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National speaker, author encourages Ellinwood students to get involved

ELLINWOOD - John Celock, Huffington Post writer, author, and founder of an online newspaper, spoke to Ellinwood High School students about the importance of becoming involved in the community to make a difference.

October 28, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Commissioner Lebbin begins write-in campaign

ELLINWOOD - Barton County Commissioner for the fourth district, Ellinwood resident and retired businessman Ken Lebbin, has begun a write-in campaign to retain his seat on the county commission.

October 25, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

CKDC offers faith-based counseling

The Central Kansas Dream Center opened in 2013 and is growing at an amazing rate. The facility now is bursting at the seams to meet the needs of those who have no hope. The latest addition is two licensed outpatient counselors who provide drug and alcohol abuse individual and group treatment, DUI assessments and Substance Abuse Screening Inventories.

October 25, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Food: What's good for you

We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.

October 23, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Driving Miss Minnie; Cow moos her way into the hearts of Roosevelt students

HOISINGTON - Miss Minnie travels the state in the comfort of a 30 foot trailer, teaching kids about where ice cream really come from. She doesn't get car sick either, but lays down, snacks on hay, and enjoys the ride.

October 21, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

City of Hoisington continues code enforcement efforts for coming year

regular city council meeting last week, the Hoisington City Council once again discussed code enforcement and the direction that the city will take in the coming year.

October 21, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Plans progress for new wellness center in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Recreation Commission hired its first ever director, Kyle Chamberlin who began last January, and the community has seen a whirlwind of activity since then. The commission continues to dream big and have proposed renting the second floor of Sunflower Bank for use as a fitness facility.

October 17, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Hoisington kids benefit from Walking School Bus

HOISINGTON - Starting out the day with fresh air and exercise prepares energetic kids for learning and school. Hoisington now buzzes with activity in those early morning hours that once saw mostly vehicle traffic.

October 17, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Walking to school provides healthful benefits

A Walking School Bus is where kids walk to school with an adult volunteer, and Riley School and USD 431 Hoisington received grants for Walking School buses.

October 15, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Breakfast/ brunch fundraiser set for St. Joseph PSR

ELLINWOOD - High school students participating in the St. Joseph PSR will be having a breakfast/brunch fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. Cost is a free will offering with proceeds going towards the PSR mission trip and local charities.

October 14, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Just say boo: Haunted Heights offers new thrills

HOISINGTON - Ghouls, ghosts and goblins fill Hoisington's Haunted Heights Haunted House, and for those who want to shiver, shake and scream their way through this scary delight, the attraction opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, and 31-Nov. 1.

October 14, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Small town Kansas community raises $1 million to expand hospital

HOISINGTON - In rural Kansas, a strong hospital is vital to a community and when a need arises, friends and neighbors pull together to make it work. When the need became apparent, the Hoisington community of 2,700 people, pulled together to expand a vital facility.

October 10, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Ales to ports: Ellinwood Craft Beer Festival has it all

ELLINWOOD - From ales to ports, the third annual Ellinwood Craft Beer Festival celebrates the best beer the heartland has to offer. The beer connoisseur can sample 15 different regional beers, ranging from vanilla flavor to espresso to chocolate from breweries in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri at this year's event. It is from 2-8 p.m. on Oct. 18 and costs $25.

October 10, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Widows support group to begin

A support group, called Sisters of Hope, for recently widowed women will soon start up again.

October 08, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

NFL- Not a non profit

The NFL provides an interesting diversion for many in a variety of ways.

October 08, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

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