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.
ELLINWOOD - Seventeen teachers from Ellinwood and other schools attended an inservice recently in Ellinwood on teaching phonics.
Over Memorial Day, a 3-year-old boy who wouldn't let anybody buckle his seat belt was ordered off of an Alaska Airlines flight.
HOISINGTON - Adults and youth both tried their luck and skill at running a truck or ATV through the mud this weekend in Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 school district has been awarded a grant for up to $36,000 for the purchase of a new school bus for the upcoming school year, the school board accepted at its regular meeting on Monday.
BARTON COUNTY - The Barton County Communities That Care data has been released for 2011-12 school year, showing that work remains in the areas of alcohol use by area teens.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street in the downtown area and out to the Rotomix plant will be undergoing construction this summer to replace aging water lines. The brick in the parking areas will be replaced with concrete on Main Street, from Third Street to First Street, the City Council decided on Tuesday at its regular meeting.
e've all been driving down the highway and have seen a vehicle swerving wildly. Suddenly, we see a cell phone hanging out of the driver's ear-no more explanations needed.
ELLINWOOD - A story that began almost 100 years ago with the birth of Thomas Edward Cooney on July 24, 1917 in Ellinwood, came full circle this Memorial Day weekend, when his life and his service to his country were remembered and celebrated.
ELLINWOOD - Since the early 1940s, the 3 Coin Club, a group of businessmen and farmers in Ellinwood has been meeting each day for coffee. Now mostly retired, they shoot the bull, tell tall tales also known as lies, and talk about sports and politics in the company of good friends every day for half an hour.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents, led by Teddy Williamson, have once again planted a community garden full of tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, herbs, beets, potatoes, corn, onions, sweet peas and strawberries.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Activity Center's Director Rae Ann Hayes is leaving her position sometime this summer to move to Goodland. Her husband's family owns a farm there, and he intends to work it.
Being older means being able to remember the interesting things in life- John and Yoko, "Pet Sounds", and "Stairway to Heaven" along with sit ins, Kent State and life-size David Cassidy posters. It means remembering being able to drive a 1970 Impala with a small block engine that could single handedly take a out telephone pole with a barely visible dent and that 13 people could actually fit in one. (It was okay, I was the driver). The speedometer went up to 140 mph.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.
One of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners is squash. Many years, it produces and produces in such great numbers, that it is frequently a popular giveaway.
HOISINGTON - The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.
Dr. Bryan Pinkall, who grew up in Great Bend, recently drove home from Manhattan and broke the news to his parents, Michelle and Gary, with a short video that he had a special vacation planned in August.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the proposed mill levy assessment for 2015. The council approved the budget for publication.
Her voice brimming with enthusiasm, new Big Brothers, Big Sisters area director Diane Shoemaker has come on board with the non-profit organization which provides a little attention to kids-in-need, but has big results.
ELLINWOOD - Overcast skies made for a pleasant morning Saturday when the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival parade brought crowds to the red, brick streets of the community.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday, several landlords were present, upset about the rental licensing agreement just passed by the council. The Great Bend Tribune featured a story on the program on July 6. The rental agreement requires minimum standards for rental housing and rental inspection.
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