Still sharp and witty at the age of 90, former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole graciously spoke and then greeted each of the dozens of community members who waited in line to see the elder statesman in Great Bend Wednesday afternoon in Great Bend.
A new trend has arisen where teens are wearing tails. We're not talking about a fancy tuxedo or an extended ponytail.
LLINWOOD - Bike Across Kansas became an Extreme Sport on Monday when participants faced four inches of pouring rain that some said felt like hail scouring the face, semi's blasting water from both lanes of traffic, slippery railroad tracks, falls, cold, and head winds, all to be able to say, "I did it."
Two people died after a plane crashed near Great Bend at 11:33 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper James Robinson.
Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, was nominated for Community Corrections Volunteer of the Year and recently traveled to Topeka. She was named Volunteer of the Year for the Northern Parole Region.
The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, a former Army general, resigned Friday.
HOISINGTON - Walking or riding a bike is a healthy, wholesome activity, and students walking to and from school gives kids great outdoor exercise. USD 431 Hoisington School District has received a $10,000 grant for a Walking School Bus for the next school year. A Walking School Bus, where a parents walks with the kids to and from school, is one of the latest initiatives to get kids outside and combat obesity.
ELLINWOOD - Eagles will soar at the new Sentinel Art Gallery, 201 S. Main, Ellinwood highlighting a weekend of family friendly events for the third annual June Jaunt beginning on Friday.
HOISINGTON - By con census, the Hoisington City Council chose to disallow chickens in the city limits at its regular second meeting of the month, held on Tuesday because of Memorial Day.
ELLINWOOD - Those 26-book encyclopedias and heavy dictionaries, once highly valued, have pass their expiration date in the Information Age as users find the Internet more convienient and up-to-date. Along with damaged books or books with out-of-date information, they are being repurposed as arts and craft items for decorating.
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.
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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