Snap! El Dorado

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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SNAP! Linda Johnson: Technology + Small Town Makes Busy Schedule Possible

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November 18, 2014

El Dorado has a magnetic charm that attracts good people who love small town life and a Home Town feeling.  That’s exactly how Linda Johnson landed here after years of teaching and administrative positions in elementary schools around Kansas and Missouri.  Her educational backgrou...

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Lights, Costumes, Action! Taking care of costumes for more than 20 years

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November 5, 2014

By Julie Clements, Editor Butler County Times-Gazette, Guest Blogger. For more than 20 years, Sharon Funk has been putting her touch on the costumes for USD 490 theatre performances.  Funk, who has been doing the costumes off an on over all those years, got started working with the El Dorado...

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SNAP! A pioneer for preservation in Kansas

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October 30, 2014

In the late 1980s, local attorney Tim Connell read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the Nature Conservancy and their Heritage Inventory program to identify land in each state worthy of preservation, conservation and protection. Tim called the Conservancy to ask what areas had been iden...

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SNAP! The Lady Behind The Flowers

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October 27, 2014

Community landscaping is often one of the First Impressions on a visitor when they come to El Dorado, whether they realize it or not.  Landscaping has a way of creating a welcoming atmosphere and sense of sophistication combined with the small town Main Street charm that we love about El Dor...

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SNAP! Bob Risch: From Football to Footwear

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October 22, 2014

He’s a new face in town but many of us already know him.  Bob Risch was first seen in El Dorado when he played for the Grizzlies during the 2003 Butler Community College National Championship Football season.  Bob later graduated from Ottawa University and when searching for Kansa...

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SNAP! Stan Ruff: Building Trust For 27 Years

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October 15, 2014

It takes a village to raise a child.  Spend a day in any school and you’ll find out there are no truer words.   Stan Ruff has been serving our schools and community for twenty-seven years, affecting the lives of thousands of El Dorado youth.  Teaching and working with El...

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SNAP! This beauty is more than skin deep

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October 1, 2014

The way Sue Givens spends her vacation each year may surprise you. For the past 22 years the Superintendent of USD 490 has devoted part of her annual leave to the Miss Kansas Pageant, producing the iconic event. The Miss Kansas Pageant has been held for the past 60 years in Pratt, Kansas. Givens ...

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