HOISINGTON - On June 6, the Biking across Kansas group will stop in Hoisington.
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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
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.
A Walking School Bus is where kids walk to school with an adult volunteer, and Riley School and USD 431 Hoisington received grants for Walking School buses.
ELLINWOOD - High school students participating in the St. Joseph PSR will be having a breakfast/brunch fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. Cost is a free will offering with proceeds going towards the PSR mission trip and local charities.
HOISINGTON - Ghouls, ghosts and goblins fill Hoisington's Haunted Heights Haunted House, and for those who want to shiver, shake and scream their way through this scary delight, the attraction opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 24-25, and 31-Nov. 1.
HOISINGTON - In rural Kansas, a strong hospital is vital to a community and when a need arises, friends and neighbors pull together to make it work. When the need became apparent, the Hoisington community of 2,700 people, pulled together to expand a vital facility.
ELLINWOOD - From ales to ports, the third annual Ellinwood Craft Beer Festival celebrates the best beer the heartland has to offer. The beer connoisseur can sample 15 different regional beers, ranging from vanilla flavor to espresso to chocolate from breweries in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri at this year's event. It is from 2-8 p.m. on Oct. 18 and costs $25.
A support group, called Sisters of Hope, for recently widowed women will soon start up again.
The NFL provides an interesting diversion for many in a variety of ways.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the numbers of West Nile virus cases in Kansas have inched up slightly. Barton County still has the most cases in the state.
HOISINGTON - Lincoln School in Hoisington is the oldest school in the USD 431 school district, and the school board has been considering plans for modernization of the building.
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