Melvern marshal presents immediate resignation

MELVERN — The Melvern City Council heard the resignation of Kent Morrison, city marshal, following private discussion at the city’s April 3 meeting.

The council held back-to-back executive session, the first for 15 minutes to discuss attorney-client matters with Janet Walsh, city attorney, followed by 20 minutes for non-elected personnel with Walsh and Morrison present.

Following the second session, Morrison presented his resignation.

“Due to personal conflicts, I’m going to resign, right now,” Morrison said.

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Trail Celebration event has musical beginning

BURLINGAME — Mark Hecht hosted the Trail Songs Celebration April 1 at The Hideout to promote travel along the Santa Fe Trail in Burlingame.

The event was catered and saw seven bands play with members spanning across Kansas. It was originally planned to be hosted at Hecht’s Stage 56, but had to be relocated indoors due to weather conditions.

Osage City celebrates Tree City USA’s 40th anniversary

OSAGE CITY — Osage City is celebrating 26 years as a Tree City USA, recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. This marks the 40th Anniversary of Tree City USA.

Emergency management reports on mutual aid

LYNDON — Bryce Romine, Osage County emergency management director, spoke about the recent mutual aid offered by county fire departments and himself during his report March 27 to the Osage County Board of Commissioners.

“I went in support of the Kansas All-Hazards Management team to Reno County very early on Sunday morning,” Romine said. “ Quite an experience working the issues between Reno County, the city of Hutchinson and the incident management team. It was quite a learning experience, both on the team side and government side.”



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