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."
It's been a long time coming, but even though the Kansas Supreme Court has released its decision in the state's appeal of the Gannon vs. Kansas school finance lawsuit, the question of funding schools is still up in the air.
Approximately 125 calls for service and 82 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to 17 medical/fire calls. Seven arrests were made and nine criminal summonses were served in the month of February.
The Kansas Supreme Court announced Friday morning their decision on Gannon v. State of Kansas. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2010 by parents and school districts after the state cut funding to schools back to 2005 levels of funding. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon to discuss the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on the Gannon vs. State of Kansas, The lawsuit asserted lack of adequate funding for education in the state was unconstitutional.
ELLINWOOD -Donors for the Ellinwood Community Mural were honored at the Cake and Cobbler Reception at the annual meeting of the Ellinwood Community Historical Society March 4 in Ellinwood. 117 donors contributed over $5,000 in amounts from $10 to $500 for the mural featuring the history of Ellinwood on the Old Santa Fe Road. They were shown the plaque to be affixed to the building at Main and Santa Fe Ave where the Ellinwood Emporium is now located. It has names of all who donated a "bucket of paint" contribution ($25) or more toward this community project sponsored by ...
Lt. Col. Christopher Zielke, commander of the Ft. Riley Warrior Transition Battalion, accepts a $1,500 check from Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman on Nov. 1. BCC hosted the Fort Riley Wounded Warrior Scramble on Aug. 20 to raise the funds. The tournament was played at Fort Riley's Custer Hill Golf Course. All funds raised go toward assisting wounded soldiers at Fort Riley.
The 7th annual St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Golf Classic/Auction has netted $56,749.71 for Heartland Cancer Center patients. Earnings from this fund are used to help eligible cancer patients receive treatment.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is holding its annual Longest Tail Feather contest. Pheasant hunters can bring the tail feather from their prize bird to the GBRC office, 1214 Stone St., during pheasant season.
HOISINGTON -FOCUS (Fostering Our Community's Unique Strengths) announces that Hoisington has received a sizable pledge to kick off their fundraising efforts to restore pride in Hoisington's Pride Park on East Third Street. FOCUS hopes to raise more than $80,000 to make much-needed improvements to the park.
ELLINWOOD -At the TMP-Marian Monarch Invitational debate tournament on Nov. 5, Ellinwood High School novice debaters Shiani Hughes, Tawny Arndt, and Rachel Schloctermeier won the novice division with a perfect 5-0 record. Hughes was also named top novice speaker in the tournament.
"Have a spoonful of kindness with your coffee in the morning," says Kirk Sinclair, who is walking the American Discovery Trail across America to promote the humanitarian needs of housing, health and hunger. Having walked from the coast, he was in Great Bend on Wednesday and Thursday.