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New pastor at Immanuel UCC

ELLINWOOD - A new pastor has begun work at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ellinwood, Pastor Kasey Crosby, who has been in the city since January.

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


Life is a dangerous prospect

As a nation, we have watched the incident in Boston and been saddened by the loss of life and cruelty exhibited by some unselfish, uncaring individual or individuals.

April 17, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Statue dedicated to Spangenberg

On a sunny day in a place that Alvena Spangenberg loved, a statue of a little bronze girl, Emily, was dedicated to the long-time teacher and principal in the butterfly garden at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Spangenberg passed away on Aug. 12, 2012.

April 15, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington plot returned to native roots

HOISINGTON -With vision, a love for the outdoors and the peaceful, native Kansas prairie, Terry Nech of Hoisington will be restoring the Shop Creek Nature Area to its natural state. It is located in south Hoisington on Vine St.

April 13, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Budding thespians entertain at Book Fair

HOISINGTON - Several groups of Roosevelt Elementary School children brought imaginations to life when they performed short plays for Roosevelt School first graders from favored books at a Reader's Theater and Book Fair last Friday.

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


Worman Baseball Field to get new bleachers

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council voted on Tuesday night to approve new bleachers at Worman Field from Terra Bound Solutions at its regular meeting.

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


Ice lollipops

April 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington Council meets

HOISINGTON - At its regular council meeting, the Hoisington City Council made a few changes to the solid waste ordinances due to the privitization of the utility, which were approved.

April 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Runge named new superintendent for Central Plains

HOLYROOD - Jim Runge has been named the new superintendent for USD 112 Central Plains. He will begin his duties in July.

April 09, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


The world's in their hands

HOISINGTON - Holding caring and compassion in an open hand reaching to the world, sixth graders from Hoisington Middle School recently had the opportunity to visualize and connect to the image.

April 05, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 355 appoints new board member

ELLINWOOD - At a special meeting on Thursday, USD 355 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Board Member Taunya Schlessiger and appointed Darren Beckwith in her place.

April 05, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


New roofing business comes to Hoisington

HOISINGTON - A roofing company based out of Topeka , Faith Roofing, has opened a location in Hoisington. They also have locations in St. Louis, Johnson County, Wichita, Kansas City and Lawrence.

April 04, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Destination Inspire: Biking across Kansas for cancer

HOISINGTON - Many imagine doing good for others, but much of the time, those thoughts never reach fulfillment. However, one young man Brett McMullin, who was born with a club foot, no fibula in his right leg, a heart murmur and a sixth vertebra in his spine, and has had a rod inserted in the femur of his left leg with screws in his knee and hip. His feet are two different sizes, an 11 and a 5 with legs of different lengths.

April 04, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


A hand-up; drug testing for welfare recipients

A hand-up

April 03, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Tuesday election results, unofficial

The Tuesday's general election is in the books. The polls closed at 7 p.m. and the Barton County Clerk's office started continually updating posted results throughout the evening.

April 02, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


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