TOPEKA - Washburn University students have been selected as candidates for 2010 Homecoming king and queen. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned on Oct. 23 at halftime of the football game vs. Northwest Missouri State University, Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl.
OISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital was recently awarded grant monies by Kansas Department of Health and Environment to support injury prevention in the geriatric community members. They have teamed up with other partner agencies to focus on the reduction of in home falls. The grant funds allow for the purchase of bathroom assist devices (bathroom bars and stool risers), providing money for the hardware.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council heard at its Wednesday night about the new expansion at the Hoisington Public Library from Library Director Pat Brown and board member Judy Ray.
ELLINWOOD - Long-time Ellinwood resident Katie DeWerff moved to Haiti in June and works full-time as an administrator in the Project Pep La camp, which is a 20,000 person tent camps. They emphasize a hand-up not a hand-out, trying to teach spiritual values along the way.
There are several new books at the Ellinwood District Library. They include:
On Oct. 21, the Ellinwood Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Barton County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a drivers license/seatbelt check lane in the City of Ellinwood.
ELLINWOOD - Ten-year-old Breckyn Rowley, a fifth grader at Ellinwood Grade School, has a new friend named Barney. She recently began riding and taking care of her grandparent's 15-year-old quarter horse.
CLAFLIN -Rachael Stueder of Claflin has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Rachael will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Kansas State University.
During Fire Prevention Week, Claflin Elementary School pre-schoolers through second grade toured the Claflin Fire Department. Fire Prevention Week reaffirms the the importance of fire safety and awareness, and to pay tribute to firefighters, volunteers and first responders.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board heard a good audit report given by Ken Beran and Meagan Wellbrock from Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball at its Monday night meeting. The board voted to accept the audit as presented for the 2009-10 year.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Middle School student Michaela Hughes, one of the top readers in her school, presented the William Allen White Children's Book Award to 2010 grades 6-8 winner Cynthia Kadohata for her novel "Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam" earlier this month at Emporia State University.
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.