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Volunteers help make new Lincoln Elementary School playground equipment a reality

Recess is a little more fun for students at Lincoln Elementary after volunteers unveiled new playground equipment. | Photo credit: John Baetz

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181 Ag Supply receives funding for business development

181 Ag Supply, based in Sylvan Grove, is among five recipients of the Kansas Department of Commerce JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur Program.

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Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant opens in downtown Lincoln

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

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New wayfinding signs installed in Lincoln

Six new wayfinding signs have popped up in Lincoln to help visitors find their way around town | Photo credit: Kelly Larson

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Community support has kept hospital flourishing for 65 years

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

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Effort begins to preserve buildings in Denmark

Work is underway in Denmark, Kansas, to preserve the buildings representing the community’s early history and Danish heritage. | Photo credit: Jennifer McDaniel

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Between Friends: Conversations evolve into clothing boutique

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

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An economic look back at 2016

A look back at this year’s economic activity in our little corner of the world.

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US Tower begins work on expansion

Statewide economic development officials and local government leaders met with US Tower representatives in Lincoln to discuss the business’s expansion plans and to tour the facility.

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Paw Print offers students entrepreneurial education

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

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Post Rock Community Foundation awards grants to local non-profits

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

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On target – Local competitions, training help long-range shooters hone their skills

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

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Needed rains restore Wilson Lake

A surge of moisture across the area in September filled Wilson Reservoir and other area lakes which only months earlier were dealing with the grim effects of a persistent drought. | Photo credit: Ryan Breeze

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Busy as bees

On a still and quiet day, you can hear the sound of thousands of bees. All working, coming from and going to stacks of white boxes — all labeled Labertew Apiaries, Sylvan Grove, KS. | Photo credit: Nick Schwien, Hays Daily News

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Reclaimed items give new Lincoln floral and gift shop a ‘Rustic’ feel

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

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Post Rock Festival in Lincoln is Labor Day weekend

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

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New press box installed at Lincoln High School’s Mettner Field

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

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Lutheran churches to celebrate 135th

The St. John and Bethlehem Lutheran churches in Lincoln and Sylvan Grove celebrated a milestone as both houses of worship observed their 135th anniversaries with special events and activities. | Photo credit: Tyler Gier

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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!

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Local veterans take Honor Flight

Four local veterans had the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital to visit and reflect at various war memorials thanks to the North Central Kansas Honor Flight organization.

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Seirer’s earns spot on trendy fashion website

Seirer’s Clothing, a unique, fashion-forward retail shop in Lincoln, has caught the attention of Shoptiques, a premiere online website in New York City serving to connect discerning fashionistas with chic boutiques worldwide | Photo credit: Fernando Rojas

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Towering over downtown Lincoln

A historic windmill was installed in The Radish Patch, Lincoln’s Community garden, through volunteer efforts by local businesses.

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New Alumni Weekend brings hundreds downtown

A newly reinvented Lincoln High School Alumni Weekend brought together hundreds of people as they celebrated with reunions, a tour of the community, and a live band performing at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Fourth Street. | Photo credit: Christa Haesemeyer

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Mobile veterinary clinic comes to Lincoln County

At an early age, Lindsay Mitchell knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was just a child. Years later, she’s a veterinarian with a growing practice that knows no bounds.

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Live Lincoln County magazine released

After months of work, the new Live Lincoln County magazine is available in both print and online digital publication formats.

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Triple H Outfitters: Our Story

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

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Mrs. B’s Greenhouse & Nursery opens just in time for spring

Mrs. B’s Greenhouse & Nursery opens just in time for spring offering flowering annual and perennial varieties, vegetables, trees and shrubs

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Lincoln Alumni schedule released

Lincoln’s 2016 Alumni Weekend has a packed schedule of events including live music, 5k walk/run, golf tournament, alumni mixer, wine and cheese reception and tour

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Local farmer pitches “Have goats, will travel”

A local farmer uses her munch-happy goats to start a new business. Barnyard Weed Warriors provides a natural way to remove overgrown brush, pesky weeds, and even poisonous plants from parks, trails, and hard-to-reach areas.

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LiveLincolnCounty.com named best website by KPA

The LiveLincolnCounty.com website has won an Award of Excellence from the Kansas Press Association . The Lincoln Sentinel earned the Best Newspaper Website in the Nondaily Division I category for its collaboration with the county economic development’s travel and tourism taskforce and the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Work begins on Sylvan depot foundation

This past month a new concrete foundation was poured for the Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Railroad Depot, replacing the crumbling underpinning supporting the last surviving depot in Lincoln County.

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Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove awarded grant

Nearly $10,000 in funding has been awarded to the Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove to support portions of a much larger restoration effort | Photo by Kelly Larson

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Metz returns after years spent chasing his dreams abroad

Metz returns to Lincoln after years spent in Samoa serving in the Peace Corps and working in the tourism industry. (Courtesy photo)

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Rustic Floral & Gifts now open in Lincoln

Angela O’Bannon recently opened Rustic Floral and Gifts in downtown Lincoln. | Photo by Becky Rathbun, Lincoln Sentinel

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Ronnie’s Diner open for business

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 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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Historic Sylvan depot moved

Historic Sylvan depot moved – Restoration begins with temporary relocation | Photo by Kelly Larson

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Vintage Weekend

Vintage Weekend – Flurry of events delivers nostalgic feel over last weekend of September | Photo by William Comley

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Career Day exposes area high school students to local career options

Career Day exposes area high school students to local career options | Photo by Jason Curtis

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Alumni weekend moved to summer

Alumni weekend moved to summer | Photo by Becky Rathbun for the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican

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Lincoln Reenactment

Lincoln Reenactment Abraham Lincoln Look-A-Like contest | Photo by Kathie Crispin

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Post Rock Festival brings community together

Post Rock Festival brings community together | Photo by Amanda McCosh

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Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, Sylvan Grove: A destination for beer lovers and foodies alike

Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, Sylvan Grove: A destination for beer lovers and foodies alike | Photo by Kathie Crispin

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Post Rock Capital of Kansas

Lincoln County officially became a Kansas county in 1870. Early settlers staking their claims and fencing their property lines needed an affordable material to build their fences. In this area of Kansas, near the soil surface, is a layer of limestone rock that is easily quarried and breaks into manageable chunks. Long lines of Post Rock fence posts are still seen today bordering the pastures.

The area known as “Post Rock Country” stretches for approximately 200 miles from the Nebraska border on the north to Dodge City on the south. The limestone that is found here comes from the uppermost bed of the Greenhorn Formation. It was out of necessity that settlers in the late 1800s began turning back the sod and cutting posts from the layer of rock that lay underneath. By the mid-1880s limestone fence posts were in general use because of the widespread use of barbed wire.

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