It is "Crane Season" in Kansas!! We have the sandhill cranes and whooping cranes both migrating through Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira Refuge. Sandhills are congregated in large numbers, and the whoopers give us a quick view of very special birds in the process (we hope) of re-establishing available population. Lots of money has been spent in support of the Whooping Cranes. One of the major concerns about their survival is the small number of birds and the limited DNA availability for the successful breeding and survival of the species. Inbreeding in a species has generally led to a weaker offspring ...
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Jones Kithuka, senior manufacturing engineer, was named the third quarter 2011 STAR Employee and will be treated to a luncheon in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
ELLINWOOD - Life-size Halloween with spine tingling visuals, casts its spell when passing by the John and Erica Perron residence at 415 Cliston Drive (frontage off 7th) in Ellinwood. Each year the displays grow with four or five new additions just this year.
BUSHTON - The Central Plains Middle School Renaissance council celebrated a successful first quarter on Thursday, Oct. 27. All students who were passing all classes with a C or higher and had not been referred to the office more than one time throughout the first nine weeks were eligible to attend. Ninety-one percent of all 6-8 grade students achieved this Renaissance goal and got to enjoy an afternoon off from classes with movies and popcorn.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood Grade School has just completed another very successful and fun week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Guidance lessons over the past month have focused on drug and alcohol prevention. Besides learning the importance of being drug free, students had a good time with the theme days and winning prizes with their "Live Drug Free" wristbands last week. Monday was "Wear Red Day"; Tuesday, "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day" with students wearing their shirts backwards; Wednesday, "Our School Rocks Drug Free" day, with students dressing like a rock star or favorite musician; and Thursday was Life is ...
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Medical Clinic welcomes Cassandra Montoya, PA-C. Her specialty is family medicine. Cassandra received her Physician Assistant degree at Wichita State University on July 29, 2011. She completed her undergraduate work at Kansas State University on Dec. 13, 2008, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
HOISINGTON - Voting was close between Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic Pink Glove and Pinehurst, N.C. on Oct. 10 when Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic rallied enough votes on Facebook to take over the 28th spot early in the National Pink Glove Video Contest.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital has been granted approximately $200,000 in tax credits which can be purchased for the 2011 and 2012 tax years. The tax credits will give the participant a 70 percent state tax credit, and a 100 percent federal tax deduction.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School KAY organization is asking for help to warm the hearts of families in need this winter. Members are asking residents to donate new or gently used winter apparel. It may be dropped off at the local churches in Bushton, Claflin or Holyrood or to any Central Plains School Office.
CLAFLIN - At 2:33 a.m. Friday morning, a red Oldsmobile Alero, driven by 23-year-old Jessica Thayer of Hays was westbound on K-4 near 789 E. K-4. Thayer swerved to miss an unknown animal in the highway and lost control entering into the south side ditch. The vehicle rolled several times coming to rest facing to the east.