HOISINGTON - Since last April, the city of Hoisington has torn down two blighted houses, is accepting bids for the tear down of three more, and the police department has issued 70 property improvement requests for junked vehicles, all in an effort to reduce city blight.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council approved an increase in the utility shut-off fee for non-payment effective Jan. 1. 2012.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood KAY Club, which is an organization which builds leadership and character in high schools, recently participated in Citizenship Week.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School first grade teachers Linda Duncan and Katie Hook, received a grant for $200 to buy materials for a program where first graders go to the ELllinwood Country Living and do a project with the seniors.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington school district volleyball coach Tina Johnson submitted her resignation from her position with the school, and the USD 431 Board of Education accepted that resignation on Monday night at its regular board meeting.
HOISINGTON - A fierce-looking 125 pound German shepherd with ears about the size of an adult's hand, bounds for the door of the Hoisington Power Plant at the sound of strangers approaching, barking loudly and warning employees. His job done, and after some petting, he flops down in the main office on the floor.
HOISINGTON - Cicoff, the court jester, came to Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington to show children the value of positive character traits through humor, expert and complex juggling and other tricks.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington United Way has raised nearly $18,000 this year and is only $200 short of its goal.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce will host a "Hometown Christmas" from 4-? p.m. this Saturday with stores serving refreshments and having specials.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington City Council, at its meeting on Monday, will move forward with creating an ordinance limiting the number of cats or dogs to a total of six in any combination in the city.
The city of Ellinwood, the Ellinwood School Foundation and the Golden Belt Community Foundation will evenly split nearly $3 million dollars in a bequest from Vivian Archer, formerly of Ellinwood.
HOISINGTON - "Light up Hoisington" became a community project in 1999, and homes and buildings throughout the city are now illuminated throughout the Christmas season.
ELLINWOOD - The featherless construction paper turkey at Ellinwood Grade School regained his plumage when third graders brought back to school uniquely designed feathers, each distinct with the personality of the family and child just in time for the holiday.
HOLYROOD -Central Plains USD 112 school district heard at its regular monthly meeting that Wilson school has cut its trash collection fee from one-half to one-third primarily by recycling.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents will see a slight increase in sewer rates with January bills. The Hoisington City Council adopted the increase at its regular meeting on Monday after budget reviews last summer.
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.
A Walking School Bus is where kids walk to school with an adult volunteer, and Riley School and USD 431 Hoisington received grants for Walking School buses.
ELLINWOOD - High school students participating in the St. Joseph PSR will be having a breakfast/brunch fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. Cost is a free will offering with proceeds going towards the PSR mission trip and local charities.
HOISINGTON - Ghouls, ghosts and goblins fill Hoisington's Haunted Heights Haunted House, and for those who want to shiver, shake and scream their way through this scary delight, the attraction opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, and 31-Nov. 1.
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