Just in time for the county’s 150th birthday, the downtown area of Lincoln has been officially listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, thanks to the hard work of Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Kelly Larson.
Soaring Arrow, a new hometown shop, opened Saturday, June 6, featuring an eclectic collection of items owner Sarah Hageman calls a “One stop shop for all things rustic, rescued, repurposed, antique, vintage and lovingly handmade.”
On May 26, Governor Laura Kelly vetoed HB2054, citing several reasons for her action which included changes to local health officer authority in the bill. The statewide order to implement Phase 2 of her re-opening plan was discontinued, becoming a recommended guidance to counties who received the authority to mandate requirements as they see fit.
Lincoln County Hospital CEO Jeanne Goche has announced a number of new beginnings at LCH this week with the start of a new provider structure, a financial boost due to the pandemic and preparation for continuing health care services during the pandemic re-opening phase.
Board of County Commissioners, District 2
Kerry and Larry Isbell of Lincoln shared a love of all things rusty, dusty, and old. They attended auctions as a form of entertainment. Some of their treasures were restored; others were repurposed. Even others were sold. Over the 20 years on their 10 acres just southeast of Lincoln they collected a multitude of interesting items. Some were put into use right away while some were stored in sheds, the basement, or the garage.
The Radish Patch, Lincoln’s community garden, is in its eighth year, and according to garden manager Pam Morgan, the garden has never looked better for a variety of reasons, even after a later start than is typical.
Over the past several weeks, the Sentinel has published several photos from area residents depicting the variety of activities that kept them busy during the governor’s stay-at-home order. Two locals used their talents, skills and education answering to needs in a pandemic “hot spot.” Christa Haesemeyer and Loren Peterson spent time at the COVID-19 “front” in New York City, using their medical skills and experience to help keep the hospitals from being overloaded.
What does the Sylvan Unified High School Class of 1937 and the Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Class of 2020 have in common?
A public hearing was held during the regular Lincoln City Council meeting held May 11 to receive public comments regarding an application for funding under the Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation CDBG Grant program for the building located at 113 W. Lincoln Avenue. The application included improvements to the building’s exterior including tuck point/masonry work, roof repair, replacement of gutters, downspouts, exterior door, and aluminum storefront. Interior improvements cited in the application include electrical and plumbing updates including HVAC and the insulation and repair of damaged floors, walls, and ceiling. Additional activities include architectural design, construction administration, project administration and environmental review. The estimated project cost of $375,714 would be funded by the block grant request of $250,000 and a local match commitment of $125,714 to be paid by Kelly Larson, owner of Prairie State Properties, LLC. Written correspondence in opposition of the project was received from one city citizen.