Two Hoisington High School students, Hannah Wilborn and Lexi Stephens were present at the Hoisington City Council meeting held recently to ask permission to paint Cardinal faces on driveways and addresses on curbs to raise money for a spring break school trip to the east coast. They will use industrial grade concrete paint. This was approved by the council.
ELLINWOOD - Barton County Commissioner Don Cates and Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir hosted the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce last Friday held at Ellinwood District Hospital.
At about 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the local Walmart received a call that four bombs had been placed in the store. Employees and customers were told to leave the store immediately.
At its first ever open house, the Army National Guard units based at the Great Bend Expo Complex showed military equipment, building facilities and held some fun activities for children. The facility in Great Bend shares two units, an artillery-radar unit, and a transportation unit for large trucks.
HOISINGTON - Fifteen Hoisington High School seniors were recognized last week for their achievements academically throughout high school. The Honor Banquet is reserved for those students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale for seven consecutive semesters.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council unanimously approved a service agreement with Stutzman Refuse Disposal Inc. out of south Hutchinson to provide solid waste and recycling services for the community. The agreement will start April 15.
ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 school board meeting met at its regular meeting on Monday night with four members present and three absent. Those absent included Doll, Billinger and Schlessiger.
BARTON COUNTY - Several students from around the county received a I for their piano performances at the state competition at Tabor College, Hillsboro in February. Those students were Melanie Maneth from Great Bend, Hannah Wilborn from Hoisington and Kaylyn Oberle from USD 112.
Recently a restaurant in Tennessee charged a woman to use the restroom who was not a customer. An employee as The Flood Zone in Erin, Tenn. was asked by Patricia Barnes if she could use the facilities.
Eli and Margaret Sweany will this week board an airplane for the long flight to Senegal, Africa, where they will take jobs as house parents in a school for the children of missionaries.
With a eye towards the surreal and with the deep roots of faith, Ellinwood native Todd Fox will exhibit his artwork of the Passion of Christ at the Barton Community College Schafer Gallery from March 6- 29. On March 7, there will be a reception from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery.
HOLYROOD - USD 112 Superintendent Steve Woolf has submitted his resignation to the USD 112 Board of Education effective at the end of his contract, which at the end of June.
After years of drought, central Kansas was abundantly blessed with snow in the past week. While the moisture was appreciated, it caused snarled traffic, work schedules and school schedules for a few days.
HOISINGTON -After a work session that included presentations from two sanitation and recycling companies, the Hoisington City Council voted unanimously to enter into negotiations to finalize a contract to privatize its sanitation department to offer more recycling options.
HOISINGTON - Welcome to the world of the big rigs. Something about large trucks and heavy machinery attracts the old and young alike, eager to see the inner workings.
HOISINGTON - What was it used for? is the big question Hoisington Community Historical Society members are asking about the big, red banner they recently received from Becky Jamison of Canon City Colo.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council passed an ordinance in June requiring rental homes in the community be maintained and inspected yearly. However, the agreement sparked outrage among property owners.
HOISINGTON - After the conclusion of the landowner/property agreement portion of the city council meeting, the council continued with the regular meeting on Monday.
HOISINGTON - Traumatic brain injuries and the possibility of cumulative, lingering effects from concussion have led the Hoisington School District to begin using IMPACT-a computer concussion evaluation system for student athletes.
The recent suicide of Robin Williams brought to the forefront issues of depression, drug abuse and chronic illness. Every day, every where and every place in this nation, someone commits suicide. No group is immune.
Celebrating life will be the point of the Golden Belt Glow for Life, the second annual fundraiser for the Suicide Prevention Task Force. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Veteran's Memorial Park at the west shelter.
HOISINGTON - 21st century skills for students today involve knowledge that is different than it was a hundred years ago. With that in mind, the Hoisington School District is working towards an entrepreneurship project that will provide tools for students, including time management, accountability, responsibility, and hands-on employee skills.
USD 431 School Board, decided at a special meeting on Monday, to proceed with an entrepreneurship program similar to the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program (SEED).
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.
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