The 312th Army Band is led by Commander and Bandmaster CW2 Nicholas Proctor, and 1SG Cardell Edwards. The program will include concert band, brass band, and large popular music rock group and will feature genres of music ranging from patriotic and traditional marches to rock music. Featured soloists will be SGT Ash Reynolds, vocalist and SPC Ryan Koesterer on piccolo. Courtney Nichols, Ottawa High School Band director will also be guest conducting. The concert is free and open to the public.
Tiffany Evans, senior marketing executive with KOFO Radio, is scheduled to start as the OMA
director March 8. “I’m ready to jump in with both feet and bring new programming to Ottawa Memorial Auditorium,” she said. “I’ll be meeting with the OMA Advisory Board, community members and organizations to get a feel for what kind of events they would like to see in their auditorium. The OMA is a beautiful, historic, intimate facility that I want to see booming with regular activity.”
After 12 years of service with the City of Ottawa, Information Technology Director Chuck Bigham is set to retire in March. Bigham started as an independent contractor for the city in 2001 and transitioned to IT director in January 2005. He supported the city’s computer systems and helped build and enhance the Government
The dates for the Legislative Coffees have been set. They will be held at City Hall in the Commission Chambers again this year starting at 10am. January 14, February 4, March 4 & April 1 (if needed)
Ottawa, Kansas November 1, 2016 --Franklin County and the City of Ottawa announced today that they have received notice of the filing of a lawsuit against the County and City arising from the August 2014 death of Joseph Jennings. The case, McHenry v. City of Ottawa, et al., was filed in the Federal District Court in Kansas City. County Counselor Derek Brown and City Attorney Blaine Finch spoke on behalf of their respective organizations. They said both entities will defend the claim but neither could comment further on matters that were currently in litigation.
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12:00pm on October 7 and November 4, 2016. Meet at Kanza Park playground. We’ll ride to the trails and visit the trail heads. Fruit and water provided. Bring your lunch! Travel the Trails—Make New Friends—Get Active! Franklin County Public Health and Live Healthy Franklin County Need a bike? We have loaners! 785‐229‐3530
The purpose of this media release is to educate the public concerning changes to the parking ordinance enacted earlier this month. The following information is specifically designed to minimize confusion about these changes in order to avoid unnecessary parking citations. Fines for exceeding time limits have not changed and are still $5.00 per violation.
The gift, which came through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, will help complete the first phase of the Teen Park. “We love the idea of the Teen Park and creating a place for fun and challenging features for our teens to use,” Mayor Sara Caylor said. “We are overwhelmed by this anonymous donor helping us make the dream a reality.
Shawn Dillon has been selected as the new assistant fire chief for the City of Ottawa. Dillon began his service with the Ottawa Fire Department in February 2006 as a firefighter/EMT-I. He was promoted to driver/operator in April 2008, lieutenant in October 2008 and captain in July 2014.