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Hoisington electric rates recommended for decrease

HOISINGTON - In what has been a two year process, it is expected the residents of Hoisington will see another decrease in electrical rates.

November 23, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

La Pierre bids farewell to newspaper community

What an amazing five years this has been!

November 16, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Columnists

'Drifting Down the Moonlit Path' Art show to be held

With a splash of bold and bright colors, the art show "Drifting Down the Moonlit Path" will highlight the work of artist Jacquelyn Fisher throughout the month of November at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. A reception will be held at 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. There is no cost and wine and cheese will be served.

November 14, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

HHS ceremony honors area veterans

HOISINGTON - To honor those who raised their hand and said "I'll go," a special ceremony was held at Hoisington High School to thank those who served this country in war and in peace, for their sacrifices.

November 11, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Fresh look: Foreign visitors find new perspective of central Kansas

While some area residents and residents of more glamorous states turn a disdainful eye on the treasures of central Kansas, two native German travel writers found what was awesome about this part of wheat country-and Cheyenne Bottoms.

November 11, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Bed bugs making a comeback

In the mid-20th century, the tiny bed bugs that punch a big punch basically disappeared from first world countries with the use of such chemicals as DDT. The problem began again in 1995 with worldwide travel becoming increasingly common, and use of insecticides with reduced residual activity, all probably played a role in the resurgence.

November 10, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Author vividly describes smart writing

HOISINGTON - Writing is exciting, and children's book author Gary Hogg integrates his passion for the written word and fun, which he shared with Hoisington elementary school students last week in a workshop.

November 07, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Medal of Honor recipient speaks of courage, character

For his bravery in conditions unknown to the average American, risking his life from moment to moment under heavy enemy fire, and fighting for the freedoms Americans have, Charles Hagemeister was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, from an event in 1967 during Vietnam.

November 06, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Hoisington Lincoln School: Time for an upgrade

In Hoisington, USD 431 School Board is considering several options for upgrading Lincoln School, which was built in 1920s. It is the oldest school in the district and houses third and fourth graders.

November 05, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Straub wins over Lebbin in county commission race

Alicia Straub of Ellinwood won over Ken Lebbin in the race for county commissioner of the fourth district. The vote was 1,231 for Straub to 448 for Lebbin.

November 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Sales tax passes in Hoisington, Claflin

The communities of Hoisington and Claflin both pursued sales tax adjustments this election and both communities approved that.

November 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

USD 431 continues Lincoln School remodel discussion

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday and continued the discussion of the future of Lincoln School. The board has been discussing various scenarios, including remodel and building a new school.

November 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

New retail store to open in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - The look of downtown Hoisington will soon change when Casey's General Store purchases a large amount of property in Hoisington. The closing date on the sale is Nov. 26.

November 03, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Sales tax issue on ballot for Hoisington and Claflin

Two communities in the area, Hoisington and Claflin, will be asked whether to approve sales tax questions.

November 03, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

Community meets with school board to discuss Lincoln School modernization

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met with community members and an architect and mechanical engineer to discuss options for the aging Lincoln School. It is the oldest school in the district and was built in the 1920s.

November 01, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News

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