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USD 431 takes lead in providing concussion testing

HOISINGTON - Traumatic brain injuries and the possibility of cumulative, lingering effects from concussion have led the Hoisington School District to begin using IMPACT-a computer concussion evaluation system for student athletes.

August 25, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hope through living; one person’s story

The recent suicide of Robin Williams brought to the forefront issues of depression, drug abuse and chronic illness. Every day, every where and every place in this nation, someone commits suicide. No group is immune.

August 22, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


‘Glow for Life’ walk/run celebrates life

Celebrating life will be the point of the Golden Belt Glow for Life, the second annual fundraiser for the Suicide Prevention Task Force. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Veteran's Memorial Park at the west shelter.

August 22, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 begins innovative entrepreneurship venture

HOISINGTON - 21st century skills for students today involve knowledge that is different than it was a hundred years ago. With that in mind, the Hoisington School District is working towards an entrepreneurship project that will provide tools for students, including time management, accountability, responsibility, and hands-on employee skills.

August 21, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 proceeds with entrepreneurship project

USD 431 School Board, decided at a special meeting on Monday, to proceed with an entrepreneurship program similar to the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program (SEED).

August 20, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


USD 355 approves new scoreboard

ELLINWOOD - Those who attend football games at Ellinwood will have an entirely new experience this fall due to upgrades at the field. The entire area is undergoing renovation.

August 19, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 begins walking school bus this fall

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 two grants for a Walking School Bus that begins this fall, from Oct. 1-Nov. 14. A Walking School Bus, where a parent volunteers walk with the kids to school, is one of the latest initiatives to get kids outside and combat obesity.

August 19, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 considers options for Lincoln School

HOISINGTON - Lincoln School in Hoisington was built in the 1920s and needs to be updated for changing technology and standards. With this in mind, consultant Kent Stewart was contracted by the USD 431 school district to study the facilities in Hoisington.

August 18, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hometown, Homegrown, Hoisington celebrates Labor Day

HOISINGTON - Hometown holds a special place in the heart for many, and this year, Hoisington will celebrate hometown and those that are homeward bound at the 118th annual Labor Day Celebration Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

August 15, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


McCormick named to Ellinwood City Council

ELLINWOOD - At the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, James McCormick was named by Mayor Frank Koelsch to fill the seat on the city council left open by Ken Lebbin, who was appointed as a county commissioner in May.

August 14, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Nanu nanu; Depression is a desperate demon

This week, we as a nation, said farewell to the brilliant, frenetic genius that was Robin Williams-a man that befriended gorillas and entertained us for decades with his quirky sense of humor.

August 13, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


USD 112 construction projects continue steady progression

HOLYROOD - Work is progressing on the construction at Central Plains High School in Claflin, the USD 112 school board heard at its regular meeting on Monday, new superintendent, Greg Clark, said.

August 12, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Another one in the books;Ellinwood celebrates After Harvest Festival success

ELLINWOOD - The community of Ellinwood had a successful 41st annual After Harvest Festival with mild temperatures and large crowds at the July event, according to Chamber of Commerce Administrator J. Basil Dannebohm.

August 11, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 112 enrollment

August 11, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431, community considers entrepreneurship program

HOISINGTON - A group of community partners, including e-community, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and the city of Hoisington have formed in Hoisington to consider buying a downtown building for use by the high school entrepreneurship class and possibly community members as a place to form small businesses and sell merchandise.

August 08, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


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