Ellinwood native Basil Dannebohm presented a program, "Strength in Numbers: Collaboration on the Plains," this week to a group from across the state, offering lessons in community building.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at a special meeting on Tuesday to consider the proposed budget for 2014. The city is considering a decrease in the mill levy assessment to 37.244 mills for 2014 from 39.244 mills in 2013.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday with a study session of the budget prior to the regular meeting.
Summer is a super time to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and the great many local activities.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has been organizing the region's largest Labor Day Celebration for 117 years and is always looking for opportunities to enhance the event. This year, the committee is working with the City of Hoisington to introduce an event that is new to the region.
HOISINGTON - After a surprise visit from the Environmental Protection Agency last week, the city of Hoisington has learned that it has significant deficiencies in its treatment of waste water.
ELLINWOOD - The richness of the historical roots of Ellinwood blends with present life in the mural post card that artist Tim Conway is painting on the south wall of what is known as the Dick building at the corner of Main and Santa Fe in Ellinwood.
Such a tragedy, the drowning deaths of so many people this summer. Undoubtedly, they did not get up early on those summer morning and say "This will be my last day on earth." The events that happened in their lives were unexpected and perhaps some of them could have been prevented with proper precautions. We all know we should have life jackets for everyone readily available on a boat. We know that there should be ...
Jesse Maes sweeps a floor in an Ellinwood truck repair shop during a recent summer morning. With no air conditioning, the shop is already warm en route to another summer scorcher, and Maes is dotted with small beads of sweat on his face and neck. Large dirt and grease splotches decorate his T-shirt and dungarees, giving proof of the work that he has already accomplished half-way through his shift.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood author T. Joseph Browder of Ellinwood, has just published seven short horror stories and says he has plans to write more.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting last week, the USD 431 School Board studied the budget for the upcoming school year, as well as approving a large number of procedural and annual appointments, according to the unofficial minutes.
OISINGTON - The Hoisington Labor Day Committee announces the Annual Community Garage & Sidewalk Sale, to be held in conjunction with the annual Labor Day Celebration.
ELLINWOOD - With a full slate of events for its 40th birthday, this year's Ellinwood After Harvest Festival promises to hold something for everyone, July 18-20.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council discussed the Pohlman addition on the north side of town at length. A couple of parcels of property have been purchased for residential building. The city has also purchased some of the property.
ELLINWOOD - At one time, kindergarten was a place where students learned social skills, to sit still, and even to take a nap during their half day of school. No more.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting on Monday, the USD 431 heard a report from board member Deb Stephens on a new K-6 after school program which, she said, "is a desperate need in the community." It would be held at the Hoisington United Methodist Church on school evenings until 6:30 p.m.
There are new audio books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
The Central Kansas Dream Center continues offering help and hope to those hurting people who have fallen through the cracks of the system. And with that thought in mind plans have begun for a unit for young adults aging out of foster care, called the Dream Center Living Youth.
ELLINWOOD - Decorated Christmas trees, German food, a living nativity, and shopping galore all marked Ellinwood's first ever Christkindlmarket on Sunday.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me?" as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Patriots Pen essay contest.
Birds have always known that Cheyenne Bottoms is an important stop on the central flyway for the hundreds of thousands of water fowl and shore birds that migrate south each winter and north each spring. Although it's not always recognized as such by humans, Cheyenne Bottoms was designated a wetlands of international importance in 1971.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, Paul Davis, made a campaign stop in Great Bend on Saturday and spoke to a crowd of about 50 people. Davis expressed concerns about sales tax, property tax, college tuition and utility rates all rising.
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