CLAFLIN - In the last graduating class from Claflin High School, the Maier trio has graduated and are preparing to go into the world of college and work.
CLAFLIN - The city officials say 4-4,500 people were in town maybe even close to 5,000. So many back yard barbecues were held. Plans are already being made to do another event in five years.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington is featured in the April 2011 issue of the 'Kansas Government Journal'. A picture of the Hoisington Activity Center is on the cover, and a story written by City Manager Jonathan Mitchell is inside. The story is titled, "Weathering the Storm: A City's Road to Recovery Rebuilds a Better Community".
HOISINGTON - After the April election, the Hoisington School Board had one open position. By a vote of 4-0, Don Fisher was voted in for the open position by the school board at its meeting this week. His term is a two-year term.
CLAFLIN -Matthew Beran -Claflin Lions Club Scholarship, Claflin Community Scholarship, After Prom Scholarship;
HOISINGTON - Some 800 bicyclists rode into Hoisington on Tuesday on their journey with Biking Across Kansas.
ELLINWOOD - The Barton County Courthouse Employee Relations Committee of Great Bend donated much needed items for the Ellinwood Food Bank. Chairperson Lorraine Rickert shared a bit of how the food bank began in Ellinwood when she accepted the donation with much gratitude.
HOISINGTON -Once again there will be a Labor Day Baby Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities in Hoisington. A Labor Day Baby will be named during the Labor Day weekend, and the winner will receive a cash award of $100, a $100 a savings bond and memento.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Recreation Commission is offering a Kids 'n the Kitchen class at Ellinwood High School for children entering second through fourth grades in the fall.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School student Tanner Blackwell was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2010, has undergone chemotherapy treatment and will undergo a stem cell transplant this month in Houston.
HOISINGTON - Rhonda Templing was recognized for completing the Parish Ministry Associate Program on May 31, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington, She was also commissioned for her ministry to Emmanuel as a PMA.
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.
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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.
Jeanetta M. Brownlee, obstruct legal process, fine $50, court costs $110
Helen Hickel, fail to yield, court costs $55.50
KOC to hold breakfast buffet
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?