BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School named Jada Whiterock the December Student of the Month. Whiterock is the daughter of Jackie and Carol Whiterock and is in the seventh grade. Whiterock has four brothers: Josh, 15, Jaydon, 10, Brian, 8, and Charlie, 4.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council approved an increase in the utility shut-off fee for non-payment effective Jan. 1. 2012.
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - I will never forget my first experience with a pheasant in Kansas. I was nervous, my voice sounding like a pre-pubescent teenager as it cracked and cut out during conversation. I was already on edge riding back from my interview for the Educator position at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center with my future boss, Curtis Wolf. Was I doing OK? Did I seem like a good fit? Random thoughts were going through my head when smack! The sound was piercing and abrupt. What in the world did we run into? I reluctantly peered forward to see a large ...
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood KAY Club, which is an organization which builds leadership and character in high schools, recently participated in Citizenship Week.
Editors note: Kayla Schartz is a student at Ellinwood High School.
ELLINWOOD - "I am Number Four" and "The Power of Six", two titles by Pittacus Lore. Nine alien teenagers are hiding on Earth. Three are dead, leaving only six to complete a desperate mission. They are living anonymously, and waiting for the day when they will find each other to make a last stand. If they win, they are saved, and so is all of humankind.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Kimple's Furniture & Gifts.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School first grade teachers Linda Duncan and Katie Hook, received a grant for $200 to buy materials for a program where first graders go to the ELllinwood Country Living and do a project with the seniors.
Hoisington Community Development Inc. has been awarded a $5,000 loan at 1 percent interest from Hoisington Main Street Inc.'s Revolving Loan Fund. The loan is for the addition of an ADA restroom and ceiling repairs at 157 S. Main.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living gave visitors a glimpse of an option for long term nursing care during a community-wide open house on Dec. 3. They served snacks while getting a tour of the eight-bedroom home, located in the heart of Ellinwood.
HOLYROOD - DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) culmination for the Central Plains Elementary School 5th graders took place on Monday, after 11 weeks of classroom education. Barton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brad Patzner instructed 24 students from Lisa Ryan and Kara Potter's classes.
Benito Barrera Jr., disorderly conduct, fine $50, court costs $85
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.