Monday, July 14, 2008

Kiowa County / Greensburg 7-14-08 to 7-20-08

Public Information Update
Monday, July 14, 2008 – Sunday, July 20, 2008

The public is invited to a Community Pot Luck meal at the Iroquois Center’s Coffee House on Friday, July 18th from 12 to 1 p.m. Coffee House is located in the maintenance building behind Iroquois Center at 610 E. Grant. Just bring a covered dish and enjoy visiting with your friends and neighbors. ICHD will furnish coffee, tea, and place settings. Everyone is welcome!

Papa John’s Pizza Trailer will be in Greensburg on Monday, July 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. The trailer will be parked on the first block of South Main Street.

7:00 p.m. King/Queen Contest
Public Style Review
9:00 a.m. Horse Show Performance Events
5:30 p.m. Pork BBQ provided by Heft & Sons
6:30 p.m. Pedal Pull
7:30 p.m. Horse Show Speed Events
8:30 p.m. Dance
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Building Exhibit Entry (4-H & Open Class)
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Sheep & Goat Weigh-in (4-H & Open Class)
10:00 a.m. Judging of Building Exhibits
3:00 p.m. Rabbit Poultry Show
Cat/Dog/Hand Pet Judging
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Chicken Dinner provided by county banks & elevators. Ice Cream provided by Schwan’s
6:00 p.m. Turtle Race
7:00 p.m. Goat & Sheep Show
9:00 p.m. Building Exhibits Released
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Swine & Beef Weigh-in (4-H & Open Class)
10:00 a.m. Swine Show
12:00 p.m. Beef Show
3:00 p.m. Round Robin Contest
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. BBQ provide by Shank Cheverolet
Watermelon provided by Farm Bureau
7:00 p.m. Livestock Premium Auction

The next Business Development meeting will be on Wednesday, July 23rd because of conflicts with the Kiowa County Fair. That meeting will address the new Farm Bill incentives for disaster areas. We hope every business in Kiowa County will try to attend this valuable meetings.

Distribution for the “Yellow Sheet” will be reduced after this week. Businesses who have agreed to carry the sheet are:
· Banco Insurance
· Kiowa County Library (Haviland Branch),
· Haviland State Bank,
· Home Again Senior Living
· Kiowa County Memorial Hospital,
· Brown Auction,
· Kiowa County Health Department/Extension Office trailer
· Greensburg State Bank,
· Centera Bank,
· Care n’ Share,
· Greensburg City Hall,
· Kansas WorkForce trailer,
· USDA Service Center,
· Iroquois Center,
· Greensburg GreenTown Office
Other businesses can still sign up for distribution.
If you would like to receive an electronic version of the sheet, please e-mail your request. I will add you to the distribution list.
The blogspot will continue to be updated weekly as well so feel free to get the information by going to

· County Offices are located on the square. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Court Services and County Attorney are located in the beige trailers located to the north of the courthouse. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· County Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays and the last working day of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer located at 219 S. Oak.
· South Landfill hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The landfill is now charging $3.50 per cubic yard for debris.

As of July 7th, the Kiowa County Courthouse will no longer be available as a storm shelter due to remodel construction. Reconstruction is anticipated to be completed by June 2009.

· All contractors must register at City Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Contract work is prohibited without registration and/or license. Contractors are responsible for hauling jobsite debris and must plug any sewer lines.
· Building permit applications are available at the Building and Codes office on the square. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call 620-723-4109 for information about required documentation and information.

· All mail for Greensburg City Delivery addresses is currently delivered through external boxes located at the Post Office, 139 N. Main St. When moving to an address served by the Greensburg Post Office, please notify the Post Office of your current address and obtain a key to your assigned box.
· CUSTOMERS MOVING TO NEW ADDRESSES: Please notify the Greensburg Post Office when moving. New addresses must be entered into the Address Management database in order to be recognized by the United States Postal Service. It is imperative that new addresses be recorded, as any mail for addresses not entered into the database can only be held for a maximum of ten days, after which time all mail will be returned to the sender with the endorsement: "Address Not Known". (DMM 1.2, 1.4)
· CUSTOMERS RETURNING TO EXISTING ADDRESSES: Please notify the Greensburg Post Office when you have returned to your former address.
· CUSTOMERS MOVING TO THE PRAIRIE POINTE AND OAKVIEW TOWN HOMES: Please notify the Post Office of your move. Because these addresses are assigned to specific mailbox units, it will be necessary for those already receiving mail through the local Post Office to turn in the keys to any current mailboxes, and obtain the appropriate mailbox keys.
· PRIOR POST OFFICE BOX CUSTOMERS: The Postal Service's AMS Database will begin to reject ALL Post Office Box addresses in the near future. All customers who have received mail via a Post Office Box are required to submit a change of address to a physical address as soon as possible. NO Post Office Box numbers may be retained after July 01, 2008.
· RURAL DELIVERY: Customers who meet delivery guidelines for rural delivery will be required to install a mailbox for receipt of mail at their physical address. Rural Route customers who do not meet delivery guidelines will be provided a free external mailbox at the Post Office. There are no plans at this time to re-introduce at-home delivery.
· No information is available as to future plans for a local Post Office facility.
· The United States Postal Service will continue to have a presence in the Greensburg community.
· For further assistance, please call Postmaster Randy Kelley at: (620)723-2341

· City Hall Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
· City Hall Phone Number is 620-723-2751. The City website is Check out the website for city services, photos, news and the latest information.
· City Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Council work sessions will be held on the Wednesday prior to Council meetings. The meetings and work sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer, located at 219 S. Oak.
· Greensburg Planning Commission meetings are held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiowa County Meeting trailer, located at 219 S. Oak.
· Greensburg Trash Routes are running. North/South streets are picked up on Mondays and East/West streets are picked up on Fridays. Trash must be out by 8 a.m. or it will not be picked up.
· Big Well Gift Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The phone number for the gift shop is 620-723-4102.

· Lighthouse Worship Center is meeting in their temporary facility located at 804 W. Wisconsin. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Children’s Church starts at 10:45 a.m.
· First United Methodist Church is meeting in their temporary facility located at 600 W. Lincoln. Worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Contact Pastor Mayhew at 620-723-3338 with questions or concerns
· Catholic Church is meeting in their temporary facility located at 215 W. Morton at 10:45 a.m.
· First Baptist Church is meeting in their temporary facility located at Kyle’s farm ½ mile east, ½ mile north and ¼ mile east of Greensburg. Church begins at 10:50 a.m.
· Peace Lutheran Church is meeting in their temporary trailer at 321 S. Walnut at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Merlyn Lohkre, 620-298-2762.
· First Christian Church is meeting at the SCKTRO Village at 10:30 a.m.
· Faith Tabernacle is meeting at the Greensburg Family Practice temporary facility each Sunday at 10 a.m.
· Greensburg Mennonite Church is meeting at the Mullinville High School Auditorium at 10 a.m.
· Bible Baptist Church is meeting at 605 S. Elm Dr. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and Church begins at 11 a.m. For more information call Wesley Carlton at 620-723-2834.

· USDA Rural Development – Greensburg office is located in the USDA Service Center, located at 122 E. Illinois. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, night appointments upon request. For more information, please call 785-628-3081 ext. 4 or 1-800-338-5546 for more information.
· Salvation Army is located in the Barclay College Library. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Contact Deb Folkerts at 620-388-4684.
· Contact U.S. Representative Jerry Moran for assistance with the federal government at 620-665-6138.
· Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is offering several housing reconstruction assistance programs. Call 785-296-5865 or log on to
· South Central Kansas Tornado Recovery Organization is providing repair and rebuilding assistance, volunteer labor, donated goods and spiritual and psychological referrals for individuals and families. Our main office is 201 N. Main, Haviland Kansas. The phone number is 620-862-5882. Our field office is 615 Illinois in Greensburg, and the phone number there is 620-723-3155. Please call or come in if you need help or have questions.
· United Methodist Recovery Center is located at 322 N. Main in Haviland. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 620-862-5422.
· Hudson Oil Company, H.B. Hudson, founder will provide every family rebuilding or remodeling within the city limits of Greensburg $700. See Tom Corns at the Greensburg State Bank to pick up the application.
· Habitat for Humanity has a Greensburg office located in FEMA trailer B, located SW of the courthouse square. Appointments are available on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Marci Hawks at 316-269-0755 or 316-619-2227.


At September 7, 2008 at 7:12 PM , Blogger Tim said...

my name is Timothy Casey from Oklahoma City adn I just saw a documentary of the tornado and its aftermath and having both shared such and event I kinda know how it feels to see your town look like its been nuked.I have to commend you for the guts it took to take on the task of rebuilding an entire town from the ground up. This Okies hat is off to you folk and may the lord bless you and never forget "God Knows" and it is just that simple. Were a pretty hard headed bunch here in Oklahoma and I think we learned from Kansans.You will do well.

Timothy Casey
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110


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