School and Youth

Local girls are Halloween Queen candidates

Fourteen area girls, including Laurel Smith of Sabetha and McKayla Henry of Goff, are vying for the distinction of being the 103rd Hiawatha Halloween Frolic queen. Smith, sponsored by Lukert…

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2016 queen describes experience

Submitted by Lauren Herbster Ready, set, royalty. This past fall, I had the privilege to be involved in the 2016 Hiawatha Halloween Queen Scholarship Competition. I was already a bit…

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Memories make high school unforgettable

Submitted by Faith Bratcher WHS Student Correspondent Memories are what make high school enjoyable for the most part. Whether those memories come from special relationships, extracurricular activities, or in classrooms,…

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WHS has new SADD sponsor

Submitted by Faith Bratcher, WHS Student Correspondent Wetmore High School has a new 2017-18 Students Against Destructive Decisions (otherwise known as SADD) sponsor — Staci Honas. This year, Wetmore has…

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WAC: Super Superstitions

Submitted by Ally Davis, Wetmore High School Student Correspondent Although many people don’t believe in them, others are passionate that their superstitions are the reason they do well. At Wetmore…

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WAC: Music tastes at Wetmore High vary

Submitted by Seth Shumaker, WHS Student Correspondent Music is an important part of many people’s lives, and at Wetmore High School, the love of certain types of music is very…

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WAC News: Frantic freshmen find solutions to time management

Submitted by Lauryn Scott, WHS Student Correspondent Everyone says that high school years are the best years of someone’s life. However, freshmen students often don’t feel that this maxim is…

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Kansas Honors Program: Local students receive honors

This fall, the Kansas Honors Program, a longstanding tradition of the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment, will honor more than 3,600 high school seniors throughout Kansas for…

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Governing Body: Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education

The Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education met at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Axtell Public School in Axtell. Board members present were Ed Reznicek, Kent…

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Prairie Hills USD No. 113: Enrollment is down 3 percent, board learns

Student headcounts in Prairie Hills USD No. 113 are down about 3 percent, the Board of Education learned at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 9. Down 32 as a whole,…

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Wetmore crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Wetmore High School crowns Homecoming royalty Friday, October 6. Pictured are (L-R) candidates Beau Henninger and Alena Pfrang, King Ethan Osterhaus, Queen McKayla Henry, candidates Chanler Morfitt and Jossie Shumaker;... Read More

University Graduations: Fort Hays State University

A total of 611 students completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2017 term. The university conferred 173 graduate degrees (master’s and education…

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Sabetha woman to perform with homecoming choir

Submitted by Tina Goodwin, Director of Public Relations The McPherson College Choir will close a full weekend of homecoming activities with a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at…

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Wetmore High School continues SAFE program

Submitted Wetmore High School is proud to announce it has continued to remain a part of Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) for the 2017-18 school year. SAFE is a teen…

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Wetmore student attends unique summer school

Submitted by Faith Bratcher, WHS Student Correspondent Summer time usually means relaxation, time off from school. However, one Wetmore High School junior spent his summer in Southern California learning ins…

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