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OCPR Update: Summer recreation is in full swing

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has a summer full of activities underway, and schedules are being made for upcoming fall sports.

Osage City Aquatic Center

OCAC Pool Hours: May 25-August 11; Monday-Friday, 1-6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1-6pm

Daily admission: $4 (age 4 & above); age 3 & below free; age 55 & over free

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets

Swim booklets can be purchased at Osage City Hall or OCAC. 50 Swim Card Booklet, $75

Water Aerobics
Instructor Marcy Zerr

  • Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7pm. Week of June 3 through the Week of July 29
  • $3 per class or One Swim Card

Youth Football Camp
K-6th Grade

  • Grade is based on the 2024-2025 School Year
  • August 6-8: 7-8pm, K, 1st & 2nd Grade; 7-8:30pm (3rd-6th Tackle Players)
  • $20 per player
  • Campers receive a T-shirt

For Rent: Two-bedroom house in Melvern

House for rent in Melvern. Two-bedroom, one bath. Call 785-549-3583 for details. Leave message if no answer; we will return your call.

Help Wanted: Osage City accepting applications for Sanitation Department position

The City of Osage City is accepting applications for a Sanitation Department refuse collector. Duties include manual work associated with trash collection. This position involves both light and very heavy labor. Salary will be commensurate with individuals’ qualifications and experience. The City of Osage City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications may be made or mailed to Osage City Hall, 201 South 5th, PO Box 250, Osage City, Kansas, 66523. The City of Osage City will accept applications until the position is filled. The application can be found on www.osagecity.com, under Job Postings and emailed to Osage City Clerk Amy Woodward at awoodward@osagecity.com.

Apartments For Rent in Osage City: Dogwood Glen

Now Leasing! 2 and 3 bedroom ground level apartments at Dogwood Glen Apartments, located at 519 N. 12th St, Osage City. Rent is based off of household’s income. Central heating and cooling. Partial utilities paid. Maintenance provided. Laundry on site. Contact Heather today for an application at 785-528-3626. This establishment is an equal opportunity provider.

Public Notice: Request for Bid on the Audit for East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging

REQUEST FOR BID ON THE AUDIT
For EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AREA AGENCY ON AGING

The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (ECKAAA) is seeking bid proposals for an annual audit of the ECKAAA, 117 S. Main, Ottawa, KS. 66067, for each of four (4) fiscal years; 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027.

Bid packets are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2024. To request a bid packet email sherryh@eckaaa.org, or call 785-893-6200.

Specific audit questions and guideline requirements can be emailed to the ECKAAA Fiscal Manager at sherryh@eckaaa.org.

Now Leasing: Apartments in Osage City, Morningside Plaza

Now Leasing! 1 bedroom ground level apartments at Morningside Plaza Apartments, located at 1000 Main St., Osage City. All utilities paid. Central heating. Newer remodeled apartments have central cooling. Older models are window unit air conditioning. Maintenance provided. Laundry on site. Leasing located at Dogwood Glen Apartments at 519 N. 12th St., Osage City. Contact Heather today for an application at 785-528-3626. This establishment is an equal opportunity provider.

Help Wanted: Marilynn’s – Part-time Evening Dishwasher

Marilynn’s Restaurant in Osage City is seeking a part-time evening Dishwasher. Apply in person at 1216 Laing St. (east   Highway 31), Osage City, or call 785-528-3769 for more information.

Garage sale ads are free on Osage County News

Remember it’s easy and free to let everyone in Osage County know you’re having a yard or garage sale.

To place your free garage sale or yard sale ad, visit the Place Your Own Garage Sale Ad Page: www.osagecountyonline.com/place-your-own-garage-yard-sale-ad. Just sign-in to the comment section.

OCPR Update: Signup deadlines near for lifeguard, water safety training, and tee-ball

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s almost here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for summer fun and sports. Deadlines are near for signing up for lifeguard and water safety training sessions, swim lessons. Young tee-ball players also need to complete signup this week to start playing in June.

Lifeguard Training – WSI Certification – Lifeguard Re-Certification

All classes are held at the Osage City Aquatic Center. For more information contact, Lynn Tice, 785-249-2199

Lifeguard Training

  • May 22, 1-6 p.m.
  • May 23 & 24, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $175
  • Instructor, Lynn Tice
  • Students MUST bring their own breathing mask
  • Students are REQUIRED to complete 7 class hours online, by the dates assigned
  • Blended Learning Course – Includes First Aid & CPR
  • Attendance required each day
  • Must be 15 to take the class

Signup deadline May 10

OCPR Update: Training and certifications scheduled for upcoming pool season

Osage Parks and Recreation and the Osage City Aquatic Center are gearing up for the upcoming swimming season, with lifeguard training, water safety instructor certification, and lifeguard recertification.

OCPR-logo-redLifeguard Training – WSI Certification – Lifeguard Re-Certification

All classes held at the Osage City Aquatic Center. For more information contact Lynn Tice, 785-249-2199

Lifeguard Training

  • May 22, 1-6 p.m.
  • May 23 & 24, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $175
  • Instructor, Lynn Tice
  • Students MUST bring their own breathing mask
  • Students are REQUIRED to complete 7 class hours online, by the dates assigned
  • Blended learning course
  • Includes first aid & CPR
  • Attendance required each day
  • Must be 15 to take the class

Signup deadline May 10.

Help Wanted: Marilynn’s seeks day or evening staff

Marilynn’s Restaurant, Osage City, is seeking staff for day or night shift. Please apply in person at 1216 Laing St., Osage City.

OCPR Update: Great youth basketball season – Thanks coaches, helpers, players

OCPR is gearing up for Flint Hills League Youth Baseball and Softball, with signup deadline of March 19 for the upcoming season. Here are the details:

Flint Hills League Youth Baseball and Softball

OCPR-logo-redBaseball and Softball Divisions Kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th/9th grade. A player’s grade is their grade during the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade divisions are coach pitch. All other divisions are kid pitch.
  • $35 per player (baseball/softball).

Turn in form and payment to Osage City Elementary School office, Osage City Hall or to Corey directly. Signup forms can be found at online at www.osagecity.com and the City of Osage City Facebook Page or sent out by request.

Signup deadline, March 19. Forms WILL NOT be accepted after March 22.


OCPR appreciates EVERYONE who helped
with Youth Basketball in 2024!
THANK YOU!

OCPR Update: Applications available for summer job openings

2024 Summer Job Openings – Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Aquatic Center has job openings for the summer season. Applications are available at Osage City Hall or can be sent out by request. Questions: contact Corey Linton, Osage City Parks and Recreation, at 785-528-4610 or rec@osagecity.com.

Application deadline, March 8, 2024. Return applications to Osage City Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., Osage City, KS 66523, or to Corey directly.

Openings include:

Pool Manager

  • Must be 18 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC season.
  • 30-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR and Lifeguard Training
  • Duties include – Scheduling ALL staff, lifeguard and facility supervision, coordinating swim lessons, day to day operations

Assistant Pool Manager

  • Must be 18 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC Season.
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR and Lifeguard Training
  • Duties include – Concession inventory and staff, lifeguard and facility supervision, helping with swim lessons, day to day operations

Lifeguard

  • Must be 15 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC Season.
  • 10-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR and Lifeguard Training
  • Lifeguard applications can also be given to Lynn Tice, 785-249-2199, lynntice@yahoo.com

Concession Staff

  • Must be 18 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC Season.
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR Training
  • Duties Include – Handling money, minor food preparation, maintaining concession inventory

OCPR Update: Osage City youth basketball tips off for fall

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has announced upcoming youth basketball for third grade to sixth grade boys and girls. Signup deadline is Nov. 6, 2023.

Youth Basketball
3rd-6th 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. 27, if a head coach has been assigned.

  • SBBL Season (3rd, 4th, 5th grades), Saturdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 17, 2024.
  • SBBL Season (6th grade), Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2024.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 24, 2024.
  • 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. 6.
  • Forms will not be accepted after 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.

Signup forms are available at Osage City Hall, sent through the Osage City Elementary School (when school starts), online at www.osagecity.com (click Departments and Parks and Recreation), and in the Photos Section of the Osage City Facebook Page.

OCPR Update: Sign up continues for youth soccer, youth flag football, and OCHS cheer camp

OCPR-logo-redDeadlines are almost here to signup for Osage City Parks and Recreation’s youth soccer and youth flag football. Also scheduled is cheer camp for students in pre-K to fifth grade. Se details below.


Youth Soccer

Divisions: Pre-K/K, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, all divisions coed.

  • A player’s grade is their grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
  • OCPR teams participate with Overbrook and Lyndon.
  • Games are rotated between Overbrook, Lyndon, and Osage City.
  • Cost – $30 per player
  • OCPR players receive a team jersey, shorts, and socks.
  • Players supply their own shin guard and cleated shoes.

Team practice can start the week of August 28, if a coach is assigned.

Signup deadline Aug. 18


Youth Flag Football

Divisions: Pre-K/K, 1st grade, 2nd grade

  • OCPR teams participate in the North Osage County Flag Football League
  • A player younger than 5 years of age on/before Sept. 1, 2023, is too young for the Pre-K/K Division.
  • Teams can start practice the week of August 28, if a coach is assigned.
  • League games are Sundays in Burlingame.
  • Cost – $30 per player
  • Players receive a team shirt and equipment (flag set, footballs, mouthpieces, supplied by OCPR).

Signup deadline Aug. 18


OCHS Cheer Camp

Pre-K/K, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade

  • Practice Sept. 11 & 13 (6-7pm), OCES Gym
  • Performance, Sept. 15, during the home high school football game (Pre-K/K, 1st quarter only and 1st-5th grade, 1st half only).
  • Camp fee, $20 per camper
  • Cheerleaders will learn 3 chants and the “Go Big Red” band chant.
  • Each cheerleader receives a shirt.
  • Recommended practice clothes, shorts, sneakers, socks, and shirts.

Signup deadline Sept. 5


Signup forms are available at Osage City Hall, sent through the Osage City Elementary School (when school starts), online at www.osagecity.com (click Departments and Parks and Recreation), and in the Photos Section of the Osage City Facebook Page.

OCPR Update: As summer heats up, cool down at Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Aquatic Center is available for a quick cool down during the forecast 100-degree summer heat this week, but Osage City Parks and Recreation has put fall sports on the schedule, with deadlines set for youth football and youth soccer. Here’s the upcoming schedule:


 

Osage City Aquatic Center

  • OCAC Pool Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm; May 28-Aug. 13, 2023.
  • Daily Admission: $3 (age 4 and above); age 3 and below FREE; age 65 and over FREE.

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets

  • Swim Booklets can be purchased at Osage City Hall (starting May 1)
  • Swim Booklets will be on sale at OCAC (starting May 27)
  • 50 Swim Card Booklet, $50

Deck and Pool Rental Reservation can be made with Corey Linton (before May 27).

Water Aerobics

Instructor Marcy Zerr
Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7pm
Week of June 5 through the week of July 31
$3 per class or one swim card

OCPR Update: Be cool and have fun at Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redIt’s summer and Osage City Parks and Recreation offers cool activities, recreation, and relaxation at the aquatic center. Swim lessons have been scheduled and the pool will be open for a free community swim on Fourth of July. OCPR also has set deadlines for signup for youth football camp and area football league play.


Free Swim 4th of July
July 4, 2023 – 1-5 p.m.
OCAC, 525 S. Second St., Osage City.
Free pool admission for all swimmers. Happy Fourth of July!
Provided by the City of Osage City and Osage City Parks and Recreation


OCPR Update: Swim season is here; Osage City Aquatic Center opens May 28

OCPR-logo-redSummer fun is almost here and the Osage City Aquatic Center opens May 28 for swimmers. In the meantime, signup is underway for Osage City Parks and Recreation swim lessons and swim team, and youth golf  and youth football camps have been scheduled. Note signup dates for each activity.

Osage City Swim Team

A swimmers age is their age on or before June 17, 2023. A swimmer cannot be 19 before the age date.

Parent Meeting, May 20, 11 a.m. at OCAC. Mandatory for BOTH swimmers and parents. Swim suit sizes and shirt/tank top sizes will be taken. Parents and swimmers NOT attending, MUST meet with Madison prior to the first practice. Late sign ups may not be accepted.

Swim team pre-requisite: MUST be able to swim the length of the OCAC Pool WITHOUT assistance. MUST have completed Level 3 Red Cross swim lessons.

  • Swim team practice starts the week of May 30.
  • Meet season, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, July 8, Overbrook, Lyndon, Lebo, Burlington, and Osage City.
  • Cost, $60 per swimmer
  • Practice swimmers only, $30 per swimmer.

For additional information, contact Madison Jennings, 913-202-2267, or madison2004og@gmail.com

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