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.
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.