Willie Reed, an African-American man in Mississippi in 1955, saw a young man, Emmett Till, murdered.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council recently learned that upgrades are needed to the municipal sewage lagoon to bring it back into compliance with Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
In 2006, the state of Kansas took an aggressive stance against an invasive species that now occupies nearly every state in the United States and several Canadian provinces.
Ellinwood native Basil Dannebohm presented a program, "Strength in Numbers: Collaboration on the Plains," this week to a group from across the state, offering lessons in community building.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at a special meeting on Tuesday to consider the proposed budget for 2014. The city is considering a decrease in the mill levy assessment to 37.244 mills for 2014 from 39.244 mills in 2013.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday with a study session of the budget prior to the regular meeting.
Summer is a super time to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and the great many local activities.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has been organizing the region's largest Labor Day Celebration for 117 years and is always looking for opportunities to enhance the event. This year, the committee is working with the City of Hoisington to introduce an event that is new to the region.
HOISINGTON - After a surprise visit from the Environmental Protection Agency last week, the city of Hoisington has learned that it has significant deficiencies in its treatment of waste water.
ELLINWOOD - The richness of the historical roots of Ellinwood blends with present life in the mural post card that artist Tim Conway is painting on the south wall of what is known as the Dick building at the corner of Main and Santa Fe in Ellinwood.
Such a tragedy, the drowning deaths of so many people this summer. Undoubtedly, they did not get up early on those summer morning and say "This will be my last day on earth." The events that happened in their lives were unexpected and perhaps some of them could have been prevented with proper precautions. We all know we should have life jackets for everyone readily available on a boat. We know that there should be ...
Jesse Maes sweeps a floor in an Ellinwood truck repair shop during a recent summer morning. With no air conditioning, the shop is already warm en route to another summer scorcher, and Maes is dotted with small beads of sweat on his face and neck. Large dirt and grease splotches decorate his T-shirt and dungarees, giving proof of the work that he has already accomplished half-way through his shift.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood author T. Joseph Browder of Ellinwood, has just published seven short horror stories and says he has plans to write more.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting last week, the USD 431 School Board studied the budget for the upcoming school year, as well as approving a large number of procedural and annual appointments, according to the unofficial minutes.
HOLYROOD - USD 112 Central Plains Superintendent Jim Runge will retire effective June 30, 2014.
ELLINWOOD - Last August, Ellinwood had serious problems with flooding after torrential rains, particularly on the north side of town. The city has narrowed engineering firm choices to one and is in negotiations with them.
Pope Francis was named Time's Person of the Year. He is a good choice.
ELLINWOOD - Four juveniles were apprehended in Ellinwood for shooting out car windows Monday between 6-8 p.m., according to Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer. There are 11 reported cases at press time from within the city limits.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved two new water wells for the Hoisington Recreation Commission for the Legion Field and softball diamond at Bicentennial Park at its regular meeting on Monday.
PAWNEE ROCK - The Hoisington High School Student Council recently spent the day at Praise Ranch in Pawnee Rock in a service learning project. Twelve students and Principal Meg Wilson assisted with clean up of the gymnasium at the old Pawnee Rock Elementary School.
ELLINWOOD - At one time, kindergarten was a place where students learned social skills, to sit still, and even to take a nap during their half day of school. No more.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting on Monday, the USD 431 heard a report from board member Deb Stephens on a new K-6 after school program which, she said, "is a desperate need in the community." It would be held at the Hoisington United Methodist Church on school evenings until 6:30 p.m.
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.
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