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Next month’s newsletter to feature Greensburg reconstruction efforts

K-State Engagement E-News, March 2008 (PDF)

by Stephanie Faulk

This model, designed by the architecture firm McCluggage, Van Sickle and Perry, shows the Greensburg Community Media Center. The building will also house the Kiowa County Library, a historical museum and K-State Extension Services.

This model, designed by the architecture firm McCluggage, Van Sickle and Perry, shows the Greensburg Community Media Center. The building will also house the Kiowa County Library, a historical museum and K-State Extension Services.

Greensburg, Kan., has moved from a site of utter destruction to one of profound hope. A community is gathering around fresh and innovative ideas that aim to serve as a model for other rural communities in Kansas and worldwide.

CECD and K-State are partnering with various Greensburg stakeholders to make these visionary plans a reality. Community improvement is a lengthy process in any environment; and Greensburg hopes to make extensive changes in the coming months.

Our feature next month will include interviews with various community leaders such as Bert Biles. Biles is the associate director of the National Institute for Land Management and Training; he is also spearheading the Greensburg Community Media Project. We will also speak with Larry Bowne, a K-State architecture professor, and other individuals involved with the project.

CECD and K-State are helping to make Greensburg's dreams a reality. Find out how next month.