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Osage City seeks Expression of Interest for Ward 1 City Council vacancy

Osage City Council Ward 1 Vacancy

The Osage City Council is accepting Expression of Interest Applications for the appointment of Ward 1 City Council position due to the resignation of Mayor Jim Peterson resulting in Ward 1 City Council Member Mike Gilliland as Board President, becoming the Mayor. Ward 1 is the northeast quarter of the City located: East of 7th Street & North of Main Street, and East of 13th Street & North of California Street. Applicants must be qualified electors (K.S.A. 14-205) of the City of Osage City, i.e. a resident of Ward 1, a registered voter of Ward 1, and 18 years of age and older. The applicant selected will serve the balance of the unexpired term from date of appointment until January 8, 2024 following the November 7, 2023 elections. Please submit Expression of Interest Applications to City Clerk Terri Fultz by Friday October 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The Osage City Council will review the applications and select a new City Council Member. The Osage City Council has the right to reject any and all applications submitted. Applications may be obtained at City Hall at 201 South 5th Street, or online at www.osagecity.com. Please contact Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714 with any questions.

Auburn Harvest Wind: New opportunities, economic benefits for Osage County

Approving the Auburn Harvest Wind project in Osage County will bring economic benefits and new opportunities for farmers, businesses, and everyone in our community. This project represents an estimated $330 million in local investment including over 150 new construction jobs, several long-term jobs, and an estimated $50 million in property taxes.

We need your support to make this level of local impact possible. Please join us for a public hearing taking place on Thursday, October 6th at 7pm on the 3rd floor of the Osage County Courthouse or call your Commissioners to express your support of the project.


Help Wanted: Osage County District Court, Trial Court Clerk II

Notice of Employment Opportunity, Osage County District Court

Position number: K0068897

Location of Employment: 4th Judicial District, Osage County, Kansas 66413

Classification and Grade: Trial Court Clerk II, Grade 18, $16.43 hourly

Kansas Judicial Branch Benefits State Employment Center – Benefits (ks.gov)

Job Duties: This is a clerical position responsible for processing various types of case filings within the office. Other duties include utilizing the computer to document case activity, issue summons, notices, receiving and recording fees, answering inquiries and furnishing information to the public and attorneys and performing other related work as required.

Required education and experience: Graduation from high school and six months clerical experience. Knowledge of modern office procedures and practices. Skills with computers and operation of standard office equipment.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working in a computerized office, knowledge of computers and financial transactions. Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of court procedures and policies desirable.

Application deadline: Open until filled. For application or to apply visit www.kscourts.org/public/court-careers. Job location is Osage County District Court.

The Americans with Disability Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunity for employment with the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch at ada@kscourts.org. TDD users may call through the Kansas Relay Center at 800-766-3777 or 711.

The Kansas judicial branch does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

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:

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.

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:

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