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CBH holds community assessment meeting

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital held a community assessment meeting with Vince Vandehaar, owner of VVV Research & Development, Inc., to provide an overview of Barton County health needs on Monday night.

February 21, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Sobbas named Rotary Clubs 2012 Distinguished Citizens

ELLINWOOD -Leon and Linda Sobba, longtime Ellinwood residents, were named the Ellinwood Rotary Club's 2012 Distinguished Citizens at the club's annual banquet. In addition, the club is celebrating its 75th anniversary, beginning on Dec. 1, 1936.

February 20, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Cates reopens cafe in Claflin

CLAFLIN - Don Cates and family have reopened The Ninety-Four Store Cafe, 200 E. Front St., Claflin, beginning last December. The hours are M-F from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch.

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

Ellinwood Chamber holds celebration

ELLINWOOD - At its annual celebration last Saturday, the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce members came together to review the year and enjoy snacks and hor d'ouerves.

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

Sex talk brings giggles

Sex. . . just saying the word brings sidewise glances, giggles and, by my twenty-something children, insistence that they were brought into this world by the stork.

January 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

15 and pregnant

Editor's note: This is the second story in a series of stories about teen pregnancy. This month, we are talking to the mother of a 15 year old who just recently learned that her daughter is pregnant. We will call her Jane.

"I was not happy about it, but my biggest concern is for her," said Jane (not her real name) about learning her daughter was pregnant. "At 15, she's definitely not ready.

January 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Boy Scouts learn old-fashioned craft—making homemade noodles

Area Boy Scouts from Troop 184 were covered up to their elbows in flour as they learned the craft of making homemade noodles for the annual Boy Scout Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 5. at the Elks, Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave.

January 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Praise Ranch to open as home for widows and orphan children

Few people in life follow their dreams. Most give these up as a fantasy when we hear negativity or realize that they are impractical.

January 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

EGS receives Certificate of Recognition from the Challenge Award Program

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in the Challenge Award Program from the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. This award recognizes the EGS third grade for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishments based on Kansas Assessment results from 2011 and other qualifying factors.

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

Hoisington, Ellinwood city council filings

BARTON COUNTY - Ellinwood and Hoisington both have several positions on the city council open in the April 3 election. The deadline to file was Tuesday, Jan. 24 at noon.

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

Students leaders practice, learn new leadership skills

ELLINWOOD - Sixteen student leaders from Ellinwood, along with 16 students each from Sterling and Lyons, all completed a series of three leadership classes, ending last week in Ellinwood.

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

USD 112 Board of Education meets

CLAFLIN - For school board appreciation month, Superintendent Steve Woolf thanked the board for their time and effort, and a job well done at their recent meeting.

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

Ellinwood Country Living has new name

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Country Living Memory Care and Home Plus has added some new features to its services. They are now offering memory care for individuals with confusion, wandering or dementia.

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

Horton named as ‘Citizen of the Year'

HOISINGTON - Pat Horton, a lifetime Hoisington resident, was named "Citizen of the Year" at the recent Chamber of Commerce banquet in the Knights of Columbus Hall.

January 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Property for residential development donated to Hoisington

HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington received very good news for the community when 6.7 acres of land were donated for residential development to its land bank, the Hoisington City Council learned at its recent meeting.

January 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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