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Bo Dorsey and daughter Harmony, 3, of Osage City, stay cool at the Osage City Aquatics Center Tuesday afternoon. Harmony took a brief swim with her father in between trips down the water slide. “It’s her favorite thing in the world right now,” he said.

The pool has stayed packed the last few days as temperatures hovered in the upper 90s with heat indexes approaching 110. “It’s so much hotter than last summer,” said pool manager Lynn Tice. “It’s been really busy the last two days, and we had more than 200 on Saturday. It’s the place to be.”