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
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 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.
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)
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.
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
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
There’s a hidden gem in the middle of America… it’s Lincoln County, Kansas. Watch the new video!
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.
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.
After months of work, the new Live Lincoln County magazine is available in both print and online digital publication formats.
Triple H Outfitters and Cardinal Archery is one of Lincoln County’s newest businesses offering a variety of archery, muzzleloader, rifle, or shotgun hunts. All hunts are all-inclusive, with lodging, meals, field transportation, and came care included. | Courtesy photo
Mrs. B’s Greenhouse & Nursery opens just in time for spring offering flowering annual and perennial varieties, vegetables, trees and shrubs
The LiveLincolnCounty.com website has won an Award of Excellence from the Kansas Press Association . The Lincoln Sentinel earned the Best Newspaper Website in the Nondaily Division I category for its collaboration with the county economic development’s travel and tourism taskforce and the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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
Metz returns to Lincoln after years spent in Samoa serving in the Peace Corps and working in the tourism industry. (Courtesy photo)
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…
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.
Four Post Rock District 4-H members attended the 16th annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum held at Rock Springs 4-H Center, Nov. 20–22, 2015. Post Rock 4-H members attended KYLF (L-R): Kylie Rahmeier, Seth Hachmeister, Cheyenne Meyer and Jillian Worm.
Historic Sylvan depot moved – Restoration begins with temporary relocation | Photo by Kelly Larson
Career Day exposes area high school students to local career options | Photo by Jason Curtis
Alumni weekend moved to summer | Photo by Becky Rathbun for the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican
Post Rock Festival brings community together | Photo by Amanda McCosh
Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, Sylvan Grove: A destination for beer lovers and foodies alike | Photo by Kathie Crispin
Lincoln County officially became a Kansas county in 1870. Early settlers staking their claims and fencing their property lines needed an affordable material to build their fences. In this area of Kansas, near the soil surface, is a layer of limestone rock that is easily quarried and breaks into manageable chunks. Long lines of Post Rock fence posts are still seen today bordering the pastures.
The area known as “Post Rock Country” stretches for approximately 200 miles from the Nebraska border on the north to Dodge City on the south. The limestone that is found here comes from the uppermost bed of the Greenhorn Formation. It was out of necessity that settlers in the late 1800s began turning back the sod and cutting posts from the layer of rock that lay underneath. By the mid-1880s limestone fence posts were in general use because of the widespread use of barbed wire.