Old-Fashioned Fourth: Lindsborg Celebrates Its 150th

Instead of a stone monument, new memories were made to mark the passing of 150 years in Lindsborg over the Independence Day weekend as thousands with a connection to Little Sweden connected with each other. This photo essay by Olivia Garretson is a snapshot of some of the festivities that took place to honor the growing community launched by Swedish immigrants in 1869.

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Wavemakers Top Team at Quad

The Lindsborg swim team hosted a quad meet over the weekend at the municipal pool in Riverside Park. The aquatic festival was a chance for families to gather and watch a medley of 80 events as competitors from ages 5 to 18 hit the water and raced for the gold.

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SVHS Student Kickstarts Recycling

Bailey Roberts saw a need at Smoky Valley High School to improve the recycling program. The 2019 SVHS graduate worked diligently through her senior year to find grant money and allies in the community to launch the plan. Watch the VIDEO.

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Peter Pan Flies Into Our Hearts

The cast and crew from Broadway RFD’s Peter Pan Jr., delighted fans over the weekend with the presentation of the time honored fairy tale of the boy who refuses to grow up….click for photo essay

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Midsummers LBK 2019

A blue sky painted over the Midsummer’s festival in Lindsborg was the perfect canopy for Swedish music, dancing and food in downtown and Riverside Park for the day long event. Our photo essay by Randy McKinney provides a quick journey through the 2019 festival and hopefully stands as an invitation for those yearning to come home to Little Sweden.

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Sunshine and Fun at Lindsborg's Pool

Another sweet summer in the Smoky Valley has swimmers enjoying the Lindsborg Municipal Swimming Pool again, where all ages can gather for a cool time in the water. ….Watch VIDEO

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Crafting a Dala Horse in Little Sweden

Long before the Dala Horse was a signature art form in Lindsborg, the handcrafted toy was carved by woodsmen in Sweden for their children to enjoy. Watch the video to meet the some of the people who are carrying on the Swedish tradition of Dalahäst craftsmanship here in Lindsborg.

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Smoky Valley State Track 2019

After several weather related delays, the Smoky Valley Track and Field team wrapped up a successful weekend at the 2019 Kansas State Track and Field Meet. The boys team finished second in 3A with 50 points, while the girls finished third in 3A with 46 points … (Read more)

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Memorial Day 2019

Remembering the fallen in the home of the brave this Memorial Day … (more photos)

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Bethany College Graduation 2019

Family and friends gathered at Presser Hall Sunday afternoon to celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2019.

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How do YOU say "Sesquicentennial?"

When we asked people to pronounce the word we showed them, it got pretty humorous. Little Sweden, happy sesquicentennial!

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Swedes Connect Through Youth Soccer

The City of Lindsborg’s youth soccer program continues to be a springboard for learning and growing on the soccer field. Recreation Director Beth Ferguson says, “We have a great connection with the Bethany soccer program.” (Read more)

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Spring Calving at J&E Farms

Erik Peterson’s ancestors broke ground near New Gottland in 1876 and the Petersons have been farming and raising livestock in the Smoky Valley ever since. President Grover Cleveland signed their paperwork for a quarter section of land as part of the Homestead Act in 1885 to finalize the deed … (Read more)

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Smoky Valley Invitational

Track and field athletes from around the area descended on Lindsborg Friday to compete in the the Smoky Valley Invitational held on the campus of Bethany College. Our photo feature by Gracie Lott is a glimpse at some of the competition centered on classic events … (Read more)

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Jazz Walk 2019

Brandon Draper was born to keep the beat. “Before I could walk I was thumping my leg in the crib, so my mom called me Thumper,” he said. The live music will cap off a busy Friday evening in Lindsborg as the 3rd Annual Jazz Walk … (article and video here)

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BC Bats at KC this Weekend

Swedes’ right hander Ashley Nava brings the heat during this week’s matchup with Sterling College … (read more)

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The Waffle Way

Just how does a tradition like this get started, anyway? Nine years ago, a few brave waffle people stood on Main Street, inviting folks to eat waffles after church on a Sunday morning … (article and video here)


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Benchmark

It’s where kids will stand to watch parades, husbands will wait for wives to finish shopping and conversations between visitors and locals will link the past to present. When completed, a number of new metal benches from Dauer Welding and Machine will grace the downtown walks and other locations around Lindsborg with a place to rest and feel welcomed … (Read more)

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