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St. Joes celebrates Catholic Schools Week

ELLINWOOD- In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, St. Joseph Catholic School in Ellinwood held a full week of activities. In addition, the school is celebrating 125 years of education.

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


HIV/AIDS numbers released by KDHE

Monday is HIV Awareness Day, and the Barton County Health Department would like everyone to know their HIV status.

February 04, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


CBH proceeds with winter weather exercise planning

HOISINGTON - On Wednesday morning, Clara Barton Hospital Director of Nursing Jane Schepmann facilitated a winter weather exercise for emergency service personnel from throughout Barton County.

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


Claflin Elementary School hosts KWEC

CLAFLIN - Studying the lives of bees, along with other creatures, Claflin Elementary School students learned all about Kansas state facts from the educators at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday last week.

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


Learning about Kansas

The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.

January 31, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Council holds meeting

HOISINGTON - At its meeting Monday night, the Hoisington City Council approved ordinances establishing guidelines for handling health nuisances in the city. It was the consensus of the council to hire a Public Officer for 5-10 hours a week at a wage of $10-$12 per hour.

January 27, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Candidates file for area positions

Noon on Tuesday was the filing deadline for those interested in running for various school board, city council and hospital board positions in Barton County. The regular election is April 5.

January 25, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 112 moves ahead with computer purchase iniative

HOLYROOD - At its regular meeting on Monday night, USD 112 Board of Education heard a proposal for providing all students and teachers from ninth to twelfth grade with Macintosh laptop computers.

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


Students serve up snacks

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School student Chaz Stephens was hungry one day, and he and fellow classmate Drew Reisner along with Principal Meg Wilson brain-stormed a plan last fall to begin serving healthy snacks at a reasonable cost to students mid-morning. The students are finding that good nutrition makes a difference.

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


Ellinwood debaters find success

ELLINWOOD - Over the years, the Ellinwood High School debate and forensics teams have achieved great success, and the students give credit to coach Julie-Ann Jacobs and hard work. The students involved begin work in the summer, attending a workshop and spending many hours researching their topics.

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


Students serve snacks

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School student Chaz Stephens was hungry one day, and he and fellow classmate Drew Reisner along with Principal Meg Wilson brain-stormed a plan last fall to begin serving healthy snacks at a reasonable cost to students mid-morning. The students are finding that good nutrition makes a difference.

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


Gambino's Pizza to reopen

HOISINGTON - Gambino's Pizza restaurant has reopened under new ownership Thursday, and will be offering more menu items and different hours.

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


CBH Foundation holds annual meeting

HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation held its annual meeting on Monday and heard status reports as well as a program by Dr. Joshua Durham called, "Lend a Healthy Hand." The foundation has seen growth this year.

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


Honor Roll

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


Toddler diagnosed with cancer

A few months ago, Kaito Richter of Great Bend, was a normal healthy little boy full of energy. Then his mother, Amber Beverley, noticed a lump in his leg that did not go away.

January 17, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


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