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.
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.
ELLINWOOD - John Celock, Huffington Post writer, author, and founder of an online newspaper, spoke to Ellinwood High School students about the importance of becoming involved in the community to make a difference.
ELLINWOOD - Barton County Commissioner for the fourth district, Ellinwood resident and retired businessman Ken Lebbin, has begun a write-in campaign to retain his seat on the county commission.
The Central Kansas Dream Center opened in 2013 and is growing at an amazing rate. The facility now is bursting at the seams to meet the needs of those who have no hope. The latest addition is two licensed outpatient counselors who provide drug and alcohol abuse individual and group treatment, DUI assessments and Substance Abuse Screening Inventories.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
HOISINGTON - Miss Minnie travels the state in the comfort of a 30 foot trailer, teaching kids about where ice cream really come from. She doesn't get car sick either, but lays down, snacks on hay, and enjoys the ride.
regular city council meeting last week, the Hoisington City Council once again discussed code enforcement and the direction that the city will take in the coming year.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Recreation Commission hired its first ever director, Kyle Chamberlin who began last January, and the community has seen a whirlwind of activity since then. The commission continues to dream big and have proposed renting the second floor of Sunflower Bank for use as a fitness facility.
HOISINGTON - Starting out the day with fresh air and exercise prepares energetic kids for learning and school. Hoisington now buzzes with activity in those early morning hours that once saw mostly vehicle traffic.
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