HOISINGTON - Card players learn the basics of bridge, or sharpen bridge skills with free "Modern Style Basic Bridge" lessons. A two-part series of bridge lessons will be offered on two consecutive Wednesdays, March 16 and 23 at 5-6 p.m. If you can, stay and play a couple hands after the lesson, enjoy a glass of wine, and have your questions answered.
ELLINWOOD -The Sons of the American Legion will hold its annual wild game feed on Saturday. Serving begins at 6 p.m. at the American Legion in Ellinwood.
This is Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings speaking for Crime Stoppers. Early morning on Feb. 8, three businesses in the 100 block of Main Street in Hoisington were burglarized. Entry to all three was by breaking the door locks in the alley of the businesses. A laptop computer, cash and a hard drive were stolen Loss and damage was $1,300.
HOISINGTON- This past weekend, the Hoisington Middle School Wrestlers competed in the Larned Mertens wrestling tournament.
Eldon Reif of Hoisington has been selected as a winner in the America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Reif has designated Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, located in Hoisington, to receive the donation.
HOISINGTON - At its meeting last Monday, by consensus, the Hoisington City Council agreed to leave the junked vehicle on private property ordinance as written.
There are new books at the Ellinwood Library. They are: "The Island" by Elin Hilderbrand. Birdie Cousins is a woman who prepares for everything, at least that's what she thought. But her daughter calls and announces that she has ended her engagement sending everyone into an eddy of confusion and upheaval. Perhaps a summer on beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island will help everyone escape trouble. But the idyllic setting is not what anyone expects. ...
ELLINWOOD - Gerald "Jerry" F. Menges was named "Distinguished Citizen of the Year" at the Ellinwood Rotary Club's Sweetheart Banquet on Thursday evening. He is the 35th award winner.
CLAFLIN - The patrons of school district USD 112 will go the polls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 1 to choose the three candidates for school board Position 7 at-large to move on to the April 5 ballot.
Hoisington Library to close for holiday HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Public Library will be closed Feb. 21 in observance of Presidents' Day. The Library will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 22 at noon. EMS/HS prepares for Quality Assurance Review visit ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Middle/High School's Quality Assurance Review will take place on Monday, Feb. 21. The review is led by a team of professionals from across the state. ...
HOISINGTON -The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for its 2011 healthcare career scholarships.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School forensics team earned a trophy for first place in team sweepstakes in the 1-2A Division in Salina on Feb. 12. EHS had the third highest team total out of all twenty 1-5A schools competing. Connor Birzer placed second in Original Oration, and Birzer and partner Hannah Maddy placed second in Duet Acting. Montara Johansen placed secod in Informative Speaking and fifth in Original Oration. Hannah Billinger ...
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School District has named a new principal, Shawn Henderson, for the 2011-12 school year.
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