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.
Still sharp and witty at the age of 90, former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole graciously spoke and then greeted each of the dozens of community members who waited in line to see the elder statesman in Great Bend Wednesday afternoon in Great Bend.
A new trend has arisen where teens are wearing tails. We're not talking about a fancy tuxedo or an extended ponytail.
LLINWOOD - Bike Across Kansas became an Extreme Sport on Monday when participants faced four inches of pouring rain that some said felt like hail scouring the face, semi's blasting water from both lanes of traffic, slippery railroad tracks, falls, cold, and head winds, all to be able to say, "I did it."
Two people died after a plane crashed near Great Bend at 11:33 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper James Robinson.
Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, was nominated for Community Corrections Volunteer of the Year and recently traveled to Topeka. She was named Volunteer of the Year for the Northern Parole Region.
The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, a former Army general, resigned Friday.
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 a $10,000 grant for a Walking School Bus for the next school year. A Walking School Bus, where a parents walks with the kids to and from school, is one of the latest initiatives to get kids outside and combat obesity.
ELLINWOOD - Eagles will soar at the new Sentinel Art Gallery, 201 S. Main, Ellinwood highlighting a weekend of family friendly events for the third annual June Jaunt beginning on Friday.
HOISINGTON - By con census, the Hoisington City Council chose to disallow chickens in the city limits at its regular second meeting of the month, held on Tuesday because of Memorial Day.
ELLINWOOD - Those 26-book encyclopedias and heavy dictionaries, once highly valued, have pass their expiration date in the Information Age as users find the Internet more convienient and up-to-date. Along with damaged books or books with out-of-date information, they are being repurposed as arts and craft items for decorating.
HOISINGTON - On a topic that has ruffled feathers in Hoisington, chickens will be on the agenda for the 7:30 p.m. May 27 City Council meeting.
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.
HOISINGTON - Hometown holds a special place in the heart for many, and this year, Hoisington will celebrate hometown and those that are homeward bound at the 118th annual Labor Day Celebration Aug. 28-Sept. 1.
ELLINWOOD - At the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, James McCormick was named by Mayor Frank Koelsch to fill the seat on the city council left open by Ken Lebbin, who was appointed as a county commissioner in May.
This week, we as a nation, said farewell to the brilliant, frenetic genius that was Robin Williams-a man that befriended gorillas and entertained us for decades with his quirky sense of humor.
HOLYROOD - Work is progressing on the construction at Central Plains High School in Claflin, the USD 112 school board heard at its regular meeting on Monday, new superintendent, Greg Clark, said.
ELLINWOOD - The community of Ellinwood had a successful 41st annual After Harvest Festival with mild temperatures and large crowds at the July event, according to Chamber of Commerce Administrator J. Basil Dannebohm.
HOISINGTON - A group of community partners, including e-community, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and the city of Hoisington have formed in Hoisington to consider buying a downtown building for use by the high school entrepreneurship class and possibly community members as a place to form small businesses and sell merchandise.
For those young people in need of a job, but are in need of assistance, the Flint Hills Job Corps, located in Manhattan, provides free job training for those who qualify. The program provides training in carpentry, cement-masonry, construction craft laborer, dental assistant, facility maintenance technology, plumbing, security & protective services, CNA, Home Health aide, and recently revamped high school academics or high school equivalency for those ages 16 through 24.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Ellinwood School District has hired a new athletic director, Derek Schoenthaler, who moved to Ellinwood three weeks ago.
There isn't any significant voter fraud in Kansas or anywhere else for that matter. According to the Wichita Eagle, Aug. 13, 2012, out of 146 million nationwide voters over 12 years, there was one case for every 15 million prospective voters. Half of those cases were not prosecuted because of confusion about eligibility.
BARTON COUNTY -The 2013-14 Communities that Care data for the area once again shows that Barton County teens drink at a higher rate than teens from the remaining portions of Kansas, although the good news is that the numbers are trending downward across the state, including here. The report shows that area teens tend to smoke less and use marijuana less than the state average.
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