CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Twenty-six Hoisington High School art students had the opportunity to visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms on Thursday to study art in nature, and the ceramic display by Fort Hays State University students.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit auction will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 to benefit the Sts. Peter and Paul Church steeple/bell tower project at the Barton County 4-H building.
HOISINGTON - Officer Allie is retiring after a long and productive law enforcement career. Her bosses hope to find a replacement that's equally skilled at tracking bad guys, finding hidden evidence and greeting hundreds of school kids with a wildly wagging tail.
HOISINGTON - In a joint meeting of the USD 431 school board and the Hoisington City Council, Christina Hayes, prevention consultant for the Regional Prevention Center of NWKS, presented data to the boards and approximately 60 patrons on the Communities that Care survey data which shows that Barton County teens have higher than state averages in alcohol use and cigarette use.
HOISINGTON -A commemorative blood drive will be held in honor of Nancy Farmer, long-time coordinator of the Hoisington Community Blood Drive on Monday, from 2:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road. All presenting donors will receive a Rock 'n Roll Up Your Sleeve T-shirt.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board has added a new one-half credit requirement for students graduating in 2014. The class will be Nutrition and Wellness.
KOC holds centennial celebration On Nov. 12, 1910 the Hoisington Knights of Columbus was chartered, and on Dec. 12, 2010, the council celebrated its centennial with a social hour and dinner. The Council had a class of 94 charter members. The council has been active in both civic and parish affairs. The council membership has always worked hand in hand with the pastor of St. John Parish in lending added strength to any ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Elementary Parents Association is once again in the final planning stages for the annual school carnival which will be held Feb. 5 at the Hoisington Activity Center.
HOISINGTON - After being President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Barton Hospital for four years, Chuck Waters is retiring, but will continue working through January 2011.
HOISINGTON - After being the Plant Manager of Superior Essex in Hoisington for 24 years and 8 months, Brent Rensch is retiring and plans to spend his days doing a lot of hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling. He will stay in the area.
Well Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year is almost upon us. As most people know, there will be New Years Eve parties for everyone to attend, and I hope those who choose to attend one of these parties has a very good time. I, and the rest of the Ellinwood Police Department, have only one request.
Susan N. Gardiner Hughes, drive without license, fine $100, court costs $110
Hoisington chamber accepting parade entries
ELLINWOOD - Summer has just gotten started so it is hard to believe that After Harvest Festival is just a month away. The committee has been meeting regularly and have some new events to add tothe After Harvest Schedule and also improvements on the long standing traditional activities.
On May 20, 2013, the President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma because of the devastation caused by the tornadoes. Subsequently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated jurisdictions for Individual Assistance. Because of the damage to housing caused by the tornadoes, the IRS has determined that state housing agencies may provide approval to project owners in their respective states to provide temporary emergency housing for displaced individuals in accordance with ...
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington passed a sidewalk ordinance at its regular meeting last week, according to the unofficial city minutes.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington VFW Auxiliary met on June 12.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Monday, June 10, 2013 at the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Casey Hubbard, Doug Hubbard and Dan Michaelis. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes and Tyler Allison.
Consider the similarities between our children spreading their wings and driving off to college or going to work and all the young birds we have been so intently observing as they mature and leave their nests and parents-- forever. The nurturing and training these dedicated parents provide is amazing in all of the animal and bird kingdoms. There are a few reptiles that simply reproduce their young and leave them to fend on their own ...
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council, as its regular monthly meeting, voted to limit access to the old city dump due to liability issues.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Monday, USD 355 School Board discussed the K-12 iPad initiative. The information was for discussion only, but under consideration is providing each child K-12 with an iPad. The goal is to roll out iPads in the next year.
Approximately 124 calls for service and 137 officer initiated calls were received for the month of May. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls. Seven arrests were made and seven criminal summonses were served in the month of May.
Cemetery employees request arrangements be moved