Category: Community

Donation Fund Established for the Cheyenne County Amusement Authority

The Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation has established a donation fund in support of the Cheyenne County Amusement Authority.  Bill and Cindy Keller have pledged up to $20,000 in dollar to dollar matching funds for all donations received until December 31, 2018.   That means your $10 donation becomes $20!  Your $50 donation becomes $100!  Mr. and Mrs. Keller have made this pledge because they believe in giving back to Bill’s hometown community and keeping traditions alive!

The Amusement Authority’s goal has always been to provide an affordable and fun carnival for the community.  Ticket prices are kept low so that everyone can enjoy the rides and games, which are run by volunteers.  It is not a money making venture.  However,  new legislation is calling for annual inspections to keep the carnival operational which will mean additional costs for the Amusement Authority.

Thank you to the Keller’s and to the Community Foundation for this opportunity to help support our hometown carnival!

To make a donation, checks can be mailed to PO Box 967   St. Francis, Ks    67756.  Please indicate “Amusement Authority” in the memo.  For more information contact Carla Lampe, President of the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation.

785-734-2406 (GNWKCF – Phone)

Visit the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation Website:

https://www.cckcf.org/

 

Goodwill Donation Drive

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is having a donation drive in St. Francis, Kansas beginning after noon on Monday September 10 through Monday September 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 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.

Fireworks in the City Limits

Per City Ordinance Chapter 7 Article 3, the firing or discharge of fireworks in the city limits is allowed between the hours of 8am and 10pm June 27 through July 3 and on July 5.  The hours on July 4 are 8am until 12 (midnight).  Please refer to the City Ordinance for information regarding prohibited fireworks and other restrictions. Have a safe and fun 4th of July Holiday!

Please reference the below link for the city code on fireworks. This is article 7-303

https://stfranciskansas.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CHAPTER_7_FIRE.pdf

Road Closures Strand Passengers

During last weekend snowstorm, multiple road closures stranded passengers in St. Francis.  Those who were unluckily enough to get stuck in the weather we rescued by the Cheyenne County Sheriffs Dept. and brought back to the city.  Once the local hotels were full, the shelter at the Methodist Church was a welcoming place for out-of-towners.

During the peak of the storm, I-70 was closed from the state line to Limon, CO.  Hwy 36 was closed east to Byers.  Highway 27 was also closed in both north and south directions.

National Guard Deployed for Blizzard

To help rescue efforts during the winter storm, the Kansas National Guard was deployed to St. Francis on Friday.  Multiple Humvees were sent to assist the Cheyenne County Emergency Operations Center in their efforts to rescue stranded travelers.