The first library in Lincoln was established by the city with revenue generated from the local dog tax. Each family paid $1.00 ($27.27 in today’s currency) to use the library.
The staff and students of USD 298 arrive to new and updated procedures for entering the school building on the first day of school. Below: Mrs.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected six Kansans as recipients of Transportation Safety Awards for their efforts to improve traffic safety.
For the last 20 years the cities of Lincoln and Sylvan Grove have participated in the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) pursuant to K.S.A. 12-17, 114 et seq. This plan is intended to spur economic growth by providing a property tax rebate to property owners who make qualified improvements to residential or commercial properties within the city limits of either town. The NRP plan is renewable every four years. Lincoln’s current plan expires December 31, 2020.
At the regular August meeting of the USD #298 board of education, Superintendent Scott Crenshaw told the board the district had received their first reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses the in the amount of $19,000. Also approved for reimbursement are 150 Chrome Books with protective cases at a total cost of $47,457 for use in grades K-5, and 30 I-pads with protective cases at a total cost of $9,269.50 for use in Pre-k.
Cheers to 80 years!
When USD 298 Superintendent of Schools Scott Crenshaw was hired in February, 2020, he had no idea what he was facing, but he was certainly not alone. Less than a month later the pandemic crisis hit, the governor closed down the schools and educators were left with the task of designing a plan to continue to educate our children.
Artist Eric Abraham worked out of his Flying Pig Studio and Gallery on Lucas’ Main Street and enjoyed talking to visitors and promoting Lucas. “Art Like You Have Never Seen Before” in porcelain graced the front of his building, which was a converted Chevy dealership. These pieces, slightly damaged in the 2015 hail storm, have been repaired and will soon be mounted on a wall at the Grassroots Art Center.
Like many producers, Harold “Ham” Keller left more than the family farm to his sons Ray and Max when he passed in 2007. Above, Max Keller follows family tradition as he parades his father’s 1958 Massey Harris 35 combine at the family farm just three miles south of Hunter where he farms with Ray. The 42 hp combine is equipped with a seven foot header and a 25 bushel grain bin. Ham was a collector, and enjoyed vintage farm implements, often showing them in parades in the area. The last time this Massey was out was in 2016 in celebration of the Hunter centennial. (Photo courtesy of Mitch Keller)
Ice Cream truck music filled the streets of Lincoln this past sunday.