City of Lincoln crew worked diligently to provide the spirit of the season to downtown Lincoln. (Photo by Abby Gerleman)
LOCAL COUNTY OFFICES
The Lincoln Senior Center has gone through many changes in the last few months, from facility upgrades to personnel.
USD 298 Board of Education met November 9, 2020 for their regular monthly meeting. Following routine business, Superintendent Scott Crenshaw kicked off the meeting by recognizing Mrs. Shari Pittenger as the Kansas Association of Heath, Physical Education and Dance (KAHPERD) teacher of the year. Pittenger has taught physical education to grades K-12 for more than 30 years in USD 298.
One bid for the service window project within budget was received. The bid included two options for a payment drop box, one being a stand-alone outside box, and one installed in the side window panel of the front door. Following a counsel discussion about both options and costs involved, the counsel voted to accept the construction bid from Hall Construction to install the transaction window and side window drop box. The cost will be $11,000 which includes a $2,000 allowance. Due to the placement of the transaction window, the office furniture also needs to be reconfigured.. The counsel voted to accept the proposal of $4,562.05 from Pure Workspace Solutions for the desk remodel. Pure Workspace Solutions configured the current counter desk design.
“Montage: The Femme Fatale Speaks” with Becky Hyberger of Salina, Nicole Thibodeau, Hays and Shannon Trevethan, Russell opened at the Lincoln Art Center Fri., Nov. 13 and will run through Dec. 31.
Each Friday, LES counselor Sawyer Ptacek, sees each class at LES for a 30-minute character education lesson focusing on a variety of emotional character development topics aimed at increasing students’ social, emotional and learning skills.
When we approach Veterans' Day our thoughts often turn toward those brave men who answered their county's call to fight for the freedoms we enjoy in our own country. We envision what we have seen in movies - young men, often under the legal age of adulthood, fighting in the trenches of war in Europe during World War I (WWI) or World War II (WWll), freezing nearly to death in Korea, or stalking an unseen enemy in the jungles of Vietnam. As our minds bring us to more modern times, we remember the more recent desert wars and our young men, our own sons and grandsons, who survived the searing heat, but sometimes not the trauma.
A flag raising ceremony sponsored by Salt Creek 4-H included a devotion by Pastor Kaye Metzler, the raising of the U.S. flag by John Harlow, the Kansas flag by Rep. Susan Concannon and State Senator Elaine Bowers, the P.O.W. flag by VFW Post #7928, the Barnard Rural Fire flag by Randy Rathbun, 4-H Club flag by members of the Salt Creek 4-H club. The dedication was followed by a soup supper. (Courtesy Photo)
Lincoln County residents have long expressed a need for a local fitness center that accommodates both men and women in their workout routines, is roomy, can serve as a location for an assortment of fitness classes such as yoga or tai chi, is available during uncommon hours for those who work uncommon hours and is reasonably priced. Until recently those requirements seemed almost too much to hope for.