Foundation accepting grant applications through Dec. 31

OSAGE CITY—The Osage County Community Foundation has re-opened its annual window for grant applications, beginning immediately and continuing until Dec. 31.

The foundation makes annual grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation and cultural affairs. Grants will not exceed $1,000 and operational expenses are not funded.

Concerns linger around wind farm permitting

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners continued discussion Monday of the permitting for the Reading Wind Farm, a planned 200-megawatt wind generation farm for Lyon and Osage counties.

The majority of the wind farm, 80 percent or more, is planned to be built in Lyon County, which recently considered the recommendation of its zoning committee.

“The Lyon County Commissioners kicked it back to the zoning boards,” said Ken Kuykendall, commissioner. “Same kind of issues we had.”

Carbondale reviews neighborhood watch, reserve officer

CARBONDALE—Shannon Seals, Carbondale police officer, addressed the city council in place of Gordon Smith, police chief, who was unable to attend the Dec. 5 regular meeting.

Seals informed the council the Neighborhood Watch program had concluded for 2016 with great success and would resume after the first of the year. The assignment of neighborhood watch captains and other officers will be determined at that time. Neighborhood cleanups and other activities will also be set up.

Burlingame Country Christmas

The Burlingame Country Christmas lighted parade included everything from lighted monster trucks to ATV-driven trains, Rudolph and at least a couple Santa Clauses.

The parade wrapped up a day of activities in Burlingame, while additional events took place throughout the weekend in other parts of the county, including Carbondale, Lyndon and Overbrook.

See additional Christmas event photos in this week's print and online editions.

Melvern sewer rates adjusted to build reserve

MELVERN—The Melvern City Council approved a marginal increase to the sewer rates to begin the process of building a reserve to address any future problems with the wastewater collection system.

Nancy Miller, city clerk, reviewed significantly higher sewer rates in neighboring communities, as well as water rates around the state.

One of three prizes claimed in second week

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

The contest, which began Nov. 17, has awarded just two to the 10 weekly prizes, accounting for $100 of the $3,000 in winnings to be distributed.

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

Christmas on Market events set for Saturday

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Christmas on Market Street 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

A full day of activities is being planned. Some of the events already scheduled for the day include Santa Claus, displays, craft show, raffles, street vendors and more.

Toys for Tots campaign continues through Dec. 7

​OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Kiwanis Toys for Tots campaign continues through Dec. 7. In conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve and Marine Corp League, new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the following Osage City locations, Dollar General Store, McCoy’s Steren Electronics, Osage City Elementary School office, Osage City Library, ECKAN and State Farm Insurance. Suggested age range for toys are three to 10 years of age for both boys and girls.

Osage CIty considers private management of golf course

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Council met with Mike Mallory, co-owner of the Ottawa and Desoto courses, concerning a proposal for the private company to take over maintenance of the Osage City Municipal Golf Course.

Commission addresses health hazard in Quenemo

LYNDON—Anne Gray, Osage County Health Department administrator, spoke with Osage County Commissioners Monday morning about a worsening health concern in the county.



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