Kris Heinze

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Community Leaders Scholarship

LCEDF will provide scholarships to volunteers to assist with the registration fees associated with a particular conference or training. Sign up!

LCEDF will provide scholarships to volunteers to assist with the registration fees associated with a particular conference or training. Sign up!

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Finch Theatre awning replaced, new LED sign installed

A new lighted sign was installed at the Finch Theatre in Lincoln in January and the new awning was installed in November. This project was made possible by a grant from the Post Rock Community Foundation.

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Human Resource Officer

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Lincoln County is accepting applications for a full-time Human Resource Officer. The Human Resource Officer will be responsible for employee recruitment and hiring, training and development, employee relations, payroll processing & benefit management for Lincoln County. Qualified candidate must have prior experience and knowledge regarding employment law and competencies listed above in addition to above average oral and written communications skills. They must be …

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Ambulance Director

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Lincoln County EMS is accepting applications for a Part-Time, with the potential of Full-Time, Ambulance Director. We are looking for a motivated, committed individual to join our team. The ideal candidate will have extensive EMS operational knowledge, along with supervisory/management experience. Applicants must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License and, at minimum, current EMT Kansas certification. A physical capacity profile must be completed by successful candidate. Application, …

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426 S. 5th St Lincoln, KS – $130,000

Brick ranch style home built in 1958 features 3 bedrooms (1 non conforming) with walk-in closets, 2 1/2 baths, built in bookcases in living room and dining room, full basement with kitchen in utility room, beautiful natural stone fireplace with gas insert, attached garage and deck. An additional garage approx, 30′ x 36′ included on …

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819 N 3rd St Lincoln, KS 67455 – $59,500

A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch home. Well maintained, central air conditioner and heating replaced in 2012. Wood stove, tankless water heater, seamless gutters, 29 gauge metal roof. There is a 4 car carport at back of the home. Call Mindy at 785-577-2315. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Lincoln-County-KS/91189629_zpid/1867_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/39.299236,-97.740555,38.790486,-98.678513_rect/9_zm/

1404 N. 260th Rd Lincoln KS – $50,000

Secluded Living on 3 Acres +/- with Beautiful Views! 1 1/2 Story Home with 3 Beds, 1 Full 4 Pc Bath, Wood Burning Stove, Kitchen/Dining Combo with Some Appliances, Main Floor Laundry, Partial Unfinished Basement, New Roof and some Remodeling already done inside! Includes Huge 2 Car Garage/Shop, Pens for Livestock, and LOTS of room …

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Servers & Production(Cook) Members

Pizza Hut is of one of the most recognizable brands in the world and when you join, you get the chance to be the customers’ first point of contact. The Pizza Hut Corporate team and our independently owned and operated franchise partners create collaborative workplaces that offer you the chance to grow and have a …

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Cook/wait staff

Looking for part-time weekend help to cook and wait. Must be 21 years old, honest and reliable. Will train right person but prefer experience $7.50 Sub Station Darlene Andreson Manager cbcurbrecycle@gmail.com (785) 524-6132

2018 Economic Year in Review

2018 Lincoln County Economic Year in Review

At the end of every year, I always like to reflect on the past year’s economic activity.  It’s my way to take a mental ‘deep breath’ before recharging the brain and entering the new year full steam ahead. Here’s my list of happenings over the past year

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314 South 1st Street – $69,900

Cross the threshold into new…new…new! This ranch style home may look the same on the outside, but inside we are all dreamy. Kitchen has new countertops, lighting (even under the countertops), new appliances including stackable washer and dryer, and beautiful laminate flooring. A sliding glass door with built in blinds was added which opens the kitchen, dining and living area. Don’t forget to check out the retro meets modern light fixture in the dining room! A full bathroom with a walk in double shower, new vanity and stool. Bonus this owner added a half bath of the north side of the home to make entertaining on the enclosed patio area a dream. Great news is you are within 30 minutes of three lakes: Kanopolis, Glen Elder, and Lake Wilson. Let’s go for a tour 785-445-2703!

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119 East Bowland Avenue – $19,900

Take this home from sad to happy! This home gives you 1,867 square feet all on the same level, with two family spaces. There are nice wooden floors in the living room, bedrooms and bathrooms including the hallway in between. The large family room also has wooden floors. Kitchen has white open cabinets with a large over the sink windows. Home includes a mud room for storage, built in closet by the mud room, and a single attached garage. Partial fenced in backyard and close to the school. This is AS IS sale, bring your best offer!

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210 East School Street – $32,500

Retreat by the lakes, this bungalow style home provide one level living with a large backyard deck to enjoy the outdoors. Beautiful woodwork throughout the home, with two bedrooms, one with 10 foot ceilings, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. There is a secret upper attic, that has two large rooms for additional sleep or play space. An enclosed back porch which leads to the basement. A detached single garage with concrete floor completes this home. Centralized location to Lake Wilson, Kanoplis, and Glen Elder.

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708 North 2nd Street – $98,900

Your dream Historic home-already renovated. Super Value! All new windows, on-demand water heater, vinyl siding on those areas not stone on the exterior, Crestwood cabinets in completely renovated kitchen. Clean basement for storage. Central HVAC, party deck, one-car detached garage. Large mud/entry room and laundry room. Too many improvements to mention them all!

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324 East Lincoln Avenue – $60,500

3 Bed, 2 Baths.  1,705 Sq Ft House has been painted in 2017. Many recent updates inside, including new AC, new electrical service and breaker box. Refrigerator and stove included. Small wood burning stove in living room. 1 car large detached garage. https://mls.millwoodrealty.com/idx/details/listing/a345/20382/324-E-Lincoln-Avenue-Lincoln-KS-67455  

Remodeled Turn-Key Restaurant in Lincoln, Kansas For Sale

Remodeled Turn-Key Restaurant in Lincoln, Kansas For Sale 116 S. 5th St Lincoln, KS 67455 $169,950.00 Curt Marshall, Terry Zimmer & Brian Rose of United Country – Crossroads Auction & Realty of Salina, Kansas are offering for sale the former Ronnie’s Diner at 116 S. 5TH St. in Lincoln, Kansas. This remodeled, turn-key restaurant will …

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Registered Nurses PRN Work – Days, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays

Lincoln County Hospital is seeking a REGISTERED NURSE who has a passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity. About Us: We are a 14-bed Critical Access Hospital with a newly updated facility that features a state of the art Emergency Department utilizing Avera E-emergency Telemedicine. This assists our nurses and …

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Patterson Health Mart welcomes a new pharmacist

New pharmacist David King is getting settled in at the Patterson Health Mart in Lincoln, KS.

David King, a 2018 KU School of Pharmacy graduate, is settling in as a new pharmacist at the Patterson Health Mart in Lincoln.  

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Replenishing Hope owner becomes Airbnb host in Sylvan Grove

One more spot on Sylvan Grove's Main Street is alive and well in Replenishing Hope, which offers counseling services and a vacation rental upstairs.

Licensed professional counselor Katie Reagan offers counseling services to individuals, couples and families through her practice, Replenishing Hope. Replenishing Hope provides serenity by offering both counseling and lodging in one location. After purchasing the building, located on Sylvan Grove’s Main Street in 2017, Katie Reagan and her husband are also offering an upstairs vacation rental on Airbnb.

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Stertz’s completed restoration project on Lincoln Avenue

Next door to the historic Cummins Block Building on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Third street, sits another piece of Lincoln history restored. Craig and Mary Ann Stertz completed four years of restoration work and hosted an Open House in August for the community to see the finished work. (Courtesy photo)

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Assemblers

US Tower is looking for Assemblers. Must be able to read directions for work orders and follow oral instructions from Manager, Supervisor or Lead. Has the knowledge and ability to perform job duties of Tower Assembler with little or no supervision. Must be able to complete projects from work orders and have general knowledge of …

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Mechanical Engineer

US Tower Corporation is looking for a Mechanical Engineer who can design and evaluate mechanical and electromechanical products and systems by developing and testing specifications and methods. This individual must be able to confirm system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods. They will also research and test manufacturing and assembly methods and …

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Electrical Engineer

US Tower is looking for an Electrical Engineer to be stationed at the Lincoln facility. This position primarily designs electromechanical products and systems by developing and testing specifications and methods, applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer and materials. Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods. Develops manufacturing processes by …

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Part-time driver

The main function of a Driver is to pick up and deliver the cargo in a safe and efficient manner, on time.  Driver’s are expected to follow all rules and regulations of the Department of Transportation, and follow all States’ laws. US Tower Kim White Human Resources Supervisor/Safety Officer kwhite@ustower.com (785) 524-9966 http://ustower.com  

Welder

US Tower is looking for a welder.  A successful candidate has passed a 1-G Limited steel weld test. Must join, fabricate and repair metals and other materials by applying appropriate welding techniques. Must have general knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the field. Obtains and demonstrates general knowledge of the procedures, drawings, …

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722 North 2nd Street – Lincoln, KS – $89,500

3 bedroom ranch style, 1 car attached garage (could be 2 car), 1 1/2 baths with full basement and 1 car carport. Small storage building in back, all appliances included. https://mls.millwoodrealty.com/idx/details/listing/a345/20241/722-N-2nd-Street-Lincoln-KS-67455

912 North 2nd Street – Lincoln, KS – $142,000

Beautiful home with numerous updates including new kitchen cabinets. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style with attached 2 car garage, formal dining, full finished basement, large deck on rear end and camper storage building. Some appliances included. Must see to appreciate. https://mls.millwoodrealty.com/idx/details/listing/a345/20282/912-N-2nd-Street-Lincoln-KS-67455

602 N. 2ND STREET LINCOLN, KS – $37,500

One of the most iconic homes available in N.C. Kansas. 3 bedroom home with 2140 sq. ft of living space. This home was built in 1910. This home does need updated, but wouldn’t you if you were 108 years old? This would be a great wintertime project to update. Beautiful oak woodwork with an excellent …

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216 N. 6TH STREET LINCOLN, KS – $70,000

Residential Listings: For sale is this two story, 5 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home that was built in 1901 that sits on a corner lot in Lincoln, KS. This home has an unfinished full basement, central heat/air, new roof, and new furnace to name a few added amenities. Call us anytime to set up a …

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Local family cattle business selling homegrown beef across the country

Post Rock Beef has sold over 5,000 pounds of homegrown beef since the business began selling the product in 2016. The tender and flavorful dry-aged beef can also be found on the menu at local Sylvan Grove restaurants.

Approximately three miles southwest of Sylvan Grove is the home of Ringler Ranch, where Post Rock Beef is operated by Justin Ringler and Shawn Elder, with their families.  Post Rock Beef, Ringler and Elder’s beef business, has served over 100 customers with approximately 5,000 pounds of beef sold, according to the Post Rock Beef website.  (Courtesy photo)

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Street Plumbing acquires Deep Creek Construction

Street Plumbing recently acquired Deep Creek Construction. All of the business owners are pictured together.

R&R Street Plumbing, Heating and Electric, Inc., 2009 E. Hwy 18, announced, in a press release, the acquisition of Deep Creek Construction, L.L.C., owned by Kirk and Susan Wollesen of Lincoln. As part of the acquisition, Kirk and Susan became part owners of R&R Street Plumbing, Heating and Electric, Inc. , and will become members of its management staff at the Lincoln office. (Photo by Kris Heinze)

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Lincoln City Hall

The Lincoln City Hall was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Lincoln City Hall are shown below.

The Lincoln City Hall was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the Lincoln City Hall included two options, one with an elevator to utilize space on the second floor and another without an elevator. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Lincoln Senior Center

The Lincoln Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Lincoln Senior Center are shown below.

The Lincoln Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the Lincoln Senior Center include painting the awning and siding, installing a new sign, painting the historic cast-iron columns on each side of the storefront, and adding vinyl lettering to the storefront and door. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles

Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles are shown below.

Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at Lincoln Center Antiques & Collectibles include Removing the infill from the original storefront opening and reconstructing the appearance of transom windows, cleaning the face of the building and repainting, installing a new sign (either as a panel or projecting sign), repairing the door hardware to ease opening and closing, and reglazing the storefront windows to improve energy efficiency. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce are shown below.

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce include installing a new historically appropriate door, Installing new double-hung windows, repairing and repointing the limestone exterior, painting the door and trim, and a new sign. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Labertew Apiaries

Labertew Apiaries was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at Labertew Apiaries include removing the siding to uncover the original storefront, installing a new canvas awning to draw attention to the business, installing new signage to make the business easier to find, painting the metal siding, and repairing and repointing the limestone foundation under the storefront. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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J&R Feeds

J&R Feeds was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the J&R Feeds building are shown below.

J&R Feeds was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the J&R Feeds building include repairing and painting the building’s original pressed metal siding, repairing and repointing the limestone foundation and walls, converting the space that was historically a garage door into an ADA accessible storefront, installing awnings over the storefronts and new signage. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Sylvan Senior Center

The Sylvan Grove Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Sylvan Grove Senior Center are shown below.

The Sylvan Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed exterior improvements at the Sylvan Senior Center included an updated awning, paint and new signage, and interior plans include updated kitchen cabinetry and island, an ADA accessible bathroom, a new projector and screen and relocating the television. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Sylvan Grove Public Library

The Sylvan Grove Library was one of the projects of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The architecture and interior design plans are shown below.

The Sylvan Grove Public Library was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed exterior improvements at the Sylvan Library included installing a new storefront and ADA accessible entrance, a new awning, and new signage, as well as a complete interior remodel as well. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

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Computer Programmers

The Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc. (NWKEICI) is spearheading an initiative called “Rural & Remote” with the goal of connecting residents in Lincoln County and other northwest KS counties to job opportunities in the computer programming industry. The Rural & Remote initiative serves to both: 1) Connect skilled people who live in Lincoln County …

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LCEDF announces Downtown Revitalization Projects

Plans for the Sylvan Grove Public Library’s future expansion is starting to get real! The economic development office’s summer interns met with library staff and a few board members this morning to review schematic designs.

By Hailey Dixon for the Lincoln Sentinel Out of 17 applications, eight businesses were selected for the Downtown Revitalization Project by Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director, members of the LCEDF Board and two interns, Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel. “I am grateful that we were a part of that decision,” Blair …

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Elijah & Lara Keever

Elijah & Lara Keever are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (Photo by Tyler Gier)

While Elijah Keever grew up in a small, north-central Kansas town similar to Lincoln, his wife, Lara, made the switch from Boston-living to the rural lifestyle in Kansas. The family owns Keever Auto & Ag, and have operated the business in Lincoln for five years. “We got to know some wonderful people here in Lincoln, and were given an opportunity to start a business,” Lara said.

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Al Joe Wallace

Al Joe Wallace is Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (Photo by Becky Rathbun)

Al Joe Wallace, who currently serves as one of the Lincoln County Commissioners, has lived at the same farmstead for his entire life in the Salt Creek township. “I like the community,” Wallace said. “I like the people, and so I had no desire to leave.”

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Jared Spear & Lisa Simmons

Jared Spear & Lisa Simmons are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (Photo by Becky Rathbun)

Jared Spear, who was born and raised on a family farm in Lincoln County, enjoys rural living and took an opportunity to open a business in his hometown. Once he did that, he decided to open other businesses in town. He and his fiancé Lisa Simmons enjoy the community “where people care about the well being of the community and other local businesses.”

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The Labertew Families

Stan & Sandy Labertew and Ben & Angie Labertew are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (courtesy photo)

The Labertew families take education seriously and have also built a successful family agri-business in Labertew Apiaries in their spare time. They’ve made Sylvan Grove their home and believe it is a great place to raise a family and find a real sense of community.

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Craig & Mary Ann Stertz – Rural by Choice

Craig & Mary Ann Stertz are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (courtesy photo)

When Craig and Mary Ann Stertz purchased a crumbling, falling building on Lincoln Ave., they saw an opportunity to restore it. With 36 years of marriage to their credit, the couple is still together after 4 years of working out different opinions on the loft renovation. Those interested in staying the loft can rent it out via Airbnb.

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Jason & April Coover

Jason & April Coover are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS.

When April Coover attended a career fair, she discovered a career opportunity at the pharmacy in Lincoln. Not long after her move to Lincoln, she went on a “successful” blind date with her husband, Jason Coover. “We can let the kids play outside and know that our neighbors look out for them, love them and treat them just as they do their own kids/grandkids,” she said.

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Eagle Fiber is on the way

Eagle Communications recently announced a major investment in the community of Lincoln, that will bring high-speed Internet access to residents and businesses. This week, crews recently began installing fiber and electronic equipment to allow speeds of up to 1 Gig. (photo courtesy of Kris Heinze)

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The Paw Print opens downtown storefront

The Paw Print, a student-run merchandise business of USD 298, opened a new storefront at the end of June. The new store is attached to the USD 298 Board Office, which is located at 133 E. Lincoln St. in downtown Lincoln.

The Paw Print, a student-run merchandise business of USD 298, opened a new storefront at the end of June. The new store is attached to the USD 298 Board Office, which is located at 133 E. Lincoln St. in downtown Lincoln. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Larson)

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College interns share experiences working with O’Hare, LCEDF

Bethany Pingel, Miki Blair, and Drake Koops gain valuable real-world work experience as interns for Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation and O'Hare Law, LLC.

Bethany Pingel, Miki Blair, and Drake Koops are spending the summer in Lincoln, KS, gaining valuable real-world work experience as interns for Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation and O’Hare Law, LLC.

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