HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education passed a resolution supporting the College and Career Ready standards at its regular meeting on Monday.
ELLINWOOD - In response to the flooding issue from August, the City of Ellinwood has requested qualifications for resolving flooding from seven engineering firms, the Ellinwood City Council heard at its regular meeting on Tuesday. City Administrator Bob Peter said that he has received responses from two of them.
Enough already! It's time for the government shutdown to end.
Kansas Secretary of Commerce, Pat George, spoke to members of the Rotary Club, community members and select groups of high school students on Monday.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Recreation Commission has begun looking for a full-time director and will begin advertising for the position. The job begins on January 15, 2014 when the commission begins to collect its mill levy taxes, passed at the election in April. The commission has been meeting monthly to discuss and make plans for the upcoming year.
ELLINWOOD - Get out your costumes and try a variety of soups, chili or a hot dog on Halloween evening. Families can skip cooking supper that night.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood will be the site of the area's first ever Zombie apocalypse, stirring up the deepest and murkiest and creative parts of the mind. The evening starts with a 5K run or 1 mile walk, starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the corner of Santa Fe and Main, followed by a Zombie Prom later in the evening.
When the personal computer came out in the late twentieth century, the world changed forever. They were clunky machines, but they took over jobs that once were done by hand.
OTIS-BISON - USD 403 Otis-Bison School District has firmly stepped into the twenty-first century, offering technology as a way to improve the number of available classes and opening a virtual school, Southwinds Academy. This small Kansas town is on the forefront of the future.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood will celebrate the cooler temperatures of fall with a slate of activities on Saturday, Oct. 5. Called the "Fall Frolic," not only will there be the annual city-wide garage sale, but the Peddler's Market has returned after a hiatus of several years. Plus, the day starts off with a two mile Health Walk, promoting healthy lifestyles.
HOISINGTON - United Ag Services Hoisington Co-Op will be undergoing a major upgrade this fall as soon as the fall harvest of milo, soybeans and corn is complete. The estimated cost is $1 million dollars.
Historic Cheyenne Bottoms pictures, including some from Frank Robl the "duck man" of Ellinwood, featuring life in and around Cheyenne Bottoms from the early part of twentieth century, have been donated to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
LONGMONT, Colo.- Ada Mae Marquis, 101, died on Sept. 23. She was born Ada Mae Mattal on Jan. 14, 1912, in Bison, to John J. and Sarah C. (Kleweno) Mattal. On May 16, 1929, she graduated from Bison High School. She also attended an all-girl Christian trade school in Kansas City. On June 30, 1938, she married Walter D. Marquis in Hoisington. She lived in Hoisington and Ellinwood before moving to Ogallala, Neb. in 1993 where she resided for nine years. She moved to Longmont, Colo. in 1993 living at Cinnamon Park Assisted Living. She enjoyed making new friends there ...
ELLINWOOD - Building on a theme of reading fluency for preschoolers and kindergarteners through books, interactive games and on the computer, the Ellinwood School Community Library held a "Furry Friends" party showcasing the many programs the library has in place to achieve that goal. Last Saturday, the event included were Alpha Bags, AWE computer, Books for Babies, Tumblebooks, and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
ELLINWOOD -For beer connoisseurs and for people who just like sampling ale to stout regional beer, the Ellinwood American Legion will hold its second annual Craft Beer Fair from 3-8 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Catholic students from the Dodge City Diocese learned about the importance of forming healthy habits and spoke about their knowledge at the annual Civic Oration Contest held Saturday in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington had a major community water leak on Tuesday when the main transmission line to the community failed.
Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley wants to bring poetry home to Kansans, and in that vein, is beginning a weekly poetry column that will be published in the Great Bend Tribune.
ELLINWOOD - Wyatt Townley, Shawnee Mission, finds poetry in every day life, in trains, in the Kansas wind, and in nature. Imaging magical ways to weave words, she comes home to poetry.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City council discussed traffic flow in front of Ellinwood Grade School on Sixth Street.
An early morning fire destroyed the Camp Aldrich dining hall on Saturday. It created an orange glow that could be seen from Claflin.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington School Board meeting on Monday, the school board heard preliminary plans for separating the Hoisington Middle School Library into two rooms.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-19, showcasing the new copies of micro film of historic Claflin Clarion, Claflin Gazette and Claflin Banner newspapers and having an open house.
Miss Sally visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center this week for the first time since its opening in 2009.
CLAFLIN - In an agreement designed to be mutually beneficial, the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce and Claflin have joined forces to promote rural Kansas, market events and promote businesses.
ELLINWOOD - Anticipation abounds at Ellinwood School District this spring as 5th and 12th graders receive cutting edge technology that allows them to search for the front door of Ellinwood Grade School on Google Earth or message a teacher with a question about an assignment.
Monday following the Barton County Commission meeting, the below explanation was given on the dispute between Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Attorney Richard Boeckman on the county's Facebook page. It said:
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Police Department has added an improved tool to its tool chest to fight crime-digital cameras, replacing older cameras that were failing.
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