The ecosystem of the prairie grasslands, including buffalo wallows and playas are far more complex than explorers, who once called the area the Great American desert, thought. They are crucial to the health and well-being of humans as well as animals, reptiles and plants.
MANHATTAN -- The second production in Kansas State University's 2013-2014 Purple Masque Theatre season will be "Rx." The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2. The Purple Masque Theatre, a part of the K-State Theatre program, is in East Stadium.
Hoisington High School yearbook staff members, Abi Rziha, Ashley Lockwood, and Tana Hickel, took first place Grand Champions at the KSPA Kansas State Fair's Largest Classroom competition on Sept. 11.
CLAFLIN -The USD 112 Central Plains Future Farmers of America won both regionals and state in land judging. What readers may not know is land judging consists of two categories, homesite evaluation and land judging.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the city building. Present were Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Casey Hubbard and Doug Hubbard. Also present: City Attorney Robert Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Richard Hayes and Gary Vaughan. These are the unofficial minutes.
Ellinwood Grade School, Central Plains Grade School-Holyrood, and several Great Bend schools have been notified that they are recipients of Certificates of Merit as a part of the 11th annual Challenge Awards from the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on 2013 Kansas Assessment results and other qualifying factors, such as sample size and socioeconomic status.
Approximately 111 calls for service and 72 officer initiated calls were received for the month of September. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls. Four arrests were made and three criminal summonses were served in the month of September.
here are new books at the Ellinwood Library. They are: "Inferno" by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, awakens in a hospital with a head wound and a strange macabre object in his belongings. Soon his world erupts into chaos, and he's on the run for his life. With the woman who cleverly saved his life, Langdon discovers a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets, and a terrifying new scientific paradigm. "Flight ...
BUSHTON - The USD 112 School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday. Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball presented its audit report.
ODIN - There will be a Hunter Safety class offered at the Odin Store meeting room beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22.
HOISINGTON - Shaping clay into birds, Lincoln School students and Hoisington High School students melded art with character education recently in a cross-curricular activity called "Caring."
CBH celebrates OR Team week and donors
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey will perform during the inaugural Christkindlmarket, to be held Dec. 1 in Ellinwood. Bailey, along with his wife Cowgirl Janey will perform a variety of Cowboy and Christmas songs in a lively performance entitled, "A Cowboy Christmas."
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
Editor's note: The following stories are taken from Amy Metro's class "How to cook a turkey"