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Soaring with Eagles

America's Promise and DARE contest essay winners soared to the highest height on Saturday when members of the Experimental Aircraft Club in Great Bend took them on a 15-20 minutes airplane ride over Great Bend.

May 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Just swinging

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

School bell rings the last time for two retiring teachers

HOISINGTON - Touching the lives and improving the minds of over a 1,000 children after three decades of service, USD 431 teachers Darla Clark and Becky Andereck will close the last book bags of their careers this month. Both began and ended their service in Hoisington.

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

Logical flood insurance rules finally passed

At long last, Congress, yes that gridlocked legislative body in D.C., has made changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Astoundingly, the new rules actually make sense.

May 09, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

"Lulu does the Hulu in Hawaii' is a super bad baby name. Really.

What's with baby names these days?

May 07, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion

USD 431 considers adding FBLA

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting last night, the USD 431 School Board heard a presentation from teacher Jennifer Steinert about adding a Future Business Leaders of America organization to the school next year.

May 07, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 431 receives grant

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School was notified that they have received a grant for $4,500 to promote and educate students about composting, and they plan to use waste from the lunchroom for that. Students will be trained in waste management with real life and career applications.

May 03, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

KDOT designs US Highway 56 replacement through Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - The Kansas Department of Transportation has designed a reconstruction plan for U.S. Highway 56 through Ellinwood. This includes all new concrete pavement, curbs, gutter and work on the storm sewers, starting at Park Ave. and ending at SE 115 Ave.

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

Attorney General requests additional funding for lawsuits

Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, has requested an additional $1.2 million dollars from the state legislature to cover potential lawsuits over laws passed this year, according to the Associated Press and the Topeka Capital-Journal.

May 01, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

May 1 is prevent Teen Pregnancy Day

There is good news and bad news regarding teen pregnancy rates over the last two decades, and the good news is that the teen pregnancy rate in the U.S., which is the highest in the industrialized world has dropped over the last two decades.

April 30, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Transitioning era: Students thinking of jobs, resumes

ELLINWOOD - Graduation from high school is major transition for students and signals the beginning of a new era of independence, increasing freedom, jobs and careers.

April 30, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Council discusses developing own animal impound facility

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday night and discussed at length developing its own pound as a cost saving measure.

April 26, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Time for internet sales tax

Finally, Congress is considering an internet sales tax for items purchased online called the Marketplace Fairness Act. Traditional brick and mortar businesses must be breathing a sigh of relief.

April 24, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Woodhaven offers restaurant-style dining

ELLINWOOD - Woodhaven Care Home has begun offering restaurant style dining to its residents and visitors.With a restaurant-style menu, residents can order a wide variety of fresh food all at a dining table with a dining cloth.

April 23, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Live Like Jesus Today Ministries works in the U.S. and overseas

ELLINWOOD - About two years ago, Buzz Birney left his secure job at a major insurance company and took a leap of faith with his wife Clifann to begin a ministry called "Live Like Jesus Today Ministries."

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

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