Entries by Lisse Regehr

The Marmaton Market Co-Op

The “Marmaton Market” is the name chosen by Moran area residents who are working to convert the current Stub’s Market grocery store into a food cooperative.  This group consists of Moran PRIDE/Thrive members, teachers, business owners, church members, ministers, retirees and students.  The Marmaton Market is also supported by Thrive Allen County and Americorps VISTA. […]

Thrive Offering Diabetes Prevention Program

Beginning this summer Thrive is offering a new Diabetes Prevention Program to help residents prevent Type 2 diabetes.  The program is designed to create lasting lifestyle changes in participants.  A lifestyle coach works to educate participants in the skills they need to make lasting changes—losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and […]

Ribbon Cuttings Show Progress in Allen County!

Allen County is in the ribbon cutting business lately, and business is good! Velo +, a bike store with locations in Lenexa, KS and North Kansas City, MO, had its grand opening on April 29, with about 100 people attending in the pouring rain as downtown Iola welcomed its first retail bike store.  A large crowd packed […]

Allen County Bike Share

Have you seen the new Allen County Bike Share bikes on the downtown Iola square?  Thrive Allen County, in partnership with Velo+, has purchased 10 bikes for this pilot program.  The bikes are located outside of Thrive Allen County and Wavefire Games and are available free-of-charge for 24 hours to anyone who can show an i.d. to employees […]

Allen County Farmers’ Market in Season

The Allen County Farmers’ Market is a weekly open air fresh food market that takes place in three locations within Allen County, with the most recognized location on the southeast corner of the historic downtown square in Iola, Kansas. The Allen County Farmers’ Market features locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, eggs, meat, and honey along […]