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Adopt-A-Dog program to begin

A new Adopt-A-Dog program has begun in Great Bend to help lost or unadopted dogs to find their forever home. Volunteer RaShann Southard and the Golden Belt Humane Society will take adoptable dogs to the Orschselen Farm and Home store, 5320 10th St., for viewing once a month with dates and times to be announced, beginning in February.

December 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Animal favorites decorated BCC Christmas tree

ELLINWOOD - Using real looking paper mache masks, Ellinwood Grade School fifth graders used the opportunity to decorate their annual Barton Community College Christmas tree with paper mache masks of a wide variety of animals including the cute, cuddly panda bear, a dog and a bat.

December 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Utility Task Force meets

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Utility Task Force met on Tuesday and reviewed the findings of Sawvel and Assoc. Inc., the engineering firm hired to look into the electric utility and find savings if possible.

December 18, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Cookies and cutting

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School fourth graders learned practical measurement skills to supplement in-the-classroom learning on Tuesday, spending the day at Ellinwood High School using the student kitchens and wood lab.

December 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

All aboard the Polar Express!

HOISINGTON - The steam whistles sounds, the conductor hollers, "All aboard" and students from second grade at Roosevelt Elementary School quickly walk to board the imaginary Polar Express Train which annually passes through Hoisington close to Christmas time.

December 14, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood Commission on Aging acquires new van

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Commission on Aging has a new used minivan which will be used to transport seniors and others who need a ride in Ellinwood.

December 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood resident in crash

ELLINWOOD - Ryan J. Placher, 25, of Ellinwwod was travelling west on highway U.S. 56 approximately half a mile east of Ellinwood when the vehicle went off the right shoulder at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening. He overcorrected, came back onto the roadway, and slid sideways in to oncoming traffic. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash log, a Ford 2008 F250 driven by Marion D. Newkirk, 55, of Lyons saw the vehicle , but was unable to avoid the collision.

December 12, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Stay home during illness, please!

It's that time of the year when colds, influenza, viruses abound. Stay home please!

December 12, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion

Hoisington to drop electrical rates about 7 percent

HOISINGTON - The residents of Hoisington will see a drop of about 7 percent in overall electric bills, the Hoisington city council approved on Monday.

December 11, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Of courage and hope; Bryce Steiner’s story

CLAFLIN - Life seemed normal this year for 18-year-old Bryce Steiner, Claflin. He was captain of the Central Plains football team, which his father coaches, and he is affectionately known as "Tiny" to all of his teammates and students at the school.

December 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Christmas Lighting Contest to be held

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Christmas Lighting Contest will be sponsored this year by the Ellinwood Historical Society.

December 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 431 board hears presentation on Promising Practices

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board at its regular meeting, heard a presentation from Christina Lamoureaux and Amanda Brack about their trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the Character Education Partnership. The seminar taught the two how to promote the school's Core Values, chosen by the students, in the district.

December 06, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Some new taxes are good

Near the end of 2008, the stock market had crashed at a record pace, gas was fluctuating at around $4 per gallon, the big banks were in serious trouble, the housing market crashed, and the auto industry was tanking.

December 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Star of Hope transforms lives with education

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope in Ellinwood serves many needs in Haiti as well as other third world countries, but one recent project that has transformed hearts and lives is nearing completion.

December 04, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

EGS students read, read, read

LLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School are teaching phonics to the students in a way that is not their parent's or grandparent's phonics, and teachers and students are experiencing outstanding success.

November 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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