ELLINWOOD - Educational Strategies will have a workshop on April 4. Classes covered will be: stroke, 8-10 a.m.; dementia, 10-noon; ADHD, 1-3 p.m.; and multiple intelligences, 3-5 p.m. Cost is $25 for each workshop or $90 for the day if registered by March 25.
BARTON COUNTY -While most people are still snug in their beds, prairie chickens are busy putting on a show that is critical to their survival. Each spring, just before dawn, male prairie chickens can be seen strutting around on communal mating grounds known as "leks," where they fight, sing, and dance to win the affections of females. Only the most extravagant displays will do, and only the best males will get to mate.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington United Way board of directors voted this week to stay in operation.
ELLINWOOD - At the USD 355 School Board meeting last week, the board decided to allow sixth grade girls from Ellinwood Grade School to participate in middle school basketball, according to the unofficial minutes.
HAYS -The purchase of green energy will soon be possible for Midwest Energy electrical customers. Solar panels will be for sale by Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective in a cooperative solar farm at a location that is yet undetermined.
HOISINGTON - The Chamber Board of Directors and the Labor Day Committee announces the winner of the "Name Our Labor Day!" Contest! The winning submission of "Homegrown-Hometown-Hoisington!" came from Darlene Demel, and she has been awarded with the $50 Hoisington Chamber Gift Certificate.
USD 431 Lincoln Elementary School Honor Roll
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting last week, the Ellinwood City Council heard about the conditions of two dilapidated Main Street buildings from local historian Robert Yarmer.
HOISINGTON -Seven members of the Hoisington high school FCCLA chapter along with advisor, Karla Reisner and principal, Meg Wilson traveled to Topeka on March 12 for FCS day on the hill.
It is just a antelope. I went with my friend to New Mexico for a few days. He is originally from that state. For the 20-plus years that I have known him, he has dreamed of spending a significant part of his life close to his roots. His urge to do that seems stronger than for most folks. His relatives live in that area, and it was a true pleasure to see his eyes soften and feel his heart thump peacefully while we were there.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its meeting on Monday, discussed a resolution to add fines for those that leave polycarts out on the street for more than 24 hours after trash pickup.
HOISINGTON - Parents will no longer have to struggle to find care for their elementary age children for those extra couple hours per day after school in Hoisington when a new after school care program begins next fall. The name of the new business is GPS Kids Club.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 21. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, salad, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
7th grade: Bryce Baker, Jenna Caspers, Auston Donovan, Zachary Dunnaway, Jefferson Hathcock, Ethan Hayes, Marlow Hosler, Zebadiah Hughes, Kody Koetter, Jalyn Lear*, Justice Manning, Abby McReynolds*, Dallas Miller*, Macy Munson, Lauren Petz, Kaitlyn Pohlman*, Landon Robl*, Jackie Scheuerman, James Schlessiger*, Haven Sjogren*, Madison Ward*
TOPEKA - On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
Miss Sally visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center this week for the first time since its opening in 2009.
Douglas Thurman, no proof of insurance, dismissed - proof shown
HOISINGTON -At the recent Central Prairie League Forensics Tournament at Otis-Bison, seven Hoisington High School forensics students made it into finals, and five of them qualified for the State Championship. The team finished third out of eleven schools.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington is announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Kent Schremmer, scrap operator, was named the first quarter 2014 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
Each nine weeks Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom and just showing leadership qualities. To promote these qualities, students participated in a Leadership Luncheon on March 24th. Those students nominated for Leadership Luncheon 3rd weeks were: Addie Smith, Sean Zaczek-Schridde, Rheanna Spires, Paige Schoonmaker, Camdon Nickelson, Holt Hanzlick, Devon Kinslow, Jake Curtis, Isaac Prosser, Nate Larkin, Katherine Warnken, Rudy Gearhart, Bryce Shelor, Alyssa Davis, Avery Brewer, Daphne Copp, Dylan Richards, AJ ...