HOISINGTON - At its budget hearing on Monday, the Hoisington USD 431 School Board approved the 2012-13 budget, which lowers the mill levy assessment to 56.870 for 2012-13. The mill levy assessment in 2011-12 was 59.030, which will result in a drop of 2.160 mills for the current year.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting Monday, the USD 431 Board of Education voted to change the student insurance for students involved in activities due to cost.
Youth Academy alumni enjoyed a morning of play on Friday morning, racing go-carts, bowling, playing video games and miniature golf.
Residents of Barton County have endured two summers of drought and extreme heat, along with the rest of much of Kansas.
HOISINGTON - Area students will have the opportunity to practice skills with the Back to School Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Hoisington Main Street Inc from Aug. 9-16.
While many states and countries have abolished capital punishment, some crimes are so heinous that death seems the only appropriate sentence.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has approved publishing the budget for 2013 with a slight mill levy increase. The 2013 budget has a mill levy assessment of 62.969, which is an increase of 1.534 mills.
Eleven professionals from across the Midwest met this week at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to study wetlands and defining wetlands.
HOISINGTON - With all of the fresh vegetables now in season, K-State Extension Agent Donna Krug held a class earlier this week on safe ways to preserve that garden produce in Hoisington.
Human beings are capable of both great evil and great good. This country recently had an example of the evil humans are capable of with the shootings in Aurora, Colo.
BARTON, RICE Counties - Several local communities, not including Great Bend, were without electricity Wednesday morning in portions of Barton and Rice Counties due to a problem at Midwest Energy.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday, and approved submitting an application to rezone the old mobile home park to R-2, which would allow for such housing as assisted living, spec homes and residential development.
ELLINWOOD - With sirens whistling and bikers and runners, Ellinwood greeted natives Joshwa McMullen and Ben Reser as they completed their bike ride from Pueblo, Colo. to Ellinwood on Wednesday morning just in time for the After Harvest Festival.
It is extremely important to immunize children. Diseases that once were practically eradicated have been making a comeback.
ELLINWOOD - The city of Ellinwood will party this week to celebrate the 39th annual After Harvest Festival with a full range of activities for the entire family Thursday through Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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