SMART panel makes learning fun

Students in Oberlin Elementary are finding learning can be fun thanks to a SMART Panel, which they use to reinforce new skills or review skills learned in the past. The […]

Student volunteers light up Courtland Library

A small grant to the Courtland Library for updates to wiring turned into a fun volunteer experience for high school students. After the lighting improvements were made, the group of […]

Less stress in Cheyenne County

A piece of equipment purchased in part with a grant from the foundation for Cheyenne County Hospital is getting almost daily use to ensure the heart health of area residents […]

What was old looks new again

A new marquee is just one more improvement to a grand old building in Saint Francis that originally opened in 1949, at a time when television was not an available […]

An All-Community Christmas

Weather did not deter the more than 250 people from multiple communities who attended the lighting ceremony and all-community Christmas events in Cawker City.  A grant from the Hansen Foundation […]

Up and away for eco-devo and health care

A grant from the Hansen Foundation was part of a multi- year project to improve the airport in Quinter for economic development and healthcare.  The infrastructure support system is in […]

The old is new again

The City of Jewell was able to maintain and secure one of the few old buildings that are still present in our downtown, including new steel siding and insulation. The […]

Recruiting for CASA – helping Kansas kids

A grant to CASA in NW Kansas provided assistance to expand the program as well as recruit and support additional volunteer advocates for children in need. CASA works to ensure […]

Virtually changing education

A grant to purchase equipment for students at Beloit High School to participate in a newly established Virtual Technical College at Washburn University has led to other opportunities for students. […]

Kids make new playground a reality

A new playground in Hoxie provides space for children and families to gather and enjoy outdoor time. It also serves the local school and area churches.  Many entities came together […]

100 days at the Ronald McDonald House

Before she was born, Kyrin’s mom used to count her kicks.  One day, there were no kicks. Her mom went to the doctor and was life-watched to Wesley Medical Center […]

Rescue training

A grant to purchase special equipment and training for tactical rescues will assist the seven agencies within the North Central Kansas Regional Special Response Team.  Previously, life saving measures were […]

Learning to use life-saving equipment

A new monitor and defibrillator for the all-volunteer Miltonvale EMS service will serve all patients in the area.  The new, 12-lead equipment transmits directly to the hospital.  The early detection […]

I can hear you now

The purchase of an audiometer and tympanogram, purchased with a grant from the Hansen Foundation, have already proved helpful in the hearing care of students in Grinnell.  The new equipment […]

Nex-Generation Interns and Apprentices

Here are a few of the 68 interns (35 more than last year!) that worked in NW Kansas last summer as part of an internship program funded in part by […]

A permanent Home

A grant from the Hansen Foundation was matched by a local endowment to purchase a building and provide a permanent home for the Head Start program in Minneapolis.  The program […]

Topping it off

Volunteer coaches and parents help install the topping on new fencing at the ball fields in Belleville.  The new fence was installed in March, with a grant from the Hansen […]

POWerful experience

The Concordia High School Drama Dept. was rehearsing an original play written by theatre director, Chris Stiles. It was a WWII drama about young Dutch women imprisoned as enemies of […]

History played out

The Nicodemus Annual Chautauqua presented a host of historical characters from Nicodemus’ not so distant past.  The plot of the railroad and its colorful characters such as W.R. Hill railroad […]