ELLINWOOD - Educational Strategies will have a workshop on April 4. Classes covered will be: stroke, 8-10 a.m.; dementia, 10-noon; ADHD, 1-3 p.m.; and multiple intelligences, 3-5 p.m. Cost is $25 for each workshop or $90 for the day if registered by March 25.
BARTON COUNTY -While most people are still snug in their beds, prairie chickens are busy putting on a show that is critical to their survival. Each spring, just before dawn, male prairie chickens can be seen strutting around on communal mating grounds known as "leks," where they fight, sing, and dance to win the affections of females. Only the most extravagant displays will do, and only the best males will get to mate.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington United Way board of directors voted this week to stay in operation.
ELLINWOOD - At the USD 355 School Board meeting last week, the board decided to allow sixth grade girls from Ellinwood Grade School to participate in middle school basketball, according to the unofficial minutes.
HAYS -The purchase of green energy will soon be possible for Midwest Energy electrical customers. Solar panels will be for sale by Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective in a cooperative solar farm at a location that is yet undetermined.
HOISINGTON - The Chamber Board of Directors and the Labor Day Committee announces the winner of the "Name Our Labor Day!" Contest! The winning submission of "Homegrown-Hometown-Hoisington!" came from Darlene Demel, and she has been awarded with the $50 Hoisington Chamber Gift Certificate.
USD 431 Lincoln Elementary School Honor Roll
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting last week, the Ellinwood City Council heard about the conditions of two dilapidated Main Street buildings from local historian Robert Yarmer.
HOISINGTON -Seven members of the Hoisington high school FCCLA chapter along with advisor, Karla Reisner and principal, Meg Wilson traveled to Topeka on March 12 for FCS day on the hill.
It is just a antelope. I went with my friend to New Mexico for a few days. He is originally from that state. For the 20-plus years that I have known him, he has dreamed of spending a significant part of his life close to his roots. His urge to do that seems stronger than for most folks. His relatives live in that area, and it was a true pleasure to see his eyes soften and feel his heart thump peacefully while we were there.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its meeting on Monday, discussed a resolution to add fines for those that leave polycarts out on the street for more than 24 hours after trash pickup.
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.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 21. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, salad, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
7th grade: Bryce Baker, Jenna Caspers, Auston Donovan, Zachary Dunnaway, Jefferson Hathcock, Ethan Hayes, Marlow Hosler, Zebadiah Hughes, Kody Koetter, Jalyn Lear*, Justice Manning, Abby McReynolds*, Dallas Miller*, Macy Munson, Lauren Petz, Kaitlyn Pohlman*, Landon Robl*, Jackie Scheuerman, James Schlessiger*, Haven Sjogren*, Madison Ward*
The first ever Hoisington Antique Tractor Pull contest will be held starting a 1 p.m. on April 27 in Hoisington, south of the railroad tracks.
ELLINWOOD - The planning stage is nearly over as USD 355 will soon be installing electronic locking doors at district schools, beginning the first of May. They will be done shortly thereafter.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington had a major community water leak on Tuesday when the main transmission line to the community failed.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - April 8, 2014
Easter Egg Hunt to be held
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City council discussed traffic flow in front of Ellinwood Grade School on Sixth Street.
This has been a very exciting week. I have enjoyed my five Canadian friends who come almost every year to hunt turkeys with their traditional archery equipment. They got three turkeys and departed on Thursday. Being up by 4:30 a.m. to get coffee and head out for 10 days in a row gives us time to re-affirm our friendship.
Owen Ahmu, battery domestic violence, dismissed
ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
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.