Kris Heinze

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Rec Dept part-time help

Lincoln Recreation Department is looking for a part-time helper 15-30 hours per month. Starting wage $11.00/hour. Must be 18 or older, Saturdays and evenings required.  Hours may vary during sports seasons. Duties may include: Referee, score keeping, overseeing high school referees, communicating with coaches, setting up and tearing down courts/fields, maintaining/marking fields, attending/helping with non-athletic Rec …

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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 providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity. Some of the services provided at our facility: acute care, skilled nursing care, emergency department, and outpatient services. This position covers each of these areas. Our newly …

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Registered Nurse-Day Position-Full-time

Lincoln County Hospital is seeking a Registered Nurse at our 14-bed Critical Access Hospital, who has a passion providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity. Some of the services provided at our facility: acute care, skilled nursing care, emergency department, and outpatient services. This position covers each of these areas. Our newly …

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Full-time day shift charge nurse LPN or RN

FULL-TIME DAY SHIFT CHARGE NURSE LPN or RN Mileage Reimbursement and Health Insurance Stipend Tired of working every other weekend?  Our nurses work every third weekend. We currently have opportunities for the position of FT Charge Nurse, day shift position.  Be a part of a supportive work environment. Lincoln Park Manor is a 36-bed skilled nursing …

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Maintenance Worker

Under the supervision of the city superintendent, the maintenance worker performs semi-skilled and unskilled work in the repair and maintenance of city streets, alleys, sidewalks, parks, cemetery, city facilities, water and wastewater systems in Lincoln Center. An employee in this position follows prescribed policies and procedures and will be supervised during the learning period. This …

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Power Plant Operator/Mechanic

Under the supervision of the City Superintendent or Power Plant Foreman, the Power Plant Operator/Mechanic works in the City’s electrical generation facility. The employee in this position is responsible for maintaining continuous operation of the generating units in the plant, monitoring the City’s connection with other electric utility systems, and delivering the necessary electrical power …

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Part-time Library Assistant

Part-time Library Assistant appx. 22 hours/week Assists the Library Director with running the front desk, interlibrary loan, purchasing and processing materials, bookkeeping and other library related tasks. Minimum Job Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Prior data entry or clerical experience Basic knowledge of computers and their use Ability to work with and serve a …

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Lincoln Center Antiques is now open

Mike Simmons knows antiques, and he has the collection to prove it. A purveyor of antiquities and heirlooms, Simmons spent more than 40 years searching for collectibles. (Photo by John Baetz)

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Full-time Activities Director

Lincoln Park Manor is seeking a full-time Activities Director. Stop by 922 N. 5th St, Lincoln, Kansas or call Beth at 785-524-4428 ext 103 to request an application. Email: lincolnparkmanor@lincolnparkmanorks.com

Nex‐Generation Student Internships

There are several student internship opportunities in Lincoln County through the Nex‐Generation Student Internship Program. Both 181 Ag Supply, LLC and USD 298 Lincoln were awarded funding from Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth to hire an intern. Applications are being accepted through March 15, 2018. Apply now! More information: https://www.nex-tech.com/About/Community/Nex-Generation.aspx Online application: https://www.nex-tech.com/About/Community/Nex-Generation/InternshipApplication.aspx 

Tangerine Tumbleweed opens in Village Lines

Tangerine Tumbleweed Naturally Cool Stuff in Lincoln, KS-

Sheila Klein-Weckman and Ken Weckman recently opened Tangerine Tumbleweed, a store which promises “Naturally Cool Stuff,” inside Village Lines. Tangerine Tumbleweed offers customers a diverse mix of food items, eclectic items and health items. (Photo by Kris Heinze)

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Quarry Worker/Driller

APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-grading and concrete flat work. Our …

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Truck Driver

Lincoln County logo

Truck Driver Full-Time Position Qualifications:  Applicants must be 18 years old and possess a valid Class “A”  Kansas Driver’s License. This individual will be responsible for hauling material, machinery, equipment and the refuse trailer for disposal outside Lincoln County. Lincoln County Human Resource 216 E Lincoln Ave Lincoln, KS 67455 785-524-5008 lchr@lincolncoks.org Applications will be accepted …

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Cook/waitress

Looking for a self-motivated person to cook and waitress at the small station in Beverly. Opening soon. Must be able to work some evenings and some weekends. Wages based on experience. $8.00 Sub Station Darlene Andreson darandreson@hotmail.com (785) 524-6132

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

2017 Economic Review

We can all agree that economic development doesn’t happen overnight. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”, as the saying goes. With the end of another year upon us, here’s a quick recap of the strides we have made in our marathon towards a stronger county.

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Lincoln Art Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Lincoln Art Center celebrates 25 years

“I attribute the 25-year success and perseverance of the art center to Joyce Harlow, who, from the founding of the art center to the present, has dedicated her time, talent and expertise,” Board President Mary Ann Stertz said. “I also believe the countless volunteers and talented contributing artists throughout the years have furthered its success.”

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The Finch Theatre: Twenty-five years later, a shining example of volunteerism at its best

Th e Finch Th eatre: Twenty-fi ve years later, a shining example of volunteerism at its best

In 2017, the Finch Theatre is a community hub, showing the latest movies on the big screen every weekend and hosting a children’s theatre production each summer. The adjacent Community Room is used for everything from dance classes and wedding receptions to community fundraisers and business meetings. This feature takes a look back at the spirit of volunteerism and coming together of all the communities in Lincoln County to renovate and build the Finch Theatre as we know it today.

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Hell Creek Cabins now open at Wilson Lake

Members of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the new Hell Creek Cabins at Wilson Lake last Tuesday with a ribbon cutting. Members of the Usher family, the owners of the new lodging business, are pictured with chamber offi cials Nancy Walter, Colleen Biggs, Kim Meyer, and Jack and Kathie Crispin. (Photo courtesy Kelly Larson)

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event for Hell Creek Cabins. “We came up here, and fell in love with the area,” Hell Creek Cabins owner Kathy Usher said.

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Entrepreneurs Needed

Lincoln County, Kansas, is open for business! Below is a list of opportunities, both new/startup businesses and also transitioning businesses. There is a need for eateries/restaurants, construction, child care, retail, and other specialty businesses like computer repair or web design. There are properties available in Lincoln County, Kansas, to support new and transitioning businesses. Downtown …

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Deputy Sheriff

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Deputy Sheriff Full-Time Position Qualifications: Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, possess a high school diploma or G.E.D, be free of felony and/or serious misdemeanor convictions, have a valid Kansas Driver’s License and be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen. KLETC certification is preferred. Must reside in Lincoln County …

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Jailer

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Jailer Full-Time Position Qualifications: Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and be free of felony and/or serious misdemeanor convictions, have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be willing to work alternating weekends. This position is responsible for the daily management of inmate activities and the jail area. Lincoln County Human Resource 216 E Lincoln …

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3 bedroom 3 bath newly remodeled

3 bedroom 3 bath newly remodeled 502 E. South St. Lincoln, KS 67455 $75,000.00 3 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bathroom open concept house. Big garage (attached, new garage door and door opener 2011), full basement, mostly finished, has a concrete floor, paneling/sheetrock on walls, no ceiling placed (1 bedroom and 1/2 bath downstairs). Newly remodeled on …

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McReynolds Celebrates a Lifetime in Banking

Citizens State Bank & Trust Co. president Dave Brownback (standing left) speaks to a crowd of family and friends during Steve McReynolds’ (standing right) retirement reception last Friday. (Photo by John Baetz)

Steve McReynolds was recently recognized for 50 years of service during a retirement reception at Citizens State Bank & Trust Co. in Lincoln, KS. (photo by John Baetz)

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708 N. 2nd St., Lincoln, KS | $102,500

This is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home in a quiet neighborhood. Featuring recently refinished original hardwood floors in the living room and dining room, in addition to the original hardwood floors in the newly renovated downstairs bedroom.

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Alumni Survey

Click here to take the survey! The USD298 and USD299 Alumni Associations, the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) and local volunteers are working together to achieve the common goal of bringing former students of both school districts back to Lincoln County to live, work, and raise their families. In working towards this goal, we …

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PRCF kicks off Match Month

Post Rock Community Foundation supports and facilitates various community and school projects like this Greenhouse Project at USD 299.

Match Month is the Post Rock Community Foundation’s biggest fund-raising effort of the year. PRCF grants have already helped create opportunities, like this Greenhouse Project at USD 299, for schools and nonprofits, as well as emergency medical services, hospital and healthy-living programs. In December, donations are matched by the both Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Kansas Health Foundation to triple fundraising efforts!

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Former Gift & Coffee Shop – For Sale

Charming Building on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln, KS used to be a gift & coffee shop

This charming building at 139 E. Lincoln Ave in Lincoln, KS was formerly a gift & coffee shop, now for sale by owner.

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Methodist Women Knit Hats for Local Kindergarteners

The local United Methodist Women’s group recently knitted hats for Lincoln Elementary School kindergartners. Both Tom Cavalli and Jessica King’s classed are pictured wearing their new hats when they were delivered earlier this month. Standing behind the students are (L-R) Tom Cavalli, United Methodist Women’s representatives Jo Meili and Lana Houston, and Jessica King. (Courtesy Photo)

Earlier this month, Lincoln United Methodist Women members Lana Houston and Jo Meili delivered several hand-knitted stocking caps to kindergarten teachers Jessica King and Tom Cavalli. (courtesy photo)

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Wichita firm buys DJ Environmental

Wichita firm buys DJ Environmental

With the recent purchase of DJ Environmental, Tommy Steven and his brother, Zack, are hoping to breathe new life into the Lincoln-based industrial service company.

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Former Retail Building – For Sale or For Rent

This well-maintained and former retail store building is available for either sale or rent depending on the needs of the new buyer/renter. Built in 1900 with limestone walls and high ceilings, the building is approximately 5,000 square feet and includes a large storage room, office, and bathroom in the back of the building. The building also has a full-basement.

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Corpstein goes from sales to service

Steve Corpstein goes from sales to service

Steve Corpstein found a home in his new position as the new Customer Service Manager at Keever Auto & Ag. (photo by Kris Heinze)

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First Impressions

On Sept. 6, the results of the recent First Impressions visit were disclosed to a group of about 15 people during a public meeting at the Finch Theatre.

On Sept. 6, 2017, the results of the recent First Impressions visit were disclosed to a group of people during a public meeting at the Finch Theatre. (photo by Kris Heinze)

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Sylvan Grove ideas for walking trails and splash pad

Through a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation was able to hire a summer intern to explore the idea of creating walking trails and a splash pad in Sylvan Grove.

Conceptual plans for a walking trail loop and a splash pad in Sylvan Grove aim to improve public infrastructure and increase quality of life in Lincoln County. (Conceptual imagery by Mason Herrman, K-State Regional and Community Planning student.)

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Free Land – 5.7 Acre Parcel

5.7 acre commercial lot available in Lincoln, KS.

The City of Lincoln, KS, has a 5.7-acre vacant commercial property available to be deeded over to businesses looking to move into the area, start-up or expand.

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Free Land – 40 Acre Parcel

40-acre commercial lot in Lincoln, KS.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has 40-acre vacant commercial property available to be deeded over to businesses looking to move into the area, start-up or expand.

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Free Land – Industrial Park Properties

Free Industrial Lots available in Lincoln, KS.

The City of Lincoln, KS, has vacant commercial property available to be deeded over to businesses looking to move into the area or expand.

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Jim & Faye Metz

Metz

Jim Metz took the long way home. After graduating from Kansas State University, and spending time in the Peace Corps, Metz took a job working at a resort in the Pacific island nation of Samoa. There he met his wife Faye, and just two years ago they decided to return to Jim’s hometown to raise …

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Jason & Annie Dohl

Jason Annie Dohl

Jason and Annie Dohl returned to Jason’s hometown of Sylvan Grove in the early-2000s to raise a family and pursue their dreams of owning their own businesses. “We wanted to raise our children (Valden, 12; Vance, 9; Tevis, 7) in a small town,” Annie said. “We wanted to allow our children to feel safe and …

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Jude & Rachel Stecklein

Stecklein

The Steckleins made their lives and raised their family in Sylvan Grove. Jude has served as an administrator for Unified School District 299 for the last 33 years. His wife, Rachel, recently retired as the Sylvan Grove city clerk after more than 29 years in that role. Jude says Sylvan Grove has provided a great …

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Grant & Felicia Heller

Grant Heller returned to the area he grew up in to practice chiropractic and after a year he purchased the Lincoln practice in 2014. His wife Felicia is a sales associate with Farm Bureau Financial Services in Lincoln. The couple both enjoy traveling the area rodeo circuit, Grant as a steer wrestler, and Felicia as …

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Brennan and Allison Johnson

Brennan and Allison returned to her hometown of Lincoln a little over three years ago when Allison was offered a job as a Speech Language Therapist based at the Lincoln County Hospital. While Allison’s home base is in Lincoln, she travels across North Central Kansas to visit patients. Brennan started his own construction company, Elite …

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TJ & Sheri Jonsson

It was 14 years ago when TJ and Sheri Jonsson moved to Lincoln so TJ could take a physical therapy position with the Lincoln County Hospital. His wife Sheri serves as a dietitian and nutritionist at nearby Ellsworth County Medical Center, and she says the proximity to Wilson Lake, the beautiful rolling hills and limestone …

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Cody Robison & Beranda Pickering

Cody and Beranda started BC Diesel in Lincoln less than a year ago and have already expanded to five full-time employees. Beranda says Lincoln County’s centralized location and proximity to major highways were two key selling points. “As a native of Lincoln County, I knew how much this community had to offer both our business …

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Dan and Traci Bates

Dan and Traci both grew up in small towns in Kansas, but after living in Kansas City for a number of years they relocated to Lincoln to get back to the rural lifestyle. “We both worked full-time jobs, with long commutes that took away from time with our boys,” Traci said. “I wanted to be …

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Live Lincoln County Video Released

There’s a hidden gem in the middle of America… it’s Lincoln County, Kansas. Watch the new video!

There’s a hidden gem in the middle of America… it’s Lincoln County, Kansas. Watch the new video!

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Ronnie’s Diner open for business

Ronnie's Diner group ready to serve after officially opening the restaurant.

Ronnie’s Diner is now officially open in the former Happy Days building at 116 S. 5th Street in Lincoln. (Photo by Kelly Larson)

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Storm repairs complete in Sylvan-Lucas school district

The Sylvan-Lucas High School gym returned to use in November with a newly installed floor after an April storm left the district with nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in damages, including severe damage to the high school gymnasium.

The Sylvan-Lucas High School gym returned to use in November with a newly installed floor after an April storm left the district with nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in damages, including severe damage to the high school gymnasium. The district was able to use a combination of insurance funds and donations to help pay …

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Barnard Awarded Grant

The City of Barnard was one of several area recipients of a G.L. Huyett Project Drive Grant. The $1,595 grant will be used for the purchase of materials to replace structures in the Barnard City Park, and will be combined with a $500 grant received from Twin Valley Telephone.

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Area Delegates Attend Leadership Forum

Four Post Rock District 4-H members attended the 16th annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum held at Rock Springs 4-H Center, Nov. 20–22, 2015. Post Rock 4-H members attended KYLF (L-R): Kylie Rahmeier, Seth Hachmeister, Cheyenne Meyer and Jillian Worm.

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Bailey Graduates from KLETC

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy, Clint Bailey, was one of 44 new law enforcement officers congratulated by Eric K. Jackson, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on October 23.

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