HOISINGTON - Stacey Bressler, who has worked the last 26 years as the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce executive vice-president, has submitted her resignation to the board of directors.
HOISINGTON - At its meeting on Monday, the Hoisington City Council approved a lease with "The Long Drive" driving range for property located south of the city. It will be owned by Mark and Kristi Lovett.
The Suicide Prevention Task Force, a sub-committee of the Central Kansas Partnership, will hold a Walk/Run/Bike Fundraiser on Sept. 28 to create awareness and raise funds for education and community awareness.
Yesterday, several families in America lost a young adult child to suicide. Today, several more families will lose a young adult child to suicide. And tomorrow, several more families will lose a young adult child to suicide. Mental health professionals and families would like these deaths to drop to zero. Ryan Bealer was a 21-year-old man who, from the outside, looked to have a bright future. Intelligent, from a good family, hard working, and was ...
OTIS - USD 403 Otis-Bison School District rolled out its iPad initiative for the second grade classroom this Thursday as a part of the continuing move towards the use of technology. Each student received an iPad Mini for use in the classroom. The iPad Mini is a tablet that has a smaller screen size as compared to a regular iPad tablet.
Recent studies indicate that parents are reading to children less and less with video games taking its place.
HOISINGTON - Offering great music and a good party, home grown boys Kyle Jeffrey, vocalist, Cody Cale, lead guitar , Ryan Hammeke and Aaron Hammeke, drums sing to the beat of their own drum at area musical events. The group played at every major event in the county this summer.
SD 355 Board of Education met at its regular meeting on Monday with a large number of items on the agenda.
ELLINWOOD - As an award for excellence, the Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation will choose an "Educator of the Year" and award a stipend of $3,000 to the teacher, beginning in the spring in 2014.
A tradition in Ellinwood, Kimple Furniture will close its doors one final time later this year when Richard and Linda Kimple retire.
ELLINWOOD - Two teachers from the Ellinwood School District have been nominated for regional awards by USD 355 administration. Angela Petersen, a fifth grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School, has been nominated for "Teacher of the Year" for the Ellinwood School District. Andrea Everhart, a first grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School, has been nominated for the Horizon Award, which is an award for first year teachers.
HOISINGTON - Some people care a little more than others and seek to continue to make a difference in this world even after they retire. Ruth Stephens of Hoisington is just that person.
The Great Bend Tribune's Sunday edition featured an Associated Press story about the Bender crimes, which were a series of murders that happened 140 years ago in Labette County.
There are new audio books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
The Central Kansas Dream Center continues offering help and hope to those hurting people who have fallen through the cracks of the system. And with that thought in mind plans have begun for a unit for young adults aging out of foster care, called the Dream Center Living Youth.
ELLINWOOD - Decorated Christmas trees, German food, a living nativity, and shopping galore all marked Ellinwood's first ever Christkindlmarket on Sunday.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me?" as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Patriots Pen essay contest.
Birds have always known that Cheyenne Bottoms is an important stop on the central flyway for the hundreds of thousands of water fowl and shore birds that migrate south each winter and north each spring. Although it's not always recognized as such by humans, Cheyenne Bottoms was designated a wetlands of international importance in 1971.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, Paul Davis, made a campaign stop in Great Bend on Saturday and spoke to a crowd of about 50 people. Davis expressed concerns about sales tax, property tax, college tuition and utility rates all rising.
Ellinwood will transform into an authentic German holiday village brimming with traditional Christmas activities at the first-ever Christkindlmarket on Dec. 1. The roots of its German heritage run deep in the community that was settled by Germans in the late 1800s.
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