Last month, the Kennedy Building in Pawhuska sold at auction, hosted by Chupps Auction Company, to Jay A. Mitchell II for $232,000. The building was expected to close by the end of September, however as of Monday morning that is no longer the case. District #2 Commissioner Darren McKinney announced the sale was officially void at the Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Commissioners.
McKinney went on to explain that due to issues with the buildings title, the sale could not go through, an error that could have been the result of the Commissioners not placing the building into surplus before the auction took place. However, McKinney did note that the building will be available for sale, but the County must ensure that all legal avenues are fulfilled before that can take place. No additional information was made available at the Monday morning meeting.
Clean out the garage it is time for Free Dump Day again in Osage County. This Saturday September 23, from 8am to 4pm Osage County residents will have the opportunity to drop off your items at locations across the county. For District #1 drop off will be accepted at 8th and Pecan in Pawhuska, at the Shidler Barn West of the City on HWY 11, and in Barnsdall at 506 S. 5th Street. In District #2 drop off items at the Skiatook Shop located at 2850 W 133rd Street, and in District #3 at the Hominy Shop at 604 Cotton Gin and at 100 N. 1st Street in Fairfax.
The shops will be accepting Mattresses/Box Springs, Wood/Brush, Appliances and Furniture, and Passenger Tires without Rims. However tires must come from residents not dealers. DO NOT BRING Household Trash, Household Hazardous Waste, Commercial or Contractor Trash, or Paint and other Chemicals.
Free Dump Day is Sponsored by the City of Pawhuska and the Osage County Commissioners, and for additional information or questions call 1(800)259-1570.
Macy Strom with the Osage County Free Fair provided a wrap-up from this year's event at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners Monday Morning. Strom said that the event this year was a success, however attendance was down this year in comparison to previous events. Planning for next year has already began and some significant changes will occur.
Next year the event is planned for four days rather than three specifically to hold the kids day on Thursday in order allow more area schools to participate. Several Osage County School are on a four day schedule, and hosting kids day on Friday saw significant school age attendance decrease. The Free Fair Board is also looking at the week of 10-16 September 2018 so that the Osage County event does not coincide with the Washington County Free Fair. They would also like to increase to hours the fair is open from 8am to 6pm, to 8am to 8pm in order to allow those who work and opportunity to visit the fair during the week rather than just Saturday.
Strom said they plan to push for more attendance from outside of the Agricultural Community and open the event up to even more vendors and booths. Strom closed her report by thanking the OSU Extension office for their hard work during the fair along with the assistance from Osage County Employees. The Commissioners agreed to the date change and were excited to see how it will effect the event next near.
The Osage County Commissioners will meet again next Monday at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska.