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Barnard Post Office celebrates 135 years

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

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

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!

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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

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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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)

Lincoln Sentinel

The Lincoln Sentinel is the official newspaper of Lincoln County and also provides coverage of activities and events served by the Lincoln Unified School District #298, the Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District #299, and the Twin Valley Unified School District #240.  They are located at 141 W Lincoln Ave in Lincoln, KS.  For additional information, please …

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Lucas-Sylvan News

The Lucas-Sylvan News covers primarily the Lucas, Sylvan Grove, and Luray areas.  It is located at 203 S. Main Street in Lucas, KS.  Phone number: (785) 525-6355

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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Beverly church welcomes new Pastor

The Beverly Community Church welcomed new pastor Toby Flaming with a community-wide hot dog roast and picnic Sunday, October 25, at the Beverly City Park. Flaming has joined the church following the departure of long-time Pastor Jonathan Harvey.

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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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New motel owner plans remodel

In just under seven years Spear has developed his business into one of the most diverse in the region offering autobody and towing services, used vehicle sales, a laundromat, recreational vehicle hook up sites, Biggie Biggs pizza pub in partnership with Justin and Trish Miller, and now he’s added the Post Rock Motel to the long list of business interests he calls his own.

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O’Hare opens law firm

Jennifer O’Hare, county attorney and long-time partner in the Metz & O’Hare law firm in Lincoln, has left Metz and formed her own firm, O’Hare Law.

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Chamber holds Ribbon Cutting for Keever Auto & Ag

After operating for about the last 18 months out of the Schwerdtfager Masonry shop at 223 East College, Keever Auto and Ag has opened a new location at 113 West College in the old Lincoln High School Annex.

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