The statement, "Reading is freedom," has been ringing through the Barton County elementary schools this week.
HOISINGTON - Darlene Stoss, long-time Hoisington area resident, was named "Citizen of the Year" at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce banquet.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on Saturday evening "Celebrating Life in the Heartland."
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Hoisington City Auditorium, 1st and Walnut, Hoisington.
Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Delaney Rugan and Lawson Oeser as the January Students of the Month.
TOPEKA - Representative Marshall Christmann appointed J. Basil Dannebohm as chief of staff for the 113th District. Dannebohm will serve as Christmann's top aide.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council heard at its meeting last week that a side loading trash truck is in need of repair.
Miss Sally Wolf, the mannequin at the Wolf Hotel, dressed up in her Caspar the friendly ghost costume to go a-huntin' for ghosts.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council has approved a contract with Benesch and Company engineering firm out of Manhattan to collect flood control data, minus some renegotiation of the legal portions of the contract.
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the hospital, 250 W. 9th in the Turnbull Safe Room. Please use the main entrance of the hospital. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.
Spring is coming!
ELLINWOOD - "The Death of Santini" by Pat Conroy. Pat Conroy explores the complicated relationship between him and his father in this heart wrenching account of personal and family struggles, and share how he and his father reached a rapprochement of sorts revealing how love can soften even the meanest of men.
ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington School Board meeting on Monday, the school board heard preliminary plans for separating the Hoisington Middle School Library into two rooms.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-19, showcasing the new copies of micro film of historic Claflin Clarion, Claflin Gazette and Claflin Banner newspapers and having an open house.
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.