Hasting Pays it Forward

Karen Hasting, member of the Captain Edgar Dale American Legion Auxiliary Unit #81 in El Dorado, was the Department of Kansas American Legion Auxiliary President during the 2018-2019 year.

She decided to raise funds for Kansas Honor Flight as her year long legacy project. 

Her efforts were noticed by others and she was nominated to receive the PAY IT FORWARD award from DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers together with FOX Kansas and My TV Wichita. 

Hasting is being recognized for making a difference for veterans going on a Kansas Honor Flight.  She will be spotlighted on December 16th on FOX Kansas 9pm news and receive $500.

She is paying it forward and giving that check to Kansas Honor Flight. 

New Editor Finds Himself at Home in Butler County

There’s a new face in town and you may see his name pop up from time to time.  I am referring to the new Editor for the Butler County Times-Gazette, Clinton Dick.  But, he says, we can call him Clint. 

Clint comes to us from the Ottawa Herald where he has been for the past six years.  Originally he was assigned to local government and breaking news, but for the past three years he has been their Sports Editor.  

When the Editor’s position came open, Clint stated that he knew “it was a good fit.”  Originally from a small community in Kingman County, he was looking to be closer to his family.  He noted some of them live here in Butler County, and he already feels right at home.

While you may have noticed some changes over the past few months, as there has been a transition with the editorial department, Clint does not expect his arrival to create drastic changes.  He plans to be hyper focused on local issues and points to the similarities between Ottawa and Butler counties as they are both rural counties focused on agriculture and small business. However, he identifies the size of Butler County as his major challenge. 

The sheer number of communities, and the larger land size, combined with limited staffing and resources, make it difficult to ensure the smaller communities get the coverage they need and deserve.   “I’m hoping to work diligently to provide the best local news for Butler County that I can.”  

Listen to my conversation with Clint over on the podcast.