Welcome to the 4th edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be focusing on a critter that carries a very negative stigma in the state of Kansas: the black-tailed prairie dog. Kansans' tend to either love or hate these critters. In Kansas, especially Western Kansas, prairie dogs are known as a destructive pest.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Cattle Drive Committee is looking for vendors to set up for the Cattle Drive on Sept 17.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood School District USD 355 has changed its shoe policy only at Ellinwood Grade School.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular monthly meeting, the Ellinwood City Council held a public hearing on the 2012 budget and approved it.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council heard good news last night when the Hoisington Community Development Corporation announced that they had a home and farm business considering opening a location in Hoisington in the old Duckwall store. It would create six new jobs for Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington is applying to become designated as an E-Community. When a community becomes designated as an E-Community, their donors help them to create a $125,000 in 75% Entrepreneurship Tax Credits.
Ellinwood Police Department monthly report for July Approximately 126 calls for service and 93 officer initiated calls were received for the month of July. Officers responded to 20 medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Three arrests were made and four criminal summonses were served in the month of July. Criminal and Accident Reports: July 4 A theft of motor fuel report was taken ...
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Ellinwood city offices.
HOISINGTON - The 28th annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 4 during this year's four-day Labor Day Weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event. Rules and regulations are available at the Hoisington Chamber office, 123 N. Main, or call 620-653-4311.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Labor Day Float Contest for the Labor Day Parade to be held Monday, Sept. 5, during the city's annual Labor Day Weekend celebration.
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are: "Falling Home" by Karen White. Cassis has done everything possible to forget her roots and leave it all behind her, especially her sister Harriet, who stole her fiancé and married him. But now, her sister is on the phone with the news that their father is dying. Cassie discovers that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you really are. ...
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are: "The Redemption Series" by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley. These five titles by inspirational novelist Karen Kingsbury and collaborator Gary Smalley follow the Baxter family women through their relationships and life stories. Each faces personal crises and finds faith to survive. Series titles include Redemption, Remember, Return, Rejoice, and Reunion. "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. How can one find joy ...
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
Editor's note: The following stories are taken from Amy Metro's class "How to cook a turkey"
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me?" as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Patriots Pen essay contest.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.