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PMC Approves 2016 Budget, Receives Update on Community Alliance Progress

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors closed out their final monthly meeting of 2015 on December 2nd, with the unanimous approval of the 2016 budget, which, according to Board Chairman, Julie Branes, will have no impact on the hospital district mill levy. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell/Healthy Places recapped the latest developments of those organizations […]

Family Fun Day Set for Saturday June 27 at Willow Creek Park

Members of the LiveWell Prowers County Coalition and volunteers are ready to host hundreds of kids and parents at this year’s Family Fun Day at Willow Creek Park.   Events are planned to begin at 9am with a family run/run/walk/ride with free tee shirts to the first 100 kids who take part.  A bike rodeo will […]

GoCO Makes Major Grant for Lamar Loop

There’s a lot of work to be done to start the 7.3 mile Lamar Loop, a walking trail that will encompass most of the city, but now the money is there to get the job moving. Emily Nieschburg, coordinator for Healthy Places in Lamar and LiveWell Prowers County, said the Summit meeting at Amache Farms […]

The Walls Have Tumbled

  Several weeks ago, Students from the One Step Up project at the Lincoln School HOPE Center, voiced concerns about abandoned houses when they hosted a lunch visit for some Lamar City Council members and staff. Several students were working on a Photo Voice photograph project about their activities in the city and had been […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Planned Demolition Equals Community Improvement

One Step Up students at Project HOPE at the Lincoln School in North 10th Street in Lamar, hosted members of the city council and other department heads, to a noon lunch this past Friday, February 6. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell Prowers County, noted that many of the students who were taking part in the Photo […]

Purple Spaghetti for One Step Up Students at Project HOPE

During a Friday lunchtime meal of blue and purple spaghetti at Lincoln School in Lamar, Emily Neischburg of Healthy Places and LiveWell Prowers County, offered praise for the 25 to 30 young students who are involved in the local One Step Up program.  “Even during their spring and past summer break, whenever we had a […]

El Pomar Gives New Life to HOPE

Lori Hammer, Project HOPE director in Lamar, has received confirmation from the El Pomar Foundation of a $100,000 grant for funding into the 2014-2015 school year.  “I received a phone call telling us we had been awarded the donation, and the recent confirmation made it official,” she explained.  The funding announcement comes just in time, as […]

Discussion Stalls on Granada Police Department Financing

      Stating that the Granada Trustees had listed an incorrect state statute on their August 13 meeting agenda to conduct an executive session, Granada Police Chief David Dougherty told the board that civil action might be a result if they held that session to discuss disbanding the Granada Police Department. The statute listed […]

LiveWell Prowers County to Host Community Conversations on Children’s Health

As a coalition LiveWell Prowers County has committed to working hard to make sure healthy choices are easy choices in Prowers County. The organization has made progress and has had many successes to celebrate! However, there is still important work to be done. LiveWell Prowers County, Prowers County Health Alliance, and Civic Canopy (the experts the organization […]

Part 2 of the Proposed Lamar Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan, Reviewed June 24

    Bicentennial Park is easily the most visible open space area in the City of Lamar, due to its proximity to Main Street, just south of the Municipal Building.  Except for some special occasions, the park is seldom used.  Last year, a locally produced mural was erected on the property as part of the […]

Packing the Park with Family Fun Day

The second annual, LiveWell Prowers County, Family Fun Day had a full crowd enjoying perfect summer weather this past Saturday, June 28 at Willow Creek Park. The Lamar Swimming Pool hosted residents of all ages for a free swim from 1 to 5pm, as families found the perfect way to stave off some of the […]

HOPE Center Reviews June Field Trips, Plans for Family Fun Day

  “The recent rains have done a world of good for the Center’s garden,” said Project HOPE, executive director, Lori Hammer, during the monthly meeting this past Monday, June 16.  Hammer reviewed some of the past highlights with students from the Center, including two field trips which were held earlier in the month.    She said […]

Granada Police Department Hosts Bike/Walk Safety Event

The Granada Police Department held its Bike/Walk Safety Event at the Granada School on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 for grades K-5th. Approximately 90 students participated in the event and learned biking and walking safety tips for being on town streets. They learned the rules of crosswalks, stop and yield signs, right of ways and safely […]

Plans Discussed to Overcome Prowers County Obesity

What is the best way to involve Prowers County residents, to help reduce obesity in general, but specifically among students and younger children?  That became the general topic discussed by several dozen members of the community this past Thursday, June 5, at a meeting hosted by LiveWell Prowers County, members of the Prowers County Health […]

Healthy Places Week for Lamar, March 29-April 5

  Everybody in Lamar is encouraged to voice their ideas about health oriented improvements in the community during “Wellness Week”, March 29 through April 5 at various locations around the town.  Each day will focus on a segment of community improvement ideas from the public that will be incorporated into a Parks, Trails and Recreation […]

PCDI Annual Banquet set for LCC Wellness Center March 5

The annual Prowers County Development Incorporated banquet meeting will be held Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30pm at the LCC Wellness Center.  PCDI Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff said the keynote speaker is Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation.  Penner will discuss succession planning and how to preserve and sustain rural culture.  Benninghoff said he will […]

LiveWell Prowers County Outlines 2014 Goals

    Updates on the Prowers County Health Needs Assessment, diversify a common agenda among health groups, seek volunteers for community leadership groups, develop youth oriented projects, initiate a bicycle ownership program with the Project HOPE Center and help secure local funding to purchase age appropriate playground equipment.  This is an overview of what a […]

LiveWell Prowers County Reviews Successful Year

  “Now that we’ve become more visible through our community oriented events, we’re really gaining momentum,” was the way Emily Nieschburg summarized the past year for the LiveWell Prowers County Health Coalition.  A luncheon meeting recapped some of the goals the organization attained through 2013 and focused on what can be done in 2014.  Nieschburg […]

Think Pink for Oktoberfest 2013

  This year’s Oktoberfest in Lamar was held with more fall-like temperatures and sunny skies on Saturday, October 2, compared to last year’s drizzly chiller.  That made a definite difference in attendance numbers for this year’s Chamber of Commerce festival.  The annual Toys for Tots Car & Motorcycle Show & Poker Run got off to […]