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.
It is ""Eagle Time" in Kansas! It seems that we have had more eagles this year than any in my memory. All of the reservoirs have eagles in residence. I have located a couple of nests with eggs under these beautiful mothers. Both parents share the incubating duty that is 35 days, but the female spends most of the time on the eggs. "Bald ( or balde)" meant "white" in the old language, and this bird was declared the national symbol in 1782. I went to Kansas City last week to join my friend Randy Akings in a moderately successful effort ...
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, in partnership with Clara Barton Hospital, is conducting a capital campaign to raise funds for an expansion project. The campaign started off with a bang over the last few weeks as the staff completed their "Building Together… Caring for Life" Employee Campaign.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Ellinwood School Board approved in a special meeting, a new track, bleachers and fencing at the high school football field. Construction is projected to start the last day of track season and last all summer with a finish date of Sept. 1 in time for football season.
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