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ELLINWOOD - Celebrating the spirit of Albert Einstein, Ellinwood Grade School sixth graders learned about science in different ways on Thursday. Seresa Arndt, sixth grade teacher, has been sponsoring the annual Einstein Day for 15 plus years. It is in its fourth year at EGS.
HOISINGTON - Time stood still on April 2001 for the small community of Hoisington when the fury of the plains struck with unrelenting force, tearing through the city, destroying hearts and homes.
ELLINWOOD - Five Ellinwood High School students will attending the national convention of the Future Business Leaders of America at the end of June in Orlando, Florida.
ELLINWOOD - As an act of kindness, the Twilight Stitchers Club in Ellinwood decided to use their talents for sewing and make dresses for poverty-stricken girls in Africa.
HOISINGTON - For those aiming for adventure in their own county, the City of Hoisington will be filled with activities on Saturday, April 16, for the sixth-annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlander's Festival. There will be tours to Cheyenne Bottoms, hands-on talks about the Bottoms, and contests for kids and adults.
HOISINGTON - . With her unique look at life, Hoisington artist Christina Lamoureaux creates artwork that not only is beautiful and encourages the individual thought process, but also tells a story. She has exhibited her work in galleries.
The total number of voters in the April 5 election was 3,311 with a turn-out of 19.88 percent of eligible voters in Barton County. The results will be finalized on Friday.
TOPEKA- Washburn University student Lisa Ille, of Ellinwood, will participate in the presentation of a group research poster, "Visual Acuity Comparison in Developmental Stages of the Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinenesis)," at The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Friday, April 22, on the Washburn University campus.
On May 29, a Claflin All-School Reunion and City Celebration, parade, games for kids, car display, school tours, beer garden, food vendors and a street dance will be held.
CLAFLIN - 5th Grade Honor Roll (3.5-4.0): Hannah Beran, Lukas Danner, Julie Donecker, Philip Donecker, Cameron Hekele, Emily Hitschmann, Darian Hubbard, Kylie Lamatsch, Lee Letourneau, Anthony Oberle, Taylor Oeser, Amyra Penrod, Colton Potts
BARTON, STAFFORD COUNTY - Community members from central Kansas and a few from even outside the state enjoyed seeing the sights, old and new unseen or seen in a new light in a whistle-stop tour of the National Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway through Barton and Stafford County
HOISINGTON - There was an attempt two weeks ago to pass two fake ten dollar bills in Hoisington Police Chief Kenton Doze reports, at two separate businesses.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School District is moving to 21st century technology and will only allow students to carry iPads into the classroom. Book bags are only allowed for students to carry books to and from school to the locker at the junior and senior high level.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, approved a resolution to put on the November ballot a raise in retail sales tax of .25 of one percent for the community. This increase will put the city at the same increment as the city of Great Bend.
One of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners is squash. Many years, it produces and produces in such great numbers, that it is frequently a popular giveaway.
HOISINGTON - The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.
Dr. Bryan Pinkall, who grew up in Great Bend, recently drove home from Manhattan and broke the news to his parents, Michelle and Gary, with a short video that he had a special vacation planned in August.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the proposed mill levy assessment for 2015. The council approved the budget for publication.
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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