Friday, March 2, 2012

Kiowa County / Greensburg March 4 - 10, 2012


Public Information Update

Sunday, March 4, – Saturday, March 10, 2012


The women of Kiowa County are invited to attend the Annual Ladies Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Community Building, 720 N. Bay St. Greensburg. This year’s program will be “Quilting – It’s Not Your Grandma’s Past Time, Fun and Innovative Quilt Ideas.”

The luncheon is sponsored by Kiowa County Conservation District, Kiowa County Extension Service, Kiowa County Farm Bureau, and Kiowa County Farm Service Agency.

The meal and program are provided free of charge. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Donna Greenleaf, 620-723-2146, or Debbie Goering, 620-723-2581, by March 14th so a meal count can be obtained.


The Greensburg Post Office will be holding a special Pictorial Cancellation in conjunction with Greensburg's five year anniversary of re-building following the tornado of May 4th, 2007. The cancellation will be held at the Post Office, 139 N. Main Street, from 1PM to 4PM on Friday, May 4, 2012. The cancellation will consist of a symbol resembling a tornado funnel, with the wording: "EF-5 Tornado 5-4-7, "struck down but not destroyed", Greensburg KS 67054, Anniversary Station, May 04, 2012". The Post Office will have on hand an assortment of First Class stamps, special one-time-only stamped post cards with images of Greensburg, as well as Go-Green retail products. An image of the postmark may be viewed in the Post Office lobby during regular business hours.

Requests for the cancellation may be made by mail only, accompanied by your envelope or postcard bearing First Class postage, for up to 30 days following the date of the event.


K-State needs your input! Watch for more information coming soon!

Faculty members at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University are asking for your participation in a survey they will be providing. The survey, which will be voluntary and anonymous, will help us learn about your community involvement and use of local media, and it will be used to see if local information services in Greensburg and Kiowa County can be strengthened in any way.

Watch The Yellow Sheet for more information and be sure to take the survey when it comes out! Every voice counts!

If you have questions, please contact Steve Smethers at or call 785-532-5286.


The Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greensburg.

The menu is fish, cheesy potatoes, cole slaw, bread and homemade pies. Adults pay $10 for all-you-can eat, 12 and under pay $7, and children under 5 eat free. Proceeds will benefit the KofC’s Pennies for Heaven disaster relief fund.


Barclay College will be hosting “With Everything: Take Heart 2012” a night of worship on March 31st at 7 p.m. in Hockett Auditorium. This is a free event.

Please visit: for more information.


The Kiowa County FSA will host two CRP meetings to talk about the general sign up. The first will be at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6th and the second at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th. Both meetings will be held at the local FSA office, 122 E. Illinois Ave., Greensburg. Refreshments will be served at both meetings.


Sonshine and Rainbows Discovery Center is collecting recipes from family and friends and will compile them into an attractive keepsake cookbook.

They will be collecting recipes until April 15th. Forms for contributing recipes may be picked up at the center or the First United Methodist Church office (both are located at 600 W Lincoln, Greensburg) or email These one-of-a-kind cookbooks may be ordered by calling 723-3324 or 723-3338.


The 2012 Walk Kansas program is scheduled to begin March 18th and run through May 12th. Registration will begin February 15 through the 24th.

Walk Kansas encourages friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to form teams of six to walk the 423 mile distance from Kansas’ east to west borders.

The personal challenge is to add 30 minutes of physical activity five or more days a week for a total of 150 minutes a week.

Cost to enroll in the eight-week program is $8.00 and includes registration, weekly newsletters with food, nutrition, health tips and recipes. There will be a celebration of success with prizes for participants after the conclusion of the program.

To register a team or for more information, call the Kiowa County Extension office at 620-723-2156 or stop by our office in the Kiowa County Commons, 320 S. Main St., Greensburg from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


· 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 charges $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.


· 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.


· 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 the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in City hall.


· 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 for the entire city on Wednesdays. Trash must be out by 8 a.m. or it will not be picked up.

· Greensburg Recycle Routes are running for East/West streets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and for North/South streets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

· 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.


· The Kiowa County Council on Aging meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm in the Komotara Apartment conference room (810 S. Spruce) in Greensburg.

· The Kiowa County Historical Society meetings are held on the 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiowa County Commons Conference Room.

· The Kiowa County Kansas Media Center Foundation board meetings are held on the 1st Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Media Center, located in the Commons Building. Please contact Jan West at 723-1117 for more information.

· The Kiowa County Library board meets the first Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Kiowa County Commons Conference room or on the following Tuesday if the first Monday is a county holiday.

· The Iroquois Center for Human Development board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in their office (610 E. Grant). Please call 723-2272 for more information.


· Bethel Mennonite Church is located 3 miles south and 1 mile west of the highway 183/54 interchange. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Evening worship begins at 7 p.m. Contact Mark Dirks at 620-723-2941 for more information.

· Bible Baptist Church is meeting at 605 S. Elm Dr, Greensburg. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and Church begins at 11 a.m. For more information, Wesley Carlton at 620-723-2834.

· Faith Tabernacle is located at 611 W. Illinois St., Greensburg. Service begins at 10 a.m. Call Rev. Willard Olinger at 723-2745 for more details.

· First Baptist Church is located at 200 W. Kansas, Greensburg. Church begins at 10:50 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Marvin George at 723-2747.

· First United Methodist Church is located at 600 W. Lincoln, Greensburg. 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.

· Friends Church is located at 205 N. Kingman, Haviland. Sunday School and Adult classes 9:30am; Congregational Worship 10:30am; Wednesday 5:30pm Community meal; 6pm Faith Weaver Friends (K-5), Jr. High Youth Group; 8pm High School Youth Group

· Greensburg Christian Church is located at 1210 S. Main St. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Call T.J. Lawson for more information at 620-770-6026.

· Greensburg Mennonite Church is 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.

· Lighthouse Worship Center is located at 804 W. Wisconsin, Greensburg. 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. LWC youth group on Sunday nights from 6:00 - 7:00 at the parsonage. Contact Pastor Christa Zapfe at 620-723-3028 for more information.

· Mullinville United Methodist Church is located at 220 N. Locust. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. A Fellowship Meal is held every 2nd Sunday. Youth Group is Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Call Pastor Scott rose for more information.

· Peace Lutheran Church is located at 321 S. Walnut, Greensburg. Worship begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Merlyn Lohkre, 620-298-2762.

· St. Joseph Catholic Church is located at 820 S. Walnut, Greensburg. 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.

· Wellsford Community Church is located in Wellsford. Service begins at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Patterson presiding.


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