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 LORRAINE - The USD 112 school board will meet in Holyrood at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Quivira Heights Elementary School and Junior High Library. Items on the agenda include presentation of the Governor's Achievement Award, USD 112 Hall of Fame, February and March Time Lines, 2011-12 calendar, the future of senior trips, extra curricular activities, goals and a personnel resignation. <p ...
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Twenty-six Hoisington High School art students had the opportunity to visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms on Thursday to study art in nature, and the ceramic display by Fort Hays State University students.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit auction will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 to benefit the Sts. Peter and Paul Church steeple/bell tower project at the Barton County 4-H building.
HOISINGTON - Officer Allie is retiring after a long and productive law enforcement career. Her bosses hope to find a replacement that's equally skilled at tracking bad guys, finding hidden evidence and greeting hundreds of school kids with a wildly wagging tail.
HOISINGTON - In a joint meeting of the USD 431 school board and the Hoisington City Council, Christina Hayes, prevention consultant for the Regional Prevention Center of NWKS, presented data to the boards and approximately 60 patrons on the Communities that Care survey data which shows that Barton County teens have higher than state averages in alcohol use and cigarette use.
HOISINGTON -A commemorative blood drive will be held in honor of Nancy Farmer, long-time coordinator of the Hoisington Community Blood Drive on Monday, from 2:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road. All presenting donors will receive a Rock 'n Roll Up Your Sleeve T-shirt.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board has added a new one-half credit requirement for students graduating in 2014. The class will be Nutrition and Wellness.
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"
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me?" as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Patriots Pen essay contest.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.