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.
Rotary looking for nominations
TOPEKA - On Jan. 15, Representative Marshall Christmann and Chamber Administrator J. Basil Dannebohm, along with board members Lloyd Kurtz and Jacque Isern spent the day at the State House in Topeka visiting with key leadership about the needs and concerns of Chamber members.
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.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Feb. 25
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
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.