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 Along with damaged books or books with out-of-date information, they are being repurposed as arts and craft items for decorating.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.
Alternative high school students recently donned caps and gowns for a celebration of a milestone that was left uncompleted in the past. ESSDACK in Great Bend held a graduation ceremony for 16 nontraditional students who have finished requirements for graduation, sometimes decades after those their age finished.
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and eastern Colorado are hot and dry. According to the National Weather Service, rain over the last four years, in parts of these states has been less than what fell during a similar period in the 1930s.
ELLINWOOD - Students are not the only people who get to attend camp this summer. Fourteen teachers from Ellinwood School District attended "Ed Camp" on Tuesday.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation named its first ever Educator of the Year, Evelyn Stegman at the faculty luncheon last week, for her understanding of the true meaning of the word, teacher.
HOISINGTON - Roosevelt School fourth graders pulled out their inner author to write their first book called "Critters of Cheyenne Bottoms."
Stimulating the mind and promoting positive child- parental interaction, the United Way of Central Kansas has another new activity that will enhance the communities of Claflin and Great Bend. Called the Born Learning Trails, this walk combines exercise with 10 educational signs that include activities for parent and child.
Our combat veterans who have served in any war have performed a tremendous service to the U.S. Those who have not served in a war zone can only see glimpses of the horrors faced by our warriors through movies such as "We Were Soldiers" or "Saving Private Ryan."
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital broke ground Tuesday evening on its expansion project that actually began earlier this year. They are adding a 5,577 square foot addition for Therapy Services and internal laundry facilities.
Foster kids may lack encouragement and resources to achieve a college degree and that's why a program called "Gear Up" assists them with intervention activities, financial assistance, and tools for college success.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital Physical Therapy Department will host a health walk this Saturday at 8 a.m. promoting the benefits of walking.
Additional cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Barton County, bringing the numbers to the highest in the state. There have been two neuroinvasive cases and five non-neuroinvasive cases for a total of seven as of Sept. 20.
"She's real fine, my 4-0-9," sang the Beach Boys in the early 1960s. For car enthusiasts who grew up in that era, they do regard Chevrolet cars from 1958-1965 as fine indeed.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council learned at its regular meeting that the wastewater lagoon project will be temporarily placed on hold. Hoisington's lagoons were found to be short circuiting and improperly functioning last year.
According to the Associated Press, the Kansas Supreme Court has sent a lawsuit attempting to force Democrats to name a new U.S. Senate nominee for the November ballot to a district court.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 has added a new program, the Ellinwood Eagle Backers Club, to support athletic and activity programs of Ellinwood High School.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents will see new faces in October when they visit the Hoisington Library as long term employees Pat Brown and Susan Willis officially retire at the end of September. Both have truly enjoyed assisting patrons.
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