A tradition in Ellinwood, Kimple Furniture will close its doors one final time later this year when Richard and Linda Kimple retire.
ELLINWOOD - Two teachers from the Ellinwood School District have been nominated for regional awards by USD 355 administration. Angela Petersen, a fifth grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School, has been nominated for "Teacher of the Year" for the Ellinwood School District. Andrea Everhart, a first grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School, has been nominated for the Horizon Award, which is an award for first year teachers.
HOISINGTON - Some people care a little more than others and seek to continue to make a difference in this world even after they retire. Ruth Stephens of Hoisington is just that person.
The Great Bend Tribune's Sunday edition featured an Associated Press story about the Bender crimes, which were a series of murders that happened 140 years ago in Labette County.
HOISINGTON - Although the temperature hovered around the century mark on Saturday, children and adults both climbed eagerly into trucks, honking horns and spinning steering wheels to see vehicles they had not seen before. It was all a part of the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Golfers in Hoisington may soon have a new place to hit the links. Hoisington resident Mark and Kristi Lovett were present at the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday to ask the council to consider leasing property south of the city to them to install a driving range for golfers. The property is located south of the railroad tracks in Hoisington and east of the Rotomix plant.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Library will close for the Labor Day weekend, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and reopening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King presented a speech in Washington D.C. that galvanized a generation into action and ultimately moved African-Americans into the mainstream of society.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council voted by a vote of 5-3 to draft ordinances changing the policies related to dogs at its regular meeting on Monday.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 is continuing with its emphasis on social emotional development and skills, and as a part of that, Volunteers In Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg spoke to Hoisington High School students Thursday about the importance of volunteering at one of five breakout sessions at the opening assembly. Seventy-five students registered to be notified of volunteer opportunities.
Former Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hutchinson resident Johnita Becker and her daughter Elizabeth are exhibiting a wide variety of artwork and poems at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St.
Pope Francis was named Time's Person of the Year. He is a good choice.
ELLINWOOD - Four juveniles were apprehended in Ellinwood for shooting out car windows Monday between 6-8 p.m., according to Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer. There are 11 reported cases at press time from within the city limits.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved two new water wells for the Hoisington Recreation Commission for the Legion Field and softball diamond at Bicentennial Park at its regular meeting on Monday.
PAWNEE ROCK - The Hoisington High School Student Council recently spent the day at Praise Ranch in Pawnee Rock in a service learning project. Twelve students and Principal Meg Wilson assisted with clean up of the gymnasium at the old Pawnee Rock Elementary School.
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.
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