87.7 F
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Lincoln County Commissioners – February,

Sports Headlines

Royals Catcher Cam Gallagher tests positive for COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 11, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that catcher Cam Gallagher has tested positive for Covid-19. Gallagher, 27,...

PAC-12 Conference To Move To Conference-Only Play This Fall

Via Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today that the fall season for several Pac-12 sports, including football, men’s and...

Sporting Kansas City COVID-19 Testing Update

(July 10, 2020) - Sporting Kansas City today confirmed that a Sporting Kansas City player received a pair of consecutive positive test results for...

K-State, Wichita State to Play Charity Exhibition, Ink 4-Game Series

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Beginning with a charity exhibition game in October, Kansas State will rekindle its men's basketball rivalry against Wichita State with a...

Big Ten Conference To Play Conference Only Schedule For Fall Sports

Via Press Release - We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and...
Derek Nesterhttp://sunflowerstateradiocom.wordpress.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.


The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held in the commission meeting room of the courthouse Monday, February 6, 2017. Chairman Al Joe Wallace called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. with Vice-Chairman Terry Finch and Member Alexis Pflugh present. County Clerk Dawn Harlow was in attendance.

Others present for portions of the meeting: Cynthia Nelson, Debora Zachgo, Ladonna Reinert, Michel O’Hare, Robert Howe, Mary Powell, Christen Robinson, Kelly Larson and Robert White

Alexis Pflugh moved to pay the American Legion Post $70 for rental for the public meeting held in Sylvan Grove, seconded by Terry Finch. Motion carried.

Human Resource Officer Debora Zachgo forwarded a request to utilize extended illness leave time to due to extenuating circumstances. Alexis Pflugh moved to approve an exception to Section III, Part B, subsection 2 to allow use of extended illness. Al Joe Wallace moved to recess into executive session for five minutes from 10:29 a.m. – 10:34 a.m. for the purpose of discussing personnel matters of non-elected personnel with Human Resource Officer Zachgo and County Clerk Harlow present, seconded by Terry Finch. Motion carried.

The chairman reconvened the meeting to regular session at 10:34 a.m.

Due to a special circumstance, Alexis Pflugh moved that the commissioners invoke their rights set forth in the Lincoln County Employee Handbook Section III Leave Benefits, Part B Paid Extended Illness Leave, Subsection 2 Employee requirements, to make an exception allowing extended illness leave up to 40 hours to the requesting employee, seconded by Terry Finch. Motion carried.

Debora Zachgo, Lincoln Recreation Department, requested approval to utilize the courthouse lawn for the annual Easter egg hunt, tentatively scheduled for April 15. The board approved the request.

Health Nurse/Administrator Ladonna Reinert provided an estimate from Glenda Leiker to paint two exam room and an estimate from Elite Construction & Remodeling LLC to replace tile. After discussion, Terry Finch moved to contract with Elite Construction & Remodeling LLC in the amount of $1,250 to tile the front and back entrances and one exam room; and to contract with Glenda Leiker to paint the two exam rooms in the amount of $290, seconded by Al Joe Wallace. Motion carried

Director of Public Works Michel O’Hare with Road and Bridge Supervisor Robert Howe reported on the following subjects: highway department projects; Vesper Shop was broken into with items stolen valued at $1225; request from a landowner that would like to eliminate a pond that is adversely affecting a county road, but would require installation of a new culvert, and would require an engineer to assess the estimated water flow without the pond; would like to rent or purchase portable restrooms for the Barnard, Sylvan Grove and Vesper shops; previous Kinder Morgan request regarding trenching; presented three bids to crush rock and concrete at the landfill, no decision made this date; provided a breakdown of funding; and noted that three of the county’s bridges are listed on the historical registry.

O’Hare provided pictures of road right-of-way in Indiana Township that a resident has closed
by installing a barbed wire fence and the bridge in which bridge closed signs were removed.
The board requested that O’Hare discuss the matter with the landowner.

The chairman recessed the meeting for lunch at 12:12 p.m.

The chairman reconvened the meeting to regular session at 1:13 p.m.

Commissioner Wallace apologized and related that he misspoke at the Sylvan Grove public
forum, where he stated that the nursing home’s current lessee pays the county $750 per
month for rent, and stated that the correct amount being paid is $3,500.
Mary Powell asked questions about the following topics: nursing home lease, wind farm PILOT agreements; wind farm road maintenance agreement; and asked about a current resolution identifying the county’s responsibility for graveling roads.

Christen Robinson, Lincoln Park Manor reported on nursing home activities, noting that the
emergency lights did not pass testing and will need to be fixed. Commissioner Pflugh inquired
about operations of the facility.

Terry Finch moved to allow the chairman to sign correspondence to the Wisconsin Physicians
Service Insurance Corporation for the Lincoln County Hospital, seconded by Al Joe Wallace.
Motion carried.

Terry Finch moved to approve and adopt the minutes of the January 30, 2017 regular meeting as corrected, seconded by Alexis Pflugh. Motion carried.
Alexis Pflugh moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Terry Finch. Motion carried. The
chairman adjourned the meeting at 2:38 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 in the commission meeting room of the courthouse.

Kansas Headlines

Amber Alert Update: Two Family Members Booked Into Jail Following Discovery Of Body In KCK

In a follow up to an Amber Alert that was issued across the State of Kansas on Friday, Kansas City, Kansas police report that...

Kelly Administration Launches KanVet Site to Help Veterans Find Careers in Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly today announced the launch of the new KANSASWORKS KanVet website. The new site provides access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits...

K-State Announces Added Furloughs; Total More Than 1,800

MANHATTAN — Multiple Kansas State University colleges and units will implement administrative furloughs as one of several ways the university is addressing significant financial challenges...

CANCELLED: AMBER ALERT: Olivia A. Jansen of Kansas City, Kansas

Olivia Jansen - Missing from Kansas City, Kansas. Image Courtesy of KCTV 5The KBI would like to thank the public for their assistance...

State Settles Federal Lawsuit; Agencies Eager to Continue Systemic Overhaul of Child Welfare System

(Via Press Release) Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced that defendants have agreed to a settlement agreement in the matter...

Kansas News Service

Kansans Planning A Trip To New York Must Now Quarantine For Two Weeks Upon Arrival

By Jodi Fortino - Kansas News Service New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Kansas has been added to the state’s travel advisory, along with...

A Look At The Sizable Pool Of Candidates Hoping To Represent Kansas’ Big 1st

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — Four Republicans and two Democrats are running for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District seat. It’s open...

Kansas Doctors Say Wear A Mask Or Brace For Coronavirus Numbers To Keep Going Up

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — A month ago, the University of Kansas Hospital had as few as nine of its beds...

How To Go Back To College In A Pandemic: Face Masks, Social Distancing And Shorter Semesters

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Gone are the days of sneaking late into a crowded lecture hall. Reading college students'...

More Kansans Are Asking for Mail Ballots While Officials Work To Make Polling Places Pandemic-Safe

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — Facing the prospect of standing in line at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic, requests from...