LOST SPRINGS — Larry D. Geist was hired by the Centre Unified School District’s Board of Education during a special called meeting Monday night to serve as Superintendent of Schools, as well as principal for the preschool through fifth grades. The seven-member board voted unanimously to hire Geist, who officially begins his duties on July 1.
Running a small business when the stars are in perfect alignment is difficult enough. Add in a worldwide pandemic, which, according to data from the University of California Santa Cruz, is causing about 1,500 business closures a day; caring for a spouse with Parkinson’s; and having a cancer diagnosis, keeping the doors open is a challenge.
The Chapman Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Dickinson County, recently awarded a $700 grant to the Chapman Library for shelving materials so they could make better use of existing library space. Pictured is Loren Barten, President of the Chapman Community Foundation and Mary Krantz, Chapman Librarian who is receiving the grant. The Chapman Public Library, 402 N. Marshall, is open 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 1 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. They offer a variety of services to include public computers, black and white copies for .25 a page and .50 for color copies, a book van, talking books, inter-library loans, and test proctoring services. (Courtesy photo)
CHAPMAN — For about 20 of his 33 years delivering packages for UPS, Tom Greening has worked a route that took him all over Chapman and rural Geary County. He became a staple part of the community — when he retired it was like moving away from family.
HERINGTON — From the outside nothing appears special about the unimposing, large yellow Morton building at 450 S. Fifth St. A simple sign attached to the front tells the name of the company — machinery and metal pieces scattered about the gravel parking lot give a few clues to the nature of the business.