James Sanchez, Commander of Lincoln VFW Post 7928, used his military and civilian law enforcement training to answer a call for security duty during recent rioting in Chicago. Sanchez spent three days providing security at a shopping mall in the southside of Chicago during the George Floyd riots.
Another downtown Lincoln business is in the process of a makeover thanks to a grant and volunteer labor.
Three county contests will be featured on the county primary election – Districts 2 and 3 of the Board of County Commissioners, and election of a new Sheriff.
Dalton Cooper, Lincoln, was hired as a lifeguard for the remainder of the season at the July 13 meeting of the Lincoln city council. One lifeguard had to resign due to illness, leaving the pool one guard short for the remainder of the season.
Lincoln City Clerk Heather Hillegeist has been a member of the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association (CCM-FOA), a professional organization, since first stepping up from deputy clerk into her current role in March of 2015.
When Dil Darjee decided he wanted to own a business, he took to the internet to see what was available. He knew he wanted to move his family from their home in St. George, Utah, with a population of more than 72,000 residents, to a small “village.” He found the Post Rock Motel listing, and visited Lincoln to see if this business was a contender.
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.