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Help Wanted: ORBIS seeks Press Operators, Day and Night Shifts

ORBIS Corporation, at Osage City, Kan., currently has openings for Press Operators. Positions are available for day and night shifts.

ORBIS Corporation is the industry leader in returnable packaging with a plant located in Osage City, Kan. ORBIS is a worldwide company offering competitive pay and benefits.

For more information or to apply, contact ORBIS at 515 S. Fourth St., Osage City, Kan., call 785-528-4875, or visit

Flint Hills Beverage encourages all to “Drink Wiser” during the holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and Americans across the country are making plans to toast to another great year! Nothing says happy holidays like cracking open a few cold beers with your closest friends. As you mark your calendar for office parties, celebrations with friends and dinners with the family, make sure you’re also preparing to drink responsibly.

If you plan to have a drink or two, make sure you hydrate between beers and plan ahead for safe rides. Whether you designate a driver, call a rideshare service or take public transportation, the important thing is that you – and those in your community – make it home safely for the holidays.

For more than 35 years, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have invested more than $1 billion in responsible drinking marketing efforts. As your local beer distributor, Flint Hills Beverage is working alongside Anheuser-Busch to ensure that safety is the number one priority for our customers this holiday season.

Remember, binge drinking and drunk driving are 100 percent preventable. No matter how or where you celebrate the holidays, let’s give each other the best gift possible by resolving to “Drink Wiser.” Together we can make sure that everyone makes it home safely for the holidays.

From everyone at Flint Hills Beverage in Osage City, we wish you a festive and safe holiday season!


Jim Lohmeyer, Sales Manager
Flint Hills Beverage, Osage City, Kan.

Notice: City of Osage City Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

The City of Osage City offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday. Customers whose trash is normally picked up on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. For more information call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714.

For Sale: Two horses in Lyndon area

Selling two horses that are located in the Lyndon, Kan. area.

Snickers is a Buckskin Paint Mare, 13 hands, 14 years old. She is sweet and has good feet and rides quiet. $1,200

Danny is a Bay Gelding, 15 hands, 15 years old. He is well broke and has been ranched on, and he has a big motor. $2,000

Both horses are great with a farrier.

To see these horses or for more information, contact Jan Schaffer at 785-639-1223.

OCPR Update: Get ready for the holidays at Christmas arts and crafts workshop

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation will have student artists decking the halls at an upcoming Christmas arts and crafts workshop. And gearing up for the New Year, sign up is underway for young roundball players. Check out the details:

OCPR Update: Get ready to play basketball!

OCPR-logo-redIt’s basketball season and Osage City Parks and Recreation is setting up OCPR teams to participate in the Scott Brown Youth League. Signup deadline for third to sixth grade teams is coming up.

Osage City plans for fall citywide garage sales Sept. 20-21, 2019

Osage City Fall Citywide garage sales are just around the corner. Sign up now to get on the map. This is a great opportunity to get rid of some of that stuff you never use and free up some space. The Osage City Citywide Garage Sale is set for September 20-21, 2019.

To sign up, see Tricia Gundy at Peterson’s Assisted Living, Robyn Williams at Edward Jones Investments, or Kathy Ayers at First National Bank.

Gundy revised the area map for the spring sale and made it more user friendly with a chart for the type of items at the garage sales, and plans to continue doing this for the fall sale.

To be listed on the map, submit your name as you want it listed on the map, address, phone number, if you are having the sale Friday and Saturday or Saturday only, type of items that you will be selling, and a $5 donation fee.

The proceeds go towards a scholarship awarded every year to two Osage City High School graduates that are going to college. The 2019 scholarships were awarded to Aliks Serna and Royce Cowan. The deadline for adding a sale to the garage sale map is Sept. 17, at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Tricia Gundy, chairperson, Osage City Chamber Garage Sale Committee, at 785-528-3301.

Hoop dreams: Hone your skills at Reading basketball headquarters

If your young athletes are sitting around dreaming about hoops, they will be happy to know that it is now basketball season year round at Reading, Kan.

Lucas and Kate Boss had a dream of their own and have made it come true with the recent acquisition of the former school and gymnasium at Reading.

The Boss’ new company, Performance Sports, has begun its first basketball workshops at the gymnasium. Future plans of the Osage City couple, who are both teacher and coaches at Osage City, include adding volleyball and other sports clinics to help athletes work on their abilities.

“We are truly excited to help you prepare and improve your skills so you can go back to your schools and teams and perform at a high level,” Lucas said.

At the basketball academy that began Sunday, participants will receive specialized skills training and practice in small group settings. Focus will be on ball handling, shooting, scoring and free throws.

In addition to Lucas and Kate, coaching staff at the upcoming clinics includes some well-known basketball talent – serving as coaches will be Lindsay Conklin, of Division I Western Illinois and a Mid America Nazarene alum; Brittany Kramer, Emporia State Hornet women’s basketball alum; Duncan Fort, ESU basketball player; and Ryan Haskins, Ottawa Brave basketball player.

“With our experience as skill coaches, participants will love the focus we put on functional training and skill development,” Kate said.

The 10-week academies are currently open for two age groups, first through sixth grade, and seventh through 12th grade. The younger players will meet on Wednesday nights beginning Aug. 21, 2019, and the older group will meet Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, Aug. 11.

Check the Hoops Skills Academy schedule and use the registration link at to reserve your spot.

“We are very excited about the purchase of the facility and the space it provides us,” Lucas said. “What a beautiful gym and great location for us to serve many student athletes in their quest to perform at a higher level.”

But sports aren’t the only plans in the works for the Reading school and gymnasium. The Bosses also plan to rent out the facility, which has 800 seats in the full court gymnasium, a stage, kitchen, large commons area, and playground. The facility will be available for practices, tournaments, concerts, reunions, birthday parties and other events.

For more information on the Boss’ Hoops Skills Academy, or pricing and availability for the facility, see or contact Lucas Boss at 785-633-8413.

OCPR Update: Pool to start weekend hours through Labor Day

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s winding down and fall sports are on the horizon. Finish up your summer fun at the Osage City Aquatic Center, then join with Osage City Parks and Recreation in getting ready for football, soccer, volleyball and cheer camps.


OCPR Update: Be cool at the pool

OCPR-logo-redSummer is here and you should be there – Osage City Aquatic Center, that is. It’s time to cool off the easy way – at the pool. Swim booklets are still available. Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for summer musical camp and youth football. Here are the details of upcoming activities.


Help wanted? Osage County News can help you

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Our rates are affordable, and all ads come with unmatched friendly, efficient service. Contact us today to find out how you can connect to the Osage County area online community and let prospective employees know about your job openings. Call 785-828-4994 or email [email protected]. And if you’re looking for a new job, just click on Osage County News Help Wanted for the latest listings.

Notice: City of Osage City Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

The City of Osage City offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019, for the July 4th Holiday. Customers whose trash is normally picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday, July 5. For more information call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714.

OCPR Update: Summertime fun on the schedule

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s almost here! Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for swim lessons and other summertime fun at the Osage City Aquatic Center. Also on the schedule are musical camp, football camp, and 3rd-4th grade football and 5th-6th grade football. Here are the details:

City of Osage City: Notice About Decorations at American and Union Cemeteries

Decorations may be placed upon graves, but 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 that 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.

OCPR Update: S.T.E.A.M. into spring, sing into summer

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here, Kansas’ hot weather is not far behind, and Osage City Parks and Recreation is making the Osage City Aquatic Center the cool place to be this summer. In the meantime, swimming lessons, S.T.E.A.M Camp, Musical Camp and Youth Football Camp are scheduled and signup deadlines are getting closer.

OCPR Update: Swimming, singing and ‘’ into spring

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation will have you swimming, singing and “” into springtime with the upcoming schedule of activities. Also, get ready to “tee-off” for tee ball.

OCPR Update: Summer ahead, stay cool at the pool

OCPR-logo-redWhile it may seem like winter just ended, Osage City Parks and Recreation is already planning for the upcoming warm days and sunshine. Schedules have been set for lifeguard training, first aid and CPR, WSI certification, swim camp, swim lessons, and the swim team. Check out the details:

It’s spring, there’s smoke: Smoke in the Spring State BBQ Championship, April 12-13, 2019

Smoke in the Spring – April 12-13, 2019
Jones Park, Osage City, KS

Taste Of Osage City
Friday, April 12
5 p.m.-“Until The Food Runs Out”
Jones Park – Presented by Edward Jones

This is a special community event showcasing Smoke in the Spring BBQ teams.

  • BBQ teams accept BBQ Bucks as payment for food.
  • BBQ Bucks can be purchased at either Osage City Hall or Edward Jones starting April 8.
  • BBQ Bucks will be sold on site 1-7 p.m., April 12, at Community Building Concession Stand Windows.
  • BBQ Bucks can be reused, from year to year.
  • BBQ Bucks are a dollar for dollar exchange.

Live Music
8-11 p.m. Friday, April 12
OCPR Building at Jones Park
Sponsored By the Osage City Fraternal Order of Eagles 3890

The Party Rock and Guitar Chaos of “Chance Encounter” – Bringing 80’s and 90’s hard rock covers!

  • Band members, Devin Chance (guitar & vocals), Johnny Blake (drums), Bob Brown (guitar, keyboard, triangle, & vocals), Jimmy G (bass).
  • Booking information, 785-380-3954 or 785-213-4325.
  • – Check their social media (Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)

Firework Demo Display
9 p.m. April 12 – Jones Park
Provided courtesy of Garrett’s Fireworks, Osage City, KS

Event Parking & Shuttle Service Friday, April 12 Only

  • 4th & Ellinwood, Osage City School Parking Lots and surrounding area
  • Shuttle Service (Friday only) for those parked at the Osage City School Parking Lot Area (4-9 p.m.), Pick Up at OC Elementary Parking Lot, and drop off will be at Safford, between K-170 and 1st Street. Patrons are also welcome to walk to the event from the Osage City Schools.
  • Open lot west of Highway K-170 (across from OCHS Football Field)
  • Designated event handicap parking (handicap spots just west of the OCHS Football Field Bleachers), entry from Highway K-170, sidewalk and asphalt access to the event. Plus, possible shuttle service from event UTVs.
  • Shuttle bus and driver provided by Osage County Senior Center (handicapped accessible).

OCPR Update: Spring recreation is right around the corner – baseball and barbecue

OCPR-logo-redEven though winter seems to never end, Osage City Parks and Recreation is still planning for spring. Sign up deadline for youth baseball and softball is coming April 1; lifeguard applications are being accepted. As host for the Smoke in the Spring State BBQ Championship, April 12-13, 2019, OCPR has been busy signing up cooking teams.

OCPR Update: Dance the winter away!

OCPR-logo-redWinter is here, but Osage City Parks and Recreation is giving kids a reason to dance – at the OCHS dance clinic.

The clinic is for students from pre-K and kindergarten, first and second grade, and third-eighth grade. Practice is 6-8 p.m. January 16 and 17, at the OCHS gym. Dancers will perform during half-time of the OCHS boys varsity game on January 22.

OCPR Update: Decorate for the holidays with your own creations

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled arts and crafts workshops for students to create their own cards and decorations for the holidays. Also approaching are signup deadlines for youth basketball for younger kids. Here’s the upcoming schedule of winter activities.

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