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.
The annual Hunter’s Safety course field day will be offered this year on October 24 from 8 am to 4 pm. The course work and registration must be completed on-line prior to the field day. The event is sponsored by Ringneck Chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT).
Two bids were received for painting/repairing the city pool, one from a vendor in Salina and another from Wichita.
In April of 2018, the ribbon was cut and the Post Rock Disc Golf Course was officially opened. Originally the course had grass pads. According to organizer Adam Boyd, grass pads are adequate when the course gets limited traffic. However, as a course becomes more popular, the grass pads wear, leaving dirt spots. That makes it difficult to play when the ground is muddy, and thankfully, the Lincoln course has had enough use to have creat-ed this problem.
If you have a tattered U.S. Flag, now is the time to deposit it in the drop off box in front of the VFW building at 144 S Fourth Street so it can be retired with dignity.