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Help Wanted: Three Lakes Educational Cooperative seeks Paraeducators

Paraeducators (Full-Time & Substitutes) needed to provide classroom support for students in all Osage and West Franklin County schools at all grade levels. Full time paraeducator application is available online at or pick up application at Three Lakes Educational Cooperative, 1318 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS. Para subs must complete employment paperwork at our office.

OCPR Update: Fall rolls in along with youth roundball

OCPR-logo-redSignup deadline is approaching for Osage City Parks and Recreation youth basketball for third through sixth graders. Practice begins at the end of November. 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-6th grade for boys and girls.
  • Team practice can begin the week of November 27 if a team has a coach.
  • SBBL Season – Saturdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 2018.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 24, 2018.
  • Players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts).
  • Cost is $30 per player.

Signup Deadline, Nov. 6

OCPR Update: October tumbles in as gymnastics classes start jumping

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is laying down the mats for the upcoming gymnastics classes, which will keep gymnasts jumping and tumbling in October and November. Here are the details:

With fall here, Lyndon plans to celebrate with day of fun

Fall has officially arrived and the Lyndon community is inviting everyone to celebrate during the annual Lyndon Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

The Osage County Courthouse lawn is the center of festivities, and Lyndon Pride and the city of Lyndon are the hosts to the event that includes a craft and vendor fair and a multitude of fun games for kids of all ages. In addition, the celebration features a touch-a-truck opportunity, student art show, silent auction of all kinds of unique items, classic fair food, and the ever popular coins in the corn with cash prizes. All proceeds benefit Lyndon Pride.

The Saturday celebration gets underway at 9 a.m. Oct. 7, and will wind down about 3 p.m. The whole family is invited to enjoy the fall day in Lyndon, Kan.

Here is the schedule from Lyndon Pride:

OCPR Update: Get your kicks with Tae Kwon Do classes

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has made it easy to get your kicks with the fall session of Tae Kwon Do underway; also youth tackle football games are ongoing through the end of September. Here are the details of OCPR activities:

Garage sale ads are free on Osage County News

Osage City’s citywide garage sales are this weekend, Sept. 15-16, 2017. Remember it’s easy and free to let everyone in Osage County know you’re having a sale.

To place your free garage sale or yard sale ad, visit the Place Your Own Garage Sale Ad Page: Just sign-in to the comment section with your name and email address, or Facebook, Twitter or IntenseDebate account.

OCPR Update: September brings fall activities

OCPR-logo-redLabor Day weekend is past, which means the Osage City Aquatic Center has closed for the season. But kids shouldn’t think they don’t have anything to do – Osage City Parks and Recreation has plenty of fall activities planned. Upcoming opportunities include a countywide volleyball league, volleyball camp, cheerleader camp, and youth tackle football.

OCPR Update: 5th-6th grade volleyball league open to teams countywide

OCPR-logo-redSummer activities are winding down for Osage City Parks and Recreation, but the Osage City Aquatic Center remains open on weekends through Labor Day, and signup for fall activities is underway. Check out upcoming opportunities to participate in a countywide volleyball league, volleyball camp, and cheerleader camp.

OCPR Update: Cool off at the aquatic center until Labor Day

OCPR-logo-redSummer activities are winding down for Osage City Parks and Recreation, but the Osage City Aquatic Center remains open on weekends through Labor Day, and signup for fall activities is underway. Check out upcoming opportunities to participate in youth soccer, youth flag football, cheerleader camp, volleyball camp, and a countywide volleyball league.

OCPR Update: Your kind of summer fun – swimming, youth football, gymnastics or yoga

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has a summer of fun activities planned. Cool off at the Osage City Aquatics Center, or signup for youth football, gymnastics or yoga.


OCPR Update: Kids get ready to swim, create, sing and tumble your way through summer

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is ready for summer, with the aquatic center set to open May 27, 2017. Along with a schedule of swimming lessons, OCPR is also scheduling summer art camps, junior musical camps, and gymnastics camps.

ORBIS Corporation leads the way in manufacturing excellence

Local packaging company makes investments in equipment, training

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. – ORBIS Corporation, operating a local manufacturing plant in Osage City, Kansas, is the North American leader in plastic reusable packaging. It serves the food, beverage, retail and automotive industries with reusable totes, custom dunnage, pallets and bulk containers. ORBIS is privately owned by Menasha Corporation and has 11 manufacturing plants across North America.


Portion of new equipment being delivered to ORBIS Corporation’s Osage City plant in April.

ORBIS employs 70 people from the local Osage City area and recently invested in new presses, technology and automation to gain processing efficiency and additional manufacturing flexibility to better serve its customers. At this facility, hand-held totes, trays and bins are manufactured for use in the food, beverage and retail industries.

As the leader in plastic reusable packaging manufacturing, ORBIS offers a variety of technical jobs at the Osage City plant in tooling, press operations, process technicians and quality assurance.

“We also recently upgraded our training program to include extensive, ongoing technical and operational education. I am confident that these programs will provide our employees with growth opportunities,” said Doug Miller, regional manufacturing director for ORBIS.

As part of Menasha Corporation, ORBIS offers very competitive compensation and benefits to attract potential employees from the community.

According to Todd Mathes, vice president of manufacturing for ORBIS, “At all of our plants, employees have the opportunity to bring innovation and new ideas to plant processes and technologies. Our employees want to grow, learn new skills and have an impact on this business.”

OCPR Update: Tykes tee off for tee-ball; signup for lifeguard, WSI, swim lessons, football, yoga

OCPR-logo-redIn less than a month, Osage City Aquatic Center will be open for recreation and water safety training, and Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for a summer full of fun. On OCPR’s upcoming schedule are tee-ball, youth football, lifeguard and water safety training, swim lessons, and yoga.

Notice: City of Osage City, summer hours to begin for trash pickup

City of Osage City
Summer Hours Trash Pickup

The City of Osage City Sanitation Department will begin working summer hours from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, March 20, 2017.

Please have your carts at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your regular day of pickup service.

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

OCPR Update: Spring is here along with BBQ season

OCPR-logo-redWith spring starting next week, Osage City Parks and Recreation activities are peeking into summertime with youth baseball and softball and tee-ball signup deadlines approaching, lifeguard, water safety instruction, and CPR certification classes scheduled. And with spring here, that means smoke will follow, as in Smoke in the Spring, the annual barbecue weekend in Osage City, April 7-8, 2017.

Seeking to recover property stolen from near Carbondale: Greenhouse hoops

Stolen hoops were disassembled, but looked similar to these.

Stolen hoops were disassembled, but looked similar to these.

We are seeking information to locate 80 greenhouse hoops taken from a residence just north of Carbondale, Kan., off U.S. Highway 75 on the east side. They were removed without consent from the owners of the property, and believed to have been taken on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The picture is what they would have looked like, except ours were completely disassembled and in a pile. If you have any information, please contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121. Any information at all – maybe you’ve seen someone hauling them or know of someone that is selling some, etc. See additional information and pictures here:

OCPR Update: Youth baseball and softball, summer lifeguards needed, BBQ season starts

OCPR-logo-redSpring is almost here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting out the balls and bats for youth baseball and softball. Also, applications are being taken for summer lifeguards. And of course it’s everyone’s favorite season in Osage City with Smoke in the Spring scheduled for April 7-8, 2017.

OCPR Update: Kick off the winter blues with tae kwon do

OCPR-logo-redWith the groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter last week, Osage City Parks and Recreation is already planning for springtime. Coming up: Spring session of Tae Kwon Do, gets underway Feb. 13, 2017; softball pitching and hitting clinics begin this week.

OCPR Update: Explore your artistic abilities for the holidays

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation’s arts and crafts camp features holiday art, such as greeting cards, wrapping paper and other projects; signup deadline is next week! Along with softball pitching and hitting clinics, OCPR is gearing up for youth basketball. See the latest schedule:

Osage County Health Department: Get the shot, not the flu

093015-Seasonal_Flu_Logo-LGCome get your flu shot at the Osage County Health Department! We accept KanCare, Medicare, Medicaid, and most Blue Cross plans. For 65 and over we have the recommended high dose, and for under 65 we have the 4 dose shot. Monday to Wednesday 8-6. Questions? Call 785-828-3117, or stop by at 103 E. Ninth St., Lyndon.

OCPR Update: Hit, pitch, dribble and dabble

OCPR-logo-redWith a new year just around the corner, Osage City Parks and Recreation is setting up for winter youth basketball, with signup deadline on Jan. 2, 2017, and scheduling appointments for softball pitching and hitting clinics that start in December. Also, young artists are invited to show their talents during Christmas arts and crafts camp scheduled for Dec. 10. Here are the details and schedule for upcoming activities:

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