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Clinic completes renovations

The Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc. employees celebrated the completion of the clinic expansion project on Thursday at a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce After Hours. The building is now 12,000 square feet, doubling its size, and eight exam rooms have been added for a total of 17.

June 30, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


HPD to add Tasers

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Police Department will add Tasers for police officers, the Hoisington City Council heard at its regular meeting.

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


Local officers Hanzlik and Kirkland play integral role in deer poaching convictions

HOISINGTON - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks game wardens Brian Hanzlik of Hoisington and Phil Kirkland based out of Stafford County played an integral role in the investigation of James and Marlin Butler, two men recently convicted in a deer poaching scheme.

June 28, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington 4-H Jets preparing for fair

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington 4-H Jets have worked hard getting projects ready and learning new skills for the Barton County Fair on July 6-10. The group showed their work at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce coffee on Thursday.

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


EDH usage rates increasing

ELLINWOOD - At its meeting this week, the Ellinwood District Hospital Board of Directors heard that usage of the facility and clinic is going up.

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


Hoisington artist to create airport metal art

HOISINGTON - Intricate, unique and delicate metalwork is the hallmark of Hoisington artist Bruce Bitter. For this reason, the Transportation Security Administration approached Bitter earlier this year to craft a 9/11 Memorial for Kansas airports using a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center.

June 22, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 355 to slightly increase lunch fees

ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 Board of Education will slightly increase the cost to eat meals for the 2011-12 school year. All meal prices went up five cents.

June 21, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


End of an era

June 20, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


HMSI to hold get out of jail fundraiser

HOISINGTON - No, not real ones. Local Hoisington dignitaries will be locked-in jail as part of a fundraising event for Hoisington Main Street Inc. from 10 a.m. to noon on June 27, and the "jail" complete with bars is being constructed. The jail will be located on Main Street in front of HMSI.

June 17, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


City of Ellinwood to have fireworks show on July 3

ELLINWOOD - At its meeting this week, the Ellinwood City Council approved the annual city fireworks show for July 3. Private fireworks can be shot on July 4 only. The show will honor long-time resident Jerry Menges.

June 17, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Gene Roberson 1936 - 2011

WICHITA - Gene Roberson, 74, passed away on June 16 surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on June 17, 1936 in Great Bend. After serving in the United States Army, he spent his career as a sales representative of wholesale steel products until his retirement.

June 17, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Obituaries


Service award

June 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Seamstresses make blankets to keep babies safe

BARTON COUNTY - Sewing gifts of caring, area seamstresses have been making baby blankets on a volunteer basis for infants born in Great Bend.

June 14, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


City to allow fireworks on Sunday, July 3

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council voted Monday night to allow fireworks on July 3, 2011 from 1-11 p.m. for this year only. The shut-down times will be enforced.

June 14, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Parenting times three

CLAFLIN - In the last graduating class from Claflin High School, the Maier trio has graduated and are preparing to go into the world of college and work.

June 10, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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