This time of year is busy for many local farmers. Planting wheat, cutting last round of alfalfa before winter hits, harvesting milo and soybeans just to name a few! Farmers wait patiently at Walker Products to unload. (Photo by Abby Gerleman)
Chief Judge of the 12th Judicial District in Kansas since 2006, Kim Cudney, has been named one of three nominees to replace retired Justice Carol Beier on the Kansas Supreme Court. As District Court Judge, Cudney oversees six magistrate judges. The 12th Judicial District serves Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties. All nominees are female, and this appointment will continue to have three female justices.
Historian and author Jeff Broome will be in Lincoln Friday, October 9 to discuss his latest book, “Indian Raids & Massacres, Essays on the Central Plains Indian War.” A lecture and book-signing event will be held at the Lincoln County Historical Museum, 216 W. Lincoln Avenue at 6;30 p.m. Social distancing and masks will be required. Broome has become an expert in Indian wars in relation to Lincoln County history. Previous books include “Dog Soldier Justice: The Ordeal of Susannah Alderdice”, and “Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Road to Denver 1864-1869”. Hours, weeks and years of research in Washington D.C. and through contact with descendants of those involved in these Indian wars culminated in the three books written by Broome, and a thorough understanding of the settlers throughout the central plains, including Lincoln county.
OCCK Transportation has announced KANcycle bikes, the regional bike sharing program that serves north central Kansas, is back up and running with bicycles ready to be rented. KANcycle has been closed since the end of March due to COVID19.
A historic Lincoln County limestone bridge was recently restored and preserved by Bluestem Quarry and Stoneworks of Lucas. Jon Pancost and his crew replaced and repaired stones and mortar in the bridge over Trail Creek in Lower Denmark during August and September, overcoming difficulties with mud. The crew somehow managed to miss storms that could have washed away their progress. The bridge was a WPA project completed in 1940 and located about one mile west of the Denmark church. (Courtesy Photo)
Baldwin Fisher has been preparing for something all his life. As a proponent of self-sufficiency, he and his family preserve fresh produce to keep their pantry filled. He prepared for the birth of his three children. He prepared himself for life by earning a degree in homeland security. And for 23 years as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, he constantly prepared for war, disaster and serious injury.
Acting CEO Tawnya Seitz spoke with the board at their September 22 meeting regarding various issues and possible funding.
Sylvan-Lucas Unified Homecoming is Friday, October 2nd. Kick-off will begin at 7:00 against Norwich. Above, the 2020 Homecoming Court sits for a photo. Back Row (L-R): Logan Buttenhoff, Tra Barrientes and Jonah Huehl. Front Row: Chloe Dohe, Bree Neel and Cadence Nondorf. (Courtesy Photo)
Earlier this year Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education partnered with local farmers to nominate rural public school districts for STEM grants. Thanks to Jo Ann Koll, Wesley Jensen, Sheri Suelter, Leesa Frederking, Chad Walter, Judy Schroeder, Sam Suelter, Ryan Spear and Jarrod Heinze, Lincoln Junior/Senior High School was awarded a $15,000 grant. The grant will be used to purchase a CNC Plasma cutter.
At the September Board of Education meeting for USD 298 held September 14, Superintendent Scott Crenshaw discussed a series of financial challenges facing the district.