The Mid-Central Activities Association consisting of Ellinwood, Hoisington, Larned and Thomas Moore Prep schools will break up beginning in the 2014-2015 school year
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 school board met this week and discussed purchasing an iPad for every student in the high school, including teachers.
Rockets red glare will fly on Saturday when the Kansas Organization for Spacemodeling, a chartered section of the National Association of Rocketry sets up at the Ellinwood Municipal Airport located on NE 100 Ave. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adding a new meaning to taking a scenic tour of central/western Kansas, the first annual June Jaunt will be held June 1-3 to discover the history, science, antique shopping, music, art and food in authentic rural Kansas. "Get your fix on K-96" is the theme.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Task Force aimed at reducing underage drinking has received an additional $10,000 grant from the Kansas Family Partnership, Hoisington Middle School Principal Pat Reinhardt learned with week.
ELLINWOOD The Fire Escape Coffee House is set to reopen on April 6 with a new, improved interior, more open hours, a new executive director and new appliances for coffee.
Additional name added to HMS Principal's Honor Roll
CLAFLIN - Equipped with a real car seat, four infant simulators made their way home with Central Plains High School - Claflin students since the first of the year. A total of 17 girls in the Human Growth and Development class each spent a weekend discovering what it is like to be a parent.
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Kansas Wetlands Education Center educator Eric Giesing has received the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education Rising Star Award.
he Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers many services, and one of the services they offer is transportation for out-of-town medical appointments.
State of Kansas Senator Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford and Representatives Bill Wolf, R-Great Bend, and Bob Bethell, R-Alden, were in Great Bend at the legislative coffee on Saturday morning, and they all reported on a full slate of bills under consideration.
HOLYROOD - Interwoven with a story about his dog, Starbuck, who hid under the couch because he was bullied, Kevin Honeycutt, a technology integration specialist at Essdack in Hutchinson, talked to USD 112 students about using technology safely, using technology for learning, and kindness. Honeycutt travels throughout the U.S. with his presentation.
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - A young female snowy owl was found wounded at Cheyenne Bottoms last week by Hoisington resident Dr. Dan Witt and taken to the Raptor Center in Great Bend where it later died during surgery.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital held a community assessment meeting with Vince Vandehaar, owner of VVV Research & Development, Inc., to provide an overview of Barton County health needs on Monday night.
ELLINWOOD -Leon and Linda Sobba, longtime Ellinwood residents, were named the Ellinwood Rotary Club's 2012 Distinguished Citizens at the club's annual banquet. In addition, the club is celebrating its 75th anniversary, beginning on Dec. 1, 1936.
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.
A support group, called Sisters of Hope, for recently widowed women will soon start up again.
The NFL provides an interesting diversion for many in a variety of ways.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the numbers of West Nile virus cases in Kansas have inched up slightly. Barton County still has the most cases in the state.
HOISINGTON - Lincoln School in Hoisington is the oldest school in the USD 431 school district, and the school board has been considering plans for modernization of the building.
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