Sewer rate to begin increasing in August

OSAGE CITY—After a second viewing, the Osage City Council approved new sewer rates at the April 22 regular meeting.

Ordinance 1577 set the base sewer rate at $9.37 per month for all users, with a fee of $3.24/1,000 gallon of water used for residential customers and $3.71/1,000 gallons for commercial and industrial users, as of April 15, 2014.

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Help House announces new director

LYNDON—Help House board of directors have announced the selection of Pam Bilyeu as the new director of Help House following the resignation of Tom Shepard in March. Shepard has accepted a pastorate in Auburn. He had served as director during the planning and move into the new facility. His guidance was greatly appreciated.

Burlingame reorganizes financial infrastructure

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame City Council adjusted and clarified several financial areas during its meeting Monday night. They took a deeper look at regular processes of paying bills, noting several late fees and un-earned discounts, since authorization is required by the city council.

“Some of the bills are due a week later,” said Joey Lamond, city superintendent.

“If we have only a week to pay, that doesn’t make any sense,” said Mike Dorr, mayor.

Open house set for local horse rescue

CARBONDALE—Brenda and Cecil Grimmett have owned and operated a horse rescue for several years. They do it not to make a profit, but out of the kindness of their hearts. That kindness is hoping to be repaid in a sense, as they host an open house in honor of the ASPCA Help a Horse Day.

“I wanted to get the word out about what we do as a rescue for our county,” said Grimmett.

B&C Equine Rescue Inc. will host the Horse Rescue Open House from noon to 4 p.m. April 26 at the rescue, located at 740 W. 125th St., north of Carbondale.

Senior resource fair a success

Osage County Senior Center, Osage City hosted the annual resource fair today. A large turn out, despite the weather, attended the fair. Free information and products were given away along with a door prize drawing to end the day.

Western fun day to be held at Melvern Lake

CFCC and Associates, Inc., is a nonprofit counseling center that incorporates, when appropriate, horses to assist the healing process of children and adults suffering from a variety of traumatic life events. The name of the program is Horses Easing Life’s Pain.

The group is hosting a two-day event, with an arena obstacle course April 26, and a competitive trail challenge April 27.

Area children to benefit from Wal-Mart program

April 30, Wal-Mart Private Fleet drivers are hosting a Wal-Mart Heart event set to benefit two area children.

The April 30 event will honor John and Jolene Green who attend school in Lyndon. While at the school, treats for their classes will be provided, in addition to information about the WalMart Heart program. From the school, they will be transporting both John and Jolene in Wal-Mart trucks to the WalMart store in Ottawa, Kan. When the convoy reaches Ottawa city limits, local police and fire departments will escort them to the store’s location.

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Three charged in Osage County District Court

Nikki L. Schmitz, 35, Emporia, was sentenced April 21 to serve an 11-month prison sentence in the Kansas Department of Corrections after her probation was revoked for failure to comply. She was originally convicted of possession of methamphetamine in July 2013 for an incident that occurred in February 2013.



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