HOISINGTON - On a topic that has ruffled feathers in Hoisington, chickens will be on the agenda for the 7:30 p.m. May 27 City Council meeting.
Alternative high school students recently donned caps and gowns for a celebration of a milestone that was left uncompleted in the past. ESSDACK in Great Bend held a graduation ceremony for 16 nontraditional students who have finished requirements for graduation, sometimes decades after those their age finished.
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and eastern Colorado are hot and dry. According to the National Weather Service, rain over the last four years, in parts of these states has been less than what fell during a similar period in the 1930s.
ELLINWOOD - Students are not the only people who get to attend camp this summer. Fourteen teachers from Ellinwood School District attended "Ed Camp" on Tuesday.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation named its first ever Educator of the Year, Evelyn Stegman at the faculty luncheon last week, for her understanding of the true meaning of the word, teacher.
HOISINGTON - Roosevelt School fourth graders pulled out their inner author to write their first book called "Critters of Cheyenne Bottoms."
Stimulating the mind and promoting positive child- parental interaction, the United Way of Central Kansas has another new activity that will enhance the communities of Claflin and Great Bend. Called the Born Learning Trails, this walk combines exercise with 10 educational signs that include activities for parent and child.
Our combat veterans who have served in any war have performed a tremendous service to the U.S. Those who have not served in a war zone can only see glimpses of the horrors faced by our warriors through movies such as "We Were Soldiers" or "Saving Private Ryan."
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital broke ground Tuesday evening on its expansion project that actually began earlier this year. They are adding a 5,577 square foot addition for Therapy Services and internal laundry facilities.
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.
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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