Everyday El Dorado

Everyday El Dorado

By Deanna Sams Bonn
Welcome to Everyday El Dorado, where we focus on "the fine art of living well" in El Dorado, Kansas and we highlight individuals and organizations who have made, and are making, significant contributions to our community.
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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. Read the article at EverydayElDorado.com
19:59
August 12, 2019
Next Chapter Bookstore & HollyFrontier Western Celebration
Errin Moore of The Next Chapter Books & Novelties explains why they are closing the business.   Tabitha Sharp, Chairman of the HollyFrontier Western Celebration, shares details on this year's event. The Miss Frontier Pageant will be held on Sunday, August 4th at 3p at the Performing Arts Center.  Arena events begin Friday, August 9th
06:41
July 29, 2019
BMW & 4-H Goat Milking Contest
The Second Annual Butler Mission Week (BMW) celebrated the weeklong event with a free community Block Party on Friday, July 19th.  The Block Party was held on the lawn of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.    Over 227 volunteers worked in multiple shifts each day throughout the week, following the biblical command “Love Thy Neighbor.”  They did so by participating in community service projects and intentional acts of kindness.  According to program director, Andrea Van Auken, the goal was simple, to “Take care of the town we live in.”  At Board of Butler County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Ed Myers, reported on the results of the Butler County 4-H Fair Celebrity Goat Milking Contest held on July 22, 2019 Visit EverydayElDorado.com to learn more about the "Fine Art of Living Well" everyday in El Dorado.
17:24
July 23, 2019
Kansas Honor Flight Donation & Drums Across Kansas
Family and friends of Howard Cool, Jr gathered at the Butler County Freedom Memorial to make a donation to the Kansas Honor Flight in his memory.   Anthony DiCarlo, Touring Manager of Drum Corps International gives insight to the scoring of the Drum and Bugle Corps teams during Drums Across Kansas.  
08:30
July 17, 2019
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast | National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer was May 2, 2019 and Mayor Vince Haines hosted the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in partnership with the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce.  Kimberly Fross, Executive Director of the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, was the guest speaker.  Read more about the event by visiting EverydayElDorado.com 
48:07
May 3, 2019
El Dorado Senior Center, Butler County Fair, B.A.S.E. and Employment 1st
In this week's episode, I speak with four (4) different non-profit organizations on their current and upcoming events.  Mary Mays is the President of the El Dorado Senior Center.  Connie Chillcot is with Bluestem Association for Student Education (B.A.S.E.) and is the Secretary for the Butler County Fair Association. Macy Collins is with Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) and is on the board for Employment 1st Butler County. EverydayElDorado.com highlights the "Fine Art of Living Well" everyday in El Dorado. 
08:01
April 25, 2019
Senator Dole Visits WW2 Veterans and Butler County City & School Elections
This week’s episode, we hear from Senator Bob Dole at the dedication of the new cafe at the Robert J Dole VA Hospital.  El Dorado resident, Virginia “Rosie the Riveter” Ball was invited to be a guest at the ceremony along with other WW2 veterans.   And we spoke to Butler County Clerk Tatum Stafford regarding the filing deadline for the upcoming elections.   To see the full list of position openings
05:05
April 12, 2019
Clarifications, IPS Update & Driving on K254
At the recent Board of Butler County Commissioner's meeting, Community Development Director David Alfaro addressed questions and accusations regarding the request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a property within Lincoln Township.  He also gave an update on the progress being made by Integrated Plastics Solutions (IPS).  Finally, District 4 Commissioner Mike Wheeler commends Butler County Sheriff Herzet and his Officers on the increased presence on K254, helping to ensure safe driving.   To read the article accompanying this podcast, visit: http://everydayeldorado.com
19:05
March 27, 2019
First Responder Appreciation & EMS Annual Report
Read more about the appointment of Frank Williams to Director of Butler County Emergency Management Services. 
44:17
February 14, 2019
ELDOKS | New Website and Mother, Son Bowling Event
In this week's episode, we visit with Molly Denton at the El Dorado Convention and Visitors Bureau about the new city website design.  We also hear about the Mother-Son Bowling event from Brian Urton of the Parks and Recreation Department. Check out the new city website 
04:21
February 7, 2019
2019 State of the City Address
In this episode, we hear from Mayor Vince Haines and City Manager David Dillner.   Download Mr. Dillner's presentation slides by visiting the website. 
1:02:51
February 2, 2019
Spotlight Award and Smoke Alarms
This week on Everyday El Dorado we share the recent Spotlight Awards given by the Board of Butler County Commissioners to Allen VanSteenburg and Justin "JD" Smith.   Also, El Dorado Fire Department Lieutenant Coby Spear installs smoke alarms and shares about their partnership with American Red Cross and the GetASmokeAlarm.org initiative.
17:17
January 30, 2019
Jon Schallert, Destination Bootcamp & The HollyFrontier Western Celebration
This episode highlights a group of local business owners, and El Dorado Chamber of Commerce members, who recently had the opportunity to attend Jon Schallert's Destination Bootcamp in Colorado.  Mr. Schallert visited El Dorado to hold a workshop and visit the attendee's businesses.  We also talked with HollyFrontier Western Celebration committee chair, Tabitha Sharp. To learn more about Destination Bootcamp:  https://jonschallert.com/bootcamp/ To learn more about The HollyFrontier Western Celebration:  http://frontierwesterncelebration.com
16:48
January 23, 2019
This Week in El Dorado
On this episode, USD 490 Board of Education recognized student  accomplishments and EHS Principal Kevin House outlined the change in graduation requirements.  Also, the Board of Butler County Commissioners identified areas of spending that they would like to review.  To read in-depth coverage of these two events, visit EverydayElDorado.com
15:00
January 17, 2019
El DoRADIO
A group of individuals met for the purpose of discussing a community based radio program called El DoRADIO.  The program would air on KBTL-FM Butler Radio 88.1.  Dr. Keith West, Professor of Mass Communications at Butler Community College and KBTL-FM General Manager shared ideas on how to move forward. 
03:49
January 7, 2019
NO SHUTDOWN For Butler County, Kansas
While the federal government was on shutdown the Board of Butler County Commissioners met for a final time for the calendar year ending December 31, 2018.  Appearing before the Commission was Miss Augusta 2019, Sierra Marie Bonn who introduced herself and her social initiative, “Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead” Show Notes (timings approximate) 00:00 Introduction 01:00 - Board of Butler County Commissioners Meeting opening with a prayer by Reverend Gilson followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 02:12 - Minutes from the December 18, 2018 meeting 03:53 - Floor opened for public comments 04:02 - Sierra Marie Bonn, Miss Augusta 2019, and her social initiative “Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead” 08:07 - Agenda Business Items 36:40 - Other items of business 54:47 - Adjournment  BONUS: Listen to the end and learn how you can share your feedback with me!
56:03
January 4, 2019
USD490 Superintendent Candidate | Teresa Tosh
This conversation was filmed "live" at a community reception introducing Teresa Tosh as a candidate for the position of Superintendent to El Dorado Public Schools. 
03:40
December 22, 2018
USD490 Superintendent Candidate | Greg Clark
Mr. Clark had the opportunity to speak to the El Dorado community at a reception where he was introduced as a Candidate for Superintendent to El Dorado Public Schools
06:06
December 22, 2018
USD490 Superintendent Candidate | Greg Brown
Mr. Brown, the third of five candidates, met with administrators, teachers and community members.
04:13
December 15, 2018
USD490 Superintendent Candidate | Darrel Kohlman
Darrel Kohlman is the second of five candidates being interviewed by the El Dorado Public School Board for the position of Superintendent.
07:28
December 14, 2018
USD490 Superintendent Candidate | Kellen Adams
I had the priviledge of speaking with Mr. Adams and the first of five community receptions. To read the article, visit EverydayElDorado.com
02:27
December 13, 2018
Connect & Caffeinate with Ray Roberts
Connect & Caffeinate is a monthly networking opportunity for business people and entrepreneurs in El Dorado, Kansas and is sponsored by El Dorado, Inc.
36:00
November 27, 2018
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