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Holiday letters

December 17, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Council holds regular meeting

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 431 and Hoisington City Council to hold joint meeting

HOISINGTON - To promote awareness of the Barton County-wide teen binge drinking problem, the Hoisington City Council and USD 431 will have a joint meeting on Jan. 3, 2011 at the Hoisington Activity Center. The state-wide Communities That Care survey showed that Barton County is higher than state average in binge drinking and liquor during the last 30 days.

December 09, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

'reinvent my normal'

HOISINGTON - With a great ability to connect with teenagers, motivational speaker Mike Donahue spoke to Hoisington High School students on Monday and urged the students to stop self-medicating with alcohol, drugs and negative behavior, and to begin treating the pain underneath the mask.

December 07, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

Holiday cheer!!!

To spread the Christmas spirit throughout the library, Great Bend Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne held the first ever tree trimming Christmas party on Saturday.

December 05, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

Rouse joins Hoisington EMS

HOISINGTON - Brent Rouse has recently been hired as the new Emergency Medical Services director in Hoisington, moving from Larned.

December 04, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood holds science olympiad

ELLINWOOD - Provided with a box of odds and ends such as straws, foil, paper and scissors, and armed with keen determination, seventh and eighth grade students from throughout central Kansas competed in the Science Olympiad at Ellinwood High School on Friday.

December 04, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 431 schools achieve Standards of Excellence

HOISINGTON - Hoisington School District USD 431 received the Standard of Excellence in grades: Lincoln Elementary, third and fourth grade and Building Wide Reading and Math; Hoisington Middle School, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth, and building-wide reading and math; Hoisington High School building-wide Reading and Math.

December 02, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Duckwalls to close

HOISINGTON - Duckwall-ALCO stores announced today it will close all 44 Duckwall stores including the one in Hoisington. Forty-three of the stores will be closed permanently, except for one in Hettinger, N.D. which will be reopened as an ALCO.

November 29, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

HHS focuses on good character

HOISINGTON - While character education is common in elementary school and junior high schools, it is unusual to find high schools that are teaching responsibility, honesty, and making good choices, but Hoisington High is doing just that.

November 26, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

Council considers nuisance abatement

HOISINGTON - At its meeting on Monday, the Hoisington City Council discussed nuisance abatement and will look into adding fees for cleanup.

November 24, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Pink ladies greet visitors with a friendly smile

HOISINGTON - The ladies in the pink coats greet visitors at Clara Barton Hospital with a friendly smile and a warm heart as they escort patients to their destinations at the hospital.

November 24, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood Chief lifts 3/4 ton total in competition

ELLINWOOD - As a stress reliever, and as a way to stay prepared for his job, Ellinwood Police Chief Art Keffer lifts weights most people would find unimaginable.

November 19, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Library to host living history photo exhibit

ELLINWOOD - Horses pulling a vehicle out of the mud, Main Street in Ellinwood in 1938, Wolf Pond in 1934 and an 1887 settlers reunion parade - remnants of the fabric of life in an earlier, simpler time in Barton County.

November 18, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

River: The dog with the big heart

LORRAINE - River, the Wonder Dog, opens his heart to the school children of Unified School District 112 and they, in turn, open their hearts in return.

November 15, 2010 | Karen LaPierre | News

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