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Youth Academy reunion held Friday

Youth Academy alumni enjoyed a morning of play on Friday morning, racing go-carts, bowling, playing video games and miniature golf.

August 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Will it ever be cool again?

Residents of Barton County have endured two summers of drought and extreme heat, along with the rest of much of Kansas.

August 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

HMSI will have back to school scavenger hunt

HOISINGTON - Area students will have the opportunity to practice skills with the Back to School Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Hoisington Main Street Inc from Aug. 9-16.

August 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

The case for capital punishment

While many states and countries have abolished capital punishment, some crimes are so heinous that death seems the only appropriate sentence.

August 01, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Hoisington to see slight mill levy increase for 2013

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has approved publishing the budget for 2013 with a slight mill levy increase. The 2013 budget has a mill levy assessment of 62.969, which is an increase of 1.534 mills.

July 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

KWEC hosts professional courses

Eleven professionals from across the Midwest met this week at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to study wetlands and defining wetlands.

July 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Class learns about food preservation

HOISINGTON - With all of the fresh vegetables now in season, K-State Extension Agent Donna Krug held a class earlier this week on safe ways to preserve that garden produce in Hoisington.

July 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Evil is not new

Human beings are capable of both great evil and great good. This country recently had an example of the evil humans are capable of with the shootings in Aurora, Colo.

July 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Local communities without electricity Wednesday morning

BARTON, RICE Counties - Several local communities, not including Great Bend, were without electricity Wednesday morning in portions of Barton and Rice Counties due to a problem at Midwest Energy.

July 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

City approves rezoning mobile home park

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday, and approved submitting an application to rezone the old mobile home park to R-2, which would allow for such housing as assisted living, spec homes and residential development.

July 24, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood natives bike home

ELLINWOOD - With sirens whistling and bikers and runners, Ellinwood greeted natives Joshwa McMullen and Ben Reser as they completed their bike ride from Pueblo, Colo. to Ellinwood on Wednesday morning just in time for the After Harvest Festival.

July 18, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Immunizations are important

It is extremely important to immunize children. Diseases that once were practically eradicated have been making a comeback.

July 18, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Celebrate with Ellinwood for the AHF

ELLINWOOD - The city of Ellinwood will party this week to celebrate the 39th annual After Harvest Festival with a full range of activities for the entire family Thursday through Saturday.

July 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Formal Ellinwood Rec a possibility

ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council discussed a formal Ellinwood Recreation Commission.

July 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Time to burn out those bulbs

Former President George Bush signed, in 2007, the federal Energy Independence and Security Act that set new energy efficiency standards, reducing our dependence on foreign oil. One provision was phasing out the traditional incandescent light bulb, invented in the early 1800s.

July 11, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Columnists

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