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April 6, 2017 – PDF Edition

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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.”

Storm spotter course focuses on knowledge, safety

CARBONDALE — Kevin Skow, meteorologist from Topeka National Weather Service, provided the storm spotter training class in Osage County on March 23 at Santa Fe Trail High School. The Topeka National Weather Service provides storm spotter training classes each year in the surrounding counties.

The storm spotter training class covered six topics, a review of the 2016 severe weather in Kansas, situational awareness while out spotting, the role of storm spotters, storm clouds, what the storm clouds mean to storm spotters, and spotting tips.

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