  • Camp location – OCHS Gym.
  • Camp dates – Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 12; all sessions are 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Each camper receives a shirt.

Cost – $20 per player. Checks payable to OCHS Volleyball.

Signup deadline, Sept. 16.

OCPR Update: Cool off just in time for summer football and golf

OCPR-logo-redIt’s hot and Osage City Aquatic Center is open for cooling off this summer with water aerobics, swim lessons, or just soaking in the refreshing pool. Activities are also heating up for Osage City Parks and Recreation, as it’s time to gear up for youth football and youth golf, with deadlines getting closer. See details below.

OCPR Update: Osage City offers free swim on Fourth of July

OCPR-logo-redSummer is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is lining up some fun for the season. The Osage City Aquatic Center is open for cooling off or to participate in swim lessons or other activities at the pool. In addition, the aquatic center is offering a Fourth of July swim with free admission 1-5 p.m. on the holiday. Other upcoming activities include youth golf camp and youth football camp.


City of Osage City: American and Union Cemeteries Decoration Policy

City of Osage City
American and Union Cemeteries

Decorations placed upon graves will be removed 15 days following Decoration Day of each year. After this date any decorations that remain will be removed by cemetery staff.

Flowers which are placed in urns which are part of a headstone and are embedded in a concrete base may be permitted at all times.

For more information, contact Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714, 201 S. Fifth St., PO Box 250, Osage City, KS 66523.

Public Notice: Spring 2022 Burning Dates, Osage City, Kansas

The City of Osage City will allow the burning of grass, weeds, leaves, small limbs and small branches in waterways, yards, gardens, and fence lines, which shall be permitted between the days of Wednesday, March 9, 2022 through Tuesday, May 31, 2022, provided conditions are favorable; the County does not have a burn ban in place; wind speed is not more than 10 MPH; a water hose is securely fastened to an operable water faucet, and the length of the hose available is sufficient to reach the area where the controlled burn is occurring; no fire is left unattended; and no burning is to be performed on or intersect the sidewalks, streets or gutters of City streets.

For more information, call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714.

OCPR Update: Water is warming up for aquatic center recreation

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is blooming with activities that will get underway as soon as the water starts to warm up. The Osage City Aquatic Center, including swim team, swim lessons, and water aerobics, and youth golf and youth football camp are on the roster.

OCPR Update: Swimming season is almost here

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is counting on summer finally getting here, scheduling lifeguard and water safety instructor certification. Also announced are swim team tryouts and swim camp. The change of seasons also means spring baseball is upcoming, beginning with OCPR Tee-Ball for younger players.

OCPR Update: Gearing up for spring and BBQ

With spring just around the corner, Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for spring sports and barbecue. Baseball and softball leagues are forming this month. The Osage City community is preparing for the annual pilgrimage of BBQ cooks and judges, and BBQ lovers to the town for Smoke in the Spring 2022. The event starts off April 8, 2022 with the Taste of Osage City, a giant barbecue party in Jones Park, where everyone is invited to use their BBQ Bucks to taste the fare offered by a select group of competition chefs. The next day, April 9, will be the championship BBQ contest, celebrating its 19th year.

OCPR Flint Hills League Youth Baseball & Softball
Baseball and Softball Divisions – 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U

  • Players who are not 5 years old by May 1, 2022, are too young for the 6U Boys/Girls Divisions.
  • The 6U and 8U Divisions – Coach Pitch
  • All other Baseball/Softball Divisions – Kid Pitch

$30 per player (Baseball/Softball). Signup forms can be found online at www.osagecity.com and the City of Osage City Facebook Page or sent out by request.

Signup deadline, March 27.


Smoke in the Spring, April 8-9, 2022
Jones Park, Osage City, Kan.
For updated event information, visit our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/smokeinthespring

Taste Of Osage City, Friday, April 8
5 p.m.-“Until The Food Runs Out”
Presented by Edward Jones

Live Music, April 8, 7-10 p.m. OCPR Building
Sponsored by the Osage City Fraternal Order of Eagles #3890
The Party Rock and Guitar Chaos of “Chance Encounter”
Bringing 80s and 90s hard rock covers!

Firework Demo Display, April 8, 9 p.m.
South area at Jones Park
Provided courtesy of Garrett’s Fireworks, Osage City, Kan.

OCPR Update: Sign up for underway for youngsters’ basketball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is accepting signups for K-ball and first and second grade basketball. These programs are for boys and girls and teach basketball fundamentals.

K-Ball
Pre-K & Kindergarten Basketball (Coed)

K-Ball is an instructional program for Pre-K and Kindergarten boys and girls. The program is designed to teach basketball fundamentals, shooting, passing, and dribbling.

  • Sundays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13 (skip Feb. 6).
  • 5-6 p.m. at Osage City MS/HS gyms.
  • Players receive a shirt and participation award.
  • $20 per player.

Signup deadline – Jan. 7


1st and 2nd Grade Basketball (Coed)

The program is designed to teach basketball fundamentals, shooting, passing, and dribbling, plus good sportsmanship through team practice and game play.

  • Sundays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13 (skip Feb. 6).
  • 6-7pm, Osage City ES/MS Gyms
  • Boys practice (ES Gym)
  • Girls practice (MS Gym)
  • Players receive a shirt and participation award.
  • $20 per player.

Signup deadline – Jan. 7

OCPR Update: Applicants needed to fill advisory board vacancies

OCPR-logo-redSignup deadline is near for Osage City Parks and Recreation youth basketball. Youth basketball is for third through sixth grade boys and girls, and teams compete in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League. The OCPR parks advisory board is also seeking applicants to fill three at-large board positions. See details below.


Youth Basketball
Third-sixth grade boys and girls

OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League. League divisions are single grades 3rd-6th grade for boys and girls.

  • Team practice can begin the week of Nov. 29, if a head coach has been assigned.
  • SBBL Season, Saturdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 19.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 26.
  • OCPR players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts), uniform is to be returned at the end of the season.
  • Cost $30

Signup deadline Nov. 8.

OCPR coach-player discount available and OCPR scholarship forms available.

OCPR Basketball, K-Ball and 1st/2nd grade information will be available in December.


Parks Advisory Board Openings

OCPR is accepting applicants to fill three at-large advisory board positions.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must reside within the USD 420 School District.
  • Meetings are the third Thursday of each month.
  • Complete a Citizen’s Board Application; it can be picked up at Osage City Hall or sent out upon request. Return the Citizen’s Board Application to Osage City Hall or to Recreation Director Corey Linton.
  • The board position is a two-year term, with an option of up to two consecutive renewals.
  • Open until filled.

Questions, contact Corey Linton, rec@osagecity.com or 785-528-4610.

OCPR Update: Basketball season is right around the corner

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled youth basketball for third to sixth grade boys and girls; signup deadline Nov. 8. More information will be available soon for K-Ball and first and second grade basketball.

OCPR Update: Youth Football Day Saturday at Osage City

OCPR-logo-redFall is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for fall youth sports – volleyball camp will start up in October, and youth football day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Osage City High School football field. See details below:

Deadline near for Osage County Community Foundation fall quarter grants

Osage County Community Foundation is currently in its June to September grant period, and applications are accepted for this round until Sept. 30, 2021.

Click to download an OCCF grant application.The foundation awards grants for long term projects that allow communities to benefit for many years to come. Through its grant making opportunities, the foundation works to bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support nonprofit organizations and others in our community. Any organization or group based in Osage County can apply for grants, but preference is given to those that are not directly tax supported or agencies that have taxing authority.

For more information about the grant application process or donating to the Osage County Community Foundation, contact Perry Thompson at 785-528-3006, or contact one of the foundation’s board members, Joe Humerickhouse, Casey Mussatto, Janet Steinle, Jodi Stark, or Mike Pitts. A grant application is available here. Completed applications can be mailed to Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.

OCPR Update: Signup for fall camps – volleyball and cheerleading

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s almost over and Osage City Parks and Recreation is setting up for fall activities. Signup is currently underway for Youth Volleyball Camp and OCHS Cheer Camp. Check details below.

For Sale by Sealed Bid: Case Backhoe 580K

For sale by sealed bid: Case Backhoe 580K. Older machine. Selling as is.

Send bid to:
Lincoln Township
3931 E. 325th St.
Melvern, KS 66510

Call to schedule viewing, 785-383-4983.
Deadline: September 27, 2021
(Lincoln Township reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.)

OCPR Update: Fall is right around the corner with football, soccer and volleyball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for fall sports, with signup deadlines approaching for 5th-6th grade tackle football, youth soccer, youth flag football, and youth volleyball camp for area 3rd-6th graders.

OCPR Update: Signup now for grade school tackle football, youth soccer, youth flag football

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for fall sports, with signups underway for grade school tackle football, youth soccer, and youth flag football. Also, Osage City Aquatic Center will be open until at least Aug. 15, so there’s still time to cool off when the last blast of summer heat returns. See details below.

Public Notice: Osage County seeks bids for surplus property in Quenemo

The Board of County Commissioners of Osage County, Kansas, has declared the following described real property as surplus property:

  • Lots 34 & 36, Third Street, Logan’s Addition to Quenemo, Osage County, Kansas.
  • Lots 88 and 90, on 2nd Street, in the original town of Quenemo, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof and All of lot 2, on 3rd Street, Logan’s Addition to Quenemo, according to the recorded plat thereof.

Said property shall be sold by sealed bid. Bids must be in sealed envelopes, delivered to the County Clerk on or before August 2, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.  Bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of August, 2021.

The county reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Any title work will be at the expense of the buyer and the property will be sold by quit claim deed.

Public notice first published July 12, 2021, on Osage County News, at www.osagecountyonline.com/archives/40451

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