Morrison sworn in as Lyndon mayor

LYNDON—The Lyndon City Council swore in the city’s new mayor, Steve Morrison, at the Dec. 19 regular meeting.

Chris Cole, former mayor, submitted his letter of resignation during a Dec. 12 special meeting. Cole resigned because he moved outside the city limits of Lyndon and no longer met the requirements of mayor.

Morrison had served as the president of the city council. The council appointed Darin Schmitt as the council president.

Conditional use permit approved for wind farm

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission made headway on its part of a 200-megawatt wind generation farm in Lyon and Osage counties at the Dec. 19 meeting. Their goal for the meeting was to approve the conditional use permit. Before approving the permit, the council made a few amendments to it.

The initial permit stated “the lowest point of the rotor blades shall be at least 100 feet above ground level at the base of the tower.”

“There aren’t manufactured turbines right now that will comply with that,” said Jeff Sabins, vice president of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas.

Osage City golf course to become GreatLIFE affiliate

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council met with Bryan Minnis, GreatLIFE chief development officer, during its Dec. 13 regular meeting.

Minnis presented a background on similar courses and management opportunities available through the company, then fielded questions from council and audience members, which included several Osage City County Club board members.

He introduced three options, including franchise and management options, but focused on an affiliate program.

Lucke, Lewis claim $1,000 prizes

OSAGE CITY—The Christmas On Us grand prize drawing gave away the bulk of $3,000 in prizes awarded to area residents for shopping in Osage County this holiday season. The drawing was held Monday evening in the Osage City High School auditorium.

The giveaways included two grand prizes of $1,000 drawn at the conclusion of the night, awarded to Mike Lucke, Osage City, and Albert Lewis, Osage City.

“I don’t usually win,” Albert Lewis said as he claimed his prize. “It feels amazing.”

Council accepts Lyndon mayor’s resignation

LYNDON—Chris Cole, city mayor, submitted his letter of resignation at the Dec. 12 special council meeting. Cole’s resignation is effective Dec. 13.

Cole said he is resigning because he is moving outside of the city limits of Lyndon, and will no longer meet the requirements of the position. Cole has served as mayor since April 5. He began public service as a city council member on April 15, serving two years before being appointed as mayor.

County receives $63,000 tire bill

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners discussed payment of the bills for a tire amnesty collection day held Nov. 3-5 at the Osage County Transfer Station. The collection was organized to fulfill an $8,000 fine assessed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, levied due to improper storage of tires.

“We need to talk about the tire bill,” said Glen Tyson, road and bridge supervisor.

Tyson said the bill from Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc., Concordia, came to $63,630.

“And that’s why we’re not going to do it again,” said Fred Diver, commissioner.

Scranton gifted new pumper truck

SCRANTON—In the spirit of the holidays, the Osage County Fire District No. 4, Overbrook, has donated use of one of its extra trucks to the city of Scranton.

Russell Mitchell, district No. 4 fire chief, Sheila Dale and Buddy Rodgers, fire board members, were introduced by Ken Croucher, Scranton fire chief, during the board’s Dec. 6 regular meetings.

Council clears path for Casey's expansion

OVERBROOK—The Overbrook City Council met in a special session Monday evening to move on an agreement with Casey’s General Stores, Inc., concerning an easement around the property at 403 and 405 East Eight Street in Overbrook.

The meeting discussed the preparation and effects of Casey’s intent to purchase the building and move to the new location. To facilitate the move, Casey’s requested the city access to the property though a driveway located across city property east of the buildings.

Christmas On Us grand prize drawing Dec. 19

OSAGE CITY—The Christmas on Us shop at home promotion, hosted by The Osage County Herald-Chronicle and 26 area businesses, gave out more prize money last week.

The contest, which began Nov. 17, has awarded four to the 10 weekly prizes, accounting for just $200 of the $3,000 in winnings left to be distributed.

Five more winning ticket numbers were placed in last week’s edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, however, only one was claimed.

Toys for Tots toy distribution Dec. 17

OSAGE CITY—The Toys for Tots toy distribution for Osage City children from ages 3 to 10 will be 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at Osage City Library’s community room. Parents must accompany their children and should meet outside the north entrance to the community room. Volunteers will be there with information and to organize the distribution by age groups. Available toys will be distributed until depleted.



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