The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
HOISINGTON -After this school year, the Mid Central Activities Association activity league, which Hoisington Middle School and High School were members of, will disband. Hoisington High School will join the Central Kansas League.
ELLINWOOD -The Board of Worship of St. John Lutheran Church, 5th and Wilhelm, announces the 4th Annual Festival of Carols, at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, December 1st. The organists of St. John's along with guest organist, Don Regehr, Ellinwood High School Band Director, and the St. John Lutheran church choir will all perform some of the seasons best and invite the congregation to sing along on many of them.
Dorothy "Dot" Burt, 97, died Nov. 15 at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson. She was born August 19, 1916, in Navarre, the daughter of Harvey Gamon and Emma (Rhodes) Wingerd. Dorothy graduated from Chapman High School 1934 and then Emporia State College in 1939, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Matt Hiss of Hiss Sherman Wealth Management announced he will donate half of his commissions to charity during the "Take Care of Your Loved Ones and Community" insurance drive. Hiss said he hopes the drive will become an annual event that supports local charities, while helping individuals take care of their family's financial future.