Snap! El Dorado

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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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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