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Area post offices face possible closure

LORRAINE - The United States Post Office is considering possibly closing 3,653 offices, branches and stations including central Kansas locations such as Alden, Belpre, Burdett, Garfield, Lorraine, Olmitz, Paradise, Pawnee Rock and Sylvia .

July 27, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


HRC to hold play

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Summer Recreation will bring live entertainment to the stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Hoisington High School auditorium with the play "The Lion Who Wouldn't" starring participants in the rec program.

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


Ellinwood to decrease mill levy; to decrease August electric fuel charge

ELLINWOOD - At a budget study session this week, the Ellinwood City Council is looking at a proposed decrease of the city mill levy assessment for 2012 from 39.871 in 2011 to 39.845 mills in 2012.

July 22, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 431 in good financial shape

HOISINGTON- Although costs have increased for USD 431, because of increased property valuation and an anticipated increase in enrollment, the district is in pretty good shape.

July 19, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood offers meals, rides to seniors

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Bus Service and Friendship Meals, along with Meals on Wheels are all available as a service to those over 60 who live in Ellinwood.

July 18, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood celebrates end of the harvest with AHF

ELLINWOOD - Providing an opportunity to see friends and family, the 38th annual After Harvest Festival was celebrated at Ellinwood in a big way over the past few days.

July 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


New business added in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - A new business, Cardinal T-shirts, has taken up residence, for now, in Hoisington's Cardinal Pharmacy. Gene Mooney will print logos on T-shirts, polos, hoodies or jackets.

July 13, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood prepares for After Harvest Festival with a full range of activities

ELLINWOOD - The city of Ellinwood will party this week to celebrate the 38th annual After Harvest Festival with a full range of activities for the entire family from Thursday to Saturday.

July 08, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 continues emphasis on character education at HHS

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School will continue its efforts with character education that began in 2010-11 this next school year. Character education is common in elementary schools, but the district will continue to teach good character in high school.

July 08, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


CBH receives new cardiac monitoring equipment

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital has added new state of the art cardiac monitoring equipment to keep up with the past faced demands of today's ever changing medical environment.

July 07, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Cool in the pool

July 07, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Gregory creates chain saw art

Using a chain saw to create intricate designs, artist Keith Gregory has used his skills as an artist to craft whimsical to realistic carvings of animals. From Willard, Mo., Gregory's wares are for sale at the Barton County Fair.

July 06, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


House fire occurs July 3

HOISINGTON - A house fire occurred at 450 W. 4th in Hoisington at 12:15 a.m. on July 3.

July 05, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


DeWerffs named as AHF Grand Marshals

ELLINWOOD - Known for an attitude of service, hospitality and gratefulness, and great advocates for the benefits of 4-H, Marion and Vernon DeWerff have been chosen as Grand Marshals for the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival, July 14-16.

July 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Ellinwood American Legion to add missing name to war memorial

ELLINWOOD - The year was 1950, and in November of that year, the United States was mired in battle in Korea, fighting the spread of Communism. Two young men from Barton County answered the call to service and paid the highest price.

July 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


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