HOISINGTON - USD 431 Board of Education hired staff for several positions for the 2011-12 school year at a special meeting on Thursday. Jeb Detter was hired for fourth grade instructor; Miriam Bolyard for Spanish instructor; Katrina Edgerton for 4-year-old pre-school instructor; Bridgette Schneweis for .6 Title position; Janel Rugan for .4 Title position; Kathy Hoffman for .4 elementary counselor, Steve Husted for custodian to begin immediately and Zach Baird for summer weights assistant this summer.
Barton Community College will offer a Leadership Excellence Series presenting four sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Superior Essex, 75 E. State Rd. 4, Hoisington. The fee for the four sessions is $65, which includes the workshops, training materials and refreshments.
HOISINGTON - The 18th annual Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's Golf Benefit is looking to hit a "big drive for Cardiac Equipment." On Friday, June 17, the Foundation will hold its annual event to raise vital funding to replace aging cardiac equipment in the Emergency Room. Cardiac Care equipment is vital to the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of our cardiac patients and is extraordinarily expensive. The Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 17, at Lake Barton Golf Course with tees time beginning at 8 a.m. Organize your four person team and participate in a fun-filled golf scramble.
The Hoisington pool will open Memorial Day weekend. The Ellinwood pool will open on May 30.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Trash pickup for the city of Ellinwood for the week of May 29 will be Tuesday and Thursday on the east side and Wednesday and Friday on the west side due to the Memorial Day holiday.
ELLINWOD - The future Eagles Ellinwood Basketball Clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. on May 31-June 3 at Ellinwood High School. This camp is open to all children who will be in
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Community/School Library summer hours beginning May 31 are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School band senior member Nick Espinosa was the recipient of the nationally acclaimed John Philip Sousa Band Award. This award is given to the most outstanding senior band student. It recognizes those young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation and other qualities of conduct which school instrumental music programs strives to impart.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Ellinwood Board of Education has purchased property, 901 E. Santa Fe, in Ellinwood to begin building a bus barn. The property was purchased from the City of Ellinwood for $15,000 and dirt work is done, the BOE heard at its regular meeting.
The 3rd annual Kans for Kids Golf Tournament was another outstanding success for the organization. There were 24 teams and 96 golfers that participated in the tournament as they opened their hearts for four Barton County boys living with childhood cancer.
BARTON COUNTY - Assistant Secretary of Parks and Tourism Linda Craighead was in town last week and met with 20 local leaders from the Economic Development Committee, National Byway Committee, Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms and other community leaders. Members of the committees live throughout the area.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington has received complaints about trash polycarts being left on the street long after trash pickup days, and, as a result is considering new rules.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood School/Community Library is excited to welcome national award winning author Cynthia Kadohata to the Ellinwood library for a series of events during the first week of March. The schedule of events includes presentations to student groups, student book signings, and question and answer sessions on Wednesday, March 5th.
Approximately 121 calls for service and 112 officer initiated calls were received for the month of January. Officers responded to 11 medical/fire calls. Ten arrests were made and four criminal summonses were served in the month of January.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Fitness Center, which was established by volunteers in 2013, has added classes and is making plans for further improvements to the facility.
Legislative coffee to be held
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood School District USD 355 will begin implementing its iPad student initiative with a partial rollout for the last quarter of the school year for 5th and 12th graders and a full roll-out from k-12 this fall.
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their 2014 healthcare career scholarships. Each year the Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: Jonathan Witt Scholarship, Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2014.