ELLINWOOD - Remember the good ol' days of the 1950s and 60s? In retrospect, those days may not have all been "good", but nonetheless, can all be looked at as part of early life for persons in their 50s and 60s. The price of gas was 30 cents; eggs and a gallon of milk were 54 and 49 cents respectively; stamps, four cents; and the cost of a new home was $18,000. Wouldn't people give anything for that now?
ELLINWOOD - In 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland and started a world wide war with unmatched death, violence and fire power, and the lives of 60 million people were extinguished, Ellinwood is remembering its own at the Ellinwood/Community School Library with an exhibit of those who served, and of those who never returned.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved at its Monday meeting, Ordinance 1457 establishing regulations and fees utility services. The fee for establishing electrical service is $100, and the fee for establishing water service is $50. The person requesting utility service must provide a proof of ownership or a rental lease agreement in addition to a government issued photo identification.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. announced the hiring of a new Executive Director Michelle Winiecke.
ELLINWOOD - Candidates running for USD 355 School Board have been invited to participate in a "Meet the Candidate" discussion forum at 6 p.m. on March 14 at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. This is an opportunity for the public to meet the candidates and hear their responses to various issues facing the schools. Six candidates have filed for four positions.
ammer, second and third grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Ellinwood, was recently honored as "Teacher of the Year" by the Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed first in team sweepstakes in a 19-team meet held at Kiowa County High School in Greensburg on Feb. 19. The team earned first-place trophies two weekends in a row, having also placed first at Southeast of Saline in February.
HOISINGTON – The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to Hoisington Tuesday, March 8 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. The Hoisington Community Blood Drive runs from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a special 30th anniversary square dance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the Hoisington City Auditorium, 1st & Walnut. The caller will be Jim Hays, New Braunfels, Texas.
LLINWOOD - Jim Gray, who is the founder of the Cowboy Society, and a speaker for the Kansas Humanities Council, began his presentation at the Ellinwood Community Historical Society annual meeting by saying "A lot of the stuff in movies, isn't exactly right but it makes good stories. You can always tell if they don't know what they are talking about."
This is Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings. On the evening of Feb. 14 or the morning of the 15th, Rejuvenation Day Spa and Salon, 503 E. Santa Fe, in Ellinwood was burglarized. Damage to the back door and loss of products and cash totaled $4,0893. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, call 792-1300 or the 24-hour number 620-603=3277. Remember we don't want your name, just your information.
KOC to hold poker tournament
USD 355 has a new MS/HS principal for the upcoming school year. Shawn Henderson is currently the band instructor at Scott Community High School. Shawn and his wife Marie have two children, Mallory,7, and Nate, 5. The family enjoys being actively involved in their community. They also enjoy performing and singing/playing music together. The Henderson family said they are excited about this opportunity and look forward to joining the Eagle family.
ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington School Board meeting on Monday, the school board heard preliminary plans for separating the Hoisington Middle School Library into two rooms.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-19, showcasing the new copies of micro film of historic Claflin Clarion, Claflin Gazette and Claflin Banner newspapers and having an open house.
TOPEKA - On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
Miss Sally visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center this week for the first time since its opening in 2009.
Douglas Thurman, no proof of insurance, dismissed - proof shown
HOISINGTON -At the recent Central Prairie League Forensics Tournament at Otis-Bison, seven Hoisington High School forensics students made it into finals, and five of them qualified for the State Championship. The team finished third out of eleven schools.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington is announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Kent Schremmer, scrap operator, was named the first quarter 2014 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.