HERINGTON — On a 3-2 vote the Herington city commission de- clined a request by Commissioner Eric Gares to impose a moratorium on Herington Hospital.
MANHATTAN — Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the program beginning until Feb. 12. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.
A Chapman second grader’s generosity became the center of attention at Geary Community Hospital. Gracen Gfeller was recognized Dec. 31 at a press conference where Frank Corcoran, GCH chief executive officer, thanked him for his donation of $13.96 cents to help the hospital buy supplies. Corcoran and several staff members matched Gracen’s donation raising an additional $427.92. Upon the request of community members who would also like to donate, GCH set up the Gracen Gfeller Supply Fund. People who would like to contribute can mail donations to: Geary Community Hospital memo: Gracen Gfeller Fund, C/O: Ashley King, 1102 St Mary’s Rd Junction City, KS 66441. (Courtesy photos)
Just as they have for 14 years, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Fourth District laid wreaths at the cemetery on Fort Riley during the annual Wreaths Across America Dec. 19.
Staff from Chapman Valley Manor delivered 1,566 pounds of food to the Abilene Food Pantry and the Geary County Food Pantry Dec. 14. Instead of the annual tree angel, which the staff normally participates in, the staff chose to hold a food drive because of they saw a need and so many people in the community are hurting this holiday season. The call went out and the staff, families of the residents and community members responded. Top: Amber Crocker, Christy Loy and Ruth Crocker pose with the boxes of food they donated to the Geary County Food Pantry on behalf of the donors to the Champan Valley Manor Food Drive. Bottom: Amber Crocker and Christy Loy pose for a phot with the food they brought to the Abilene Food Pantry to help Dickinson County residents in need this holiday season. (Courtesy photos)