Strategic Planning Survey in Process

The NCRPC is asking those who live or work in North Central Kansas to take a short survey that will help shape the future of the region and the organization. The following 12 counties are included: Clay,

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Leadership a Focus of NCRPC Banquet

Kansas Leadership Center President and CEO Ed O’Malley was the featured speaker at the NCRPC-NCKCN Banquet on November 9 at Life’s Finer Moments Lodge just south of Clay Center.

NCRPC joins with affiliate North Central Kansas Community Network Co.


Program Helps Lower Household Energy Costs

Colder weather has arrived and one Smith County resident is appreciating the energy efficiency improvements made to her home through the Weatherization Assistance Program.

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps reduce energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes,


Investing in Youth Important for Future

Written by Doug McKinney, NCRPC Executive Director

Investing in youth is happening all across the region. I salute the efforts in Republic County and Saline County and the youth entrepreneurship programs they are unveiling in late November.

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Project Spotlight: Lincoln Power Plant

A basic need of any community is to have steady, reliable electricity. Residents, businesses and visitors all expect and rely upon having electrical power 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

When the City of Lincoln Center was faced with continued problems on its rebuilt electrical power generating engine,

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Pilot Home Ownership Program Helps Beloit Home Buyer

Home Ownership Program LogoBuying a home became feasible a little sooner than planned for one new homeowner thanks to a two-county pilot project of the NCK Home Ownership Program.

The program, which offers down payment and closing cost assistance to home buyers in Cloud and Mitchell counties,


Region Represented in New Initiative

“Land in Kansas” is a new statewide economic development initiative that launched in July with the goal of attracting investment and promoting business expansion.

Key components of the initiative, according to a Kansas Department of Commerce press release,

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Internships Benefit Student Intern, Host Organization

Written by Doug McKinney, NCRPC Executive Director

An internship is a way for young adults to get credit for real-world experience. Interns work with an organization engaging in activities that provide them with new learning while benefiting the host organization.

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Rural Voices Contest Open to NC KS High School Seniors

Rural Voices Youth Contest logoHigh school seniors in North Central Kansas are invited to compete for a chance to win $850 by submitting an essay or video in the 2018-2019 Rural Voices Youth Contest. The NCRPC sponsors the contest and has awarded more than $20,000 to seniors from around the region since 2006.

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Claiming Your Google Place Listing

Written by the Kansas State University Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement

One of the easiest, but most overlooked aspects of online marketing is claiming your Google Place listing. This is a feature that allows information about your business to populate on the right-hand side of the Google search results page.

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