Galena Pool Opens for Season

The Pool will open May 28, 2016.

Pool Hours 12pm – 6pm / 7 Days a Week

THE POOL IS OPENING SATURDAY AT 12:00.

Book your party now. $50/per hour. Great place for…
BIRTHDAYS
COMPANY PARTIES
FAMILY REUNIONS
FUNDRAISERS
OR JUST GETTING TOGETHER..
starting swim lessons first part of June..$25/per child..ages 3 and over. Not sure if this will be in the morning or evening..seeing what works best for those who want to attend.

Kicking the summer off with a NITE SWIM ON SUNDAY 7-10..
Admission is $3:00

Pool is under new Management
So please come and enjoy this summer with us. And stay tuned for a lot of NEW things to come.

Any questions feel free to call us at the pool. 620-783-1661

Jaime Medley (620-304-1599)
DeAnn Whited

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Click it or Ticket: May 23 – June 5th

Click it or Ticket is on its way

Beginning on Monday, May 23, and continuing through Sunday, June 5, drivers can expect increased police presence on city streets as the Galena Police Department joins almost 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign.  This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).  Enforcement will occur around the clock.  Officers will be especially vigilant at night because the likelihood of seatbelt use at night is much lower than during the day and the percentage of unrestrained crash deaths soars much higher at night.

Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Safety Belt Use Act and the Child Passenger Safety Act. These acts require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained. Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, teens in any position, or children under the age of 14, riding without being properly restrained.  Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually.  In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited.  The fine for an adult violation is $10 (plus the time out for the traffic stop, during which the driver’s license number will likely be called in to dispatch).  The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60 (no court costs), while the driver’s fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court cost charge of at least $98.

Children under the age of four must be correctly secured in an approved child safety seat. Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds, in which case, the booster may be removed and the child belted in without it.  Children, ages eight through 13 must be safety-belted.   In addition, the act prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed.  For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write ktsro@dccca.org.

The aim of Click It or Ticket is simple:  to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.  According to KDOT, fully 57% of those killed in crashes on Kansas roads are not belted in, while 93% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in.  So, in general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about a 7% chance of not suffering some degree of injury.  And all because drivers neglect to ensure that each occupant in their vehicle is properly restrained – an activity that requires only seconds to complete.  While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection.

Galena Police Department Awards

Tonight at our monthly officer meeting two of our officers received commendations.

On April 15th 2016, Officer Jeff Daugherty and Officer Christopher Corbit were on routine patrol. Officer Corbit identified a suspicious vehicle which upon further investigation turned out to be stolen out of Joplin Missouri.

During the course of the investigation and subsequent search warrant, three individuals were taken into custody on numerous felony charges. A sizable quantity of illicit drugs was recovered along with three firearms, one of which had also been reported stolen.

Due to their diligence and persistent endeavor to keep our community safe, they were awarded Officers of the month for April 2016.

Officer Jeff Daugherty

Officer Jeff Daugherty

Officer Chris Corbit

Officer Chris Corbit

Press Release: Stolen Vehicle, Property and Drugs Seized

At approximately 00:50am on Friday April 15, 2016; The Galena Police Department noticed a car parked with it emergency flashers on parked outside a residence in the 800 block of Dewey Street.

As officers began to check the vehicle, they found it had been reported stolen out of Joplin, MO. Continuing with their investigation they questioned the occupants of 804 Dewey Street. Based on the information obtained, and with the assistance of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office a Search warrant was issued for the residence.

During the execution of the search, officers discovered items believed to be stolen along with firearms, suspected methamphetamine, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The suspects taken into custody are Steven Shryock; he is currently being held in the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, and a felon in possession of a firearm. His bond has been set at $40,000. In addition to the above listed charges; James Livingston and Tesia Deffron are also being held on Possession of a stolen vehicle and their bond is $41,500.

Galena Estates accepting applications

Galena Estates is now accepting applications, and plans to open its doors in summer 2016. This beautiful, brand new community of two and three bedroom apartment homes will serve families who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing.

News Release: Galena Police and EMS discover deceased woman inside Galena home

Galena Police Chief Billy J. Charles, Jr. issued a news release earlier this afternoon regarding the discovery of a deceased female inside a Galena home today. Below is the complete text of Chief Charles’ release:

Today, March 31, 2016, at approximately 0830, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a Female that was unresponsive at 1802 Dewey Street in Galena, KS.

Upon the arrival of Galena Police Officers and EMS they discovered a deceased female inside the house. Officers secured the scene and began their investigation.

The identity of the female is being withheld as the investigation is ongoing.

 

Galena hires new police chief

Billy Charles, Jr.

Billy Charles, Jr.

Billy Charles Jr., will become Galena’s new police chief on March 1, 2016 after being unanimously confirmed this week by the Galena City Council. Mayor Dale Oglesby appointed Charles to the position.

Charles, who has been the administrator at the Cherokee County Jail for 11 years, will succeed Larry Delmont, who is retiring. Delmont became police chief in 2006.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves, as administrator Charles helped introduce digital fingerprinting and is currently working on a new records management system.

Billy Charles previously worked at the Labette Correctional Conservation Camp in Oswego, served in the U.S. Army for 23 years and is husband of Galena City Clerk Flora ‘Renee’ Charles.