Lab equipment helps diagnose serious conditions

ATWOOD – A new automated hematology analyzer purchased in part through grant funds has increased the speed, accuracy and reliability of complete blood count (CBC) results, a test run on […]

Summer camp prepares kids for kindergarten

ST. FRANCIS – A two-day-a-week camp for children entering kindergarten and a one-day-a-week camp for preschoolers helped children be ready for school and avoid the summer learning gap. Different teaching […]

Laser engraver opens possibilities at Minneapolis High

MINNEAPOLIS – A laser engraving machine purchased partially through Hansen Foundation grant funds is allowing Minneapolis High School students involved in an entrepreneurship program to create new products for sale. […]

Storyteller shares about the Orphan Train

QUINTER – All students in the Quinter school system got to hear a professional storyteller recount historical accounts of children who rode on the Orphan Train or the dust bowl. […]

Collyer kids join playground effort

COLLYER – Many children pitched in their own allowance money to see new playground equipment become a reality in the Collyer City Park. A Hansen Foundation grant started the ball […]

Coffee chats part of successful Heartland efforts

Coffee chats were held in local diners, where Heartland Community Foundation supporters could drop off their match month contributions and ask any questions they may have had. Photos of donors […]

Area museums benefit from consultant

Staff and volunteers at 11 museums throughout Northwest Kansas learned best practices for proper archival storage and collections digitization, as well as receiving professional advice to redesign exhibits and improve […]

BBBS plans for growth

SALINA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina launched an effort to increase community engagement and do long-term planning focused on the organization’s mission of helping improve the lives of […]

CASA helps protect abused children

PHILLIPSBURG – Grant funds helped cover operating expenses and enabled recruitment of trained community volunteers to act as Court-Appointed Special Advocates who speak on behalf of child victims of abuse […]

Chicken kissing part of effort in Osborne County

OSBORNE – High school and grade school students joined the effort to raise funds for Osborne County Community Foundation’s February match month effort, with an FFA Kiss-a-Chicken coin jar competition […]

Post Rock foundation hits goal

SYLVAN GROVE – Four videoed interviews with past grant recipients placed on social media were well received and helped the Post Rock Community Foundation exceed its fund-raising goal to take […]

Parents As Teachers makes difference

SMITH CENTER – A family that moved to Smith Center from South Africa and a family whose baby was not meeting developmental milestones both got the help they needed from […]

4-H Day Camps teach variety of skills

Area children learned everything from photography skills to how to babysit during the 2021 Dane G. Hansen Northwest Area 4-H Day Camping Program. In 2021, 87 teens and 90 adult […]

Military vehicle converted to firetruck

SIMPSON – After grant funds helped convert a used military truck into a firetruck, the new vehicle has already helped attract four young volunteer firefighters to the Mitchell, Cloud, Ottawa […]

Cosmosphere educators popular with area students

In 2021, more Northwest Kansas schools took advantage of free programs offered through the Foundation’s NWKansas LEARNS initiative to bring Cosmosphere educators to their classrooms with relevant STEM education about […]