Take a step towards becoming an entrepreneur and being your own boss! Develop your entrepreneurial mindset by attending this Kansas Ice House Entrepreneurship Program being organized by the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation. The program will help you develop 1) critical thinking skills to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, manage risks, and learn from results, …
A summer intern, working with the City of Barnard and local citizens, developed a concept for a walking trail that included utilizing the levee surrounding the community for the path, adding benches and lighting and signage marking access points.
The former Lincoln High School was built in 1922 and is an important part of the community’s history. After sitting vacant for 20 years, community members are considering ideas for the buildings redevelopment and reuse. | Photo credit: Landon Cook
A chance meeting turns a dream into a reality when a watersports enthusiasts and a bait and supply shop owner join forces to start Hell Creek Watersports, a kayak, canoe and paddleboard equipment rental business | Photo credit: Jolie Green, Hays Daily News
While Lincoln County producers had the chance to get an up-close and personal look at a new line of agricultural equipment recently, a local business hopes the introduction will be the start of a beneficial partnership. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
As a student-athlete at Lincoln High School, Tori Hayworth often pulled or strained a muscle. But those injuries, Hayworth thought, were just the price she paid to play the game. And after a while, she learned to work through the pain. Years later, as a certified massage therapist, Hayworth wishes she would’ve known the benefits …
When Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning & Design student Mason Herrman first considered his options for a summer internship, he initially thought about applying with architectural firms in cities with populations of more than a half-million people. But after learning about an internship opportunity through his university, he decided to apply. Like Herrman, Landon …
Biking Across Kansas participants made their way to Lincoln on June 13, 2017, for an overnight stop over as they traverse the state. Volunteers welcomed the visitors to Lincoln with music, food, activities and a shuttle service to help participants explore the community. | Photo by Jennifer McDaniel)
The Rev. Adam Boyd was looking for an opportunity to serve as a full-time pastor when he found an online job posting for a flourishing church congregation in north-central Kansas. There was something about the opening that spoke to the young pastor, and so he decided to inquire further. Soon, things just fell into place. …
The Kansas Preservation Alliance awarded Jack and Kathie Crispin a 2017 Advocacy Award for Excellence for the rehabilitation of the Cummins Block Building in downtown Lincoln and for their work of promoting and preserving history through their museums. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
The 2017 Leadership Lincoln County class celebrated the completion of their year-long program with a graduation celebration at the Finch Theatre. | Photo credit: John Baetz
Recess is a little more fun for students at Lincoln Elementary after volunteers unveiled new playground equipment. | Photo credit: John Baetz
181 Ag Supply, based in Sylvan Grove, is among five recipients of the Kansas Department of Commerce JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur Program.
The Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant opened its doors on March 1st bringing authentic flavors and family recipes, handed down from generation to generation, to the county. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
As the Lincoln County Hospital celebrates more than six decades of caring for county residents, locals are still championing efforts to have a state-of-the-art medical facility in their community. | Photo credit: Fernando Rojas
A key to being successful in economic development is figuring out what makes us unique and capitalizing on it. We live in a beautiful part of the state with one of our most noteworthy features being our limestone buildings, fence rows, and structures. These are huge assets for us we can use to grow our economy.
Best friends Haley Richards and Mandy Burger long-considered the idea of opening their own clothing boutique, but hadn’t pursued it until now. | Photo credit: Tyler Gier
First published in the Lincoln Sentinel, September 29, 2016 One thing abundantly clear is that we need more daycare providers in the county. Our need seems to be reaching a critical level with stressors coming from two different directions. One direction is from the decreased number of daycare options available. In all of Lincoln County, …
A new program at Lincoln High School is not only giving students a chance to gain real-world experience, but an opportunity to pay it forward. | Photo credit: Preston Howard
Nearly $78,000 in grant funding was awarded to a dozen local non-profit organizations during the Post Rock Community Foundation’s fall grant reception. | Photo credit: Rita Sharp, Lucas-Sylvan News
For the shooting enthusiast, there’s nothing more exciting than hitting a target from a distance of more than five football fields away. At businesses like Spearpoint Ranch north of Lincoln, shooters have the opportunity to practice and hone their skills to make each shot. | Photo courtesy Spearpoint Ranch
The 2016-17 Leadership Lincoln County class kicked off with 11 participants from various parts of the county.
Though the bones forming the framework of the new Rustic Floral and Gifts building are new, many of the elements Lincoln business owner Angela O’Bannon incorporated into the shop’s interior design are not. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
Set to the theme, “Just Can’t Hide That Hometown Pride,” the annual Post Rock Festival in Lincoln takes place during Labor Day weekend, filling an entire day with activities, competition, food and entertainment. | Photo credit: Lincoln Sentinel
A new press box is in place at Lincoln High School’s Mettner Field just in time for the Leopards’ upcoming football season. | Photo credit: Jason Curtis
First published in the Lincoln Sentinel August 4, 2016 As the saying goes, ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’ and that chance usually takes just a couple seconds and that impression usually lasts a very long time. Lincoln County has a lot of houses on the market right now, some of …
Triple H Outfitters and Cardinal Archery is one of Lincoln County’s newest businesses offering a variety of archery, muzzleloader, rifle, or shotgun hunts. All hunts are all-inclusive, with lodging, meals, field transportation, and came care included. | Courtesy photo
The 2016 Leadership Lincoln County class graduated during a ceremony Thursday evening, April 21, at the Finch Theatre. The evening included a dinner, project presentations by the class members, and a speaker Jonathan Mitchell, the Hoisington City Manager.
Mrs. B’s Greenhouse & Nursery opens just in time for spring offering flowering annual and perennial varieties, vegetables, trees and shrubs
(First published in the April 14, 2016, Lincoln Sentinel) Back in January there was an article in the newspaper about a new coalition, Live Healthy Lincoln County, forming to develop and implement projects geared towards improving the county’s overall health and wellness. From the beginning, I have been excited about this group. Everyone is motived, …
After a short absence in Lincoln’s recreation department, officials have hired Jessica Clay as the new director just as the summer sports season is gearing up.
Earlier this month, the Lincoln Recreation Commission hired Jessica Clay to replace Sarah Hageman, who resigned in January. Clay is the third director in the department’s eight-year history.