Plainville Rec. Fitness Center opens

The new Plainville Recreation Fitness Center is now open to the public.  The Center has been in the planning stages for nearly six years, but it is now a reality.  Located in the former Duckwall’s building located at on Main Read on! →

Shaw Hotel project coming to life

Little by little, the old Shaw Hotel in Plainville is being restored and renovated into a new boutique hotel.  With the help of CDBG Downtown Commercial Revitalization funds, the building has been stabilized and new windows and doors installed.  Liberty Read on! →

2015 ends with major expansions

Several major business expansions now underway in Rooks County are bringing the year 2015 to a good conclusion.  Overall in 2015, in addition to the expansions, nineteen new businesses were started in the county despite the downturn in the oil Read on! →

Rooks County selected as E-Community

November 2, 2015 — NetWork Kansas announced that Rooks County was selected as a 2015 Entrepreneurship (E-) Community and has been awarded $40,000 in tax credits, enabling the Rooks County E-Community to raise approximately $53,333 to advance and establish local Read on! →

“French Quarters” dedicated in Damar

A ribbon cutting was held in Damar on Saturday, October 25, 2014 for the new headquarters of the recently-formed Damar Community Historical Foundation.  The “French Quarters” consists of two buildings on Main Street that will be the headquarters of the Read on! →

New Rooks County jail approved by voters

Voters from Rooks County approved the sales tax question on the November 4, 2014 ballot to build a new Rooks County jail.  The uncanvassed vote total was 1,101 in favor and 863 opposed. The new jail will be built near Read on! →

RCH expansion to move forward

Since the new Rooks County Health Center opened in 2008, the volume of inpatient and outpatient services has increased by 295%.   RCH no longer has the space it needs to adequately serve patient needs, especially in the clinic and rehabilitation Read on! →