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Books delivered to students in Ellinwood and Hoisington

Ellinwood High School students delivered books to Ellinwood Grade School students. Back row, from left, are EHS students: Jared Oelke, Brooke Panning, Kyle Oglesbee, Sophie Hayes and Linn Hogg, VIA coordinator; and front row, are second grade EGS students: Nate Henderson, Cole Ringwald, Brooklyn...

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The statement, “Reading is freedom,” has been ringing through the Barton County elementary schools this week.
As part of a Martin Luther King Jr. grant project through the Kansas Volunteer Commission, Volunteers In Action purchased books for all the elementary school libraries.
“There is something very awe inspiring about opening a box and pulling out brand new, hard cover books and placing them in front of these students,” said VIA coordinator Linn Hogg. “You just won’t forget the look on the children’s face when they pick a new book up, open it and start to turn the pages ...

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