The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) is organizing a countywide real estate open house. Originally set for June, the event has been rescheduled for July 25. This is the second year for the event.
The Lincoln County Health Department received notification June 29 confirming the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. It is important to note this person has not been in Lincoln County or Kansas since early March. This person became symptomatic in June while temporarily residing in another state. There are no Kansas contacts and they were not exposed to COVID-19 in Kansas. This person is in isolation out of state. According to Lincoln County Public Health Officer Ladonna Reinert, no further information regarding this particular instance will be forthcoming.
High June temperatures and gusty winds, interrupted by rainy days, officially brought the county into the 2020 harvest season. While first loads delivered to local elevators over a week ago, harvest is just getting kicked off in many parts of the county due to untimely rains. Nearly four inches of rain was reported by the county’s National Weather Service observer Joan Wilson during the month of June, most of it after harvesting began.
The Finch Theatre Children’s Summer Theatre Academy presented “A Dollop of Disney” under the direction of Pam Curtis. The show featured a medley of famous songs from Disney muscials that have been preformed at past academies. ABOVE: The 2020 Cast Photo. Back Row (L-R): Tru Haesemeyer, Libby Huskey, Camden Weber, Teryn Spear. Grady Stewart, Katelyn Davis, Lilly Behrens, Conner Weber, Noah Keever, Tana Hayworth, Kaylee Babcock. Middle Row: Ruth Jordan, Aleece Moler, Easton Wehrman, Bethany Boyd, Climena Jordan and Hudson Curtis. Front Row: Emna Wehrman, Gage Stewart, Carisa McBride, Jasmine Fenn, Ashley McBride, Bethani Jordan, and Hazel Metz. (Photo by Abby Gerleman)
Another step in Lincoln County Hospital’s “New Beginnings” campaign is the announcement of a new Chief Nursing Officer.
Tommy Berger, left, talks to Logan and Brianna Chapman as Sam Suelter assists at the annual fishing clinic held June 18th. Twenty-two kids under the age of 16 attended the event sponsored by Post Rock Ringneck Chapter 635 of Pheasants Forever. Participants met at the Lincoln City Park for a light supper where they learned the rules of basic fishing on private property before moving on to their designated fishing hole. Rain clouded the occasion but the group was able to get in about an hour and a half of fishing time before Mother Nature sent them home. (Courtesy Photo)
The Lincoln Senior Center, through their Friendship Meals Program, always serves up tasty and nutritious lunches, not only for the senior citizens of the county, but for any age. It’s always a full and balanced meal, including milk and dessert. Anyone under 60 pays the full price of $5.25 per meal. Those 60 or older are asked to make a confidential contribution based on what they can comfortably afford. The suggested voluntary contribution is $3.50.
The Lincoln city council approved a new charter ordinance at their June 8 meeting, removing the residency requirements for the City Clerk and City Fire Chief. The previous ordinance required individuals serving in those capacities to reside within the city limits. The new ordinance, Charter Ordinance #10, while adding certain provisions, exempts the city from the provisions of Kansas statutes 14-205 and 14-1502. The ordinance will be published in the Sentinel for two consecutive weeks.
Kansas Farm Bureau’s campaign to End Hunger has raised $582 in Lincoln County, which was donated to the Lincoln County Food Pantry.
When Governor Laura Kelly closed schools in Kansas due to COVID-19, area students needed to find a way to fill their newly found time while completing their school work on-line. Some found their part-time summer jobs earlier than normal. Some took the time to study on their own, prepare for college, or anything to stay busy. The Dubrinki girls of Sylvan Grove took a different approach to their extra time.