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9/11 Memorial revealed Wednesday

WICHITA - After months of work, the 9/11 Memorial crafted by Bruce and Brent Bitter from Hoisington was revealed in Wichita on Wednesday.

September 08, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Just having fun

September 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Annual turtle races

September 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Labor Day Princess coronated

HOISINGTON - Dressed in all of their finery, eight Hoisington Labor Day princess contestants laughed, waved and enjoyed the audience on Saturday as a part of the 115th annual Hoisington Labor Day celebration.

September 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Wetlands Education Day

September 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Open house

Kennedy Dyer, 3, the daughter of Nick and Jennifer Dyer enjoys playing at Ellinwood Grade School during Open House last week.

September 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Rensch chosen as Hoisington Labor Day Grand Marshal

HOISINGTON - Brent Rensch, retired plant manager of Superior Essex, is known for his love of people and for this reason, was named Hoisington Labor Day Grand Marshal.

September 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Out in the cabbage patch

August 31, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Former NFL player speaks at USD 112

CLAFLIN - Former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings and team captain in 1983, Keith Nord, was in Claflin last week to work with students and parents of USD 112 on coming together, leadership and character education.

August 30, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


CTC data released

BARTON COUNTY - The Communities That Care data, which is a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th graders from across the state, has been released from the 2010-11 school year for Barton County. Some good news is reported in data.

August 26, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


St. John School to be torn down

HOISINGTON - Dubbed Hoisington's finest school by "The Catholic Advance" when it was built in 1930, St. John School will be torn down in October, marking the end of an era for Catholic students. The school had already closed to students in 1990 due to low enrollment.

August 26, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington City Council meets

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday night.

August 25, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


HMSI holds state-wide conference in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. held a quarterly training session in Hoisington for the state-wide Main Street Inc. program with over 80 people from across the state in attendance last Thursday. On Friday, about 30 directors also attended the directors-only conference.

August 23, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington celebrates 115th annual Labor Day

HOISINGTON - For 115 years and with the theme of "There's No Place Like Home," Hoisington will once again celebrate Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5 with a full round of activities. The city of Hoisington is also celebrating its 125th birthday.

August 20, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Park has gone to the dogs

Friends of the four-footed variety cooled off, swam, played on the grass and chased balls at the 2nd annual Bark in the Water Park at the Great Bend Aquatic Center. With tails wagging and perked ears, their joy was evident with their day of sunbathing and swimming.

August 20, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


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