I used to think all dogs were created equal. Now that I am older and wiser, I know this is not the case.
HOLYROOD - USD 112 has hired a new principal for Central Plains-Wilson after the departure of Brian Smith. Randy Fox, Winfield, will begin his duties for the 2013-14 school year.
In June, 50 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Great Bend home, and the good news is that 11 have been adopted, and 24 were transported to an Unleashed Pets Rescue Adoption in Mission.
The feral pig problem has spread across the nation and could eventually result in higher prices for food for all consumers, including Kansans. Fortunately, none have been found in Barton County.
HOLYROOD - After the resignation of Brian Smith as principal of Wilson schools, USD 112 has hired Randy Fox from the Winfield school district to replace Smith.
HOISINGTON - According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log, at 1:41 p.m. on Sunday, a 1996 GMC driven by Seth N. Owen, 16, of Hoisington, was westbound on U.S. Highway 281. Owen attempted to turn left onto 110 Rd. and collided with Chad Romine, 19, of Great Bend. Romine was driving a 1998 Wrangler and was east bound on U.S. Highway 281. He was not wearing his seat belt.
HOISINGTON - Life from a couple of hundred years ago came alive this weekend when the Post Rock Muzzle Loaders Club from the Otis-Bison area demonstrated what clothes and living conditions existed at that time at the Fun Days event in Hoisington on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Four-year-old Kaidenn Chambers is at home in Hoisington now recovering from severe dog bites that he received on his arms, ear and under his eye.
A true craftsmen, Duane "Schwabie" Schwab is the Grand Marshal for the 40th Ellinwood After Harvest Festival on July 18-20. A native Kansan, Schwabie embodies "Home is Where Our Story Begins."
The Supreme Court made the right decision in Adoptive Couple V. Baby Girl case on Tuesday when a girl, Veronica, who had been adopted did not have to be turned over to her birth father.
Wheat harvest is progressing in Barton County, and combines are in the fields. Drought combined with late freezes have made this an uncertain year for farmers, but some are having a very good year.
HOISINGTON - With a light agenda, the Hoisington City Council revised some of the financial policies for the city at its regular meeting on Monday.
HOISINGTON - In 1913, when the twentieth century was young, forever changes occurred in the lifestyles of Americans with the use of the horseless carriage. In those days, quality was the norm, and a vehicle manufactured that year, a 1913 Glide 36-42, still starts right up and runs today at the Thorne residence in Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - An individual in Hoisington recently received a phone call from a man saying that he worked for the Code Enforcement Officer in Hoisington. This call was an attempt to scam that individual.
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.
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.
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