Kris Heinze

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Part-time Clerk

The City of Beverly is hiring for a Part-time Clerk. Apply in person at the Beverly City Office. Application must be received by October 19, 2018. Call 785-436-2363 with questions.  

Fertilizer Applicator

Crop Service Center, Inc., Beverly, KS, is seeking a responsible person to operate a Fertilizer Applicator. Must be able to get a CDL. DOT regulated. Competitive wages and benefits. Please call Doug Rees at 785-436-2401 or 785-488-7030.

Entry Level/Apprentice Automotive Technician

Keever Auto & Ag needs help! We are looking for a motivated individual who is interested in pursuing a career as an automotive technician. Experience is NOT required, only a willingness to learn and give your best! We currently need someone who can perform entry-level tasks such as oil changes, tire services, vehicle cleaning, and …

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Leadership Lincoln County class improves pool, hosts ‘Dog Day in the Park’

Dr. Lindsay Mitchell sits at the Your Other Family Doctor booth at the Dog Day in the Park event May 5. (Photo courtesy of Dave Merica)

Through an initiative from members in Leadership Lincoln County, new paint, pool mats and lifeguard stands are now installed at Lincoln City Pool. In addition to the pool improvements, other members of Leadership Lincoln County organized a free event that drew dogs and dog lovers alike: “Dog Day in the Park” on May 5 in Lincoln. (photo courtesy of Dave Merica)

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First Fridays in the Park’ to kick off in June

First Fridays in the park is a new event put on by Lincoln PRIDE this summer.

The Lincoln PRIDE Committee is introducing a new event this summer for families, individuals and anyone interested in having a fun time: First Fridays in the Park. The events will take place June 1, July 6 and Aug. 3.

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Lincoln County gaining Historic Preservation Fund grant

Photo illustration of Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln, KS, depicting the way the buildings looked a century ago juxtaposed with the current building facades.

Lincoln County is receiving a Historic Preservation Fund reimbursement grant through the Kansas Historical Society to hopefully gain historic status in various places in the county. A study will be conducted in the Lincoln and Sylvan Grove downtown’s to see if the areas could be eligible for any historic designations. (Photo illustration by Kris Heinze)

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Dirt work being completed at Lincoln Municipal Airport

Lincoln Municipal Airport runway dirt work underway

A new runway is being installed at the Lincoln Municipal Airport. The runway will be 4,200 feet long by 60 feet wide, which will accommodate larger aircraft landings and takeoffs. According to Clay Haring, Post Rock Aviation Owner, the dirt work underway now was funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation Division of Aviation, and Esfeld Construction, Great Bend, is leading the construction.

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Family Hair Flair celebrates 30 years of business

Family Hair Flair celebrates 30 years in business!

Rhonda Base and the rest of the Family Hair Flair team recently celebrated 30 years in business. Base opened a second salon three years ago in Lincoln with Family Hair Flair 2. (Courtesy photo)

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Live Lincoln County 2018 magazine hot off the press

The 2018 edition of the Live Lincoln County magazine is now available at area advertisers!

Lincoln County and Kansas residents, travelers and readers from across the country now have the opportunity to take a closer look into Post Rock country with the latest online and print edition of the Live Lincoln County magazine.

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Mary Andersen takes on new role as library director

Mary Anderson is the new director at the Lincoln Carnegie Library following Nancy Jensen's retirement.

After working at the Lincoln Carnegie Library for six years, Mary Andersen is taking a step forward to become the new director, and plans to continue as children’s librarian. Nancy Jensen recently retired after seventeen years. (Photo by Kris Heinze)

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1404 North 260th Road Lincoln, KS 67423

Secluded living on 2 acres +/- with pens for livestock. New roof and some remodeling done inside. Beautiful views. http://mls.millwoodrealty.com/idx/details/listing/a345/19248/1404-N-260th-Road-Lincoln-KS-67423 Price: $60,000 Bedrooms: 2 Bed Total Baths: 1 Bath SqFt: 1,369 Sq Ft Acres: 2 Acres Year Built: 1910

Gier starts new role as Lincoln Sentinel publisher

Gier starts new role as publisher of Lincoln Sentinel

Sylvan Grove native Tyler Gier is now the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican newspaper in Lincoln. Gier assumed the role of publisher after John Baetz, former owner of the newspaper, sold the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican to David Parker, current Lincoln Sentinel-Republican owner, earlier this year. (photo by Kris Heinze)

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Disc golf course is officially open

The Lincoln Recreation Department unveiled a new disc golf course at Lincoln City Park on June 1. It is a 9-hole layout situated across the east and west ends of the park, and you can keep score by finding the course on the Udisc app on your phone. (photo by Hailey Dixon)

The Lincoln Recreation Department unveiled a new disc golf course at Lincoln City Park on June 1. It is a 9-hole layout situated across the east and west ends of the park, and you can keep score by finding the course on the Udisc app on your phone. (photo by Hailey Dixon)

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Registered Nurse-Night Position-Full-time

Lincoln County Hospital is seeking a Registered Nurse at our 14-bed Critical Access Hospital, who has a passion for providing the highest quality of healthcare with compassion and integrity. New Graduates are encouraged to apply! We are a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Workforce- This means that once a year our nursing staff …

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Downtown Design Assistance Program

Downtown Design Assistance Program

The Downtown Design Assistance Program will provide business owners with design plans to improve the appearance of the business and the historic character of the building. Grant funding to match the business owner’s personal investment will be available to help implement the design recommendations.

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Local pheasant business expanding with hatchery

Pheasants are raised at the Prairie Land Gamebirds property in Hunter and sold to hunting operations across the country. The business is currently expanding with a hatchery and new pens. (photo by Hailey Dixon)

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Master gardener working at Lincoln Building Supply

A new, yet familiar, face is assisting customers and walking the aisles of Lincoln Building Supply. Dennis Luck, a master gardener, began working at the hardware store a few weeks ago. (photo by Hailey Dixon)

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Winners of the first Lincoln County entrepreneurship competition

Winners of the first Lincoln County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge March 6, 2018

Lincoln Junior-Senior High School senior Dylan Babcock took home first place at the first annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on March 6. The event, which was sponsored by the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation and Network Kansas, showcased Lincoln County high schoolers and their potential business ideas at the Finch Theatre and Lincoln Art Center. LJSHS and Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School students presented 24 different concepts to 21 judges, who were local business owners, Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Directory Kelly Larson said. “I was impressed with what the kids put together,” she said. (photo by Kris Heinze)

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Historical buildings to gain funds for renovations

Two historic Lincoln County buildings will receive grant funding from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas Historical Society for structural improvements and preservation. The Marshall-Yohe House in Lincoln and the Cross and Morgan General Store in Sylvan Grove were selected after an application process in late 2017 and announcement earlier this month to receive the funds.

Two historic Lincoln County buildings will receive grant funding from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas Historical Society for structural improvements and preservation. The Marshall-Yohe House in Lincoln and the Cross and Morgan General Store in Sylvan Grove were selected after an application process in late 2017 and recent announcement to receive the funds. (Courtesy photos)

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Keever Auto receives ACDelco award

Keever Auto & Ag receives ACDelco award

Elijah Keever, owner of Keever Auto & Ag, of Lincoln, was named as one of five ACDelco Professional Service Center owners across the country to receive the prestigious 2017 Top Shops Award. (Courtesy photo)

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Benefit Consultant

1. Benefits Advisor: Manage your own business while earning commissions, renewals and stock bonuses (1st Year bonus potential $12,900)—not to mention rewards and recognition. Embrace your entrepreneurial spirit You have the freedom and flexibility to build your own business. Manage your time and resources for total control of your work/life balance. Incentives for top producers …

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Lincoln woman starts local catering business

Catering with Grace cutlines: Catering with Grace, founded by Alisha DeWitt, has been providing catering services to Lincoln County since August 2017.

Catering with Grace, founded by Alisha DeWitt, has been providing catering services to Lincoln County since August 2017. DeWitt, who has been involved in the food industry for over 15 years, creates and designs a customized, homemade menu for each customer based on their desires and needs. (photo by John Baetz)

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Mike and Sara Rosebrook – Young Farmers & Ranchers of the Year

Mike and Sara Rosebrook are the Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers of the Year

Mike and Sara Rosebook were recognized as the Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers of the Year at the annual conference in Manhattan January 26-28, 2018. They are pictured here with Kansas Farm Bureau President, Rich Felts. (courtesy photo)

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Lincoln County business leaders attend “Destination Bootcamp”

Six Lincoln County business leaders recently attended the training workshop “Destination Bootcamp,” in Colorado, to learn new ways to attract and increase the number of customers and visitors to the area. Back row (L-R): Jon Schallert, marketing consultant, Jennifer O’Hare, Sue Graham, Kelly Larson, Carly SeirerErrebo, Ronda Mishler. Front row: Alisha DeWitt and Angela O’Bannon. (Courtesy photo)

Six Lincoln County business leaders recently attended the training workshop “Destination Bootcamp,” in Colorado, to learn new ways to attract and increase the number of customers and visitors to the area. Back row (L-R): Jon Schallert, marketing consultant, Jennifer O’Hare, Sue Graham, Kelly Larson, Carly SeirerErrebo, Ronda Mishler. Front row: Alisha DeWitt and Angela O’Bannon. (Courtesy photo)

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Humanitarian Mission: Cagle returns from response and relief effort in Puerto Rico

Lincoln resident Bill Cagle was part of a group of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers that recently returned from a response and recovery effort in Puerto Rico. Volunteers worked to restore power to the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. (Courtesy Photo)

Lincoln resident Bill Cagle was part of a group of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers that recently returned from a response and recovery effort in Puerto Rico. Volunteers worked to restore power to the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. (Courtesy Photo)

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Substation now open in Beverly

Substation in Beverly is open offering breakfast, lunch, supper and convenience items.

Hungry customers in the Beverly area once again have a place to satisfy their appetites. The Substation opened recently in Beverly at 100 E. 3rd St. and is ready to serve customers a full menu with breakfast, lunch, supper and homemade specials.

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