ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood District Hospital is holding a series of community meetings seeking input into options for renovating or replacing the hospital and clinic. They are also asking the community if they want to leave things as they are and do nothing.
Krug to give nutrition talk
By Alan Rusch
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex in Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Gavin Klug, Jacketing Helper/Operator, was named the 4th Quarter 2010 STAR Employee and was recently treated to a luncheon in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
The seven communities on the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway will look to find the best in each other and learn more about the amenities that each community offers on March 29 and 30.
ELLINWOOD - At the upcoming April 5 election, six candidates are running for the USD 355 school board for four open at-large positions. They are: Gregory R. (Bob) Baker Jr., Patricia J. Berger, Becca Maxwell, Taunya M. Schlessiger, Dianna M. Smith, and Lori L. Thomas.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has chosen a theme the 2011 Labor Day celebration. It will be "There's No Place Like Home."
Rotary Club of Ellinwood will hold their third-annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Stew fundraiser on from 5-7 p.m. March 17 in the Ellinwood High School commons area. Tickets are $5 per person for Irish stew, cornbread and cake. Drinks are provided and carry out is available. Tickets may be purchased form Rotary Club members or at the door. Proceeds will go to eradication of polio which is the Rotary International project in partnership with UNICEF and other non-governmental organizations.
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
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood School District USD 355 will begin implementing its iPad student initiative with a partial rollout for the last quarter of the school year for 5th and 12th graders and a full roll-out from k-12 this fall.
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their 2014 healthcare career scholarships. Each year the Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: Jonathan Witt Scholarship, Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2014.