There several new books available at the Ellinwood Community/ School Library. They are:
Every winter I look forward to watching the drama unfolding in the backyard, as birds and squirrels begin arriving at feeders, searching for and sometimes battling over food and even becoming food for predatory birds.
HOISINGTON - In December, Hoisington Main Street Inc. mailed out a survey to solicit ideas regarding what people liked the least and best regarding Hoisington's downtown. It asked what types of businesses should be established and events to hold. The results of the survey will be presented at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Hoisington Activity Center meeting room, 1200 Susank Rd. The meeting is open to everyone.
BY MACK McCLURE email@example.com Barton Community College head men's basketball coach Craig Fletchall tinkered with his starting lineup for the road clash with NJCAA No. 4-ranked Hutchinson on Thursday night. Fletchall opted to bring budding freshman standout Dwayne Brunson, the 2011 Verizon Wireless Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week last week, off the bench against the Blue Dragons. It paid big dividends for the Cougars, ...
Ellinwood School District USD 355 has four at-large Board of Education openings up for election in April. The terms are for four years, and the deadline to file is Jan. 25. at the Barton county Clerk/ Election Office. Questions may be directed to US 355 Central Office at 620-564-3226.
Dear Editor, I read the article in the Tribune: "County tourism grew in 2010." I know that I did my part by visiting Barton County twice in 2010 and patronized businesses while I was there. Sometimes in my travels, it is convenient to go by another route, but I eagerly talk myself into visiting Barton County on more and more occasions,-including places like Olmitz, where my ancestors lived and where many of their descendants still ...
Dear Editor: When should the taxpayers of the city of Larned and Pawnee County shut off the out of control spending of the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission? After my three months of serious research, digging through records, and legal enforcement, in my opinion the time is right now. The word lacking most during my research for the last four years for the Chamber and PCEDC would be "accountability." My research shows approximately $275,000 has ...
Dear Editor, The Tribune's Jan. 20 article, "Wetlands program will grow in 2011," noted the expanded benefits springing from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms. To my mind, some of the recognition for the growth of Kansas Wetlands is due to the leadership of former governor, Mike Hayden. His role has been pivotal in making the center happen, and while coordinating the creation of the center, he has helped to preserve a lot ...
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, Congress underwrote $7.9 billion in tax-free bonds that Louisiana could sell in order to rehabilitate the area.
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
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.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.