To acknowledge positive behavior, Ellinwood Grade School has recently started "shouting out" when students perform an act of kindness.
The Hoisington Recreation Commission is offering a wide variety of trips this fall.
Two hundred and twenty avocets, bitterns, cormorants, dowitchers, egrets, falcons and grebes roosted at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday in the form of USD 428 second-graders for the first annual education day to learn about the wild, wonderful wetlands in Barton County.
Dressed in all of their finery, 16 Hoisington Labor Day baby contestants laughed, waved and enjoyed the fascinating stage balloons on Saturday as a part of the 114th annual Hoisington Labor Day celebration.
HOISINGTON - Travelling through a larger than life-sized tent display of a human, Hoisington Elementary School students had the opportunity Tuesday to learn about the importance of "Eat smart. Play hard," - how exercise and nutrition affect life.
OISINGTON - USD 431 will host its second annual benefit golf tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Lake Barton Golf Club.
HOISINGTON - Unlike many schools throughout the state, USD 431 Hoisington School District has seen student enrollment rise every year since 2007.
HOISINGTON - At a special meeting Thursday, the Hoisington school district approved the student handbook, approved supplemental and classified positions and entered into a cooperative agreement with Grace Academy.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington will host its 114th-annual Labor Day Celebration, "Proud of our Past - Focused on our Future," with activities for the entire family from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6. This year, a number of new events have been added.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.
One of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners is squash. Many years, it produces and produces in such great numbers, that it is frequently a popular giveaway.
HOISINGTON - The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.
Dr. Bryan Pinkall, who grew up in Great Bend, recently drove home from Manhattan and broke the news to his parents, Michelle and Gary, with a short video that he had a special vacation planned in August.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the proposed mill levy assessment for 2015. The council approved the budget for publication.
Her voice brimming with enthusiasm, new Big Brothers, Big Sisters area director Diane Shoemaker has come on board with the non-profit organization which provides a little attention to kids-in-need, but has big results.
ELLINWOOD - Overcast skies made for a pleasant morning Saturday when the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival parade brought crowds to the red, brick streets of the community.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday, several landlords were present, upset about the rental licensing agreement just passed by the council. The Great Bend Tribune featured a story on the program on July 6. The rental agreement requires minimum standards for rental housing and rental inspection.
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