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Santa Claus completed a day-long visit to Osage City with a ride atop the Osage County Fire District No. 2 ladder truck at the tail of the lighted Christmas parade Saturday in Osage City. The parade was preceded by the lighting of the downtown lights.

Sidney Biermann, 5, Leota, won the opportunity to throw the switch when her coloring contest page was chosen from several entries. Sidney is the granddaughter of Mike and Terry Lindbloom, Osage City. The parade concluded a day of events, including a craft fair, kids crafts, vintage fire truck rides, and photos with Santa at the Santa Fe Depot.

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