Interim financing approved for sewer

SCRANTON - The Scranton City Council, during its May 20 meeting, established temporary financing for the city’s Phase I Project to upgrade the water utility system.

“I’m here tonight to take care of some additional business related to temporary financing,” said Patrick Cox, P.E. and Senior Project Manager for BG Consultants, who introduced the issue. Cox then referred to City Attorney Todd Luckman.

May 29, 2014 – PDF Edition

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U.S. 56 Rollover delays traffic

As of 2:15 p.m. eastbound and westbound U.S. 56 from K-99 junction to Americus Road (Lyon County) is now open to unrestricted traffic. The traffic incident has been cleared and normal traffic conditions resume.

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As of 1:15 p.m., eastbound and westbound U.S. 56 from K-99 junction to Americus Road (Lyon County) opened to one lane of traffic following a single vehicle rollover.

Drivers should expect minor delays as the traffic incident is cleared.

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City, district examine hydrants issues, costs

QUENEMO—Osage County Fire District No. 7 representatives attended the Quenemo City Council meeting May 7 to discuss fire hydrant repairs and line out responsibilities for repairs or replacements.

At last month’s meeting, Gary Moore, District No. 7 fire chief, presented the council with a map detailing hydrants operating conditions. Several hydrants were in need of repair and a few were discovered to not be in working order at all.

Osage City shares airport plans with county

LYNDON—Glen Tyson, county road and bridge supervisor was happy to share a map outlining future plans for the Osage City airport with county commissioners Monday.

Tyson outstretched the map for commissioners and explained certain areas, including an extended runway and pre-purchased air space.

“I didn’t know you could buy just air space,” said Rhonda Beets, county clerk.

“You can’t build anything there that can fall down,” said Ken Kuykendall, commissioner.

Indians second at Flint Hill League meet

EMPORIA—Osage City and Lyndon golfers competed at the Flint Hills League meet Tuesday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.

The Indians finished second as a team with a 386 four-man score, narrowly trailing Council Grove, who won with a 383.

“We were three strokes out of first place,” said Osage City coach Tracy Watkins. “I am proud of how we competed. With our inexperience returning from last year.”

Duncan Fort led Osage City, as well as the entire field, placing first with an 86. Ethan Thompson was third at 89.

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Regional baseball, softball brackets

Regional brackets for postseason baseball and softball tournaments to be played May 19-20.

City cuts funding for public swim lessons

LYNDON—Summer staffing was an item of discussion at the Lyndon City Council meeting, Monday. Deciding a set number of staff to hire wasn’t a simple task before determining one major outcome: would the city continue to pay for swim lessons?

“The recreation commission is taking over the swim team for us and that’s good, but not swim lessons,” said Brandon Smith, mayor. “The rec. commission is voicing that they want to give $1,000 toward us doing it.”

“How much do the swim lessons cost us?” asked Laura Moore, council member.

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