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Vassar Fun Fest will be Saturday

VASSAR—Vassar will host its annual Fun Fest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Vassar Schoolhouse.

Festivities for the day will include a costume parade 11 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at Vassar Post Office at 10:45 a.m. The route will end at the schoolhouse. Participants and attendees will gather around the flag pole, following the parade, for the National Anthem, followed by costume judging. Prizes will be awarded for each age group.

Calendar of Halloween events in Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY—Walking through the woods or entering a barn may not be frightful any other time of year, but not at Halloween time. Attractions throughout the county continue this weekend and will offer scares for all ages.

Start the Halloween festivities off by visiting the Trunk or Treat event 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Resource Center for Independent Living, 1137 Laing, Osage City.

The Forbidden Farm, an annual haunted barn in Osage City, is open 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Wileys Weenie Wagon, hot dog vender, will offer concessions Oct. 29.

County treasurer presents digital disbursements

LYNDON—Sherri Weber, Osage County treasurer, addressed the council at the Oct. 17 meeting. Weber asked the council to consider approving the mill levy distributions electronically instead of by paper checks.

“Will we be notified ahead of time?” asked Julie Stutzman, city clerk.

“You will be notified at the time that it occurs by email,” Weber said. “We can probably do it anyway that you want. There would be something initially like what it is with your paper check.”

“Are you ready to do the ACH checks?” asked Bill Patterson, city council.

City, contractor reach resolution over water project

SCRANTON—Brian Foster and Pat Cox, project engineers from BG Consultants, Inc., and Gary Wyatt, contractor for the water project, met with the Scranton City Council at a special meeting Oct. 11 to finalized the project and resolve lingering issues.

Wes Wright, maintenance worker, and Todd Luckman, city attorney, created a list of items to be addressed by the contractor and engineers.

“We need to address some of the issues pertaining to the water project that seem to be an ongoing problem and I hope we can find a solution to getting things right,” Foster said.

Carbondale residents seek assistant with utility bills

CARBONDALE—Alex and Casey Barenzinsky approached the Carbondale city council with a request to waive their excessively high water utility bill.

Community Christmas Choir begins rehearsals

LYNDON—Rehearsals for the annual community Christmas choir will begin Oct. 30. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to attend all rehearsals 3:30 to 6 p.m. every Sunday from Oct. 30 through Dec. 4 at Lyndon Baptist Church, 126 W. 15th St., Lyndon. Anyone high school age and older, who loves to sing, are invited to participate. New members are always welcome.

The choir will perform for the public 4 p.m. Dec. 11.

For more information, contact Mary Brooks at (785) 215-4023.

Overbrook officials complete civil training

OVERBROOK—The City of Overbrook has announced that the League of Kansas Municipalities recognized city clerk Jim Koger and council members Carol Baughman and Joanne Allen for completing level one of the Municipal Training Institute. Overbrook Mayor Don Schultz has completed level two training.

Level one training requires 40 credits hours. Level two requires an additional 30 hours of credit. In both cases, each credit hour translates roughly to four classroom hours.

Candidates engage in student-run debate

CARBODNALE—The Santa Fe Trail Education Association, along with the Kansas-National Education Association, invited state-level candidates running for positions in Osage County to a student-driven debate at SFT High School Oct. 4.

Sheriff’s department collecting unused drugs

LYNDON—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Citizens may bring unwanted pills for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 to the sheriff’s office at 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon. The office can only accept pills or patches and cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. The service is free and anonymous.

Burlingame Chamber to host community drive

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce is once again implementing the Burlingame Community Fund Drive. These funds stay local and support many charitable organizations including Burlingame Community Library, Burlingame Historical Society, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Burlingame Recreation, scholarship fund, and city entrance signs. A letter will be in the mail to all Burlingame postal patrons. If you do not receive a letter, contact (785) 654-3561, and the information will be sent to you.

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