On the Job

These "On the Job" profile features explore the background and character of the individuals that make up our rural communities, with a focus on professional achievements or changes.

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


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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Historical society and museum hires new director

Bud DeArvil

The Lincoln County Museum sees a change in leadership as one director retires and a new one is hired.

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Lincoln Auto Supply moves up town

Lincoln Auto Supply

After 43 years, Bob Batchman transitions his auto parts business to new ownership but remains a mainstay in the downtown business district. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson

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Open House welcomes Nurse Practitioner

After living in Florida for a number of years, Andrea Rinaldo is enjoying the slower pace of a rural community and her new position as Nurse Practitioner at the Lincoln County Hospital. | Photo credit: Tyler Gier

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Goudey enjoying new role with Post Rock Extension

The retirement of long-time Kansas State Research & Extension Agent Kathy Lupfer-Nielsen earlier this spring left a void in her position in the Post Rock Extension offices in the basement of the Lincoln County Courthouse. In early June, new agent Ashley Goudey filled that void and the Junction City native says she enjoys the “small town feeling” of the area.

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Sheldon embraces role as school nurse

The Lincoln and Sylvan-Lucas school districts welcomed a shared school nurse at the start of the 2015-16 school year, Elizabeth Sheldon.

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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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