ELLINWOOD - The City of Ellinwood heard a good audit report for 2010 at its regular monthly meeting. Amber Littler from Adams, Brown Beran and Ball praised the city on the organization of the books.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., after the All-School Reunion Parade, on May 29. Refreshments will be served in the meeting room. The library is located at 108 Main in Claflin.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, is in the process of organizing the After Harvest Festival Parade to be held Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. on Park Street on the west edge of Ellinwood.
Preceptor Delta Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi announces the recipients of this year's scholarships. Ellinwood High School seniors receiving the scholarships include: Rana Ahmadi, CJ Bookout, Jacob Christiansen, Montara Johansen, Derek Moos, Brittany Pflughoeft, Reba Thomas, and Brett Whelan. Each student will receive a $200 scholarship.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council heard a report this week on blighted properties from Don Doerschlag, the city's code enforcement officer.
HOISINGTON - LaShon Van Scyoc has taken over as the new owner of the downtown barbershop at 119 Main in Hoisington. Van Scyoc has lived all of life in Hoisington and is taking over from the former owner, Bob Vincent, who also happens to be his wife's grandfather.
ELLINWOOD - Government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 16, at the United Church of Christ in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-564-2695.
Claflin High School will hold the All-Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Claflin High School gym. The meal is pot luck and service with drink will be provided. The community is welcome to attend.
CLAFLIN - Former Claflin resident Phil Grosshardt has been named as the announcer for the parade for the upcoming All-School Reunion in Claflin on Memorial Day weekend. Entries for the parade will line-up at the baseball field at Claflin High School at noon on May 29, the day of the parade.
The American Red Cross will be at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. to accept blood donations from 2:15-7 p.m. on May 9.
The Ellinwood Garden Club traveled to Stutzman's Garden Center in Hutchinson on April 13. After shopping, eight members and their guests had lunch and dessert at the Dutch Kitchen. The next meeting will be May 11. Members will meet downtown to plant flower boxes at 9:30 a.m.. Hosts are Bill Starr and Bobbie Richardson.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
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BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me?" as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Patriots Pen essay contest.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.