On July 1, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment took the reported COVID-19 case off the Lincoln County report. The afflicted person had a permanent address of Lincoln County, but had not been in the county for several months and had no exposure to any Lincoln County residents.
Galen Liggett and Jim Metz, representing the Lincoln branch of Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, addressed the USD 298 board of education at their July 6 meeting to offer a $4,000 donation. While acknowledging the district can use the funds to meet their needs, the bank has requested it be used for academics, i.e. curriculum, textbooks, etc. The board gratefully accepted their donation and earmarked it for much needed textbooks.
Lincoln County Hospital Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tawnya Seitz has been named Acting CEO. The decision was made following a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 25.
When calculations were complete, California, New York and Texas will receive the largest distribution of all states. Kansas will receive a total of $1,250,000,000 in the first of three rounds of federal relief. Additionally, Johnson County will receive $116,311,034 directly from the federal government, and Sedgwick County will receive $99,636,917 as a direct federal distribution. A total of $400 million will be distributed to the local (county) governments.
“Indigenous” with Mona Cliff of Lawrence, Kris Heinze and George Medcraft Collections, Lincoln, will open at the Lincoln Art Center on Friday July 10 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through August 31.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020. The law is intended to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
Lincoln Park Manor celebrated 4th of July with staff and residents last week. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the public was not allowed to attend the event with the residents but could enjoy from the street. The residents enjoyed sno cones, popcorn and singing patriotic songs. A photo booth and props were set up outside so families can enjoy their loved ones smiles via their facebook page. Right: Ann Wolting and Elsie Jean Kelly pose on the bench. (Courtesy Photos)
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.