HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Utility Task Force met on Tuesday and reviewed the findings of Sawvel and Assoc. Inc., the engineering firm hired to look into the electric utility and find savings if possible.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School fourth graders learned practical measurement skills to supplement in-the-classroom learning on Tuesday, spending the day at Ellinwood High School using the student kitchens and wood lab.
HOISINGTON - The steam whistles sounds, the conductor hollers, "All aboard" and students from second grade at Roosevelt Elementary School quickly walk to board the imaginary Polar Express Train which annually passes through Hoisington close to Christmas time.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Commission on Aging has a new used minivan which will be used to transport seniors and others who need a ride in Ellinwood.
ELLINWOOD - Ryan J. Placher, 25, of Ellinwwod was travelling west on highway U.S. 56 approximately half a mile east of Ellinwood when the vehicle went off the right shoulder at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening. He overcorrected, came back onto the roadway, and slid sideways in to oncoming traffic. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash log, a Ford 2008 F250 driven by Marion D. Newkirk, 55, of Lyons saw the vehicle , but was unable to avoid the collision.
It's that time of the year when colds, influenza, viruses abound. Stay home please!
HOISINGTON - The residents of Hoisington will see a drop of about 7 percent in overall electric bills, the Hoisington city council approved on Monday.
CLAFLIN - Life seemed normal this year for 18-year-old Bryce Steiner, Claflin. He was captain of the Central Plains football team, which his father coaches, and he is affectionately known as "Tiny" to all of his teammates and students at the school.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Christmas Lighting Contest will be sponsored this year by the Ellinwood Historical Society.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board at its regular meeting, heard a presentation from Christina Lamoureaux and Amanda Brack about their trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the Character Education Partnership. The seminar taught the two how to promote the school's Core Values, chosen by the students, in the district.
Near the end of 2008, the stock market had crashed at a record pace, gas was fluctuating at around $4 per gallon, the big banks were in serious trouble, the housing market crashed, and the auto industry was tanking.
ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope in Ellinwood serves many needs in Haiti as well as other third world countries, but one recent project that has transformed hearts and lives is nearing completion.
LLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School are teaching phonics to the students in a way that is not their parent's or grandparent's phonics, and teachers and students are experiencing outstanding success.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday. The council approved the infrastructure bids from McKenna Meadows. These bids include $4,733.37 for supplies for a four inch water main installed by city workers, $18, 755.23 for electric materials and equipment, curb and guttering from Christian Specialities for $25,175 which includes drive over curbs for driveways and $33,050 for a sewer bid from A&F Enterprises.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Hope Tree has been providing a Merry Christmas morning to needy children for 12 years, and this year is no exception.
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.
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.
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