Friday, April 20, 2012

Kiowa County / Greensburg April 22 - 28, 2012

Public Information Update
Sunday, April 22 – Saturday, April 28, 2012

A chronological account of public events in the last 5 years

The book will be available for purchase at the Kiowa County Commons Building, 320 S. Main Street, Greensburg, on Friday, May 4th from 12 - 2 p.m.  and Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost of the book is $5.00 donation.

A portion of the timeline of events will be on display in the lobby of the Commons Building at this time.  The remainder of the timeline will be at the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital.

All proceeds will go to the Twilight Theatre construction. 

To order in advance, contact Judy Kirk at 620.255.3759.

Tragedy to Triumph...5 years later

May 4th
·          Post Office Special Stamp Cancellation 1p.m - 4p.m.
·          2nd Annual Brown Auction May 4th and 5th
 Community Meal 
·          Memorial Service 9:30p.m. in front of City Hall

May 5th
·          First Baptist Church 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration 8a.m. Start 8:30
·          Norman Rockwell American Family Exhibit 10a.m.-4p.m. 5.4.7 Arts Center
·          Salvation Army Canteen & HAM Radio Operators on Main Street
·          Larry Schwarm - Post Tornado Photo Art Walk around Greensburg
·          Meteorologist Mike Smith Presentation10:30 a.m.
·          Bob Fraga  Book Launch The Greening of OZ
·          Kite Festival 
·          Open House at the Meadow Lark
·          Senior Center Open House 
·          Kiowa County Museum free admission all weekend - Troy Dilport photos
·          Preserving the Future Keepsake Calendar available in Commons Foyer
·          Greensburg Film viewing at the Media Center
Rooted:  The
Greensburg Odyssey Concert Performance 7:30-9:00
·          Live Music - Aaron Traffas Band * Jason Boyd Band * Chris Aarons Band

May 6th
·          Community Worship Service 10 a.m.
·          Community Meal
·          Norman Rockwell Exhibit 1p.m. – 4p.m.
·          Golf Tournament

Visit for updated information.
Schedule is subject to change.

The Greensburg Recreation Commission is looking to put together a Co-ed Softball League this summer.  They would like the residents of Kiowa County to sign up or form their own team and get registered.

The schedule will be set and starting date will be determined based on the interest so give Jennifer a call at 620-723-1110!

There will be no cost to play and the equipment (minus gloves) will be provided by the Rec.

If you are not up for playing, still plan on coming out this summer and support the teams while enjoying the company of your friends and neighbors! 

The 2012 Kiowa County Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, May 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown main street, Greensburg.

To register a booth, contact

Come check out the arts, crafts, food and fun while enjoying your friends and family!

The Kiowa County Extension Office in collaboration with the Kiowa County Health Department has scheduled the 2012 Babysitting Clinic for May 24th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kiowa County Commons, 320 S. Main St., Greensburg.  The clinic is open to all 5th and 6th grade youth in Kiowa County.

A $10 fee will cover the materials for the clinic.  Call the Extension Office, 620-723-2156, to register by May 18th!

 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.

Later requests (for up to 30 days following the event) may be made by mail only, accompanied by your envelope or postcard bearing First Class postage.  A self-addressed, postage-paid, envelope must accompany all requests for purposes of returning your cancellation.

For more information, please visit the Greensburg Post Office at
139 N. Main St., Greensburg.

The Soda Fountain will begin offering free coffee to patrons Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Please feel free to stop in and have a cup of coffee on us, catch up with friends or sit back and relax while watching the news and sports through the free cable television.

Calendar Release:
Greensburg: Preserving the Future calendar release will be Friday, May 4th from 12p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Commons foyer.  Be one of the first to own this limited edition calendar featuring Greensburg children born after May 4, 2007.
All proceeds to benefit the Twilight Theatre rebuilding project.

Households interested in being part of the county-wide garage sale on June 9th should contact Haley Kern at (785) 259-1681 or  The deadline to sign up is May 11th.

The second tree give away for residents of Kiowa County who were affected by the tornados of May 4th, 2007, is taking orders.  The trees are being provided through a grant from the U. S. Forest Service and being distributed by the Kansas Forest Service and Kiowa County Extension.

The trees will be given away on a first come first serve basis.  There is a 5 tree limit per person. 
Trees available are:
Ornamentals – ‘Grace’ American Smoketree, Paw Paw, Persimon.
Shade trees – American Hornbeam, Ginkgo, Bur Oak.

A pile of bulk mulch is also available at the fairgrounds to both groups of tree give away recipients.  The mulch is free.
Call the Extension Office, 620-723-2156, to register for trees.

·    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.

·    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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