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2020 Summer Internship Opportunity

downtown revitalization summer internship

The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation is looking for summer interns! Work with property owners to design and develop improvement plans for downtown storefronts and buildings. This internship has been made possible through a partnership with Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.

School Nurse

USD 299 is looking for a school nurse for the grade school and high school. Please contact Jude Stecklein, Supt., at [email protected] or 785-526-7175.   While you’re here, check out housing options in Lincoln County: Residential Property Listings |  Agricultural Property Listings  

Historic Survey of Downtown Sylvan Grove

A survey of downtown Sylvan Grove has been completed to determine if the overall downtown district (and/or individual properties within it) would be eligible for any historic designations that could open up financial resources to property owners to help maintain and improve their properties.

48 Norman – Sylvan Grove, KS – $370,000

This Single-Family Home is located at 48 Norman, Sylvan Grove, KS, is currently for sale and has been listed on Trulia for 401 days. This property is listed for $370,000. 48 Norman has 4 beds, 3 baths and approximately 2,560 square feet. The price per square foot is $145. The property has a lot size …

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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.

Replenishing Hope owner becomes Airbnb host in Sylvan Grove

One more spot on Sylvan Grove's Main Street is alive and well in Replenishing Hope, which offers counseling services and a vacation rental upstairs.

Licensed professional counselor Katie Reagan offers counseling services to individuals, couples and families through her practice, Replenishing Hope. Replenishing Hope provides serenity by offering both counseling and lodging in one location. After purchasing the building, located on Sylvan Grove’s Main Street in 2017, Katie Reagan and her husband are also offering an upstairs vacation rental on Airbnb.

Local family cattle business selling homegrown beef across the country

Post Rock Beef has sold over 5,000 pounds of homegrown beef since the business began selling the product in 2016. The tender and flavorful dry-aged beef can also be found on the menu at local Sylvan Grove restaurants.

Approximately three miles southwest of Sylvan Grove is the home of Ringler Ranch, where Post Rock Beef is operated by Justin Ringler and Shawn Elder, with their families.  Post Rock Beef, Ringler and Elder’s beef business, has served over 100 customers with approximately 5,000 pounds of beef sold, according to the Post Rock Beef website.  (Courtesy photo)

Labertew Apiaries

Labertew Apiaries was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at Labertew Apiaries include removing the siding to uncover the original storefront, installing a new canvas awning to draw attention to the business, installing new signage to make the business easier to find, painting the metal siding, and repairing and repointing the limestone foundation under the storefront. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

J&R Feeds

J&R Feeds was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the J&R Feeds building are shown below.

J&R Feeds was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed improvements at the J&R Feeds building include repairing and painting the building’s original pressed metal siding, repairing and repointing the limestone foundation and walls, converting the space that was historically a garage door into an ADA accessible storefront, installing awnings over the storefronts and new signage. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Sylvan Senior Center

The Sylvan Grove Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The goal of the program is to work with property owners and develop plans to improve their exterior and/or interior spaces. The proposed improvements for the Sylvan Grove Senior Center are shown below.

The Sylvan Senior Center was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed exterior improvements at the Sylvan Senior Center included an updated awning, paint and new signage, and interior plans include updated kitchen cabinetry and island, an ADA accessible bathroom, a new projector and screen and relocating the television. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

Sylvan Grove Public Library

The Sylvan Grove Library was one of the projects of the Downtown Design Assistance Program. The architecture and interior design plans are shown below.

The Sylvan Grove Public Library was one of eight summer projects that were part of the 2018 Downtown Design Assistance Program. The proposed exterior improvements at the Sylvan Library included installing a new storefront and ADA accessible entrance, a new awning, and new signage, as well as a complete interior remodel as well. (Designs by interns Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel)

LCEDF announces Downtown Revitalization Projects

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.

By Hailey Dixon for the Lincoln Sentinel Out of 17 applications, eight businesses were selected for the Downtown Revitalization Project by Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director, members of the LCEDF Board and two interns, Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel. “I am grateful that we were a part of that decision,” Blair …

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The Labertew Families

Stan & Sandy Labertew and Ben & Angie Labertew are Rural by Choice in Lincoln County, KS. (courtesy photo)

The Labertew families take education seriously and have also built a successful family agri-business in Labertew Apiaries in their spare time. They’ve made Sylvan Grove their home and believe it is a great place to raise a family and find a real sense of community.

Lincoln County gaining Historic Preservation Fund grant

Photo illustration of Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln, KS, depicting the way the buildings looked a century ago juxtaposed with the current building facades.

Lincoln County is receiving a Historic Preservation Fund reimbursement grant through the Kansas Historical Society to hopefully gain historic status in various places in the county. A study will be conducted in the Lincoln and Sylvan Grove downtown’s to see if the areas could be eligible for any historic designations. (Photo illustration by Kris Heinze)

Historical buildings to gain funds for renovations

Two historic Lincoln County buildings will receive grant funding from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas Historical Society for structural improvements and preservation. The Marshall-Yohe House in Lincoln and the Cross and Morgan General Store in Sylvan Grove were selected after an application process in late 2017 and announcement earlier this month to receive the funds.

Two historic Lincoln County buildings will receive grant funding from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas Historical Society for structural improvements and preservation. The Marshall-Yohe House in Lincoln and the Cross and Morgan General Store in Sylvan Grove were selected after an application process in late 2017 and recent announcement to receive the funds. (Courtesy photos)

Hell Creek Cabins now open at Wilson Lake

Members of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the new Hell Creek Cabins at Wilson Lake last Tuesday with a ribbon cutting. Members of the Usher family, the owners of the new lodging business, are pictured with chamber offi cials Nancy Walter, Colleen Biggs, Kim Meyer, and Jack and Kathie Crispin. (Photo courtesy Kelly Larson)

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event for Hell Creek Cabins. “We came up here, and fell in love with the area,” Hell Creek Cabins owner Kathy Usher said.

PRCF kicks off Match Month

Post Rock Community Foundation supports and facilitates various community and school projects like this Greenhouse Project at USD 299.

Match Month is the Post Rock Community Foundation’s biggest fund-raising effort of the year. PRCF grants have already helped create opportunities, like this Greenhouse Project at USD 299, for schools and nonprofits, as well as emergency medical services, hospital and healthy-living programs. In December, donations are matched by the both Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Kansas Health Foundation to triple fundraising efforts!

Jason & Annie Dohl

Jason Annie Dohl

Jason and Annie Dohl returned to Jason’s hometown of Sylvan Grove in the early-2000s to raise a family and pursue their dreams of owning their own businesses. “We wanted to raise our children (Valden, 12; Vance, 9; Tevis, 7) in a small town,” Annie said. “We wanted to allow our children to feel safe and …

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Jude & Rachel Stecklein

Stecklein

The Steckleins made their lives and raised their family in Sylvan Grove. Jude has served as an administrator for Unified School District 299 for the last 33 years. His wife, Rachel, recently retired as the Sylvan Grove city clerk after more than 29 years in that role. Jude says Sylvan Grove has provided a great …

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181 Ag Supply receives funding for business development

181 Ag Supply

181 Ag Supply, based in Sylvan Grove, is among five recipients of the Kansas Department of Commerce JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur Program.

Between Friends: Conversations evolve into clothing boutique

Best friends Haley Richards and Mandy Burger long-considered the idea of opening their own clothing boutique, but hadn’t pursued it until now. | Photo credit: Tyler Gier

Busy as bees

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

Live Lincoln County magazine released

After months of work, the new Live Lincoln County magazine is available in both print and online digital publication formats.

Work begins on Sylvan depot foundation

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.

Are you eligible for development incentives?

First printed in the Lincoln Sentinel on March 3, 2016 There are several different business and property development assistance programs that have been in the county for a number of years. Because they came along before I began working at the economic development foundation, I am unsure if these programs are common knowledge, buried deep …

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Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove awarded grant

Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove

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

Storm repairs complete in Sylvan-Lucas school district

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 of a million dollars in damages, including severe damage to the high school gymnasium.

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 of a million dollars in damages, including severe damage to the high school gymnasium. The district was able to use a combination of insurance funds and donations to help pay …

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Historic Sylvan depot moved

Historic Sylvan depot moved – Restoration begins with temporary relocation | Photo by Kelly Larson

Lincoln County/Sylvan Grove Fair Association

The association oversees the annual county fair in Lincoln County. Mission: The mission of the association is to promote the agricultural, youth and cultural programs of the traditional county fair through education, fellowship, and participation. The fair board provides for premiums and awards for achievements in exhibits and promotes education and entertainment in the annual …

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Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the economic and lifestyle opportunities for all county residents and businesses. We assist individuals looking to open their own business or grow their existing one.  We collaborate with local governments, community organizations, and volunteers on important issues such as improving housing opportunities, developing travel and …

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Sylvan Senior Center

Sylvan Historical Society

Sylvan Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of the Sylvan Grove area. The organization sponsors demonstrations which have featured antique machinery and women’s vintage baseball. Expand your interest in preserving local history by joining this progressive group. Or maybe you’d just like to assist at the Museum, Depot or …

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Post Rock Community Foundation

Mission: To enhance quality of life, today and in the future, by enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires, building a permanent endowment, facilitating prudent management and care of funds, and meeting needs through grants, awards, and scholarships. Fundraiser/Volunteer Efforts: The Post Rock Community Foundation is a non-profit organization and is a vehicle for charitable …

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Knotheads Baitshop at Wilson Lake

We offer a variety of services to help you enjoy the most beautiful lake in the state, Wilson Lake.  We have a good variety of live and artificial baits, fishing, boating, and camping supplies. We sell fishing and hunting licenses and vehicle permits. Beer, ice, groceries, firewood, etc. We do have just about everything you need. …

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Sylvan Grove Community Day

The Sylvan Historical Society stages their annual Community Day the first Sunday in June each year in Sylvan Grove’s City Park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a fun day in Sylvan Grove. Reminiscent of days gone by, the day begins with a church service in the park and includes a potluck lunch, frog and turtle …

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