Sarah Duggan


  • Back to the Beginning

    By Sarah Duggan on November 3, 2022

    Meadowlark, a place people have called home since 1980, has a rich history. Margaret Wheat, a registered nurse, joined the Meadowlark board in 1976 and was an integral part of Meadowlark Hills for nearly half her life. In fact, it was Margaret who dreamed up what would become the official name of the community, following a multitude of suggestions that included Kanza Heights, Prairie View, and Hilltop House. Nothing quite fit … until inspiration struck her “like a beam of light” when she remembered the board’s first visit to the property.

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  • Hallowed History: Stillman Cemetery

    By Sarah Duggan on October 27, 2022

    In the early 2000s, Meadowlark was in phase two of a three-phase growth and evolution as a community. As a part of this expansion, Meadowlark added its first duplexes on Meadowlark Circle. However, there was a hurdle: a small family cemetery dating from the mid-1800s to 1900. The original cemetery had a least four formal headstones, all of which had been removed by early in the twentieth century. Thus, by the early twenty-first century, almost nothing was known about this cemetery other than its location.

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  • Local Organizations Host Appreciation Events

    By Sarah Duggan on June 27, 2022

    Ascension Via Christi Hospital and Meadowlark invite all Manhattan-area healthcare professionals and their families to a free concert in the park on Saturday, Aug. 13. The concert will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan City Park. Healthcare workers can enjoy rock-and-roll music by Crosswind. The band was first organized in 1978 and will be inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in July 2022.

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  • Press Release: Meadowlark Foundation Announces Nursing Scholarship Recipients

    By Sarah Duggan on March 31, 2022

    MANHATTAN, KAN. – Meadowlark has proudly announced the 2022 Nursing Scholarship recipients: Julie Fowler, Jessica Pagan, and Auja Saunders. Now in its fourth year, Meadowlark’s scholarship program rewards the initiative of talented current employees, while, in the future, providing Meadowlark’s licensed care households with highly trained staff in a perpetual nurse shortage. Employees who receive a scholarship agree to work at Meadowlark for at least two years following graduation.

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  • Meadowlark Breaks Ground on New Project

    By Sarah Duggan on March 16, 2022

    Meadowlark hosted a ground-breaking event Wednesday, March 16, for a new 24-unit independent living apartment building located on the main campus. The new building, The Monarch, will be located on the southeast corner of Meadowlark Road and Meadowlark Circle.  

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  • Press Release: Meadowlark Relaxing Restrictions for Campus Visitation

    By Sarah Duggan on April 1, 2021

    Effective Friday, March 19, 2021, Meadowlark will officially re-open its Kimball Avenue entrance and suspend usage of the check-point station located on Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Visitors without symptoms of illness, a current or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis, or contact with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test or is under investigation, will be permitted to enter campus. This will include common, public areas in Meadowlark’s Community Center such as Prairie Star Restaurant and the Courtyard.

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  • Bye-Bye, Barricades!

    By Sarah Duggan on March 18, 2021

    The Kimball Avenue entrance to Meadowlark’s campus will officially open up tomorrow, March 19, after being closed for a year as a COVID-19 safety precaution. Additionally, the cones at the Tuttle Creek entrance will be removed. Visitors will no longer be required to screen at the check-point station. Mask-wearing remains a requirement on Meadowlark’s campus.

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  • Meadowlark Invests in Community Health & Wellness

    By Sarah Duggan on March 4, 2021

    Meadowlark is taking steps to invest in the health and wellness of the Manhattan community and its members, specifically those ages 55 years and older, which includes a significant percentage of the local population. 

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  • Meadowlark Parkinson's Program Awarded Community Grant of $18,000

    By Sarah Duggan on August 11, 2020

    Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program Awarded $18,000 for iCAN with Pd

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  • Speedy Pd Race Goes Virtual for 2020

    By Sarah Duggan on June 5, 2020


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