"Second Nature" by Jacquelyn Mitchard. This is the fierce and moving tale of one woman's fight for her identity and her life when fate offers a new chance, a radical procedure to correct her horribly disfigured face. But her new face carries risks that no one could have imagined, and she is soon confronted by a moral and medical crisis that quickly becomes a matter of life and death.
Docket – Dec. 15
Eugene Hendricks, expired tag, fine $30, court costs $55.50
HOISINGTON - At its last city council meeting, the Hoisington City Council approved making Kindscher's Mule Barn, 157 and 161 S. Main St. a Community Improvement District which will allow for the collection of an extra half-cent sales tax only at that location, after a public hearing.
Editor's note: This story by Mary Jo Cunningham of Ellinwood is the second part of a two-part series.
Trash pickup for the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be Tuesday and Thursday for the east side and Wednesday and Friday for the west side due to the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26 for the holiday weekend. The library will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 8 a.m. The library will also close for the New Year's Holiday from Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan.; 2.
Editor's note: This story by Mary Jo Cunningham of Ellinwood will run in two parts. The first section will run today, and the remainder will run Saturday.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital and Clinic will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the holidays. Emergency services will be available.
BUSHTON - USD 112 Central Plains Middle School students spent a couple of hours last week performing plays of the six pillars of character.
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.