Herington Fire Department was notified of a structure fire in a garage at 215 S. E St. in Herington at 12:37 a.m. on New Years Day. The fire department responded to the call with 13 personnel, two pumpers, and one rescue truck. They were on scene within five minutes of getting the call. Fire fighters found heavy smoke coming from a single car garage. A quick extinguishment was accomplished followed by salvage and overhaul on the structure. Herington Fire Department personnel were on scene just shy of two hours. The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and the dollar value of the loss is unknown. (Photo courtesy Herington Fire Department)
HERINGTON — Why would someone work more than 40 years at a job that is sometimes messy and dirty, usually too cold or too hot and almost always lasts way after 5 p.m. every single day?
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)