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HMSI district expands to include K-4; to add new park benches community

HOISINGTON - Fifteen new park benches will be added to the Hoisington community in the next few months thanks to a donation from the Hoisington Area Recreation and Parks group, which used to be the Jaycees.

July 10, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Brown named AHF grand marshal

ELLINWOOD – Long-time Ellinwood resident, Terry Brown, has been named as grand marshal of the After Harvest Festival. He is a long-time member of the Ellinwood Rotary Club and has been in charge of the AHF parade for many years.

July 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


There is nothing to do- in the world

I grew up in Salida, Colo surrounded by majestic mountains, located only 20 miles from Monarch Ski Area on the Arkansas River with three hot springs swimming pools within a 15 mile radius. It had a bowling alley, movie theater, and stunningly beautiful golf course. We also had an ice skating rink open about three weeks per year.

June 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Columnists


Hoisington 4-H

June 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Not that special

English teacher David McCullugh Jr., who gave a commencement speech at Wellesly High School this May, struck a chord with the nation when he spoke to the graduates in a humourous way, telling them the truth – they weren't special.

June 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Red Cross to hold blood drive

ELLINWOOD - A Red Cross blood drive is being held 2-7 p.m. July 9 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. The event is being sponsored by Star of Hope

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


Adult swimming hour still allowed

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met for a short meeting on Monday. The adult swimming hour is still from Monday through Sunday from 5-6 p.m. despite rumors to the contrary, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell informed the council.

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


Wednesday is HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, and the Barton County Health Department would like everyone to know their HIV status.

June 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Students discover behind-the-scenes world

With admonitions not to touch anything in the emergency vehicles, approximately 40 local 7th and 8th graders experienced the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the community running.

June 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


The big picture, Immigration is a good thing

Immigration is a good thing for the U.S. It keeps our population growing and culturally diverse. Women are generally valued for their contributions.

June 20, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Summer rec

June 20, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Stitches in time

eedlework has long been a past time of women of the prairie. It provided a creative outlet and beauty during the harsh life in the Great Plains and still today, is the hobby of choice for many.

June 18, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Local Life


Sunny days of summer

June 14, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Council recognizes FBLA Team

ELLINWOOD - At is regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council recognized the achievements of Ellinwood High Schools' Future Business Leaders of America club. The chapter, in its third year, is sending six students to compete at FBLA nationals in San Antonio.

June 14, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


The long goodbye Planning for end of life issues

We all know that when a child is born, perhaps 80 years later that baby, hopefully after a full and happy life, will pass from this life.

June 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


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