Snap! El Dorado

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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People Make El Dorado Sweet!

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December 17, 2014

Are you shopping small for the holidays?  Local businesses depend on their community and this SNAP! post will introduce you to two more people behind the face of their locally owned small businesses.  The District 142 collection of businesses at the corner of 1st and North Main Street h...

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Snap! Poinsettias blossom on the prairie at Prairie Blossom

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December 3, 2014

Last November Steve and Alice Finley probably had no idea that they would be in the poinsettia business one year later! When Stone Creek Nursery at 415 Metcalf Road closed its doors in late 2013, the Finleys took the suggestion of a Realtor friend to look at the business. In March of 2014 they to...

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SNAP! #shopsmall Saturday!

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November 25, 2014

Who knew?  With one meeting and a follow-up brainstorming session in the El Dorado, Inc. office over a year ago, this blog called SNAP! El Dorado was born!  Our first SNAP! post was November 27, 2013 featuring Travis House.  Since then we have featured stories about local businesse...

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