Monday, February 8, 2010

Kiowa County / Greensburg Feb. 7 - 13, 2010

Public Information Update
Sunday, February 7, – Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Brenham Meteorites are one of the 24 finalist for the Kansas Sampler Foundations 8wonders of Kansas geography division. You can help make them one of the 8wonders of geography by casting your vote at Voting ends February 17th at midnight so don't delay. You can vote 3 times from each email address but don't forget to vote for 8 of the 24 finalists. After all in the 8wonders of Kansas categories Greensburg has the Big Well and Mullinville has the Round Barn, let's make this happen for Haviland and the Brenham Meteorites and give Kiowa County 3 8wonders.

The exhibit, “Chance n’ Fate n’ Whatnot,” will be at the Arts Center from January 15th through February 28th.

An Artist’s Talk and Reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 13th at 7 p.m.

Mr. Berghaus is a Kansas artist who lives and works in Meade, KS. One of his primary artistic activities has been to create mechanical representations of “chance.” This show is a nice representation of his work with causality – how things happen, why they happen, and very importantly, why people think they happen. March utilizes 19th century, Newtonian technology: brass gears, motors, hand-built crank-shafts to capture Nature and chance.

Please join us in fellowship as we once again share with you our annual Enchilada Sales and Mexican Supper on Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 5 – 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Greensburg. The meal is by free will donation.

To order enchiladas call:
Tracy Little (620-474-2145) or Judy Schoenberger (620-388-4541) by February 5th. Enchiladas may be purchased by the dozen for $13.00 and picked up on February 13th by 1:00 p.m.

The Kiowa County Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th from 7 – 10 a.m. at the Greensburg School gymnasium. Basic lab work will be $20, PSA is $5. Please fast for 12 hours before having blood drawn. For more information, contact the Kiowa County Health Department at 620-723-2136.

The Kiowa County Council on Aging meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Food Bank in Greensburg.

The Kiowa County Ministerial Alliance will be hosting a meeting on Thursday, February 11th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Greensburg Gymnasium to discuss the consolidated effort for local fundraising to help the Haitian mission of Lashbrrok Family Ministries (LFM) in Port-de-Paix.

LFM is a Christian Mission that consists of a boy’s home, girls home, orphanage-adoption service, church and school. Several of the buildings at the complex have been compromised due to the initial earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.

The meeting will be a free will donation and will be added towards the $5000 seed money the KCMA will be putting towards the mission relief effort. The combined money will be put towards the construction of a 24 x 80 foot building, with volunteer assembly.

Donations can be made to the Kiowa County Ministerial Alliance and given to a member or mailed to KCMA, 205 S. Main St., Greensburg, KS 67054. All donations are tax deductible. Additionally if you would like to sign up for a mission group to travel to Haiti to help construct the building, please contact KCMA.

Suburban Lawn and Landscape of Kansas City has contacted the Extension Office and the Greensburg Tree Board with an offer for trees to those affected by the May 4, 2007 tornado. As a grower and landscaper, the company would like to offer 3” – 4” balled and burlaped trees for $50 each.

Homeowners would be responsible for the $50 cost of tree, 4 posts and staking materials, 3 bags of mulch per tree, and a 20 gallon gator bag to water the trees. Additionally, the homeowner would be responsible for paying to have the hole dug for the trees as the root ball will be 36” to 44” in diameter and weighing close to 600 pounds.

Suburban Lawn and Landscape has partnered with a trucking company to provide free freight to Greensburg. The trees will be delivered this spring to a central location and distributed from there. Individuals needing delivery will have to state so at the time of order.

Tree varieties available:
Maple; Amur Flame, Autumn Blaze – 132 trees
Locust, Skyline – 150 trees
Crabapple; Golden Raindrop, Louisa, Pink Princess, Red Jewell, Robinson, Spring Snow – 946 trees
Aristocrat Pear – 100 trees
London Plane – 20 trees
Elm; Accolade, Danada, Prospector – 52 trees
Zelkova, Green Vase – 11 trees

Trees will be available to residents of Kiowa County, public organizations, civic organizations and businesses.

To order a tree, call 620-723-2156 by February 19th.

Physical Therapy services are now being offered at the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital. Secondary to limited space and equipment, only limited services will be offered until the new facility opens. Individuals who have undergone recent shoulder or knee surgery and those with new onset of pain can call today to schedule an appointment. You will need a signed prescription from your physician for Outpatient Physical Therapy.

Please call Tanya Yoder, Physical Therapist, at the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital (620-723-3341) to discuss your needs.

· City Hall hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
· City Hall phone number is 620-862-5317. Please call if you have questions.
· City Council meetings are held the first Monday of the month. At 7 p.m. in the community room.
· Trash service is provided by the county. The West side of town is picked up on Tuesdays. The East side of town is picked up on Fridays. Businesses are on Tuesday and Fridays. Please have your trash at the curb by 8 a.m.

· City Hall hours are Monday – Friday 7 to 8 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· City Hall phone number is 620-548-2539. Please call if you have questions.
· City Council meetings are held third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in City hall.
· Trash service is provided by the county. West side of town on Tuesdays and East side of town on Fridays.

· City Hall Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
· City Hall Phone Number is 620-723-2751.
· 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. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at City Hall.
· Greensburg Planning Commission meetings are held on Wednesdays on a fluctuating schedule at 6:30 p.m. Check with Christy at 620-723-4109 for the next date.
· Greensburg Trash Routes are running as North/South streets on Mondays and East/West streets on Fridays. Trash must be out by 8 a.m. or it will not be picked up.
· Big Well Gift Shop hours are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The phone number for the gift shop is 620-723-4102.

Kiowa County Website
To access information about the Kiowa County Government, please visit their new website at

County Commission minutes will soon be available via the website for the convenience of the residents to read.

· All County Offices including the landfill will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President’s Day. Offices will resume business on Tuesday, February 16th.
· All Office’s Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· County website: Check out the website for the latest information including County Commission meeting minutes.
· County Offices are located on the square, 211 E. Florida Ave., Greensburg.
· 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 Commissioner’s Meeting Room located on the lower level of the courthouse.
· South Landfill hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The landfill is now charging $5.00 per cubic yard for C/D and $20.00 per cubic yard for concrete.
· Recycle Center hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 1st and 3rd Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

· Lighthouse Worship Center is meeting in their new 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. Wednesday Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. Contact Pastor Christa Zapfe at 620-723-3028 for more information.
· First United Methodist Church is meeting in their New Life Center located at 600 W. Lincoln. Worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Contact Pastor Mayhew at 620-723-3338 with questions or concerns.
· St. Joseph Catholic Church is meeting in their new Church building located at 820 S. Walnut. Services are held on the first and third weekends of the month at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. On the 2nd, 4th, and 5th weekends, Mass is at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Contact Ellen Peters, Parish Life Coordinator at 620-255-3636 with questions and concerns.
· First Baptist Church is meeting in their new facility located at 200 W. Kansas, Greensburg. Church begins at 10:50 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Marvin George at 723-2747.
· 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.
· Greensburg Christian Church is meeting at their new building, 1200 S. Main St. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Call T.J. Lawson for more information at 620-770-6026.
· Faith Tabernacle is meeting at the new church 611 W. Illinois St. each Sunday at 10 a.m. Call Rev. Willard Olinger at 723-2745 for more details.
· Greensburg Mennonite Church meets in their new facility located at 310 West Pennsylvania. Sunday School begins at 9:30, ages nursery to senior adults. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Call Pastor Jeff Blackburn at 620-723-2620 for more information.
· 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, Wesley Carlton at 620-723-2834.


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