Bethany College’s student government executive board and Smoky Valley high school student council combined efforts to begin restoration of the stone sign located at the junction of Kansas Highway 4 and Bethany Drive just north of Lindsborg.

By the end of May, Bethany students will outline the orange lettering and apply a sealant. Bethany College student government hopes to make additional upgrades in the future. As a thank you for partnering on the project, Bethany students gifted t-shirts to Smoky Valley student members.

Pictured left to right are Bethany students, Trevor Kemp, Stephen Klaassen, Emily Mokricky, and Katie Klaassen and Smoky Valley students Savannah Phillips, Kjsa Peterson, Ophelia Miller and Saige Mort.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. Bethany connects its past, present, and future with distinctive initiatives like Swedes to Sweden, a free service-learning trip for the sophomore class to Sweden, and the Good Life Scholarship, presenting all local high school graduates with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the college. Bethany College is on the Web at and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.