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Help Wanted: Burlington seeks Water/Wastewater Non-Certified Operator

City of Burlington, KS, requesting applications: Water/Wastewater Non-Certified Operator. Position open until filled. City’s Application available at City Hall, 1013 N. 4th, PO Box 207, Burlington, KS 66839; online at; or phone 620-364-5334. HS Diploma/GED; Kansas CDL within 30 days; be able to operate department equipment. Competitive wages based on skill & experience. EOE

Help Wanted: Osage County Public Transportation seeks part-time drivers

Osage County Public Transportation is seeking part-time drivers to provide transportation services for Osage County residents. Position consists of driving a county vehicle to deliver residents to appointments within and outside the county. Maximum 20 hours per week. Requirements are a clean driving record, professional appearance, ability to maintain a travel log and to keep a vehicle clean for the benefit of clients. Applications can be found online at the Osage County home page and may be turned into the County Clerk’s Office, 717 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451, or Osage County General Public Transportation, 604 Market St., Osage City, KS 66523.

Help Wanted: RCIL seeks Information Specialist

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc., Osage City, is seeking an energetic, positive, organized team member to fill our Information Specialist position. Welcome and on-board new consumer customers while teaching them to self-direct their home care services including the hiring, training and managing their home care workers plus other payroll department duties as assigned. Must have great customer service skills and be an excellent communicator especially by the telephone. This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position with competitive pay, health, dental and vision benefits plus employer funded life insurance, paid time off, ten paid holidays, private office, access to company vehicle and more. Driver’s license required for occasional day travel for home visits. RCIL is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for people with disabilities. Experience with Home and Community Based Services preferred. Submit cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]. Questions? Please call Becky Brewer or Deone Wilson at 785-528-3105. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Marilynn’s seeks day shift cook, server

Marilynn’s Restaurant in Osage City is seeking a day shift cook and a server. For more information, call 785-528-3769, or apply in person at 1216 Laing St. (east Highway 31) in Osage City.

Help Wanted: Flint Hills Beverage seeks Sales & Service Rep

Flint Hills Beverage, the area Budweiser wholesaler, is now accepting applications Monday-Friday, 8-5, at 132 W Market St., Osage City, Kan., or online at , for the Sales and Service Rep position. This position requires lifting 20-165 lbs. repetitively and obtaining a CDL license with our assistance. Pre-employment drug screen, driving record review and physical will also be required. Selling, customer relationship skills and truck driving experience preferred.  Includes full benefits and competitive pay. Must be 18 to apply.

Community foundation announces $12,700 in grants issued to local organizations

Osage County Community Foundation has announced that $12,700 was awarded to three non-profit entities in the Osage County area for the 2021 fourth quarter grant period. All grants issued will be used to benefit many youth and senior citizens in the area.

The foundation is now accepting applications for the first quarter grant period of 2022, which runs from January through March. OCCF makes grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation, and cultural affairs.

The foundation offers grants through its general fund, which is made up of unrestricted donations to the foundation, and donor advised funds, which are designated for a specific purpose by the donor. As a donor supported foundation, OCCF also continues to seek donations to continue its work in supporting Osage County organizations.

For more information about donating to the Osage County Community Foundation or the grant application process, contact Perry Thompson at 785-528-3006 or contact one of the foundation’s board members, Joe Humerickhouse, Casey Mussatto, Janet Steinle, Jodi Stark, or Mike Pitts. A grant application is available here. Completed applications should be mailed to the Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.

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, [email protected] 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:

OCPR Update: Signup for fall camps – volleyball and cheerleading

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s almost over and Osage City Parks and Recreation is setting up for fall activities. Signup is currently underway for Youth Volleyball Camp and OCHS Cheer Camp. Check details below.

For Sale by Sealed Bid: Case Backhoe 580K

For sale by sealed bid: Case Backhoe 580K. Older machine. Selling as is.

Send bid to:
Lincoln Township
3931 E. 325th St.
Melvern, KS 66510

Call to schedule viewing, 785-383-4983.
Deadline: September 27, 2021
(Lincoln Township reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.)

OCPR Update: Fall is right around the corner with football, soccer and volleyball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for fall sports, with signup deadlines approaching for 5th-6th grade tackle football, youth soccer, youth flag football, and youth volleyball camp for area 3rd-6th graders.

OCPR Update: Signup now for grade school tackle football, youth soccer, youth flag football

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for fall sports, with signups underway for grade school tackle football, youth soccer, and youth flag football. Also, Osage City Aquatic Center will be open until at least Aug. 15, so there’s still time to cool off when the last blast of summer heat returns. See details below.

Public Notice: Osage County seeks bids for surplus property in Quenemo

The Board of County Commissioners of Osage County, Kansas, has declared the following described real property as surplus property:

  • Lots 34 & 36, Third Street, Logan’s Addition to Quenemo, Osage County, Kansas.
  • Lots 88 and 90, on 2nd Street, in the original town of Quenemo, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof and All of lot 2, on 3rd Street, Logan’s Addition to Quenemo, according to the recorded plat thereof.

Said property shall be sold by sealed bid. Bids must be in sealed envelopes, delivered to the County Clerk on or before August 2, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.  Bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of August, 2021.

The county reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Any title work will be at the expense of the buyer and the property will be sold by quit claim deed.

Public notice first published July 12, 2021, on Osage County News, at

Public Notice: Osage County General Public Transportation to begin fee-based service

Osage County General Public Transportation has received approval from Kansas Department of Transportation to change from donation-based service to a fee or fare-based service.

Effective July 1, 2021, passengers or riders will need to have the correct fee or fare. Change will not be available. The fee must be paid prior to transporting. Riders are asked to make arrangements prior to their appointment date.

Coupons will be available.

One-way trips will be charged the same as door to door. Example: If you want transported to a doctor appointment in Topeka and then ride home with a family member or friend, the trip charge will be the same.

Caregivers will not be expected to pay when going with their charge.

Signature page of the passenger handbook will need to be on file before July 1, 2021.

To be considered for reduced price for seniors 60 or older or disabled, riders must show driver’s license for proof of age, or show proof of income for disability discount (or copies).

The new fee schedule can be seen here.

OCPR Update: Aquatic center activities on schedule for springtime

OCPR-logo-redMay is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for spring activities, with lifeguard training, water safety instructor certification and swim lessons signups coming soon. The Osage City Aquatic Center is scheduled to open May 29, 2021. Also, signup deadline for Tee-ball for young players is coming up on May 10. See details below:

OCPR Update: Spring is here, time to play and … swim?

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for warmer weather – lifeguard training and recertification, WSI certification, swim camp, and swim team are coming soon. Note signup deadlines. Also, sign up for OCPR Tee-Ball for 3 to 5 years old. Parents are encouraged to participate as coaches. See details below:

Lifeguard Training – WSI Certification – Lifeguard Re-certification

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