Halloween is the perfect night to leave your car at home and spend the evening walking with your family to trick-or-treat. This year, the City of Ottawa is offering safety tips for Halloween night and year-round walking tips, because adults and children today do not get enough activity. Franklin County ranks 70th out of 98 counties ranked for Health Factors - Obesity (33%), overweight (33%) and physical inactivity (30%).
On August 23rd, 2014 at approximately 7:51 p.m. hours officers with the Ottawa Police Department were dispatched to a person reportedly armed with a gun in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot, 2008 S. Princeton Street; deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call. In this article you will find the news release and the written findings on the incident.
Cities from across the country will join KaBOOM! for the second annual Playful City USA Leaders Summit in Chicago from October 23-24. The summit, made possible by the Humana Foundation, will convene city leaders from across the country, and from different sectors, to develop innovative solutions to address some of the toughest challenges facing their communities – crime, obesity, toxic stress, poverty – and to do so using a great equalizer, play.
The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting for its Accessibility Advisory Board; this is to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term which ends April 2015.
Killough Construction is beginning the mill and overlay project today 9/18/14
Weather permitting, these projects are to be completed by October 15, 2014 if not before. Doorknockers are to be hung on residences that will be affected.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 785-229-3630.
We are working on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize application, and we’d love to hear from you about you or your organization perspective on Ottawa/Franklin County’s Health Culture. This survey aims to examine your thoughts on our community’s health and better understand your organization’s commitment towards a healthy community.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas highlights Playful Ottawa Kansas as a play city of five years running!
The city's Play Task Force has hosted annual play days to encourage families to get out of the house and be physically active. This year's event in May featured pillow polo, large boxes for castles and a box town.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 20 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives program and the city of Ottawa has been chosen as one of the 20. KDOT received 43 applications from local units of government for funding consideration totaling more than $22.5 million.
The City of Ottawa, KS and the local Government Access Channel 20 in compliance with a recent ADA (Americans with Disability Act) audit, are pleased to begin offering closed captioning for all City of Ottawa Commission Meetings on Local Government Access Channel 20 for the public.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized the City of Ottawa for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic policies that improve communities’ access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity through five goal areas.