ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts will be hosting a fundraiser through the GoodThrift project to raise money for the Ellinwood troops.
BARTON COUNTY - Members of the local RV Club, Cowboy Sam, load up their rigs every third weekend of the spring and summer months and travel to destinations around the state, enjoying the company of good friends and good food.
On April 12, Hoisington High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Over 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members went through the process of donating. Out of the 60 plus people that came in to donate, the Red Cross received 54 good units of blood. The goal for the Hoisington High School and Community was 41 units of blood. The Hoisington community has not hit their goal in over a year.
ELLINWOOD - Woodhaven Care Home has begun offering restaurant style dining to its residents and visitors.With a restaurant-style menu, residents can order a wide variety of fresh food all at a dining table with a dining cloth.
ELLINWOOD - "Finding the Pearl" by Thuan Tammy Fadler with Carol McAdoo Rehme. This memoir describes how a young immigrant from Vietnam found success in America, and rose to the top of her profession. The book was co-written by Carol McAdoo Rehme, of the Ellinwood Rehme family.
A series of public meetings for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for three area communities. Quivira has completed a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for public review. The goal of the Plan, or CCP, is to provide guidance and management direction for all Refuge programs for the next 15 years. It includes a vision statement and supporting goals, objectives, and strategies.
HOISINGTON - At a special meeting on Friday, the USD 431 Board of Education accepted the retirement resignation of Becky Andereck effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
ELLINWOOD - About two years ago, Buzz Birney left his secure job at a major insurance company and took a leap of faith with his wife Clifann to begin a ministry called "Live Like Jesus Today Ministries."
ELLINWOOD - The Kansas Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Open House on the pavement and curb reconstruction project on US 56/K96 through the city of Ellinwood at 4-6 p.m. on April 30.
The weather has been pretty awful for getting out very much. Sandra and I went to Kansas City for the program "Birds of Paradise" at the Kaufman Center. Practically every birder in the area was there. A couple of guys (including one from KU) spent months in New Guinea photographing and documenting all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise. It was a stunning and beautiful documentary narrated by those two fellows. National Geographic and ...
HOISINGTON - Twenty vendors representing two dozen companies will participate in a Vendor Fair Fundraiser for Wives Behind the Badge Kansas Auxiliary and the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation from 5-9 p.m. on April 26 at the City Building Gymnasium.
ELLINWOOD - A new pastor has begun work at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ellinwood, Pastor Kasey Crosby, who has been in the city since January.
ELLINWOOD -Julie Bugner-Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas, and the board of directors are pleased to announce their newest addition to the United Way Board of Directors, Ronda Sjogren.
ELLINWOOD -Did you know that more than 2 billion items are checked out of American libraries each year? Wow! There are also more than 16,500 libraries across the United States, more libraries than McDonalds! But most importantly, did you know that libraries offer essential services such as computer access, resources for job and business development, genealogical materials, and much, much more, all for free. All you need is a library card.
Approximately 75 calls for service and 86 officer initiated calls were received for the month of March. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and five criminal summonses were served in the month of March.
Hoisington Food Bank open May 16