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USD 431 to add new classes for next year

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Hoisington School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday evening, and voted to add or changed new classes for the 2013-14 school year.

April 02, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood approves new Recreation Commission

ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood voters answered yes to the ballot question regarding a separate Recreation Commission on Tuesday with a vote of 301 to 187. The commission will have the ability to assess up to three mills to residents.

April 02, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


No news; Bell Calif. council scandal happens without media

The city of Bell, Calif. has become infamous for the misappropriation of public funds over the last decade.

March 27, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Spring in Kansas

March 22, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Rec question on ballot

ELLINWOOD- Members of the proposed new Ellinwood Recreation Commission were present at the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce meeting on Friday to explain the goals of the group and answer any questions residents might have. Ellinwood voters will be asked on the April ballot to vote for a separate Recreation Commission with a mill levy assessment of up to three mills or against.

March 22, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 431 offers four day preschool

HOISINGTON - Preschool, kindergarten and first grade have come a long way since the days of Tom, Dick and Jane and even from the days when preschool was time for children to learn social skills.

March 21, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington to begin new single stream trash recycling April 15

HOISINTON - At a well-attended Chamber of Commerce coffee, Stutzman Refuse Disposal hosted the event, showing the automated trash truck, the new polycarts, and having a ribbon cutting.

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


Abortion bill victimizes victims

Twelve-year-old girls are generally greatly interested in their hair, who's popular and who's not, and are embarrassed to be seen in public with their parents.

March 20, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Council allows for student fundraising through address painting

Two Hoisington High School students, Hannah Wilborn and Lexi Stephens were present at the Hoisington City Council meeting held recently to ask permission to paint Cardinal faces on driveways and addresses on curbs to raise money for a spring break school trip to the east coast. They will use industrial grade concrete paint. This was approved by the council.

March 19, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Bellendir, Cates host Ellinwood Chamber coffee

ELLINWOOD - Barton County Commissioner Don Cates and Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir hosted the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce last Friday held at Ellinwood District Hospital.

March 18, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Walmart evacuates after bomb threat

At about 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the local Walmart received a call that four bombs had been placed in the store. Employees and customers were told to leave the store immediately.

March 16, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


National Guard open house introduces area to military life

At its first ever open house, the Army National Guard units based at the Great Bend Expo Complex showed military equipment, building facilities and held some fun activities for children. The facility in Great Bend shares two units, an artillery-radar unit, and a transportation unit for large trucks.

March 16, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 holds Honor Banquet

HOISINGTON - Fifteen Hoisington High School seniors were recognized last week for their achievements academically throughout high school. The Honor Banquet is reserved for those students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale for seven consecutive semesters.

March 16, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington City Council unanimously approves new trash service providing single stream recycling

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council unanimously approved a service agreement with Stutzman Refuse Disposal Inc. out of south Hutchinson to provide solid waste and recycling services for the community. The agreement will start April 15.

March 16, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 355 to allow 6th graders to play junior high basketball next year only

ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 school board meeting met at its regular meeting on Monday night with four members present and three absent. Those absent included Doll, Billinger and Schlessiger.

March 12, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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