Friday, October 29, 2010

Positive things going on

It doesn't take long to fall behind when posting here when so many good things are happening. Just since the last post, here is a sample of the good things going on in Plainville:
  • A new swimming pool under construction; completion by Summer, 2011
  • A new airport between Plainville and Stockton under construction; completion by Fall, 2011.
  • Grant recieved for a water project to replace mains; construction to begin 2011
  • Former Schult Home facility purchased by county: new tenants pending
  • Several new businesses open in recent months;

So, don't let the naysayers get away with being negative. Emphasize the positive.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New swimming pool on August ballot

If you have not already taken a "Dive into the Facts" to get a true picture of the need for a new swimming pool in Plainville, take the time to research the issue before the August 3 vote. Brochures have been prepared that give very clear explanations of the current pool condition, and why the city feels we need a new pool.

Stop by the city office to pick up a brochure or call Mayor Kelli Hansen, or any city council member if you would like to know more.

The election is August 3rd.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Paradise Creek Festival offers something for everyone

The 2010 edition of the Paradise Creek Festival is quickly approaching, and it promises once again to have a little something for everyone. The festival dates for 2010 are June 11-13.

For a full list of events and locations, go to and click on the Rodeo and Festival link.

For more information on what there is to see and do in Plainville, visit the following websites:, or and click on Plainville in the drop down menu.

Monday, March 8, 2010

These park benches ROCK!

The park benches you find in the Plainville City Park, located on a city block surrounded by Mill, Cochran, Section Line, and S. First streets, are a remnant of the days when travelers along highways would need resting spots.

These park benches were actually constructed as part of a pocket park located at Mill and Broadway, along what was at one time the Red Line Road, later to become Kansas Highway 18 (before it was moved north of town). The benches were constructed in the early 1930's in the pocket park of the old Home Oil Company and then moved to the City Park after World War II.

Credit for the building of the pocket park and the benches is given to John Hilgers, Sr., and Harvey Shaw. John reportedly worked on posts and benches for hours and would come home with his fingers raw and bleeding.

Some of the product for the benches was imported from Nebraska.