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
There are a couple of outdoor writers that I think set the watermark for newspapers in Kansas. Brent Frazee who writes for the Kansas City Star, and Michael Pearce, who is with the Wichita Eagle, walk the walk and provide the public with all the news, events, and the current situation in their wonderful reporting on the great outdoors in our state. Their last productions for the 2013 year were spectacular, and I will try to share some of their information with a couple of my own thoughts.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is having its annual membership drive.
HOISINGTON -USD 431 is hosting a Defensive Driving class. The class is open to the public. The class will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Central Office at 165 W 3rd from 5-10 p.m. The cost will be $15 per person and checks should be made to AAA of Kansas. To sign up for the class, please call Central Office at 653-4134 by 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. Most insurances offer a discount for taking the class.
Hoisington High School concluded the debate season by placing fourth with a 3-5 record at regional debate in Lyons recently, following Sterling in first, Sacred Heart of Salina in second, and Lyons in third. Sterling and Sacred Heart advance to state debate at Fort Scott in January.
OPEKA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water has certified 39 water treatment operators and 27 wastewater treatment operators from August to December. These operators represent community and public water supply facilities across the state.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Swinging Stars are offering winter square dance lessons starting at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington in Great Bend. It will continue for 10 sessions. Teens, adults, singles and couples are welcome. No experience is necessary.
ELLINWOOD - Wednesday at 9 a.m. Father John Rickert will celebrate the traditional Latin Mass, Tridentine Rite, at St. Joseph Church in Ellinwood.
ELLINWOOD -Star of Hope of Ellinwood is a Christian-based group that provides assistance to second and third world countries, including Haiti. The Rigaud, Haiti church, which was destroyed by the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been replaced by a church campus that will be used extensively by the community.
Approximately 88 calls for service and 110 Officer initiated calls were received for the month of November. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls. Five arrests were made and eight criminal summonses were served in the month of November.
DENVER--The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing the availability of the Black-footed ferret Revised Recovery Plan (Plan). The Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) (ferret) was historically found throughout the Great Plains, mountain basins, and semi-arid grasslands of North America wherever prairie dogs occurred. The species is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act).
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