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A teacher who touches tomorrow

HOISINGTON - Andrea Dolezal, Hoisington Middle School science and social studies teacher, received the Kansas Horizon Award sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education. The award identifies and recognizes exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.

January 13, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Turf donation

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

USD 112 has open board positions

LORRAINE - After serving for one year, the seats of the Central Plains USD 112 interim school board will be up for election on April 5, and the elected members will take office July 1. The filing deadline is Jan. 25.

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

EDH receives phony bomb threat

ELLINWOOD - A bomb threat was called into Ellinwood District Hospital early Wednesday morning. The threat turned out to be phony, but all patients and staff were evacuated while a search was conducted.

January 12, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

HHS art students visit KWEC

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Twenty-six Hoisington High School art students had the opportunity to visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms on Thursday to study art in nature, and the ceramic display by Fort Hays State University students.

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


January 06, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 431 and City Council hear data on teen drinnking

HOISINGTON - In a joint meeting of the USD 431 school board and the Hoisington City Council, Christina Hayes, prevention consultant for the Regional Prevention Center of NWKS, presented data to the boards and approximately 60 patrons on the Communities that Care survey data which shows that Barton County teens have higher than state averages in alcohol use and cigarette use.

January 06, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

HHS to require additional Nutrition and Wellness class for graduation

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board has added a new one-half credit requirement for students graduating in 2014. The class will be Nutrition and Wellness.

January 04, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Flags once told story of weather forecasts

Editors note: Ellinwood historians Mary Jo Cunningham and Robert Yarmer provided information for this story.

January 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Waters retires from CBH

HOISINGTON - After being President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Barton Hospital for four years, Chuck Waters is retiring, but will continue working through January 2011.

December 31, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

This is for the birds

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - The annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count was held in December, and the results showed that the 95 species of birds were present at Cheyenne Bottoms this winter. The numbers were up.

December 31, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

Rensch retires from Superior Essex

HOISINGTON - After being the Plant Manager of Superior Essex in Hoisington for 24 years and 8 months, Brent Rensch is retiring and plans to spend his days doing a lot of hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling. He will stay in the area.

December 30, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Cinnamon rolls

December 30, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

City Council meets

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting Monday night, the Hoisington City Council discussed the blight ordinance for the city.

December 29, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

KDOT presents unified byway promotion in GB

GREAT BEND - The Kansas Department of Transportation recently met in Great Bend with members of the local Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway committee to present the unified marketing plan for all of the byways in the state.

December 18, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co.

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