Permanent Full Time Program Technician at Allen County Farm Service Agency

The Allen County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available.  Salary ranges from $28,758 to $58,894 (CO-3 to CO-7), depending on experience/education. Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave.  Must be a US citizen. High school graduate or GED. See full vacancy announcement at: (type Farm Service Agency in the “what” box and Kansas in the “where” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line or by fax.  Complete application packages must be submitted online or fax by 11:59 pm EDT, February 9th, 2022.   PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”!  Person selected will be subject to background investigation.  USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.



Projects Technician at Sonic Equipment Company


Job requirements include a variety of tasks to be completed in new movie theatres, as well as movie theatres undergoing renovations. Good technical, computer and trade/construction abilities are preferred.

The scope of the position will include:

  • Installation of audio, projection, concession, and auditorium-related materials.
  • Ability to work from heights on ladders, scaffold, or scissor lifts.
  • Work with hand tools and power tools.
  • Some heaving lifting is required.

Experience in construction/assembly preferred but will train the right person. Employee will be able to demonstrate all aspects of the job, with minimal supervision, within reasonable training period. Overnight and extended travel required. Must have current driver’s license and be able to drive to work sites. Heavy lifting, climbing and working at raised work areas required. Some overtime likely. Occasional weekend work required. Must be able to follow directions from site leader at work site and work as part of a team.

Please email resume to: 

or visit our location for a job application at:

Sonic Equipment Company
900 W Miller Rd, Iola, KS 66749


Parent Educator – Education Service Center

Greenbush – The Education Service Center is seeking applications for a Parent Educator for Allen County.

Anticipated start date: January 1, 2022. Position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer. Must have the legal ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Job Summary: The Parent Educator is responsible for the successful implementation of the Parents as Teachers Program in local school districts. These services include personal visits, screenings, coordination of group connections, resource and referral processes and distributing promotional materials that will encourage parents with children under the age of six to participate in the program on a voluntary basis.

Valid driver’s license required for employment. REAL ID is required if air travel is necessary to complete job duties.

1. Bachelor’s degree in child development, human development, education or related field.
2. Individual must successfully complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation training provided by the Parents as Teachers National Center.
3. Requires a current Kansas valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide the Parents as Teachers program to a predetermined number of children for each participating school district or grant funder establishing positive working relationships with local service and educational agencies.
2. Implement strategies for the recruitment of families, including the placement of brochures, conducting presentations for community groups, and establishing positive working relationships with local service and educational agencies.
3. Conduct personal visits, discuss developmental information, provide screening services, model positive parenting techniques, and serve as a resource for participating families.
4. Organize and facilitate Group Connections among participating parents.
5. Maintain family information as required by the Kansas State Department of Education.
6. Complete continuing education requirements as required by the Parents as Teachers National Center.
7. Participate in the steps required to address Quality Standards.

General Responsibilities:
1. Maintain timely documentation.
2. Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.
3. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
4. Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined by FERPA and HIPAA.
5. Ability to work alone and in groups to provide services.
6. Maintain professional relationships with families.
7. Assume responsibility for individual professional growth by staying current with literature, research, and/or practices.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in ability to effectively and regularly communicate with other employees of the SEKESC and constituents.
9. Complete all assignments in a timely manner including communication with other staff and families.
10. Follow all safety requirements as directed by the SEKESC.
11. Regular and predictive attendance in designated work location as determined by the Executive Director or designee.

Physical Requirements:
1. Lifting up to 40 pounds.
2. Manage all job duties with mobility, agility, and dexterity.
3. Sit/stand for long periods of time.
4. Work in loud/stressful environments.
5. Ability to drive in varying weather and geographical conditions.
6. Being exposed to infectious and contagious diseases.
7. Being exposed to hazardous materials.
8. Being exposed to work settings that offer a risk to personal security and that are not ADA compliant.
9. May require overnight travel.

Excellent benefit package:  Supporting employees and their families is important to Greenbush. We provide access to exceptional Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance options for all employees who work 20 hours or more a week. Additionally, Greenbush participates in the Kansas Public Retirement System (KPERS) and provides excellent 403B plan options. Greenbush contributes to each and every employee’s retirement plan by matching up to $90 a month for any Greenbush employee that contributes to one of the 403B plans. Employees also can participate in flex spending accounts and salary protection programs. All employees are provided with sick days, personal leave, and holidays subject to the length of their contract. Equal Opportunity Employer

In addition to the benefit package, Greenbush recognizes the importance of continued education throughout an employee’s career and offers the Greenbush Education Reimbursement Plan to support employees in their education endeavors. The plan provides an opportunity for any Greenbush employee working at least 1,004 hours per year to be reimbursed up to $1200 per contract year for tuition costs. Employees of Greenbush meeting the hour requirement can apply to participate in the program by completing the Tuition Reimbursement Application Form. In addition, Greenbush offers a Professional License Reimbursement Program, which provides full reimbursement for professional licenses with specific Kansas licensing authorities and other appropriate authorities (a complete list can be provided upon request).

For complete benefit package information, direct your questions to the individual listed under the Job Contact Information section.


CNA/CMA position available at Moran Manor








Moran Manor is hiring for full-time dayshift and part-time evening CNA or CMA.

We offer a full variety of benefits including: self-scheduling, bonus programs, evening and weekend differentials, above market wages, free meals, a tuition reimbursement program and insurance benefits.   PTO is available after 90 days and Pay on Demand is also available.  Apply online at

At Moran Manor, we make a difference in the everyday lives of others and we are proud of the work we do.  We embrace our team members like family. We have a culture of recognition, empowerment, and a side of fun. Our senior living communities are places where excellence thrives and that we call home. Join Us!

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Direct Support Professional at Goodlife Innovations

Apply with Goodlife Innovations

GoodLife Innovations serves people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Iola, KS. We are hiring amazing people to join small teams that provide in-home and in-community support for individuals who have a range of support needs.

If you would like to make a meaningful difference by helping, supporting, and mentoring our folks to live with greater independence, dignity and engagement, then apply today!

We offer unique shifts to meet your needs:

  • Three-day workweeks: 12-hour work shifts, day or night, that is full-time work but offers 16 days off each month! This means less childcare, travel, and more work/life balance. Pay starting at an average of $10.50/hr
  • Five-day workweeks: 8-hour work shifts, daytime, full-time, Monday-Friday; Pay generally starts at $9.50-$10.00/hr
  • Many opportunities to pick up additional shifts

Some duties include:

  • Assisting with the physical needs of the persons served
  • Providing companionship and conversation and engaging in activities
  • Teaching one on one skill programs
  • Transporting to activities and appointments
  • Documenting daily activities
  • Administering medications
  • Assisting in the daily needs of running a home

Benefits include:

  • Free minimum essential health coverage with optional buy up
  • Dental and vision plans offered
  • Matching 401k after 1 year of service
  • Colonial insurance offered (life, STD, LTD, cancer…)
  • Paid time off
  • Weekly pay
  • We like to promote from within, so lots of advancement opportunities!!!

Some Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Must be a safe driver and have a valid driver’s license

To learn more about GoodLife, visit our website at





Apply with Goodlife Innovations

Historic Iola Building Given New Life

It was March 8th, 2013 and Kansas Highway Patrol along with their highly trained SWAT team had just raided 1 N Jefferson looking for an alleged Murderer. Despite the flash bombs and army of agents, the murderer wasn’t found. But something that was evident is that this building was no longer serving the same productive purpose it once did and in many ways, was now bringing the wrong attention to the Iola Square.

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Allen Community College Recreation Center – Community Survey

Allen Community College is planning a new Recreation Center, which will include a 200 meter indoor track and a turf in-field. Some in the community would like to see the city or county partner with the college so that this facility could also include an indoor pool. Is this our chance for a community Recreation Center or should the other municipalities stay out of the plans?”

February 28, 2020 – The above question was asked on our Facebook page in hopes of getting the public’s opinion on a recreation center.   I am one that did not have strong feelings on this subject. I can see both sides of the issue, but what is most important to me is that when big decisions are on the table, an effort is made to hear from the people of our great community.  We are always going to hear from the cheerleaders and the strong critics, but the average person many times stays silent.  As someone that has been involved in big public decisions over the years, I have seen the roller coaster of emotion that can be fueled by conversations with a few people.  A survey is not a perfect tool, I’ve done many over the years and am yet to create one without wishing I would have asked a different question, or phrased a question differently.  The reality is, survey’s can be revealing, and although a small sample of the population, a much bigger sample than any of us can provide on our own.  Thanks to the 465 people in Allen County that were willing to take this survey, we had a good turn out.

First, let me explain in detail what is currently on the table.  Allen Community College is fulfilling a 5 year strategic plan which includes the goal of building a 200 Meter Indoor track with a turf infield.  As they have gotten closer and closer to the design phase of this project, many in the public have recommended that ACC partner with others in hopes that an indoor pool could be included, if not other recreation facilities as well.  ACC agreed to host a meeting with the public and to listen to listen to Allen County citizens.  Their message was that they are open to having partners, but the college knows their needs and budget well.  If the community wants more than they can provide on their own, others would need to come to the table to help.  ACC’s willingness to listen and entertain the public’s input is admirable, whether the scope of the project changes is out of their hands.  Several other entities have been identified as potential partners;  Allen County, City of Iola, St. Lukes, the National Guard, and private donations to name a few.  Who and how much potential is yet to be determined, but with ACC’s financial commitment, this is an opportunity that should not be taken lightly.  Whether the right opportunity includes a full sized pool, or even a much smaller pool for therapeutic needs is a possibility. Perhaps a racquetball court or other much smaller price tag facilities could be considered.

When you are involved with community decisions, listening to tax payers, and holding public meetings is difficult.  It slows the project down considerably and adds a lot of criticism to the project, even if just from a select few.  But, this is the healthiest way to make decisions that impact us all and the fairest way.  Thank you to the college for listening with an open mind, and thank you to everyone that participated in this survey. Whether your opinion agrees or disagrees with these results or your friends/neighbors opinions, embrace them as it represents the freedom and value we all share equally.  I, for one, love diversity and am grateful that we do not all think a like.

Click link below to see the complete results.

Ryan Sparks, President
Grow Iola

Click link for survey results.



Maple Hill Park – Mobiles For Sale


    • Do you want to own your own home in Maple Hill Park, Gas KS?
      Yes, you can own your own mobile!  Paint, remodel or improve – no problem, it’s your house as soon as you move in.  And, after it’s paid off, after 6-7 years, your monthly payment goes way down.  You will then only be paying the lot rent.  That’s really economical housing!  Owning does have responsibilities as well as advantages:
      – Maintenance – painting, fixing leaks, etc
      – Repairs:  for example, if the water heater fails, you will need to fix it.
      – We sell you the mobile in good working condition, but you will need to do needed maintenance to keep your home nice.
    • Can you afford it?
      • Move in cost:    $685
      • $300 Security Deposit
      • $385 1st month payment
      • Monthly Payment:  $385
      • Utilities:    Plan on $200 – $300, paid directly to the utility providers.
  • *Since we are selling you the mobile and financing it. We require that you have steady, sufficient income.
    •  Do you want to settle down and live in Maple Hill Park for a long time?
    • We are looking for long term residents, because that’s what owing a home is about. Maple Hill Park is a pleasant, peaceful, family-oriented community.

If Maple Hill Park sounds right for you,
Please fill in the online application and then call HELEN
  PH: 620-228-8539

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