Kris Heinze

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Lot For Sale – North 232 Hwy, Sylvan Grove, KS – $29,500

This 4.4 Acres of grass / pasture is located just east of Wilson Lake off Highway 232. This location would be great for building a home. This is lot 14 with Access to lines that include Fiberobtic, Electric, Water & Cable lines. This property is in Lincoln County, not apart of HOA, does not need …

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601 S 4th St, Lincoln, KS – $62,000

This 1 1/2 story home is ready to be yours. It has 4 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. Detached 2 car garage/shop. Lots of potential. Address:  601 S. 4th St. Lincoln, KS 67455 Asking Price: $62,000 View this home on Zillow! Contact: Art Wagoner We’re Hiring! Check out job opportunities in Lincoln County: Job …

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FSBO – 408 N Pennsylvania Ave, Sylvan Grove – $70,000

Kitchen was updated in 2007, and a Butcher block was added more recently. Bathroom updated in 2019 with a new tub/shower and toilet. The vanity was put in the year prior by the previous owners. Water softener last year. Has central air and heat. Electrical was updated. Lots 8,9,10,11, and 12 in the first block …

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1119 E Puma Ln, Sylvan Grove, KS – $240,000

You don’t want to miss out on this beautiful shop/house! Located Northeast of Sylvan Grove on approximately 4 acres sits a 7200 sq ft shouse. 5,880 sq ft of open shop with 2 large garage doors and concrete flooring & 1320 sq ft of house. This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home comes fully furnished ready …

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Sales Administrator

We are looking for a Sales Administrator to manage incoming customer inquiries and assist the sales force with daily sales administration activities. Processing a high volume of product orders. Processing invoices for all sales transactions. Checking prices and contracts are up to date. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, and paid Vacation time. Benefits …

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Production Assembler

The applicant must be able to read directions for work orders and follow verbal instructions from the Manager, Supervisor or Lead. Have the knowledge and ability to perform job duties of the Assembly position with little or no supervision. Must be able to complete projects from work orders and have a general knowledge of the …

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Quality Assurance Manager

We are looking for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to administrate company processes and procedures and assure compliance to ISO9001, and the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. US Tower, located in Lincoln, Kan. and Woodlake, Calif., is a growing, progressive manufacturer of a broad spectrum of mobile, telescoping and monopole steel and aluminum towers …

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Mechanical Engineer

Design and evaluate mechanical and electromechanical products and systems by developing and testing specifications and methods. This individual must be able to confirm system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods. Opportunity to research and test manufacturing and assembly methods and materials. The mechanical engineer will also prepare product reports and analyze and summarize information, looking for trends.

FSBO – 309 N Virginia Ave, Sylvan Grove, KS – $46,000

Across street from city park. Two lots. Double carport. Two outbuildings. Fruit trees, and cellar. New roof in 2015 and New Windows 2015. Central heat and air. A/C and water heater three years old. Appliances stay. Motivated seller. Eight miles to Wilson Lake and a short drive to Glen Elder Reservoir for fishing and hunting …

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District Treasurer

U.S.D. #298 Lincoln has a District Treasurer position open.  Begin date depending upon availability of applicant. Interested parties should request an application from Greta Obermueller, Clerk, by calling (785) 524-4436, e-mailing [email protected], or by mail at U.S.D. #298 Lincoln, 133 East Lincoln Ave., P.O. Box 289, Lincoln, Kansas 64755.  A resume should accompany the application.  …

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FSBO-114 W School St-$138,200

Address: 114 W School St, Lincoln, KS 67455 Asking Price: $138,200 4 bed 2 bath. Beautiful solid home. 2 bedrooms 1 bath on main level with amazing slate toor, 2 bedrooms in basement each with large egress windows 1 bath in basement with amazing slate floor, additional egress window in basement family room. New windows …

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Covid-19 Resident Survey Results

An anonymous survey conducted at the beginning of May 2020 yielded 271 responses from Lincoln County, Kansas, residents. See those results below.                                 View the results of the similar survey of Lincoln County businesses  

History of the Methodist Church in Lincoln County

The Lincoln United Methodist church got its start in Lincoln county the same year the county was founded, and is also celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2020. With the beautiful stained glass windows recently restored, here’s a look at its history. (Photo by Kris Heinze)

Emergency Manager

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Lincoln County is accepting applications for a Part-Time/Full-Time Optional Emergency Manager. This employee is responsible for providing direction and implementation of all aspects of emergency preparedness, including coordination of all public entities responding in times of disaster or emergency, training of personnel and conducting programs for the protection of lives and property from natural and …

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As Needed Certified Nurses Aide

Lincoln County Hospital is currently seeking candidates for a PRN Certified Nurse’s Aide for our nightshift (5p-5a). This position could develop into a part-time or full-time position. Competitive wages offered. Please apply using our on-line application at, or if you prefer one can be picked up in the front office. Lincoln County Hospital Gwen Batchman, HR …

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Registered Nurse – PRN

Lincoln County Hospital is seeking a PRN RN/RN Charge at our 14-bed Critical Access Hospital, who has a passion providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity. Some of the services provided at our facility: acute care, skilled nursing care, emergency department, and outpatient services. This position covers each of these areas. Our …

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Covid-19 Business Survey Results

An anonymous survey conducted at the end of April 2020 yielded 76 responses from our local Lincoln County, Kansas, businesses including agricultural producers. See those results below.     View the results of the similar survey of Lincoln County residents

46 Norman, Sylvan Grove, KS – $489,000

Beautiful, custom lake home with attention to detail. Open floor plan with spacious main floor living room, dining room, open kitchen. This 2960 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Full walkout basement. Address: 46 Norman, Sylvan Grove, KS 67481 Asking Price: $489,000 You can also view the property on Zillow! …

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Full-Time Billing Clerk

Lincoln County Hospital, a 14-bed, Critical Access Hospital, is currently seeking candidates for a full time Billing Clerk. Must be detail oriented, dependable and a team player. Competitive wages and benefit package available. Please send resume and application to: Gwen Batchman, HR, P O Box 406, Lincoln, KS 67455 or online at

Lincoln County Response

BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION UPDATES RELATED TO COVID-19 Especially as we begin to re-open our local business economy, please send us your updates so we can keep this page current with updated information, thank you! Statewide Coronavirus resources can be accessed at, and daily data reports from KDHE are also available at  As of …

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Resources for businesses

For Businesses Loans from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Various programs designed to provide businesses with immediate relief to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.  Loans are to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private nonprofit organizations with working capital and debt service immediately and over the next 6 months. Programs …

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Lincoln has good taste with MarCon Pies!

Mary Ann and Craig Stertz renovated a building in downtown Lincoln to house the famous MarCon pies previously in Washington, KS.

Mary Ann and Craig Stertz renovated a building in downtown Lincoln, KS, to house the famous MarCon pies previously made in Washington, KS. (Photo by Kris Heinze)

294 E Teal Drive – Sylvan Grove, KS – $33,500

Country home on two acres

Country home located outside of Sylvan Grove, KS. Secluded area located 3 miles off Highway 181. 5 bedroom, 1 bath, no basement, 20×30 Treb Shed, and sits on 1 acre. Surrounded by wildlife and farm ground. Address: 294 E Teal Dr. Sylvan Grove, Kansas Asking Price: $33,500 You can also view the property on …

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Bird-Dog Trainer

Setter Dogs, a premier, licensed bird dog training facility and hunting outfitter in Lincoln County, KS, is looking to hire a bird dog trainer with the possibility of the position including guiding hunters on wild quail, turkey and white-tail deer. The right candidate must love dogs, enjoy working in the outdoors and have a positive …

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Truck driver

Must have class A CDL. Clean driving record. Mostly grain hauling, but can be more. CB Trucking & Services LLC Chris Behrens, Owner [email protected] (785) 658-5842

Hungry Hunter open again in Lincoln

Hungry Hunter restaurant Lincoln, Kansas

Bob Berthelson reopened the Hungry Hunter restaurant in November in Lincoln, at 116 S. 5th St, bringing back the menu loved far and wide for over 20 years.

Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of Lincoln County, Kansas

Lincoln County is having a year-long celebration (January-December 2020) for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary)! On October 6, 1870, Lincoln County was officially recognized by the State of Kansas, divided into townships, and temporary leadership was established prior to a first vote. Every area organization, business, etc. is encouraged to plan a special something to incorporate …

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Lincoln County Sesquicentennial ideas

Sesquicentennial ideas and possibilities are listed below: VFW – Planning activities on both Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day (weekend before)  Lincoln County Historical Society/Museum   Revamped/enhanced homestead exhibit   Sunday programs (once a month) on a variety of topics  Website will have virtual tour of historic sites   New signage at historic sites around the county with QR codes that …

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County Highway Department – Multiple Openings

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Lincoln County is now accepting applications for the following positions. Applicants for all positions must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and possess a valid Class “A” CDL Driver’s License with manual transmission, or be willing to obtain one within 6 months of employment. Equipment Operator – Full-Time The …

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Ag Equipment Technician

Lincoln Farm Supply in Lincoln, KS logo

Lincoln Farm Supply is looking for an Ag Equipment Technician. We can use a mechanic’s helper, and we can work with vo-tech students, online and in-class training available. This individual must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a medical card. Drug tests may be required on a random basis or at …

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#LiveLincolnCounty Photo Contest Winners

2019 #LiveLincolnCounty photo contest People's Choice winner, a rainbow over a blacktop road in Lincoln County, Kansas, by Allison Johnson

The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) hosted the first #LiveLincolnCounty Photo Contest in 2019, and accepted over 130 photo submissions from local amateur photographers. The purpose of the contest was to positively promote quality of life in Lincoln County, Kansas. Announcing the 2019 #LiveLincolnCounty Photo Contest winners. (Photo by one of our locals – Allison Johnson)

Returning vacant and dilapidated properties back into productive use

Title image of falling down stone block building with title "Dealing with Dilapidated properties"

Lincoln County is a wonderful place to live and do business but we know we aren’t perfect.  We struggle with vacant and dilapidated properties like so many other communities around the state and country.  Nearly 25 percent of all our housing units are vacant, a number that has been creeping up for quite some time.  …

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Marketing Manager

The position is responsible for: -Developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans. -Tracking and analyzing the performance of advertising campaigns. -Marketing budget -Providing marketing support to agents Vista Business Group Mark Obermueller [email protected] (785) 658-5515 While you’re here, check out housing options in Lincoln County: Residential Property Listings |  Agricultural Property Listings  

Remote-work jobs in computer science, professional fields or support services*

rural and remote

The Rural & Remote program connects Lincoln County residents with remote-work jobs ensuring those who want to live a rural lifestyle can still advance in their careers.

502 E South St Lincoln – $80,000

Address: 502 E South St Lincoln Ks 67455 Asking Price: $80,000.00 For Sale by Owner: 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom open concept house with a large attached garage. Full basement mostly finished with concrete floor. Newly remodeled on the main floor with, new wiring/electrical throughout the main floor, new plumbing, remodeled kitchen, cabinet space. New …

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Barb Hollis recognized for 50 years at Lincoln County Hospital

In July, Lincoln County Hospital recognized long-time radiology technician Barb Hollis for 50 years of service to the Lincoln County Hospital with a reception in the cafeteria. Administrator Steve Granzow presented Hollis a framed certificate commemorating the event, as well as a pin to recognize her years of service to the Lincoln County Hospital. Hollis …

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Seirer’s Clothing celebrating 35 years in business in downtown Lincoln

This July, Seirer’s Clothing will celebrate its milestone 35th birthday by treating customers to a huge birthday sale. (Photo courtesy of Seirer’s Clothing)

139 E Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, KS – $30,000

This charming building at 139 E. Lincoln Ave in Lincoln, KS was formerly a gift & coffee shop, now for sale by owner.

Commercial Opportunities – Lincoln, KS – FREE

Free commercial properties in Lincoln County, Kansas

Both the City of Lincoln and the Lincoln County Commission have commercial properties available at no cost to businesses who would like to start up or expand. The properties vary in size from approx. 3-40 acres and are either developed (with utilities to the site) or undeveloped (without utilities to the site). Businesses must submit …

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208 E North Street – Lincoln, KS – $41,000

This well-kept property is an excellent choice for a small business such as an office, photo studio or daycare facility. It could also be redesigned for a small home or an Airbnb.  The open concept of the building leaves a new owner many options. A new roof and storm door were added in 2017. The …

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602 N 2nd Street – Lincoln, KS – FREE (house must be relocated)

  Large and historic home in Lincoln, KS, must be moved to a new location to be saved from demolition! Built in approx. 1910, this beautiful Dutch Colonial house is in MUCH better shape than the street view would suggest. The first floor has a large living room with original fireplace, dining room, kitchen and …

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Incubating a business, not just eggs

Prairie Land Gamebirds recently expanded its business with a new hatchery. David, who runs the business with his son Ryan Wacker, said it has been positive to not rely on another entity to provide chicks to them. (Photo courtesy of David Wacker)

Lincoln County students compete at the second annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lincoln County 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge winners. Lincoln High School students Libby Huskey and Cassie Aleshire received first place. Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School student Aundrea Haberer took home second, while runners up included Delaney Herold, Taegen Walter, Bailey Evans and Kylie Rahmeier of SLUHS, and LHS student Aubry Donley.

The event, which was March 5, 2019, challenged local high school students to develop a sustainable business idea. A panel of judges, including local business owners and bankers, scored projects. Pictured are the winners of this year’s event. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development Director)

Post Rock Motel in Lincoln, Kansas For Sale

Post Rock Motel, Lincoln, KS, fully restored neon sign

The Post Rock Motel is a profitable, established and turn-key business conveniently located at the intersection of two highways (Hwy 14 & 18) in the heart of prime pheasant and deer hunting country in Lincoln, Kansas. 

Sylvan Grove Public Library’s Downtown Design Assistance project underway

The Sylvan Grove Public Library Downtown Design Assistance project is underway

Library patrons and Sylvan Grove residents are getting excited about the changes happening at the Sylvan Grove Public Library.

Baetz expanding Kansas Pregame publications

Kansas Pregame is launching new winter and spring sports magazines and a new website in 2019!

Kansas Pregame publisher John Baetz is expanding his business with publishing winter and spring sports magazines, a new website and more coverage of football.

Finch Theatre awning replaced, new LED sign installed

A new lighted sign was installed at the Finch Theatre in Lincoln in January and the new awning was installed in November. This project was made possible by a grant from the Post Rock Community Foundation.

2018 Economic Year in Review

2018 Lincoln County Economic Year in Review

At the end of every year, I always like to reflect on the past year’s economic activity.  It’s my way to take a mental ‘deep breath’ before recharging the brain and entering the new year full steam ahead. Here’s my list of happenings over the past year

210 E School Street – Lincoln, KS – $45,000

Retreat by the lakes, this bungalow style home provide one level living with a large backyard deck to enjoy the outdoors. Beautiful woodwork throughout the home, with two bedrooms, one with 10 foot ceilings, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. There is a secret upper attic, that has two large rooms for additional sleep or play space. An enclosed back porch which leads to the basement. A detached single garage with concrete floor completes this home. Centralized location to Lake Wilson, Kanoplis, and Glen Elder.

2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program

Plans for the Sylvan Grove Public Library’s future expansion is starting to get real! The economic development office’s summer interns met with library staff and a few board members this morning to review schematic designs.

In the spring of 2018, the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation invited businesses and organizations in the downtown districts of the Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Barnard and Beverly communities to apply to the Downtown Design Assistance Program. Attractive and well-maintained storefronts and buildings are critical to the survival of small town businesses. Property owners often defer …

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