Entries by Lisse Regehr

G & W Foods Now Open!

Since 2009 when Country Mart closed, the top priority of many Allen Countians has been having a standalone grocery store in Iola.  Thrive began recruiting a store in 2012, and we’re thrilled to report that G & W Foods opened their doors in the heart of Iola on the old hospital development site on January 5th! Prior to its opening, Senator […]

Thrive Allen County Year in Review

As we look back at 2017 there is so much to be proud of in Allen County. This was the year of ribbon cuttings.  Velo+ bike shop opened in April, and 54 Fitness in Moran came to fruition.  In May the LaHarpe Playground sprang to life.  And in September, Thrive cut the ribbon on our […]

Allen County, Kansas Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes Allen County for Transforming Rural Community Health  IOLA, Kansas (September 19, 2017) Allen County, Kansas is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity […]

2017 Thrive Award Nominations Are Open

Thrive Allen County presents awards each year in November to organizations and individuals doing exceptional work in our community. We do this because good work deserves to be recognized, and because it’s important to celebrate success! Four awards are given for excellence in our primary program areas: Health and Wellness; Recreation; Education; and Economic Development. The Donna Talkington […]

You’re Invited: Thrive Open House on September 19

Thrive purchased and moved into the Kress Building (9 South Jefferson) in July of 2016 to better fit our growing staff and needs.  The building has been undergoing extensive renovations to turn it into our new home.  We are excited to show you our newly renovated space on Tuesday, September 19!  You are invited to join us at […]

Thrive Hiring Contract Navigators for Open Enrollment

Thrive is known as THE go-to place for Navigator assistance.  Our Navigators have helped to reduce Allen County’s uninsured rate from 21% in 2013 to 10% in 2016.  Over four Open Enrollments our Navigators have seen more than 1,000 people, assisting consumers with applications, enrollment into insurance plans and educating them on how to understand […]