Category: 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.
David King, a 2018 KU School of Pharmacy graduate, is settling in as a new pharmacist at the Patterson Health Mart in Lincoln.
Bethany Pingel, Miki Blair, and Drake Koops are spending the summer in Lincoln, KS, gaining valuable real-world work experience as interns for Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation and O’Hare Law, LLC.
After working at the Lincoln Carnegie Library for six years, Mary Andersen is taking a step forward to become the new director, and plans to continue as children’s librarian. Nancy Jensen recently retired after seventeen years. (Photo by Kris Heinze)
Sylvan Grove native Tyler Gier is now the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican newspaper in Lincoln. Gier assumed the role of publisher after John Baetz, former owner of the newspaper, sold the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican to David Parker, current Lincoln Sentinel-Republican owner, earlier this year. (photo by Kris Heinze)
A new, yet familiar, face is assisting customers and walking the aisles of Lincoln Building Supply. Dennis Luck, a master gardener, began working at the hardware store a few weeks ago. (photo by Hailey Dixon)
Catering with Grace, founded by Alisha DeWitt, has been providing catering services to Lincoln County since August 2017. DeWitt, who has been involved in the food industry for over 15 years, creates and designs a customized, homemade menu for each customer based on their desires and needs. (photo by John Baetz)
Mike and Sara Rosebook were recognized as the Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers of the Year at the annual conference in Manhattan January 26-28, 2018. They are pictured here with Kansas Farm Bureau President, Rich Felts. (courtesy photo)
Lincoln resident Bill Cagle was part of a group of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers that recently returned from a response and recovery effort in Puerto Rico. Volunteers worked to restore power to the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. (Courtesy Photo)
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)
Steve Corpstein found a home in his new position as the new Customer Service Manager at Keever Auto & Ag. (photo by Kris Heinze)
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 …
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 Lincoln County Museum sees a change in leadership as one director retires and a new one is hired.
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
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
Rev. Benjamin Siebert and his family, Erica and Noah, have answered the call to serve as St. John Lutheran Church’s new pastor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metz returns to Lincoln after years spent in Samoa serving in the Peace Corps and working in the tourism industry. (Courtesy photo)
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.
Bradley Steen recently returned to Lincoln, armed with his law degree, to work as part of the Crangle Law Firm.
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.
The Lincoln and Sylvan-Lucas school districts welcomed a shared school nurse at the start of the 2015-16 school year, Elizabeth Sheldon.
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.