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‘Riding along in my automobile’

HOISINGTON - In 1913, when the twentieth century was young, forever changes occurred in the lifestyles of Americans with the use of the horseless carriage. In those days, quality was the norm, and a vehicle manufactured that year, a 1913 Glide 36-42, still starts right up and runs today at the Thorne residence in Hoisington.

June 25, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


False phone call received by Hoisington resident

HOISINGTON - An individual in Hoisington recently received a phone call from a man saying that he worked for the Code Enforcement Officer in Hoisington. This call was an attempt to scam that individual.

June 21, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


The old is new again

ELLINWOOD - "Po-Tree by Toni B: Brightly she stands by the old hotel door, a dowdy old doll in her faded best. Her smile never fades her eyes never dim. For whom does she wait- a knight on a quest: Each morning at nine, her friends bring her there, whatever the weather- rain, sunshine or wind. She stands and she waits, quiet, friend, and hopeful, until in the evening her friend takes her in."

June 21, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Grandparents raising grandchildren

Michael gently lifts his one-year-old granddaughter, speaks softly to her, and lets her know she's special.

June 19, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Sometimes accidents happen

In life, sometimes good things happen that we have no responsibility for and sometimes bad things happen that we also have no responsibility for.

June 19, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


City of Hoisington passes new sidewalk ordinance

HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington passed a sidewalk ordinance at its regular meeting last week, according to the unofficial city minutes.

June 17, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Council limits vehicle access to old city dump

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council, as its regular monthly meeting, voted to limit access to the old city dump due to liability issues.

June 14, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 355 considers iPad initiative for K-12

ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Monday, USD 355 School Board discussed the K-12 iPad initiative. The information was for discussion only, but under consideration is providing each child K-12 with an iPad. The goal is to roll out iPads in the next year.

June 13, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Common Core Standards make sense

The Common Core standards are being talked about a lot these days. The Common Core is simply a set of educational standards that are the same from state to state and are designed for students to be career ready when they graduate from high school. They are reasonable and make sense. The state legislature should let the state school board decide what is best for students.

June 12, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Local artist intermingles art with life

ELLINWOOD - Staying busy and loving life, Rhea Grandon finds fulfillment in her art, hobbies, family and friends.

June 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Larned native Gene Keady present at street renaming

Gene Keady, born in Larned in 1936, was honored Saturday at Moffett Stadium on Third Street, where Keady was raised by his parents, Mary Helen and Lloyd Gibson Keady.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Pawnee Co. News


Historic Wolf Hotel reincarnated

ELLINWOOD - The historic Ellinwood Wolf Hotel has a new owner, and great plans are in place to renovate and reinvent the hotel. Christopher McCord, 26, of Ellinwood plans to return the building to its roots as a hotel.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Larned native Gene Keady present at street renaming

Gene Keady, born in Larned in 1936, was honored Saturday at Moffett Stadium on Third Street, where Keady was raised by his parents, Mary Helen and Lloyd Gibson Keady.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Breastfeeding is best for babies

Breastfeeding is a normal and natural function and, since the beginning of time, has allowed human beings to get a good start on life. Not only are infants fed the healthiest milk designed for their bodies, they develop their first relationship.

June 06, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Board hears community strategic planning report

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Comprehensive Planning Committee, which were citizens of Hoisington appointed by school board members, met earlier this April to discuss strengths and weaknesses of USD 431, at a meeting facilitated by Kansas Association of School Board Deputy Director Dr. Doug Moeckel. They presented their ideas to the school board on Monday night.

June 06, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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