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City of Ellinwood to purchase property

ELLINWOOD - The City of Ellinwood will purchase property at 511 E. Santa Fe to provide additional storage of city equipment, the Ellinwood City Council decided at its meeting on Tuesday. An open-front shed will be built on the property which is located east of the city shop.

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


USD 112, St. Joseph Catholic School receive Governor’s Achievement Awards

CLAFLIN - Claflin High School and Claflin Elementary School have both received the Governor's Achievement Awards for the 2010-11 school year, and Ellinwood's St. Joseph School have also received the award.

January 14, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


EHS school board meets

ELLINWOOD - The school district has made some video improvements to the gym to showcase student athletes, the Ellinwood School Board heard at its regular meeting. These improvements will be unveiled during the game with Hoisington Friday evening.

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


Estes presents programs in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - State Treasurer Ron Estes was in Ellinwood on Tuesday, explaining to high school students and elementary school students the importance of managing credit cards, savings, and budget.

January 10, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Ellinwood patriotic flags fly

ELLINWOOD - Sometimes it is the extra special lengths a few go to that makes a difference for many, providing a moment during parades to honor veterans and to provide an educational opportunity. The Ellinwood American Legion provides such a moment with its flag trailer.

January 06, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Study of ancient Egyptians comes to Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Learning of pyramids, and Africa and the Great Sphinx, sixth graders at Ellinwood Grade School also dissected frogs to learn the mummification process used by the ancient Egyptians.

January 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


15 and pregnant in Barton County

Editor's note: A fifteen year-old girl attending a Barton County high school is having an unplanned pregnancy. She has agreed to share her journey, anonymously, with the Great Bend Tribune. We plan to check in on this story monthly. She can tell us what it is like to be a teenager in Barton County having a baby. This story contains adult themes and may be unsuitable for young children.

January 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Subway submits proposal to come to Hoisington

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting the Hoisington City Council heard a proposal from Rottinghouse franchises to open a Subway restaurant at 169 S. Main in four to eight months.

December 29, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Chamber of Commerce to hold banquet

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will holds its annual banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main. The theme will be "There is no place like home."

December 27, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


City approves CID

HOISINGTON - At its last city council meeting, the Hoisington City Council approved making Kindscher's Mule Barn, 157 and 161 S. Main St. a Community Improvement District which will allow for the collection of an extra half-cent sales tax only at that location, after a public hearing.

December 23, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


CPMS students act six pillars of character

BUSHTON - USD 112 Central Plains Middle School students spent a couple of hours last week performing plays of the six pillars of character.

December 20, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington aggressively pursuing solution to city blight

HOISINGTON - Since last April, the city of Hoisington has torn down two blighted houses, is accepting bids for the tear down of three more, and the police department has issued 70 property improvement requests for junked vehicles, all in an effort to reduce city blight.

December 19, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Ellinwood City Council approves utility shut-off fee policy

ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council approved an increase in the utility shut-off fee for non-payment effective Jan. 1. 2012.

December 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood KAY Club holds week of activities

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood KAY Club, which is an organization which builds leadership and character in high schools, recently participated in Citizenship Week.

December 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


EGS 1st graders read to Country Living resident

ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School first grade teachers Linda Duncan and Katie Hook, received a grant for $200 to buy materials for a program where first graders go to the ELllinwood Country Living and do a project with the seniors.

December 15, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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