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SNAP! USD490 Spotlight: Chad Schuetz

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March 27, 2015

New to El Dorado, Chad Schuetz (pronounced like Sheets) is quickly becoming a familiar face around town.  He is adored by hundreds of children and more than a few teachers.  He says, "I'm a pretty boring guy," but everyone you ask will disagree. Chad Schuetz grew up in Holton, Kansas, g...

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SNAP! Long-time residents have vision for El Dorado’s future

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March 16, 2015

When Ted and Alice Farmer came to El Dorado in 1951, they probably didn’t have an inkling that they would one day provide housing opportunities to future residents, and that those opportunities would be located with near-perfect access to all three levels of public education facilities. Ted...

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SNAP! A remarkable legacy for a remarkable woman

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March 9, 2015

At age 96, Mary Kay Connell is an inspiration for the new Lifelong Exercise and Wellness Program (aka EWOW- El Dorado Working on Wellness), and for all of us. As a girl growing up in Kansas and Oklahoma, Mary Kay Connell loved playing sports. While at Kansas University, where she was a physical e...

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SNAP! Butler County Farmers Are The BEST!

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February 19, 2015

There is much more to the farming business than growing corn and wheat!  Two of our local farms came home with awards for excellence in marketing from the 2015 NAFDMA Annual Conference.   NAFDMA (North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association) is a membership organization...

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SNAP! He bought it for the kids

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February 11, 2015

Rather than see an El Dorado institution cease to exist, leaving a void in the “things to do” menu for the youth of the community, Wade Wilkinson took a chance and purchased El Dorado’s bowling alley, formerly El Bowl, on Haverhill Road. “The reason I bought it was for the...

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SNAP! USD490 Spotlight: Susan Holthaus

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February 5, 2015

When you ask Grandview Elementary School Principal Susan Holthaus what the best part of her day is, she answers “Greeting students every morning and lunch room duty!”  Holthaus also loves having students come up to her and announce that they’ve met their goals and will be e...

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SNAP! Diane Solorio: Making a Difference

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January 29, 2015

She’s everywhere!  If you don’t know Diane Solorio it’s likely that your friends and neighbors do, and your kids too!  Daughter of Jim and Connie Phillips and 1983 graduate of El Dorado High School, Diane has been a lifetime resident of El Dorado, Kansas.  At a yo...

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SNAP! 2014 Year in Review + Top Ten List

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January 8, 2015

What do you think about our SNAP! blog?  We love writing the SNAP! blog and interviewing people around the community of El Dorado.  After looking at the stats for our most popular blog posts we realized something:  You like to read about PEOPLE!  It’s nice when the high ...

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SNAP! Everybody Needs a Buddy

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December 31, 2014

Are you shy or outgoing?  Do you make friends easily or is it hard for you to get to know people?  The El Dorado Fire Department, inspired by Fire Captain Troy Jellison, undertook a project to make caring, consideration for others and making friends easier on El Dorado elementary school...

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Snap! A second chance for things once loved

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December 22, 2014

Jen Knowles is in the business of giving old, loved things a second chance- a chance at saving old memories, making new memories or at being useful. She gained an appreciation of these things because she was raised by a mother who collected them, helping her to furnish her first apartment entirel...

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