At the Republican convention meeting on Monday night, Kenneth Lebbin of Ellinwood was named as the new Barton County Commissioner to replace former commissioner Don Cates, who died in a plane wreck on April 22.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce Director J. Basil Dannebohm welcomed the group of 49 to a Town Hall meeting with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Hanging out a business shingle, Hoisington elementary school age kids were open for business on Saturday when they had a chance to fine tune entrepreneurship skills.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 has petitioned the Kansas State High School Activities Association executive board for middle school sports placement in a league, and the first hearing ever on a middle school case is set for June.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education approved hiring personnel after an executive session on Monday, according to the meeting minutes.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School 3rd-6th grade students along with Ellinwood High School students once again learned about the intricate mechanics of the earth and materials in it during Einstein Day, so named after science pillar and genius Albert Einstein.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the legislature enacted massive tax cuts in 2012, eliminating state taxes on the profits from 191,000 small businesses, including those owned by highly compensated professionals. The top income tax rate was lowered from 6.45 percent to 4.9 percent. The lowest income tax bracket is 3 percent.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 3. Competing with a team of only four students and a total of seven entries, EHS placed 6th out of 35 schools.
HOISINGTON - Several individuals spoke at the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday and those that spoke were in favor of allowing chickens in the city limits of Hoisington at the special meeting.
Miss Sally was pleased with her new outfit. She dressed up as a Harvey House waitress for the 120th celebration at the Historic Wolf Hotel, proudly wearing starched black and white as did the women who helped develop tourism in the prairie and southwest.
The Fourth District of Barton County will hold a convention of eligible voting delegates to name a Barton County Commissioner for the unexpired term of Don Cates at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 at the Barton County courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Ten vehicles were involved in multiple crashes in western Barton County Monday afternoon due to low visibility from blowing dust shortly after 4 p.m. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said an additional four vehicles were in the ditch to avoid crashing.
HOISINGTON - The possibility of allowing laying chicken hens in the city limits of Hoisington is ruffling the feathers of some Hoisington residents.
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.
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.
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