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USD 355 celebrates successes

ELLINWOOD - At a meeting with a light agenda, the USD 355 Ellinwood School Board celebrated successes at its regular meeting on Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Boot kicking cowboy fun at Healing Hearts Rodeo fundraiser

Boot kicking cowboy fun will entertain the entire family at the second annual Healing Hearts Ranch Rodeo fund raiser scheduled for Oct. 4 at the Barton County Fair Grounds, Arena Expo Complex. Real cowboys will show real ranch activities.

September 12, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington rescinds rental agreement

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, unanimously rescinded the rental agreement ordinance that had landlords in an uproar.

September 11, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


West Nile Virus Positively identified in Barton County

Barton County has many mosquitoes and this time of year, unfortunately, West Nile Virus has popped up. One case has been identified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a neuroinvasive case and one as a non-neuroinvasive case.

September 10, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Students learn positive leadership skills

HOISINGTON - Joe Coles, consultant, was in Hoisington last Thursday discussing business etiquette and leadership skills with Hoisington High School students, Ellinwood High School students and St. John-Hudson High School students. Sixty-six students participated.

September 09, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


History in progress: Hotel returning to roots

ELLINWOOD - Returning to its roots, the Historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, purchased only one year ago, is well on its way to its former grandeur.

September 07, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Two probable cases of West Nile identified in Barton County

The sting of a mosquito bite, while unpleasant, may carry a greater bite lately to some living in Barton County.

September 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


iPad roll out; School makes full use of tablets

ELLINWOOD - USD 355 began a full roll out of one-on-one iPad to student from kindergarten to 12th grade this fall, and so far, it has changed up learning for the kids. From music class to English to science, the students are using the tablet.

September 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Color by Clara Family Fun 5K Run/Walk to be held

HOISINGTON - A Family Fun 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Sept. 27 in Hoisington at Bicentennial Park. The cost is $15 for youth and $20 for an adult. \

September 04, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Staying home A must during illness

In the U.S., we tend to have a mentality that no matter how bad we feel, we must drag ourselves to church, to work, to recreational activities. So when the sniffles, colds, influenza, and stomach flu attack, out the door we go.

September 03, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Accident occurs Monday morning in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - An accident occurred Monday morning at about 10:30 a.m. when Ruth Brack, 82 of Hoisington, was traveling east in the 400 block of 7th street in a white 4-door Chevrolet.

September 02, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Touch-a-truck extravaganza one highlight of Labor Day weekend

HOISINGTON - Welcome to the world of the big rigs. Something about large trucks and heavy machinery attracts the old and young alike, eager to see the inner workings.

August 30, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Historical society seeks to solve mystery of Hoisington banner

HOISINGTON - What was it used for? is the big question Hoisington Community Historical Society members are asking about the big, red banner they recently received from Becky Jamison of Canon City Colo.

August 28, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Rental agreement sparks outrage

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council passed an ordinance in June requiring rental homes in the community be maintained and inspected yearly. However, the agreement sparked outrage among property owners.

August 26, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


City to increase steps for ambulance bad debt collection

HOISINGTON - After the conclusion of the landowner/property agreement portion of the city council meeting, the council continued with the regular meeting on Monday.

August 26, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


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