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Stars will shine at Osage County Fair Talent Show, Friday, July 12, 2019


Got talent? Would you like to share it with Osage County? Or do you wish to have a unique evening filled with entertainment you will experience nowhere else? Then Friday night at the Osage County Fair is for you. The Osage County Fair Talent Show will begin at 8 p.m. July 12, 2019, at the Osage County Fair at Osage City, Kan.

People with all kinds of talent are currently sought for the slate of the evening’s acts. Amateur and professional performers of all ages are encouraged to enter. Performer categories will be: Amateur, 3-16 years old; amateur, 17 and older; and professional.

Participants will be judged on appearance, ability, presentation and entertainment value. The top three in each group will receive monetary prizes.

Interested performers should fill out the entry form available here and mail it to or drop it by: Harmon Dental, 840 Lakin St., Osage City, KS 66523.

The stage, electricity and sound system with CD player will be provided to performers. A CD can be used for background music only. If you need any musical instrument other than a CD player, such as a piano, you must furnish and make arrangements for these yourself.

Entries should be received by July 7, 2019, however, late entries may be accepted at the discretion of sponsors. The sponsors reserve the right to select entries and limit the number of entries so that an entertaining evening may be had within reasonable time limits.

In addition to submitting the entry form, entrants are asked to describe on a separate page their talent, length of performance, and something about them of interest, such as type of experience.

The Osage County Fair Talent Show is co-sponsored by Harmon Dental and the Osage City Lions Club.

Help Wanted: City of Waverly seeks City Clerk

The City of Waverly, Kansas, is seeking an individual to fill the position of City Clerk.  Duties include, but not limited to: Office oversight, supervising utility billing and accounts payable, maintaining records including Governing Body minutes, fiscal records and accounts, payroll processing, and Information Officer.

Qualified candidates must be detail oriented, have strong verbal and written communication skills, budgetary knowledge, and proficient with computers.

The City of Waverly offers competitive pay. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to City Hall, PO Box 308, Waverly, KS 66871 or email to [email protected].

Review of applications begins immediately and will remain open until position is filled.

City of Waverly is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 ‘S.T.E.A.M.ing’ into spring

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


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].

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.
  • www.letsrockout.com – 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:
785-267-1717


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.


OCPR Update: Suit up for everyone’s favorite fall recreation – basketball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation finished up summer activities and jumped right into fall. Coming up – youth basketball! Here are the details:

Youth basketball (3rd-6th grade boys and girls)

  • OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League.
  • League divisions are split into single grades 3rd to 6th grade for boys and girls.
  • Team practice can begin the week of Nov. 26, if a team has a coach.
  • SBBL Season, Saturdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 16.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 23.
  • Players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts).
  • Cost is $30 per player.
  • Signup deadline, Nov. 5.
  • OCPR coach-player discount is available.
  • OCPR scholarship forms are available.

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

OCPR Update: Singing, kicking and tackling into fall

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled a new musical program for three to six-year-olds, and tae kwon do classes are gearing up for the fall session. In addition, youth tackle games have been scheduled for the evening of Sept. 19 at the OCHS football field. Details below.


Remember how good it used to taste? It still does at Hill’s Drive-up Diner

John and Leita Hill have fond memories of enjoying meals at local diners. Now they’re hoping to share that happy, old time experience with their customers at Hill’s Drive-Up Diner, located at 1106 N. Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan.

“Serving diner food the way we remember it,” is John and Leita’s motto for their mobile “drive up” diner. On the menu, of course, are hamburgers and cheeseburgers, along with their own specially prepared fresh cut fries, pulled pork sandwiches and brats, and fried cheesecake or ice cream treats for dessert.

Also planned is a unique daily special every day in addition to the regular menu items. Some specials you might find there include stuffed peppers, fajitas, burritos, kabobs, baked potatoes, and Sloppy Joes. Follow Hill’s Drive-up Diner on Facebook to see which daily specials they are offering.

Look for the Hills’ mobile diner in Lyndon, where they’re ready to serve you a memorable lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (Closed Thursday and Sunday. Also, see them Sept. 7-8 at the Ottawa Tractor show and Sept. 14-15 at the Ottawa Car Show.)

For more information, contact Leita at 785-219-9307, [email protected] or visit hills-drive-up-diner.business.site/.

Osage City Fall Citywide Garage Sale, Sept. 14-15, 2018: List your sale on the map

It is that time of the year again to sign up for the fall Osage City citywide garage sale. This is a great opportunity to get rid of some of that stuff you never use and free up some space. The citywide garage sale is set for Sept. 14 and 15, 2018.

To sign up, stop by Peterson’s Assisted Living (Tricia Gundy), the Bank of Osage City (Kaitlin Swindale), or the First National Bank (Kathy Ayers). We need your name – as you want it listed on the map, address, a phone number in case of questions about the sale, if you are having the sale Friday and Saturday or Saturday only, what area you are on the map, and a $5 donation fee. The proceeds go towards a scholarship awarded every year to an Osage City High School graduate that is going to college. This year’s scholarships were awarded to two seniors- Carter Swindale and Georgia Hutton. The deadline for adding a sale to the garage sale map is Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.

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

Important: Please list your address on the map, $5 donation goes to the Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship. Don’t forget the deadline to sign up is Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.

OCPR Update: Who’s ready for youth football?

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is switching gears and lining up late summer and early fall activities, including youth volleyball, tae kwon do, and has scheduled upcoming youth tackle football games. Who’s ready for football?

OCPR Update: Deadlines approach for youth soccer, youth flag football, cheer camp

OCPR-logo-redSummer is running out and school is starting up, so Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for fall activities. The signup deadline is here for youth soccer, youth flag football and OCHS cheer camp. The Osage City Aquatic Center remains open until Labor Day.


OCPR Update: Summer pours on the heat, but the cool pool is still full

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Summer’s not over yet but the Osage City Aquatic Center is open until Labor Day, which is just around the corner. Osage City Parks and Recreation is also gearing up for fall sports, with signup dates announced for youth soccer and youth football.


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