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USD 355 discusses softball

eeting on Monday, the Ellinwood USD 355 school board discussed the future of softball at Ellinwood High School.

June 12, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Dan, Dan, the magic man

June 11, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Larned parties for Santa Fe Trail Days

LARNED - Larned partied this weekend for Santa Fe Trail Days with a parade on Saturday, displays of quilts and cars, free food, and games for the kids, among other activities.

June 09, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington, Larned schools placed in Central Kansas League

TOPEKA - USD 495 Larned and USD 431 Hoisington learned Thursday that they would be placed in the Central Kansas League for 2014-15 after a hearing with the Kansas High School Activities Association Board.

June 08, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Teachers train in new cirriculum

ELLINWOOD - Seventeen teachers from Ellinwood and other schools attended an inservice recently in Ellinwood on teaching phonics.

June 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Parents should teach children to behave

Over Memorial Day, a 3-year-old boy who wouldn't let anybody buckle his seat belt was ordered off of an Alaska Airlines flight.

June 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Hoisington Mud Run a success

HOISINGTON - Adults and youth both tried their luck and skill at running a truck or ATV through the mud this weekend in Hoisington.

June 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 awarded $36,000 grant

HOISINGTON - USD 431 school district has been awarded a grant for up to $36,000 for the purchase of a new school bus for the upcoming school year, the school board accepted at its regular meeting on Monday.

June 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Recent Communities That Care data shows favorable teen attitudes toward drinking

BARTON COUNTY - The Barton County Communities That Care data has been released for 2011-12 school year, showing that work remains in the areas of alcohol use by area teens.

June 04, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington Main Street to undergo construction

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street in the downtown area and out to the Rotomix plant will be undergoing construction this summer to replace aging water lines. The brick in the parking areas will be replaced with concrete on Main Street, from Third Street to First Street, the City Council decided on Tuesday at its regular meeting.

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


Cell phones should be outlawed while driving

e've all been driving down the highway and have seen a vehicle swerving wildly. Suddenly, we see a cell phone hanging out of the driver's ear-no more explanations needed.

May 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion


Story comes full circle Fallen soldier remembered

ELLINWOOD - A story that began almost 100 years ago with the birth of Thomas Edward Cooney on July 24, 1917 in Ellinwood, came full circle this Memorial Day weekend, when his life and his service to his country were remembered and celebrated.

May 29, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Thomas Edward Cooney’s family

May 29, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood’s 3 Coin Club meets for 60 years

ELLINWOOD - Since the early 1940s, the 3 Coin Club, a group of businessmen and farmers in Ellinwood has been meeting each day for coffee. Now mostly retired, they shoot the bull, tell tall tales also known as lies, and talk about sports and politics in the company of good friends every day for half an hour.

May 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington’s community garden planted and growing

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents, led by Teddy Williamson, have once again planted a community garden full of tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, herbs, beets, potatoes, corn, onions, sweet peas and strawberries.

May 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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