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Overbrook mayor prays for leadership

OVERBROOK—Before the start of each Overbrook City Council meeting, Overbrook Mayor Don Schultz invites the council and the audience to join in and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. After the pledge, Schultz recites a prayer that the council will do what is right for the community.

Area 4-H members assists with flag retirement

The Frontier Extension District 4-H Youth Development Program met Nov. 9 at Ottawa University Lodge at Pomona Lake to hold a flag retirement ceremony. The District’s Citizenship Washington Focus 4-H members helped perform the ceremony. There were 10 CWF members that participated, including Jacob Anderson, Nocona Brinkley, Caitlyn Craig, Sarah Face, Caleb Fisher, Bailey Longstaff, Shaylee Meier, Maddie Montgomery, Shyanne Shogrin and Kendra Sprague.

ELECTION RESULTS: County county 153 provisionals

LYNDON—County officials canvassed provisional ballots Monday morning, paving the way for officials results from the Nov. 8 general election.

Provisional ballots are those with questionably legitimacy do to voter issues, including moves, failure to register. Osage County Commissioners are based with making final interpretation of laws regarding each situation.

Of the hundreds of provisional ballots, commissioners approved more than 150, including several partial ballots for voters who voted in the wrong district, or moved without registering.

Burlingame council prepares for holidays

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council approved Christmas bonuses for all full-time and part-time employees at its Nov. 7 regular meeting.

Full-time employee will receive a $100 bonus and part-time employees will receive $50. The city hall will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 23 and all employees will be paid for normal hours. 

The council also approved a Giving Tree for an adopted family.

“I’m actually very excited about this,” said Kenna Burns, council member. 

Burns said there are three single parents and three families on the adopt-a-family list. 

Lyndon council approved rezoning of property

LYNDON—Darrel Manning, zoning administrator, addressed the council at the Nov. 7 meeting. Manning pointed out a rezoning application in the council’s packet requesting that the property at 327 W. Sixth St., be rezoned from R1, single family residence, to R2, multifamily residence.

“Zoning held a hearing and no one showed up,” Manning stated. “Zoning said that it looked good to be rezoned to R2.”

The council approved Pat Walsh, city attorney, to draft an ordnance to rezone the property to R2.

Quenemo to raise water, sewer rates

QUENEMO—The city council approved to raise the water and sewer rates, which go into effect Nov. 10.

“We definitely need to raise the sewer rates since we have that big bond payment to make every year,” said Robert Schuyler, city maintenance worker.

Arvonia foundation to participate in match day

The Arvonia Historic Preservation Society has been chosen to be a part of Emporia Community Foundation’s Match Day. 

Dec. 7 meeting set to discuss Carbondale library

Council member submits resignation

CARBONDALE—Kandy Hinck, president of the Carbondale Friends of the Library, presented the city council with a report of the past month’s activities during the Nov. 7 meeting of the Carbondale City Council.

Scranton council member resigns following dispute

SCRANTON—The Scranton City Council fielded an employee concern during its Nov. 1 regular meeting that resulted in one council members resignation, and no resolution to the matter at hand.

Wes Wright, who has worked 13 months as a maintenance employee, asked about reimbursements for travel expenses related to water treatment state certification training Oct. 13.

County collects nearly 20,000 tires

LYNDON—The Osage County Board of Commissioners observed considerable success in a special tire cleanup event conducted last weekend at the Osage County Transfer Station. The collection yielded nearly 20,000 tires from private residents around Osage County.

“We were way over our estimates,” said Pat Walsh, county counselor. “Way over.”

Glen Tyson, road and bridge supervisor, said residents brought in 7,788 tires on Nov. 3; 6,793 tires on Nov. 4; and 5,281 tires on Nov. 5 – a total of 19,862 tires. Around 180 vehicles made drop offs each day.

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