HOISINGTON - Flowers ordered from a Lincoln Elementary School student will be ready for pick-up from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4 at Lincoln Elementary School.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - April 9 Ryan Hamby, driving while suspended, fine $500, court costs $55.50 Audrey Lunsford, speeding 43/30, fine $48, court costs $55.50 Christopher Whiting, driving while suspended, pled not guilty Tony Erskine, inattentive driving, failed to appear Christopher Budig, speeding 46/35, fine $75, court costs $55.50 Raymond Funk, speeding 46/30, fine $66, court costs $55.50 Alicia Dannebohm, no insurance, pled not guilty Jeremy Hands, no insurance, failed to appear Ryan Hamby, ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday night and discussed at length developing its own pound as a cost saving measure.
CONCORDIA -A group of students from Central Plains High School recently toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts will be hosting a fundraiser through the GoodThrift project to raise money for the Ellinwood troops.
BARTON COUNTY - Members of the local RV Club, Cowboy Sam, load up their rigs every third weekend of the spring and summer months and travel to destinations around the state, enjoying the company of good friends and good food.
On April 12, Hoisington High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Over 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members went through the process of donating. Out of the 60 plus people that came in to donate, the Red Cross received 54 good units of blood. The goal for the Hoisington High School and Community was 41 units of blood. The Hoisington community has not hit their goal in over a year.
ELLINWOOD - Woodhaven Care Home has begun offering restaurant style dining to its residents and visitors.With a restaurant-style menu, residents can order a wide variety of fresh food all at a dining table with a dining cloth.
ELLINWOOD - "Finding the Pearl" by Thuan Tammy Fadler with Carol McAdoo Rehme. This memoir describes how a young immigrant from Vietnam found success in America, and rose to the top of her profession. The book was co-written by Carol McAdoo Rehme, of the Ellinwood Rehme family.
A series of public meetings for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for three area communities. Quivira has completed a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for public review. The goal of the Plan, or CCP, is to provide guidance and management direction for all Refuge programs for the next 15 years. It includes a vision statement and supporting goals, objectives, and strategies.
HOISINGTON - At a special meeting on Friday, the USD 431 Board of Education accepted the retirement resignation of Becky Andereck effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
ELLINWOOD - About two years ago, Buzz Birney left his secure job at a major insurance company and took a leap of faith with his wife Clifann to begin a ministry called "Live Like Jesus Today Ministries."
ELLINWOOD - The Kansas Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Open House on the pavement and curb reconstruction project on US 56/K96 through the city of Ellinwood at 4-6 p.m. on April 30.
The weather has been pretty awful for getting out very much. Sandra and I went to Kansas City for the program "Birds of Paradise" at the Kaufman Center. Practically every birder in the area was there. A couple of guys (including one from KU) spent months in New Guinea photographing and documenting all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise. It was a stunning and beautiful documentary narrated by those two fellows. National Geographic and ...
HOISINGTON - Twenty vendors representing two dozen companies will participate in a Vendor Fair Fundraiser for Wives Behind the Badge Kansas Auxiliary and the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation from 5-9 p.m. on April 26 at the City Building Gymnasium.
ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker of Educational Strategies, 17 N. Main, will offer four continuing education workshops on May 31. Two CEU credits will be offered for each session.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council decided at its regular meeting last week to continue the animal control options the way they currently are. The city currently takes all stray animals to the Hoisington Veterinary Hospital. The council had looked at a proposal to take care of the animals by the city as a cost saving measure, but turned it down.
Ellinwood Police Department April Report
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, agreed to purchase 11-12 acres of property from Alfred Pohlman for $3,600. The property is located north of 7th St. It is west of Kennedy and north of the water tower.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Aubrey Lynn Kempke of Claflin was selected to attend the 30th annual Governor's Scholars Award Program on May 5 in Topeka.
here is a stellar event occurring in Kansas right now that is visible and dramatic! One of the largest migratory birds is nesting in multiple sites in Kansas and surrounding states. The great blue heron is here! These four feet tall birds are gathered in rookeries where several families build nests in tall trees. They join forces to notify each other if bobcats, rat snakes, or raccoons come around looking for a meal in a ...
Conceal/Carry Class to be held in Claflin
ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 School Board, at its regular meeting Monday night, agreed to take another step in the iPad initiate. Currently, about twenty percent of the certified staff have iPads. The board agreed to buy approximately 30 more so that the remaining staff would have an iPad.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School will hold a volleyball camp from 2-4 p.m. on May 28-31 at the old High School Gym. Registration deadline is May 28. Contact Laurie Feist or Sharon Gatton at 564-2750 or 564-3136.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular monthly meeting, the USD 355 school board made two appointments to the new Ellinwood Recreation Commission Board of Directors. They were Mel Waite for four years, and Rob Fisher for one year. The ERC will soon begin planning a budget, hiring a director, and making plans for 2014.
ELLINWOOD - "Stay Together" is the theme for this years conference/summer camp for families of children with disabilities in Romania on Aug. 21-24 offered by Star of Hope