Editor's note: The Kansas Press Association, in cooperation with the Great Bend Tribune, is collecting photos of Vietnam soldiers who died in service for the Education Center at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. There are 265 photos of Kansas soldiers needed. The Tribune has located two photos, Kent Amerine and Edward Saenz.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington is facing major infrastructure upgrades, including city sewage lagoons that are short-circuiting, causing problems with under treated sewage. In light of that issue as well as other infrastructure upgrades needed such as a leaking swimming pool, the Hoisington City Council discussed at its meeting on Monday, adding a one cent sales tax for items purchased in Hoisington.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood School/Community Librarian Sharon Sturgis closes a book, but starts a new chapter in her life as she retires this month from the position she has held for two decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police need a search warrant to search an arrested person's cell phone except in extreme emergency, such as immediate terrorist activity.
HOISINGTON - On June 12, Marline and Richard Amerine received a phone message on their landline phone from an individual claiming to be from the IRS.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood residents may soon have a Wellness Center if the Ellinwood Recreation Commission has it way. There is currently no fitness facility in Ellinwood.
BARTON COUNTY - The winds of war periodically have swept the U.S. over the last 100 years. Many soldiers arrived back stateside with little fanfare and continued their lives the best way they knew how.
HOISINGTON - For the first time ever, the Kansas High School Activities Association executive board has placed middle schools into an activities league. Pratt, Larned and Hoisington were placed into the Central Kansas League for middle schools starting with the 2015-2016 school year.
ELLINWOOD - Get together and talk about the special or everyday food dishes one used to make. Remember those recipes one wanted to ask mom about or grandmother. Perhaps it would be how to make an authentic German Chocolate Cake with the fudge frosting or a banana cream pie. It is time to spend some hours this summer in front of the air conditioner looking through the old cookbooks and recipe boxes.
ELLINWOOD - For their dedication to quality rural health care, Dr. Charlie Joslin and Dr. Chris Brown have been named as grand marshals of the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.
When the Internet swept the landscape twenty years ago, few imagined the chatting, Facebook, and other instantaneous social media that has resulted in breathtaking changes in communication structure. These changes have occurred faster than any manmade changes in the history of humankind.
ELLINWOOD - Armed with double baby strollers and a sense of humor, five moms walk and talk through the streets of Ellinwood every week day morning.
ELLINWOOD - Local historian Linda McCaffery spoke at the Heritage Club in Ellinwood recently about local veteran Leroy Zahn as well as sharing historical information of general interest.
HOISINGTON - The 4-H Hoisington Jets have readied themselves for upcoming Barton County Fair with baking, art projects, wood working, dog training, photography, horticulture, metal work and hand pets.
This year, voters can change party affiliation until July 1 despite new legislation passed by the state of Kansas, according to Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk. When HB 2210 is published in the Kansas Register on July 1-that is the date the new law will go into effect.
HOISINGTON - Welcome to the world of the big rigs. Something about large trucks and heavy machinery attracts the old and young alike, eager to see the inner workings.
HOISINGTON - What was it used for? is the big question Hoisington Community Historical Society members are asking about the big, red banner they recently received from Becky Jamison of Canon City Colo.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council passed an ordinance in June requiring rental homes in the community be maintained and inspected yearly. However, the agreement sparked outrage among property owners.
HOISINGTON - After the conclusion of the landowner/property agreement portion of the city council meeting, the council continued with the regular meeting on Monday.
HOISINGTON - Traumatic brain injuries and the possibility of cumulative, lingering effects from concussion have led the Hoisington School District to begin using IMPACT-a computer concussion evaluation system for student athletes.
The recent suicide of Robin Williams brought to the forefront issues of depression, drug abuse and chronic illness. Every day, every where and every place in this nation, someone commits suicide. No group is immune.
Celebrating life will be the point of the Golden Belt Glow for Life, the second annual fundraiser for the Suicide Prevention Task Force. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Veteran's Memorial Park at the west shelter.
HOISINGTON - 21st century skills for students today involve knowledge that is different than it was a hundred years ago. With that in mind, the Hoisington School District is working towards an entrepreneurship project that will provide tools for students, including time management, accountability, responsibility, and hands-on employee skills.
USD 431 School Board, decided at a special meeting on Monday, to proceed with an entrepreneurship program similar to the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program (SEED).
ELLINWOOD - Those who attend football games at Ellinwood will have an entirely new experience this fall due to upgrades at the field. The entire area is undergoing renovation.
HOISINGTON - Walking or riding a bike is a healthy, wholesome activity, and students walking to and from school gives kids great outdoor exercise. USD 431 Hoisington School District has received two grants for a Walking School Bus that begins this fall, from Oct. 1-Nov. 14. A Walking School Bus, where a parent volunteers walk with the kids to school, is one of the latest initiatives to get kids outside and combat obesity.
HOISINGTON - Lincoln School in Hoisington was built in the 1920s and needs to be updated for changing technology and standards. With this in mind, consultant Kent Stewart was contracted by the USD 431 school district to study the facilities in Hoisington.
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