New Hospital addition nearing completion

The last stone has been laid for the exterior walls of the new Rehabilitation Center being built on the north side of the Rooks County Health Center (RCH), bringing the project down to the home stretch towards a September completion Read on! →

Midland Marketing holds ribbon-cutting at Palco

Midland Marketing held a ribbon-cutting at their new 1 million bushel storage facility at Palco on Monday, June 10, 2019. Representatives of Midland Marketing, as well as board members, local officials, and contractors were present to formally dedicate the new expansion Read on! →

10 Teams compete in Rooks YEC

Rooks County E-Community and Economic Development, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the third annual Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on Wednesday, March 6 at Palco High School. Twenty one individuals, representing 10 teams from Plainville, Stockton Read on! →

Gifts & More transitions to Mill Street Market

After being a mainstay on Mill Street in Plainville for almost 14 years, owner Carol VanDyke has announced the successful transition of her business, Gifts & More, to Deanna and Mark Hammerschmidt. Deanna and Mark assumed ownership of the business Read on! →

Bret’s Bike opens in Plainville

Bret Greenwood has taken the first step in opening a bike shop in Plainville, simply called Bret’s Bike.  The shop is a bicycle repair, rental, and resale service located at 420 W. Mill Street.  Bret will be open limited hours Read on! →

BP Textiles merges with Clean Rite

Bryce and Lindsey Trumpp, owners of BP Textiles of Damar, have announced that BP Textiles and Clean-Rite LLC of Hays have officially agreed to merge companies. Cris and her team at Clean-Rite have established themselves as a leader in carpet Read on! →

Codell dedicates tornado sculpture

On May 20, 2018, the town of Codell celebrated the dedication of a new sculpture to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 tornado.  Well over 100 people attended the event, including KWCH Meteorologist Merrill Teller, who helped commemorate the Read on! →

Royal T Designs opens in Palco

After competing for several years as a high school student at Palco HS in Youth Entrepreneurship and business plan competitions, Taylor Keller made the leap to create his own business.  Royal T Designs is a T-shirt printing and design shop Read on! →