HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School student Chaz Stephens was hungry one day, and he and fellow classmate Drew Reisner along with Principal Meg Wilson brain-stormed a plan last fall to begin serving healthy snacks at a reasonable cost to students mid-morning. The students are finding that good nutrition makes a difference.
HOISINGTON - In December, Hoisington Main Street Inc. mailed out a survey to solicit ideas regarding what people liked the least and best regarding Hoisington's downtown. It asked what types of businesses should be established and events to hold. The results of the survey will be presented at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Hoisington Activity Center meeting room, 1200 Susank Rd. The meeting is open to everyone.
HOISINGTON - Gambino's Pizza restaurant has reopened under new ownership Thursday, and will be offering more menu items and different hours.
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation held its annual meeting on Monday and heard status reports as well as a program by Dr. Joshua Durham called, "Lend a Healthy Hand." The foundation has seen growth this year.
Ellinwood School District USD 355 has four at-large Board of Education openings up for election in April. The terms are for four years, and the deadline to file is Jan. 25. at the Barton county Clerk/ Election Office. Questions may be directed to US 355 Central Office at 620-564-3226.
There are several new books available at the Ellinwood Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Amy Metro has been rehired by Unified School District 355, Ellinwood, as a part-time kindergarten teacher beginning Feb. 1, the school board decided at its regular meeting on Monday. She will work in the afternoon.
LORRAINE - After serving for one year, the seats of the Central Plains USD 112 interim school board will be up for election on April 5, and the elected members will take office July 1. The filing deadline is Jan. 25.
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the CBH Turnbull Safe Room.
ELLINWOOD - Nurses who need access to affordable health insurance or who can't afford to keep theirs under COBRA after losing their jobs can find relief from the Independent Nurses Association.
CLAFLIN - Last month Clalfin Emergency Services personnel were dispatched for: four fall victims, two cardiac arrests, a patient who had a seizure, an asthma patient, a basketball injury, an injury auto accident and an inter-hospital transfer.
USD 112 to meet
It is ""Eagle Time" in Kansas! It seems that we have had more eagles this year than any in my memory. All of the reservoirs have eagles in residence. I have located a couple of nests with eggs under these beautiful mothers. Both parents share the incubating duty that is 35 days, but the female spends most of the time on the eggs. "Bald ( or balde)" meant "white" in the old language, and this bird was declared the national symbol in 1782. I went to Kansas City last week to join my friend Randy Akings in a moderately successful effort ...
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, in partnership with Clara Barton Hospital, is conducting a capital campaign to raise funds for an expansion project. The campaign started off with a bang over the last few weeks as the staff completed their "Building Together… Caring for Life" Employee Campaign.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Ellinwood School Board approved in a special meeting, a new track, bleachers and fencing at the high school football field. Construction is projected to start the last day of track season and last all summer with a finish date of Sept. 1 in time for football season.
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