English teacher David McCullugh Jr., who gave a commencement speech at Wellesly High School this May, struck a chord with the nation when he spoke to the graduates in a humourous way, telling them the truth – they weren't special.
ELLINWOOD - A Red Cross blood drive is being held 2-7 p.m. July 9 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. The event is being sponsored by Star of Hope
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met for a short meeting on Monday. The adult swimming hour is still from Monday through Sunday from 5-6 p.m. despite rumors to the contrary, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell informed the council.
National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, and the Barton County Health Department would like everyone to know their HIV status.
With admonitions not to touch anything in the emergency vehicles, approximately 40 local 7th and 8th graders experienced the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the community running.
Immigration is a good thing for the U.S. It keeps our population growing and culturally diverse. Women are generally valued for their contributions.
eedlework has long been a past time of women of the prairie. It provided a creative outlet and beauty during the harsh life in the Great Plains and still today, is the hobby of choice for many.
ELLINWOOD - At is regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council recognized the achievements of Ellinwood High Schools' Future Business Leaders of America club. The chapter, in its third year, is sending six students to compete at FBLA nationals in San Antonio.
We all know that when a child is born, perhaps 80 years later that baby, hopefully after a full and happy life, will pass from this life.
eeting on Monday, the Ellinwood USD 355 school board discussed the future of softball at Ellinwood High School.
LARNED - Larned partied this weekend for Santa Fe Trail Days with a parade on Saturday, displays of quilts and cars, free food, and games for the kids, among other activities.
TOPEKA - USD 495 Larned and USD 431 Hoisington learned Thursday that they would be placed in the Central Kansas League for 2014-15 after a hearing with the Kansas High School Activities Association Board.
BARTON COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a second sting for 2014 on April 11 and while the results have improved from the first sting, more needs to be done.
You know you have a good friend when they change you just by being a friend.
HOISINGTON - A cross-curricular study aimed at teaching history, English, speech, character qualities, technology and collaborative work, Hoisington High School juniors each studied a Medal of Honor recipient, stirring feelings of patriotism and admiration for American heroes.
HOISINGTON - Which is the better, faster, stronger tractor? Allis Chalmers, John Deere? Massey Ferguson?
ELLINWOOD - Motivational speaker Joe Coles spent the day Wednesday at Ellinwood Middle and High School teaching the students life skills, positive changes, and including everyone.
ELLINWOOD - The planning stage is nearly over as USD 355 will soon be installing electronic locking doors at district schools, beginning the first of May. They will be done shortly thereafter.
The federal Food Stamp program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, underwent changes beginning in October of 2013, and as a result, local charities that provide food are now seeing an increase in usage.
Prevention is the best medicine.
Catholic students from the Dodge City Diocese learned about the importance of forming healthy habits and spoke about their knowledge at the annual Civic Oration Contest held Saturday in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington had a major community water leak on Tuesday when the main transmission line to the community failed.
Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley wants to bring poetry home to Kansans, and in that vein, is beginning a weekly poetry column that will be published in the Great Bend Tribune.
ELLINWOOD - Wyatt Townley, Shawnee Mission, finds poetry in every day life, in trains, in the Kansas wind, and in nature. Imaging magical ways to weave words, she comes home to poetry.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City council discussed traffic flow in front of Ellinwood Grade School on Sixth Street.
An early morning fire destroyed the Camp Aldrich dining hall on Saturday. It created an orange glow that could be seen from Claflin.
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