ST. JOHN - St. John-Hudson USD 350 and St. John High School will broadcast the Class of 2011 graduation ceremony live on the Internet at www.ihigh.com/stjohn.
BUSHTON - The Quivira Heights High School Class of 2011 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quivira heights High Schoool. It is the 35th and final graduating class for QHHS before the school merges with Claflin at Central Plains in 2011.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School teacher Tamera Irvin has been nominated for the "Kansas Teacher of the Year."
ELLINWOOD - America's Promise, in collaboration with the Great Bend Airport Young Eagles Club, celebrated the end-of-the-year with the Fly Day earlier this year. Four grade school students from Ellinwood have taken part of America's Promise program throughout the year.
Eric Zamora finally has a voice - in two languages.
There are new Young Adult Series Update Books at the Ellinwood Library. They are:
LARNED - Larned High School seniors were recognized for scholarships they have accepted and top students in various subject areas were honored during a ceremony Thursday at the Larned Middle School Gymnasium.
STAFFORD -- The Stafford High School Class of 2011 will graduate at 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school.
Dr. Richard Preston has made a "bittersweet" decision – bitter in that he will miss his patients and colleagues, and sweet in that he will have more time with his wife, kids and grandkids. He has announced his retirement, effective Saturday, May 21.
MACKSVILLE ‑ The Macksville High School Class of 2011 will graduate at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school.
"Imagine there's no heaven/It's publicity-generating if you try." (With apologies to John Lennon).
State law in Tennessee prohibits registered sex offenders from re-contacting their victims, but there is no such restriction on anyone convicted of a sex crime before 2007, and still in prison, but who is not yet on the registered list.
LIBERAL - The Barton Community College women's basketball team started off slow, but Seward County got off to a slow start as well.
LIBERAL - The usually potent shooters for the Barton Community College men's basketball team were uncharacteristically quiet from the outside against Seward County on Wednesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team put the game away down the stretch, outscoring Macksville 16-7 in the final quarter.
SOCHI, Russia - Julie Chu remembers watching the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team win the gold medal at the Nagano Games in 1998, when she was in high school.
CHICAGO - Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74 on Wednesday night to remain the only unbeaten team in major college basketball.
A man convicted of aggravated battery in Ellsworth County will be eligible for a parole hearing in April, for possible release on May 1. Curtis Lee Bentley, 53, is currently housed in the El Dorado Correctional Facility where his custody level is high-medium. He was incarcerated in 2008.
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It's easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor US Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That's so incredibly righteous of you.
Sandy Kress, the controversial testing lobbyist, is leading a new raid on school taxes. This month he registered to lobby for Amplify, the company that wants to replace textbooks with tablet computers, positioning him to grab some of the hundreds of millions of dollars Education Sec. Arne Duncan is offering to create pre-K tests. Despite a nationwide backlash against high-stakes testing, your tax dollars are now going to developing standardized tests for 4-year-olds, and Kress is ready to cash in.