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! →

Kansas women create angel gowns

George Taylor, Photojournalist , gtaylor@kwch.com    Click here for video. STOCKTON, Kan. – A Kansas mother and daughter are giving back, helping grieving families with the pain of losing a baby. Peggy Wise and Jenny Gray are sewing Angel Gowns, turning Read on! →