HOLYROOD - The USD 112 Central Plains School Board approved a new addition for CPHS-Claflin at its regular meeting on Monday.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Humanities Council announces six Kansas hosts for "Hometown Teams," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition about sports and community coming to Kansas in 2015. The Ellinwood School/Community Library will be first. The show there will run from Jan. 31 to March 15, 2015.
ELLINWOOD - While it is common for eagles to visit the area throughout the year, soon eagles of a different kind will add visual interest to Main Street in Ellinwood.
HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting on Monday night, the Hoisington Board of Education heard a report from Superintendent Bill Lowry about the process of acquiring electronic door locks for doors in the district.
HOISINGTON - With the pride of a new father, Curt Colson, president and CEO of Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, introduced the newest member of the CBH family, RETA, at the chamber of commerce coffee on Thursday.
BARTON COUNTY - In December, a new billboard advertising the Kansas Wetlands Education Center was installed on Interstate 70 to attract travelers to the Center and Cheyenne Bottoms.
Snowy owl spotted at Cheyenne Bottoms by several
Twenty-one observers conducted the Cheyenne Bottoms CBC on Saturday December 14th. A cold, cloudy, windy morning made early birding a little challenging, but the sun coming out by mid-morning warmed the area and made birds quite active. Most of Cheyenne Bottoms was frozen solid, so waterfowl, besides geese were hard to find; however, sandpits and city ponds were common hangouts. The Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count encompasses a 15-mile diameter count circle that includes Cheyenne Bottoms as well as other parts of Barton County. Participants were divided into small groups and assigned a certain section of the count circle to ...
Miss Sally owns her awesomeness
HOISINGTON - In 2012, Hoisington High School received both the state and national Promising Practices Awards for creating the Cardinal Core character education through student driven leadership. HHS students chose the following values: responsibility, honesty, positive attitudes, grit and respect as the values they wanted to emphasize.
LaVern A. Boxberger, health nuisance, dismissed upon compliance
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
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.