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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Attention: Road Closed 3800 to 3900 Utah Terrace

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The 3800 to 3900 section of Utah Terrace will be closed until further notice while Public Works crews conduct ditch work in the area. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted on: August 27, 2021

Attention: Upcoming Railroad Crossing Closures


A list of crossings is below. Each crossing will be closed 1 to 2 days. Watch for an update with estimated dates of closings. Information will be shared as it is shared with Franklin County.

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Historic Franklin County Courthouse Painted


The Historic Franklin County Courthouse recently received a fresh facelift! The exterior trim, stairs, and clock tower received a fresh coat of paint in the last few weeks. We hope you’ll stop by and take a look the next time you are in downtown Ottawa.

Posted on: August 23, 2021

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine


The FDA has given full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and over. The vaccine continues to be available for ages 12 - 15 under an emergency use authorization.

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Quarantine Guidance - As of 08.20.21

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With several upcoming large events, the Franklin County Health Department would like to share guidance for quarantining after a known exposure to COVID-19. Franklin County has continued to follow guidance from both the CDC and KHDE.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Franklin County Budget Hearings

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Budget Hearing information can be found here

The Board of Franklin County Commissioners will be holding the Franklin County Budget Hearing on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:00pm in the Commission Chambers.

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