Lincoln County has recently been awarded $141,642 in CDBG-COVID Resiliency (CDBG-CVR) funding to help local businesses modernize and prepare for future health emergencies.
The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation awarded Lincoln County a Moderate-Income Housing (MIH) program grant in the amount of $150,000 to develop affordable housing units. The…
The Childcare Startup Grant program aims to increase the number of licensed childcare providers within Lincoln County. The grant can assist with start-up costs such as licensing and training fees, purchasing supplies and toys, making minor modifications to a property (such as fencing in a backyard) required to license the property as a childcare facility, and assisting with the provider’s cash flow in the early stages of operating a childcare facility.
Lincoln County has a shortage of daycare providers creating a perfect opportunity for an entrepreneur to start their own business!
On August 1st, 2020, Sylvan Grove’s downtown commercial district was officially listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places! Of the 36 properties within the district, 20 of them were built within 1887-1930.
Lincoln’s downtown commercial district was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 1, 2020. The district’s buildings date from between 1881 to 2001 with two-thirds of them being built by or before 1920.
There is a shortage of housing and HVAC contractors in Lincoln County and the surrounding counties providing an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneur(s) with the right skills to start a business.
A survey of Lincoln’s City Park has been completed to determine if the area would be eligible for any historic designations that could open up financial resources to the City to help maintain and improve the park.
Through the Lincoln County Strategic Doing process, and with financial support from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Post Rock Community Foundation, a countywide “Healthy Living Master Plan” was developed by a group of volunteers to help move several priority projects forward.
Walk Kansas is organized by the K-State Research & Extension’s Post Rock District. It is an 8-week team-based program focused on improving overall health. Groups…
The Live Healthy Lincoln County Coalition is a member of the North Central Kansas Food Council promoting an approach to enhance quality of life for…
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.
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.
After 50 years, the VFW Auxiliary’s all-volunteer Stop and Shop store is still donating profits back into the community to support local charitable projects and the country’s veterans. | Courtesy Photo
Since 1922, the former Lincoln High School has stood as a cornerstone of the community at the south end of 4th Street. Although it has largely sat vacant since the last class graduated from it in 1996, a group of local citizens organized the 1922 Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3), to purchase the building and work towards redeveloping the building into a new use.
While Lincoln County producers had the chance to get an up-close and personal look at a new line of agricultural equipment recently, a local business hopes the introduction will be the start of a beneficial partnership. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
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…
Biking Across Kansas participants made their way to Lincoln on June 13, 2017, for an overnight stop over as they traverse the state. Volunteers welcomed the visitors to Lincoln with music, food, activities and a shuttle service to help participants explore the community. | Photo by Jennifer McDaniel)
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…
The Barnard Post Office celebrated 135 years since it was established on May 18, 1882.
The Kansas Preservation Alliance awarded Jack and Kathie Crispin a 2017 Advocacy Award for Excellence for the rehabilitation of the Cummins Block Building in downtown Lincoln and for their work of promoting and preserving history through their museums. | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
After months of work, the 2017 Live Lincoln County magazine is here! Both print and online digital editions are now available.
The 2017 Leadership Lincoln County class celebrated the completion of their year-long program with a graduation celebration at the Finch Theatre. | Photo credit: John Baetz
Recess is a little more fun for students at Lincoln Elementary after volunteers unveiled new playground equipment. | Photo credit: John Baetz
181 Ag Supply, based in Sylvan Grove, is among five recipients of the Kansas Department of Commerce JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur Program.
Six new wayfinding signs have popped up in Lincoln to help visitors find their way around town | Photo credit: Kelly Larson
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)
A key to being successful in economic development is figuring out what makes us unique and capitalizing on it. We live in a beautiful part of the state with one of our most noteworthy features being our limestone buildings, fence rows, and structures. These are huge assets for us we can use to grow our economy.
Work is underway in Denmark, Kansas, to preserve the buildings representing the community’s early history and Danish heritage. | Photo credit: Jennifer McDaniel
A look back at this year’s economic activity in our little corner of the world.
First published in the Lincoln Sentinel, September 29, 2016 One thing abundantly clear is that we need more daycare providers in the county. Our need…
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
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
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
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
The 2016-17 Leadership Lincoln County class kicked off with 11 participants from various parts of the county.
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
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
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
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
First published in the Lincoln Sentinel August 4, 2016 As the saying goes, ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’ and that…
Four local veterans had the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital to visit and reflect at various war memorials thanks to the North Central Kansas Honor Flight organization.
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.
First published in the Lincoln Sentinel June 2, 2016 Being that Memorial Day was a couple days ago and tis the season for school alumni…
The LCEDF is applying to become an E-Community, a highly competitive process, as its focus is to grow and support local entrepreneurs.
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
A historic windmill was installed in The Radish Patch, Lincoln’s Community garden, through volunteer efforts by local businesses.
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
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.
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.