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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Deidre Knight, Council Grove Life Center

Fun and fitness. Those two elements go together at the Council Grove Life Center, where the goal is to make rural life fun, entertaining, and long-lasting.

The Council Grove Life Center in Council Grove, Kansas has an indoor swimming pool, fitness studio, workout equipment, racquetball courts and more.

Deidre Knight is executive director of the Council Grove Life Center, a community fitness center in Council Grove. Deidre grew up in Salina and studied Family Studies and Human Services at K-State. She also met her husband, who grew up on a farm near the rural community of Alta Vista, population 444 people. Now, that’s rural.

Deidre and her husband moved to Kansas City after graduation. They eventually  moved back to Council Grove where she became the director of the Council Grove Life Center.

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