At the Republican convention meeting on Monday night, Kenneth Lebbin of Ellinwood was named as the new Barton County Commissioner to replace former commissioner Don Cates, who died in a plane wreck on April 22.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce Director J. Basil Dannebohm welcomed the group of 49 to a Town Hall meeting with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Hanging out a business shingle, Hoisington elementary school age kids were open for business on Saturday when they had a chance to fine tune entrepreneurship skills.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 has petitioned the Kansas State High School Activities Association executive board for middle school sports placement in a league, and the first hearing ever on a middle school case is set for June.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Board of Education approved hiring personnel after an executive session on Monday, according to the meeting minutes.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School 3rd-6th grade students along with Ellinwood High School students once again learned about the intricate mechanics of the earth and materials in it during Einstein Day, so named after science pillar and genius Albert Einstein.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the legislature enacted massive tax cuts in 2012, eliminating state taxes on the profits from 191,000 small businesses, including those owned by highly compensated professionals. The top income tax rate was lowered from 6.45 percent to 4.9 percent. The lowest income tax bracket is 3 percent.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 3. Competing with a team of only four students and a total of seven entries, EHS placed 6th out of 35 schools.
HOISINGTON - Several individuals spoke at the Hoisington City Council meeting on Monday and those that spoke were in favor of allowing chickens in the city limits of Hoisington at the special meeting.
Miss Sally was pleased with her new outfit. She dressed up as a Harvey House waitress for the 120th celebration at the Historic Wolf Hotel, proudly wearing starched black and white as did the women who helped develop tourism in the prairie and southwest.
The Fourth District of Barton County will hold a convention of eligible voting delegates to name a Barton County Commissioner for the unexpired term of Don Cates at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 at the Barton County courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Ten vehicles were involved in multiple crashes in western Barton County Monday afternoon due to low visibility from blowing dust shortly after 4 p.m. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said an additional four vehicles were in the ditch to avoid crashing.
HOISINGTON - The possibility of allowing laying chicken hens in the city limits of Hoisington is ruffling the feathers of some Hoisington residents.
HOISINGTON - A fire occurred at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday at 510 E. 3rd St. in Hoisington.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital Physical Therapy Department will host a health walk this Saturday at 8 a.m. promoting the benefits of walking.
Additional cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Barton County, bringing the numbers to the highest in the state. There have been two neuroinvasive cases and five non-neuroinvasive cases for a total of seven as of Sept. 20.
"She's real fine, my 4-0-9," sang the Beach Boys in the early 1960s. For car enthusiasts who grew up in that era, they do regard Chevrolet cars from 1958-1965 as fine indeed.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council learned at its regular meeting that the wastewater lagoon project will be temporarily placed on hold. Hoisington's lagoons were found to be short circuiting and improperly functioning last year.
According to the Associated Press, the Kansas Supreme Court has sent a lawsuit attempting to force Democrats to name a new U.S. Senate nominee for the November ballot to a district court.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 has added a new program, the Ellinwood Eagle Backers Club, to support athletic and activity programs of Ellinwood High School.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents will see new faces in October when they visit the Hoisington Library as long term employees Pat Brown and Susan Willis officially retire at the end of September. Both have truly enjoyed assisting patrons.
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