HOISINGTON - Offering great music and a good party, home grown boys Kyle Jeffrey, vocalist, Cody Cale, lead guitar , Ryan Hammeke and Aaron Hammeke, drums sing to the beat of their own drum at area musical events. The group played at every major event in the county this summer.
SD 355 Board of Education met at its regular meeting on Monday with a large number of items on the agenda.
ELLINWOOD - As an award for excellence, the Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation will choose an "Educator of the Year" and award a stipend of $3,000 to the teacher, beginning in the spring in 2014.
A tradition in Ellinwood, Kimple Furniture will close its doors one final time later this year when Richard and Linda Kimple retire.
ELLINWOOD - Two teachers from the Ellinwood School District have been nominated for regional awards by USD 355 administration. Angela Petersen, a fifth grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School, has been nominated for "Teacher of the Year" for the Ellinwood School District. Andrea Everhart, a first grade teacher at Ellinwood Grade School, has been nominated for the Horizon Award, which is an award for first year teachers.
HOISINGTON - Some people care a little more than others and seek to continue to make a difference in this world even after they retire. Ruth Stephens of Hoisington is just that person.
The Great Bend Tribune's Sunday edition featured an Associated Press story about the Bender crimes, which were a series of murders that happened 140 years ago in Labette County.
HOISINGTON - Although the temperature hovered around the century mark on Saturday, children and adults both climbed eagerly into trucks, honking horns and spinning steering wheels to see vehicles they had not seen before. It was all a part of the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Golfers in Hoisington may soon have a new place to hit the links. Hoisington resident Mark and Kristi Lovett were present at the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday to ask the council to consider leasing property south of the city to them to install a driving range for golfers. The property is located south of the railroad tracks in Hoisington and east of the Rotomix plant.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Library will close for the Labor Day weekend, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and reopening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King presented a speech in Washington D.C. that galvanized a generation into action and ultimately moved African-Americans into the mainstream of society.
HOISINGTON - Parents will no longer have to struggle to find care for their elementary age children for those extra couple hours per day after school in Hoisington when a new after school care program begins next fall. The name of the new business is GPS Kids Club.
It's time to adjust to changing times and to collect Internet sales tax. The U.S. House of Representatives is debating the issue today. The bill requiring collection of Internet sales tax has already passed the Senate.
ELLINWOOD - Curious about life, about people and places, author Cynthia Kadohata, became fascinated with custom harvesting, and her book, "The Thing About Luck," is loosely based on an Ellinwood family she met when receiving the "William Allen White Award."
HOISINGTON - In order to build student engagement, responsibility and leadership, students K-12 at USD 431 will for the first time ever, lead parent-teacher grade conferences next week at the schools.
Ewalt Elementary School Principal Greg Clark of Augusta has been hired as the new superintendent for Central Plains USD 112 School District. Clark will begin his duties July 1.
Kansas House Bill 2210 is frightening.
HOISINGTON - Building skills and real life experiences, USD 431 Hoisington Future Business Leaders of America have opened a coffee shop serving beverages to student and staff.
HOISINGTON - Like many small communities throughout the area, Hoisington currently has a shortage of Emergency Medical Technician volunteers. In an effort to address the shortage, Hoisington is offering a full scholarship to Barton Community College for tuition and books with a total value of $1200.
Miss Sally Wolf sprawled in bed in the Bed and Breakfast area of the Historic Wolf Hotel, hunched over her cell phone and eating potato chips. She hadn't moved all day.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Ellinwood School Board approved in a special meeting, a new track, bleachers and fencing at the high school football field. Construction is projected to start the last day of track season and last all summer with a finish date of Sept. 1 in time for football season.
The Topeka Capital Journal broke a story on Feb. 22, 2014 about U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf who is running against U.S. Senator Pat Roberts.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington has received complaints about trash polycarts being left on the street long after trash pickup days, and, as a result is considering new rules.
The Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in the chapel, will graduate its first group at 2 p.m. this Sunday. The three students, who faced life altering addictions, will share their stories.
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