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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.

This week, the Boss’ new company, Performance Sports, is hosting 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.

Help Wanted: Osage City Library seeks part-time library clerk

Part-time library clerk position at Osage City Library. Customer service, computer skills and library experience preferred. Resume required. Position open until filled. For more information or to apply, contact the Osage City Public Library, 515 Main St., Osage City, KS 66523, 785-528-3727.

Help Wanted: Openings at ORBIS for Shipping Coordinator and Cycle Counter

ORBIS Corporation, at Osage City, Kan., currently has openings for a Shipping Coordinator and a Cycle Counter.

The Shipping Coordinator is responsible for timely and accurate domestic and export shipments to our customers. The Cycle Counter is responsible for providing support for the inventory control systems at the plant.

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

Help Wanted: RCIL seeks part-time file clerk

Part-time File Clerk – RCIL is seeking a file clerk to work approximately 20 hours per week. Flexible schedule in a comfortable work environment. Discretion, good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, and the ability to work independently are essential qualities. The File Clerk is required to stand; walk; sit; bend, and reach with hands and arms plus occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. The use of a step stool may be necessary. Applications available at RCIL, 1137 Laing St., Osage City, Kan., between 8-4, Monday-Friday. Email [email protected] to request an application or submit a resume. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Home Town Health Care seeks RNs, LPNs

Home Town Health Care is seeking applicants for two Registered Nurse positions for our Lyndon office to cover the Osage County service area. We are seeking home health nurses to manage patient care of assigned patients.

This award winning, growing home health agency is adding positions as we grow. Local people caring for local people (friends and family) is what our company was founded on – we focus on patients and their care.

Home health experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Home Town supplies company vehicles for work travel, and offers a competitive benefits package and pay rates. Nurses may apply online at, email: [email protected], or call 785-310-0000 for information.

Home Town Health Care is also looking for both RNs and LPNs for contract work in PRN positions. Interested applicants can use the above contact information.

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.


Ryan Murphy and Integrity Insurance, Your Osage County Insurance Specialists

Ryan Murphy is Integrity Insurance’s producer serving the Osage County area. Ryan was born and raised in Emporia, Kan. His parents, a farmer and a social worker, gave him a special love for agriculture and working with people to make their lives better. Ryan has a true passion for helping people in not only their insurance needs, but in life.

Ryan Murphy

He loves to spend as much time with family and friends as he can. Ryan is married to Sarah, his wife of 19 years. They have two boys in Osage City High School. In Ryan’s free time he enjoys coaching and watching his boys in their many sports. He is also a huge Royals and Chiefs fan.

Ryan specializes in property and casualty insurance. He has his insurance license in property and casualty, life and health. You will find it refreshing to work with Ryan on your insurance needs because of his honest and sincere nature.

Ryan graduated from Emporia High School in 1995, and went to Emporia State University. While attending ESU, Ryan was recruited into the restaurant business. He worked for corporate chain restaurants for nine years, and during that time he obtained the knowledge of how to develop, design, hire, grow and manage businesses.

In 2004, Ryan started his own restaurant, which soon grew to more than 20 locations. Ryan also created a franchise corporation that helped train owner operators how to operate their own restaurant. His experience as founder and CEO of his corporation truly allows him to apply his knowledge to his commercial insurance clients.

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

Osage County News can help you with “help wanted”. We reach thousands of people in the local area, and hopefully can help you connect to the perfect candidate for your job.

Here is a comment we recently received about the results of one of our customer’s help wanted ads:

“We have had a very good response and have been happy with the quality of applicants the ad has brought to us.”

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.

Can YOU help? Do you have unneeded equipment taking up space?

Equipment Donation Drive

Did you know that your lightly used durable medical equipment can help a Kansan with disabilities who needs Assistive Technology, but can’t afford it?

The ATK-KEE Reuse Program accepts donated equipment that can be refurbished to high quality standards and then given, free of charge, to Kansans with disabilities and health conditions who need them.

ATK-KEE accepts donations such as:

Manual and powered wheelchairs * Scooters and power operated vehicles
Communication devices * Home care beds * Patient lifts * Shower chairs
Standers and gait trainers * Walkers with seats and handbrakes.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Address: Resource Center for Independent Living, 1137 Laing St., Osage City
Time: 8 a.m. -4 p.m.

Call for information or to arrange pick up:

Sponsored by: The Resource Center for Independent Living
Assistive Technology for Kansans
Kansas Equipment Exchange.

OCPR Update: Get off the bench and get on the ball!

OCPR-logo-redThere’s no doubt about which season it is – basketball! It might be cool outside, but Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for basketball players to start warming up the local gyms. Here’s information about OCPR’s upcoming youth basketball season.

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