GARFIELD - Emma E. Olson, 93, passed away Jan. 12, 2016, at her home in Garfield. Emma Emelia was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Garfield, the daughter of Albert and Esther Peterson Mostrom. A lifetime Garfield resident she worked for the United States Post Office as part time clerk in Garfield and Lewis for 15 years. She also worked for Unified School District 495 as secretary of the Garfield School for 17 years. After receiving a three year teaching certificate from Fort Hays State College she taught at a country school in Rush County for one year. During World War II ...
HOISINGTON - Larry Lee Klein, 55, of Hitschmann, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2016, at his home. Larry was born on Feb. 12, 1960, in Hoisington, the son of Larry and Helen Klein. He grew up and attended school in Hoisington and never strayed far from his Barton County roots.
TOPEKA – During National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 1-7), Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers that fire is just one cause of burn injuries--children can also be seriously injured by hot foods and beverages, heating appliances, hot pots and pans, electrical currents and chemicals.
Riley Elementary School will celebrate Kansas Day on Jan. 29 with special guests Amelia Earhart and Calamity Jane. The historical figures are portrayed by Ann Birney as Earhart and Joyce Thierer as Martha Jane Cannary, better known as Calamity Jane.
Titletown. That is a name some cities bestow upon themselves if multiple sports teams win their respective championships. As of now Kansas City is the only city left with hopes of claiming that title currently.
Barton Community College will host a "come and go" open house and reception to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Technical Building, room T-119. A presentation is scheduled at 3 p.m. to recognize the longstanding partnership with St. Rose Health Center and to thank them for equipment and supply donations.
Track and field is all about marks. Most important at this time of the year for the Barton men's track are marks to earn a spot at the NJCAA Championships. The earlier you can hit those marks the better.
One third of all complaints to the Federal Trade Commission are about tax-related identity theft. Now as we enter tax season, foremost on the minds of all taxpayers should be the issue of avoiding the ID thieves. For five years in a row the numbers of such theft have increased. Taxpayer awareness must increase as well. Your Better Business Bureau has compiled information to help you keep your identity safe during this time of potential vulnerability.
Don't look now but the region tournament is just a month away. Although it was just the second time out since the Christmas break for the Barton wrestling team this past weekend, the preparation for regional is definitely underway during the school initial season in the sport.