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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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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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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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Concept for walking trail in Barnard

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.

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.

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Proposed improvements to Lincoln’s city park

Over the past few years, there has been much discussion regarding desired improvements to Lincoln’s WPA-era city park. Through various opportunities to provide input, a summer intern has developed a conceptual plan for the park.

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Up a creek, with a paddle: Hell Creek Watersports

watersports

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

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Hayworth at home as massage therapist

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 …

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Summer interns tackling improvement projects

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 …

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Volunteers Needed – Meals on Wheels

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Our Meal on Wheels program is in need of volunteers! Come see us to find out how you can help! Lincoln Senior Center 785-524-4738

Nearly a year later, the Boyds are at home at Lincoln Community Church

Boyd

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. …

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Barnard Post Office celebrates 135 years

Barnard post office

The Barnard Post Office celebrated 135 years since it was established on May 18, 1882.

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Volunteers help make new Lincoln Elementary School playground equipment a reality

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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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

Denmark Kansas

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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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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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!

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

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St. John Church welcomes new pastor

Rev. Benjamin Siebert and his family, Erica and Noah, have answered the call to serve as St. John Lutheran Church’s new pastor.

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USD 298, LCEDF host summer interns

Thanks to the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth’s student internship program, The Radish Patch, the Lincoln County Economic Development, and USD 298 have hired two interns to work on various projects that will benefit the community.

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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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Radiology update to begin in August

A $50,000 gift to the Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has helped to push up the start date for a major overhaul of the hospital’s radiology department with work beginning in August.

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LCEDF assisting Lincoln Park Manor

Economic development, the County Commission and Lincoln Park Manor officials are taking steps towards remodeling the facility.

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Howell switches gears to open Don’s Glass Shop

Don Howell recently retired and opened Don’s Glass Shop, offering a variety of services and products, including screen repair, custom glass-cutting and replacement windows.

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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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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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Clay hired as new Recreation Director

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.

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Biggs takes over as Parents as Teachers educator

Krista Biggs, a Lincoln native and 2008 Lincoln High School graduate, will begin a new career path as the Parents As Teachers educator for the Lincoln and Sylvan-Grove school districts beginning in April.

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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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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

Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove

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 has opened Rustic Floral and Gifts

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 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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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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Steen returns to Lincoln

Bradley Steen recently returned to Lincoln, armed with his law degree, to work as part of the Crangle Law Firm.

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Public Restrooms

Public restrooms are available at the following locations: County Courthouse basement during regular business hours (8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.) Lincoln City Park (closed during the winter months)