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USD 355 hears new Recreation Commission report

ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 School Board heard a recreation report from recreation steering committee members John Isern and Mel Waite about the potential development of an official Ellinwood Recreation Commission. The school board voted to issue a statement of support for the committee to move forward in an effort to create an independent Recreation Commission with its own board.

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


Thanksgiving-a holiday to share

HOISINGTON - The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine, believes in community service, and a part of that service is offering a free Thanksgiving meal for those who are by themselves or can't afford to pay for the large meal. It will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

November 08, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Let’s hope new legislature can work together

One of the basic rules of elementary school is to learn to stand in line, wait your turn and cooperate and compromise until a solution where everyone is a little happy and everyone is a little unhappy.

November 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Ellinwood volleyball

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


USD 431 updates boilers at Hoisington Activity Center

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Board of Education approved the purchase of six new Lochinvar Boilers for the Hoisington Activity Center for the amount of $49,932 at its regular meeting on Monday. Two of the six current boilers were unrepairable with parts that were no longer made, and the HAC had been running on four.

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


Community turns out for turnips

HUDSON - Living it up with the lowly "poor man's vegetable," the city of Hudson celebrated the cruciferous white, purple turnip with older and young alike at the 4th annual Turnip Festival . Although the Kansas earth did not yield much fruit this year, turnips runneth over in the planted field with the addition of a little water.

November 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


New EMS director joins Hoisington department

HOISINGTON - Craig Sowards is the new Emergency Medical Services director for the Hoisington Ambulance Service, coming from Clay Center after having grown up in southwest Nebraska.

November 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Area Post Offices have changes

CLAFLIN - The United States Postal Service has announced a strategy to preserve rural post offices by reducing hours to match customer use, according to the U.S. Post Plan. There are 13,000 post offices that will be reviewed with this strategy, according to the USPS website and is expected to save half a billion dollars per year after 2014.

October 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Tattoos to never forget

Tattoos-once the forte of motorcyclists and Marines have over the past number of years become common amongst the young an the young at heart, perhaps as a way to separate themselves as a generation.

October 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Hotel to start selling hunting licenses

HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington City Council meeting last week, the council authorized $500 of the Transient Guest Tax be awarded to Cheyenne Inn and Suites for leasing hunting license application equipment. The idea behind it was to keep the hunters in Hoisington.

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


Sawvel gives preliminary report to Task Force

HOISINGTON - The consultants hired to study Hoisington electrical rates made a very preliminary report to the Hoisington Utility Task Force on Tuesday.

October 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


City makes plans for McKenna Meadows

HOISINGTON - At a lively meeting on Monday night, the Land Bank board and potential buyers in the new McKenna Meadows discussed layout of the subdivision.

October 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Study to begin on teen risk behaviors in Barton County

BARTON COUNTY - Barton County ranks high in the state of Kansas for teen risk behaviors including alcohol use along with four other counties including Barton, Rush, Pawnee and Stafford.

October 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Newspaper bedrock of community

Newspapers are the bedrock of our community.

October 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion


Hildebrand does medical missionary work in Cameroon

With an enjoyment of adventure and a desire to serve, Dr. Randall Hildebrand recently returned from medical missionary trip to the beautiful third world country of Cameroon, Africa where the major forms of transportation are walking or motorcycle riding. The green, country side full of waterfalls was beautiful in an area that receives 10 feet of rain in six months.

October 15, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


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