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.

Wednesday
• 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.”

Saturday in the Park photos

Scranton celebrates Saturday in the Park this weekend

Scranton will be hosting its annual Saturday in the Park this Friday and Saturday. Festivities begin 4 p.m. Friday when vendors will begin their setup. The annual classic car cruise-in will run from 5-9 p.m. and prizes will be awarded.

A barbecue meal will be served 6 p.m. at Scranton City Community Building. Conclude a fun evening by attending the sand volleyball tournament at 7 p.m.

The fun continues beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday with breakfast served at United Methodist Church. The parade will begin lining up at Scranton Attendance Center.

Lyndon awards bid for Jones Park trail

LYNDON—The Lyndon City Council awarded a construction bid for the proposed Jones Park Trail to Dayhoff Underground, Osage City.

Lyndon City Administrator Kim Newman informed the council of the three bids the city received for construction of the trail. Engineers from BG Counsultants, Inc., Emporia, estimated the bid at $166,000, but all three bids came in above that. Dayhoff Underground was the lowest bid at $183,505.70. The bid is slightly over the total budget for the trail at $183,000, and the council discussed options to lower the bid.

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