St. Francis Public Library would like to invite children up to Pre-K, to join them the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm – 4:20pm, starting in April, for Story Hour, lead by Terri Finley. The library will have stories to read, crafts to do, and snacks for the children. It is asked that parents with children 2 years of age or younger, remain with your children during the activities. If you would like further information or sign up your child, please contact the St. Francis Library @ 785-332-3292.
You may also download the flyer with information from the link below.
Lunch for seniors 60 years or older is $3.50, and anyone under 60 is $6.50.
The great people at the St. Francis Senior Center is serving lunch to the public every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They request that anyone that is wanting to attend please RSVP by contacting them at 785-332-2945.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is having a donation drive in St. Francis, Kansas beginning after noon on Friday, October 15, 2021 and continuing daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until noon on Friday, October 22, 2021, or until the trailer is full. People living in St. Francis Kansas and the surrounding area can drop off their donations at the Goodwill Donation Trailer parked at the Community Recycling Center.
Virtually anything in your home or garage that you no longer use is accepted; clothing, household items, shoes, boots, purses, belts, hats, books, computers, printers, monitors and all computer accessories can be placed inside the Goodwill trailer. Due to limited storage space, furniture, televisions and large appliances are not accepted. Tax donation receipts are available at the trailer.
Goodwill appreciates the generosity of the people of St. Francis and the surrounding area. Revenue generated through the sale of donated items at Goodwill’s retail stores supports services for people.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska’s mission is to help people with disabilities or barriers achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. The organization fulfills this mission every day by supporting people to find jobs that match their talents and gifts, teaching skills leading to increased independence, helping people through the process of recovery and empowering people to focus on their strengths and abilities rather than a diagnosis or disability.
ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER NEBRASKA
Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska Inc. serves 55 counties in Central and Western Nebraska. Goodwill serves over 1,600 people every year. Donation centers/retail stores are located in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte and Scottsbluff. Service office locations are located in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte and McCook.
For questions please contact Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc. at (308) 384-7896.
July 21, 2021 – The Street Improvements Phase 1 project has begun! This $1.2 Million project was funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant of $600,000. The remaining cost is funded by General Obligation Bonds with a portion of the 1% local sales tax going towards repayment of the bonds.
Below is a map of the streets being repaired/updated in phase 1:
The North Central Regional Planning Commission operates a Weatherization Assistance Program that helps reduce energy costs for low-income households (see maximum income guidelines below) by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The 41 counties in the NCRPC service area include: Barton, Cheyenne, Clay, Cloud, Decatur, Dickinson, Ellis, Ellsworth, Geary, Gove, Graham, Greeley, Jewell, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mitchell, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Rawlins, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, and Wichita. Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).
for the Weatherization Program is based solely on income; verification is
required (i.e. paystubs, unemployment, public assistance documents). All
weatherization work is done at no cost to the individual resident. If the
dwelling is a rental unit, the landlord must sign a landlord release form
before any materials will be installed. Homes weatherized since September 30,
1994 are not eligible.
Weatherization of a home
consists of the following:
A pre-inspection to determine the amount of work necessary to
weatherize the home, in addition to checking heating appliances for safety and
Furnaces found to be unsafe will be repaired, if possible, or
Infiltration work such as patching foundation, caulking and
weatherstripping windows and exterior doors; sealing or replacing broken glass.
Wall and attic insulation will be considered. This is dependent
upon the condition of wiring, roof condition, the amount of existing
insulation, type of wall construction and siding.
Gable or roof vents will be installed, as required.
A final inspection will be conducted to determine if all the work
has been completed.
Maximum Income Guidelines
How to Apply
To apply for household weatherization call the NCRPC at (800) 432-0303 to receive an application by mail.