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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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El Dorado Chamber News 2022

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El Dorado Chamber News 2022
The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Phil Benedict, sat down with me to share some of the exciting new changes to the Chamber of Commerce for the new year.
13:37
January 12, 2022
What is Art? at the Coutts Museum of Art
I recently had the opportunity to visit the Coutts Museum for their current Museum-wide exhibit “What is Art?” The exhibit features: Sculpture and 2D work from Dallas Dodge Prints from Jennifer Callaway Jewelry from Jillian Marsh Graffiti from Belle Rausch - Wichita Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild As well as an installation piece from curator Sheila Yrjanainen The exhibit runs from August 5 - October 28, 2021 Visit EverydayElDorado.com to learn more about the people, places and things to do in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas.
06:35
October 18, 2021
SBA Celebrates 90 Years
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital opened its doors on September 19, 1931.   Ninety years later, they celebrated their continued service to El Dorado and the surrounding communities with an employee appreciation luncheon. On Monday, September 20, 2021, a birthday celebration was held on the lawn in front of the section of the hospital building that houses the original structure. Learn more at EverydayElDorado.com 
04:07
September 23, 2021
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast & LEPC
May 6th is this year's National Day of Prayer and the day will begin in El Dorado with the Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.  Robin Forpahl is the guest speaker at this year's event which will be held at the Civic Center.   The Butler County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meets quarterly to give partners an opportunity to stay up to date with one another and plan for Hazard Materials training. Keri Korthals, Butler County Emergency Management Director tells more about the committee and it's function.  Learn more at EverydayElDorado.com
07:06
April 28, 2021
BCC Student & Teacher Awards
Butler Community College instructors Larry Friesen and Amanda Hadley have been named recipients of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards for 2021. Each year the awards are presented by the League for Innovation in the Community College. EverydayElDorado.com
10:46
April 21, 2021
El Dorado Community Programs
"Crossroads: Change in Rural America" is a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit and Butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum is a partner site and host to "The Changing Faces and Place in Butler County." Community Aid Network (CAN) is a local resource to help those in financial need and volunteers Barbara Day, Joy Cushman and Dorthy Beer shares with me about the services provided. Numana hosts a monthly "Serve Local" food packing event and I spoke with Event Coordinator Rachel Lacerda to learn more.  Learn more at EverydayElDorado.com
07:03
April 19, 2021
The Great Indian Doctor - Nancy Cowley Griggs
Nancy Griggs, according to an article in the Walnut Valley Times in 1895, was described as a women who “…came of that sturdy, rugged pioneer stock, whose indomitable will, honesty and courage laid the foundation of this nation and paved the way, through untold hardships for a civilization, the broadest and highest in the worlds history. This was the atmosphere in which she was reared and these were the environments in which she grew to womanhood.” When Nancy (Johnson) Cowley Griggs came to Kansas Territory, with her first husband Matthew Cowley in 1857, it was home to several tribes of Native American’s who were at war with each other and with the incoming settlers. According to reports, she won their confidence, ministered to the sick, fed the hungry and became famous among them.  She acquired a practical knowledge of their use of herbs as medicine and became adept in their application. She studied nature and nature’s remedies and went on to marry Albert (A.O.) Griggs on October 25, 1874.  Following their marriage, Nancy moved her healing practice into town where she became known as the Great Indian Doctor. Learn more at EverydayElDorado.com
01:01:01
April 07, 2021
BCC Culinary Arts Program Receives Gift
The Culinary Arts program at Butler Community College is moving forward with what some are calling “Culinary 2.0.”  Scott Redler, co-founder and COO of the fast-casual restaurant franchise, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and wife Betsy announced Thursday, that they and Vantage Point Properties, Inc. are making significant donations to the Butler Community College Foundation to support the growth and expansion of Butler’s award-winning Culinary Arts program. The cash and land gifts prepare Butler’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs to make significant enhancements. The result will be a brand-new teaching and entertaining facility in Andover’s hottest development area on Kellogg. The building will serve as a state-of-the-art training facility for the Culinary and Hospitality program while providing students the opportunity to showcase their unique cuisines to the public. Learn more at EverydayElDorado.com
02:57
April 06, 2021
Early Founder Frank Gordy - "The Man, the Myth, the Legend"
Frank Gordy is the namesake of Gordy Park and Gordy Street, both located in the heart of El Dorado, Kansas.  The 140 acre tract which comprised the original townsite was entered on March 23, 1868, by B. Frank Gordy, and a plat of the townsite filed for record in the succeeding month. Shortly after entering his claim, Gordy sold a fifth interest each to Henry Martin, Samuel Langdon and Byron O. Carr, and with them formed the El Dorado Town Company. Town lots were laid out and sold to all who would improve them, at the rate of $10 per lot. In this episode, we learn a little more about Gordy and his contribution to El Dorado's history. Visit EverydayElDorado.com as well celebrate 150 years in El Dorado. 
49:36
March 24, 2021
El Dorado's History within the Miss America Organization
On this episode, we hear from El Dorado native Sierra Marie Bonn, Miss Southwest 2020, as she shares a bit of history on scholarship programs through the years in Kansas, including a fun fact about El Dorado's connection with the Miss Kansas Organization.  Learn more about Sierra by visiting documentary.sierrabonn.com
03:45
March 17, 2021
Hildebrand - Horse Thief or Holy Roller? - part 2
William Hildebrand is listed as the first white settler in Butler County.  He is also identified as a horse thief.  Nothing else is mentioned about him in the history books.  But there is always more to a story... Celebrating 150 Years in El Dorado is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjunction with Golden Road Studios, Butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
42:55
November 18, 2020
Hildebrand - Horse Thief or Holy Roller?
William Hildebrand is listed as the first white settler in Butler County.  He is also identified as a horse thief.  Nothing else is mentioned about him in the history books.  But there is always more to a story... Celebrating 150 Years in El Dorado is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjunction with Golden Road Studios, Butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
59:33
November 11, 2020
Early Founder Series - Judge Lambdin
Judge J.C. Lambdin was the Chairman of the Board of Eldorado Town Company in September 1871, when election was first held for Mayor, Council Members and Sheriff.  This election on September 12, 1871, marked the date we officially recognize as the founding of El Dorado but was not the town's beginning.   The beginning is documented as June 15, 1857 when a group of men from Lawrence headed West to expand the voting district for the Free State Party.  They eventually settled along the West Branch of the Walnut River and named their settlement Eldorado and incorporated the Eldorado Town Company with the Kansas Territorial Legislature on February 6, 1858 Lambdin originally arrived in Butler County in August of 1857 and helped to form Chelsea.   This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjunction with Golden Road Studios, Butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
42:07
November 04, 2020
Halloween Episode
A special Halloween episode featuring a story in the headlines on October 31, 1904  This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
01:00:19
October 28, 2020
Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet - Part 2
Brigadier General Alfred Washington Ellet was born on October 11, 1820 and the 200th anniversary of his birth is this year (2020). Ellet began investing in El Dorado in 1873 and made many trips to visit his son, Edward (E.C.) Ellet, before finally locating Butler County. Along with his son Edward, and friend Nathan Frazier, he helped organize the Bank of El Dorado, which eventually became Farmers and Merchants Bank. His last name may sound familiar to many because it was bestowed on the building he had built for El Dorado - The Ellet Opera House. The Ellet Opera House opened in 1884, and became the cultural heart of the city.  It was the location of most public entertainment, from lectures by prominent speakers and political speeches to commencement ceremonies and church services.  The Ellet Opera house was also host to talent shows and grand balls, as well as opera singers and eventually vaudeville. A display featuring memorabilia donated to the museum by descendants of Ellet is planned as part of El Dorado’s 150th birthday celebration. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
52:11
October 21, 2020
Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet
Brigadier General Alfred Washington Ellet was born on October 11, 1820 and the 200th anniversary of his birth is this year (2020).  Ellet began investing in El Dorado in 1873 and made many trips to visit his son, Edward (E.C.) Ellet, before finally locating Butler County. Along with his son Edward, and friend Nathan Frazier, he helped organize the Bank of El Dorado, which eventually became Farmers and Merchants Bank. His last name may sound familiar to many because it was bestowed on the building he had built for El Dorado - The Ellet Opera House. The Ellet Opera House opened in 1884, and became the cultural heart of the city.  It was the location of most public entertainment, from lectures by prominent speakers and political speeches to commencement ceremonies and church services.  The Ellet Opera house was also host to talent shows and grand balls, as well as opera singers and eventually vaudeville. A display featuring memorabilia donated to the museum by descendants of Ellet is planned as part of El Dorado’s 150th birthday celebration.  This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
57:32
October 14, 2020
Free State or Bust - Part 2
This is the second part to the episode "Free State or Bust and the Political Climate in Kansas surrounding the founding of El Dorado" Guest and Historical Consultant, Ken Spurgeon helps to give a bigger picture of the state of affairs in the Kansas Territory leading up to the founding of Eldorado as a town, in 1858; Kansas as a state, in 1861; and some of the factors that led to the Civil War. Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature. El Dorado's history has been past down through the history books, but is it accurate?  This series will take a look at the stories we've been told and uncover the stories we haven't been told that were lost to time. Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
40:00
October 07, 2020
Free State or Bust
Free State or Bust and the Political Climate in Kansas surrounding the founding of El Dorado.   Guest and Historical Consultant, Ken Spurgeon helps to give a bigger picture of the state of affairs in the Kansas Territory leading up to the founding of Eldorado as a town, in 1858; Kansas as a state, in 1861; and some of the factors that led to the Civil War. Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature. El Dorado's history has been past down through the history books, but is it accurate?  This series will take a look at the stories we've been told and uncover the stories we haven't been told that were lost to time. Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
41:20
September 23, 2020
All Roads Lead to El Dorado (or is it Eldorado) & the Search for Gold
Do you say El-Door-A-doh or do you say El-door-Ah-doh?  How did the founding father's say it and has it remained the same or changed over the years?   In this episode, we discover the road taken to arrive in El Dorado and what the original settlers found when they got here. Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature. El Dorado's history has been past down through the history books, but is it accurate?  This series will take a look at the stories we've been told and uncover the stories we haven't been told that were lost to time. Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
01:12:19
September 16, 2020
El Dorado or Eldorado ?
Do you say El-Door-A-doh or do you say El-door-Ah-doh?  How did the founding father's say it and has it remained the same or changed over the years?  This excerpt is from our upcoming episode title "All Roads Lead to El Dorado (or Eldorado) and the Search for Gold"  to air on KBTL 88.1 locally Wednesday, September 16th at 12 p.m. and can be heard by streaming online at kbtl.butercc.edu  Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature. El Dorado's history has been past down through the history books, but is it accurate?  This series will take a look at the stories we've been told and uncover the stories we haven't been told that were lost to time. Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
06:35
September 15, 2020
Examining History and Veracity of the Tales We're Told
We are beginning a new series here on Everyday El Dorado in celebration of El Dorado's 150th year. Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature. El Dorado's history has been past down through the history books, but is it accurate?  This series will take a look at the stories we've been told and uncover the stories we haven't been told that were lost to time. Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
01:08:40
September 09, 2020
El Dorado to Emporia in 1870
This excerpt from the premier episode of "Celebrating 150 years in El Dorado" discusses the Souther Kansas Stage Company that conducted four-horse coaches between Emporia and El Dorado beginning in 1870.   Trail ruts from this road that brought immigrants and visitors to Eldorado can still be seen today on the North end of El Dorado.  The full episode can be heard on Wednesday at 12 p.m. on local radio KBTL 88.1 or by streaming the channel online.  Learn more about the history of El Dorado by following Everyday El Dorado's podcast channel and hearing new episodes as they become available. Be sure to visit the website to learn more about the "Fine Art of Living Well, Everyday in El Dorado."  EverydayElDorado.com
03:50
September 06, 2020
Founded - Celebrating 150 Years in El Dorado
We are beginning a new series here on Everyday El Dorado in celebration of El Dorado's 150th year.   Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature.   Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past.  This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals.  Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com  
04:47
September 03, 2020
Truth, Fiction or Conspiracy? - Celebrating 150 Years in El Dorado
We are beginning a new series here on Everyday El Dorado in celebration of El Dorado's 150th year. Founded as a city of the third class on September 12, 1871, El Dorado was first founded as Eldorado Town Company on February 6, 1858 by an act of the Kansas Territory Legislature.   El Dorado's history has been past down through the history books, but is it accurate?  This series will take a look at the stories we've been told and uncover the stories we haven't been told that were lost to time.   Subscribe to the podcast to join us as we hunt for history and revive the ghosts of El Dorado's past. This series is brought to you through a partnership with Everyday El Dorado in conjuction with Golden Road Studios, butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum, the City of El Dorado, KBTL 88.1 The Grizz and our series sponsor, Linda Baines, Realtor with SunGroup Real Estate and Appraisals. Visit us on the web at EverydayElDorado.com
04:25
September 02, 2020
eldoRADIO | Sheriff Endorses Sharp
In this episode, I speak with Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet who shares why he endorses Jay Sharp as the next Sheriff.  Visit EverydayElDorado.com to keep up with the "Fine Art of Living Well, Everyday in El Dorado." 
04:22
July 27, 2020
Memorial Day Tribute
Captain Edgar Dale American Legion Post #81 erected markers and flags on the graves of veterans, at each of the three cemeteries in El Dorado which are Belle Vista, Sunset Lawns and Walnut River on Friday and Saturday mornings, prior to Memorial Day.   On Monday, an American Legion Honor Guard presented a 21-Gun Salute and played Taps at Sunset Lawns.   Read more about it and see photos by visiting the website:  EverydayElDorado.com
04:38
May 28, 2020
COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site
The State of Kansas in partnership with eTrueNorth and Walmart to bring a mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing site to communities across the state.  It is open to all healthcare providers and first responders and anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, at no cost to the individual. All appointments will be drive-through observed with self-collection. To be tested, individuals must be in a car and have a scheduled appointment through eTrueNorth at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com; On-site scheduling will also be available. Where: El Dorado State Park, 1714 NE Shady Creek Access Rd, El Dorado, KS 67042 When: The official testing schedule launches Monday, May 4, 2020.
04:54
April 29, 2020
Butler County COVID-19 Response
Stay up to date with the most recent information by visiting the Butler County COVID-19 Resource page at www.bucoks.com Visit our website at Everyday El Dorado
09:36
March 20, 2020
State of the City 2020 | eldoRADIO
Mayor Bill Young and City Manager David Dillner spoke at the State of the City address on February 4, 2020.  According to Mayor Young, the state of the city is strong. EverydayElDorado.com
05:28
February 11, 2020
Community Developments with David Alfaro
David Alfaro speaks with us regarding IPS and Economic Development funds being returned to the State.  EverydayElDorado.com
13:20
February 05, 2020
It Had to be You
Ruby Virginia Frisby and Pleas George Ball "Junior" met when she was 13 years old and working on the Nuttle Cattle Ranch. Their romance bloomed through letters the couple wrote to each other beginning in 1940 and continued during WWII while Junior was stationed in the South Pacific, and Virginia worked as a Rosie the Riveter for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. This is their story.
31:24
December 07, 2019
Mayor Young Installation
Installation of Mayor Bill Young and Commissioners Gregg Lewis and Kendra Wilkinson were held on December 2, 2019 at the El Dorado City Commission meeting.  Opening the meeting was the Flint Hills Rock and Rollers who sang the National Anthem and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Learn more about the fine art of living well everyday in El Dorado at EverydayElDorado.com
29:10
December 03, 2019
Fireside Chats with Jeff Turner
The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with El Dorado inc., hosted their first "Inspire Butler - Fireside Chats" on November 6, 2019.  Following a networking social, guest speaker Jeff Turner, former CEO of Spirit Aerosystems, shared his thoughts on business success in an intimate gathering with local business leaders.   EverydayElDorado.com
05:59
November 07, 2019
Community Celebrations
This week's episode is about the recent Trick or Treat Down Main Street event, El Dorado First Baptist Church's Hallelujah Carnival and the upcoming events surrounding the Celebration of Freedom week in El Dorado. EverydayElDorado.com
07:59
November 03, 2019
eldoRADIO, IPS Update & Butler County Government Day 2019
Learn more about the "fine art of living well" everyday in El Dorado and the happenings in and around Butler County by visiting the website EverydayElDorado.com
14:02
October 27, 2019
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
19:60
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
06:42
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 
48:08
May 03, 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. 
08:02
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
05:06
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 
04:22
February 07, 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. 
01:02:51
February 02, 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
16:49
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. 
03:50
January 07, 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!
56:04
January 04, 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. 
03:41
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
06:07
December 22, 2018
USD490 Superintendent Candidate | Greg Brown
Mr. Brown, the third of five candidates, met with administrators, teachers and community members.
04:14
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.
07:29
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