County turns down lake dirt

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission decided to decline dirt from the Osage City lake dredging project at their regular Monday meeting.

Commissioners met with road and bridge supervisor Glen Tyson for his weekly update and spent most of the meeting discussing the possibility of storing dirt from the lake dredging to use in future county projects. The dirt from the lake would be varying levels of silt, sand and clay and would have to dry out before it could be used. Osage City has estimated the amount of dirt to be removed could be up to 100,000 cubic yards.

Burlingame offers city clerk contract

BURLINGAME—After a short executive session Monday night, the Burlingame City Council took action to offer the city clerk position to Leann Smiley.

Smiley, who was not present at the meeting, was to be offered the position at $13.50 an hour, pending background check and drug test, with a 90 probation period. The position had been filled in interim by Janene Fry since the previous clerk resigned in May.

The city continued discussion of two nuisance properties, the neighboring building on Santa Fe Ave. and the former nursing home site.

USD 420 continues project supervision

OSAGE CITY—The USD 420 Board of Education continued its role of overseeing the facilities improvement projects at the July 10 regular meeting, which was preceded by a tour of the track and field site and the elementary remodeling.

McPherson Construction’s Eric Stueve, project superintendent, explained the field site and handed out a detailed layout of work items to be completed.

“If you look at the schedule, it looks tight, but it's going to happen,” Stueve said. “The sod is tentatively scheduled for July 23.”

SFTHS track problems worsen

CARBONDALE—Superintendent Dr. Steve Pegram informed the board of additional problems with the resurfacing of the high school track at the July 10 USD 434 Board of Education Meeting.

County moves forward with projects

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission met with Road and Bridge Supervisor Glen Tyson and Health Department Director Anne Gray at its regular meeting Monday.

Osage County Fair Events - July 10 - 13

The summer fair season continues with the Osage City Osage County Fair this week, which opened the fairgrounds at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Carnival rides will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

• Entry of all exhibits from 8 to 11 a.m.
• Judging of exhibits at 1 p.m.
• Bucket calf, dairy and beef show at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion.

Carbondale council president, city clerk resign

CARBONDALE—The Carbondale City Council accepted the resignation of council president Alex Zerbe at the July 1 meeting. No reason was given for Zerbe’s immediate resignation. The council then approved the appointment of council member George Reed as the new president and council member John Ryan as the new incident commander for the Carbondale Disaster Recovery Plan.

Mayor Ruth Town recommended city resident Jenny Hudson be appointed to the council in Zerbe’s vacancy. The council approved and Hudson was sworn in and served as council member for the remainder of the meeting.

Concealed carry legal in Osage City buildings

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council voted not to apply for an extension to stipulations of the new concealed carry law, effectively allowing legal carry within all municipal government buildings, effective July 1.

By opting out of the extension, the council separated itself from several area governments that took advantage of the six-month grace period.

Melvern Sunflower Days fair under way

The county fair season begins today with the annual Melvern 4-H Sunflower Days celebration. The fair offers 4-H judging and exhibits all three days, a baby show, alumni lunch, talent show, games, carnival, parade and fireworks display.

Commissioners hear additional budget requests

LYNDON—Osage County Soil Conservation District Manager Lori Kuykendall and Keith Badger met with the Osage County Commission to discuss their budget request for 2014 at its regular Monday meeting.

“We’re asking for $27,000 again,” Lori Kuykendall said. “We asked for that last year and we got $26,000. The state will match county funds, up to $25,000, so we would like at least $25,000.”



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