LYNDON—The Osage County Commission hosted a brief meeting Monday with Bill Persinger, director for the Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas. The center provides mental health services for seven counties through a central office in Emporia and outreach offices, including one in Osage City.
“I came here to say thank you,” Persinger said, regarding the $100,000 in funding approved by commissioners in the 2016 budget, a $15,000 increase from 2015. “It is awesome what you guys have done for us. As a result of that, we’re able to do some very different things.”