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Developing classrooms that work

HOISINGTON - After years of preparing students for state exams, USD 431 educators are being reminded of the higher levels of learning such as analysis, evaluation and creating, to teach their students, as compared to rote memorization.

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

94 Store reopens

CLAFLIN - The 94 Store Cafe in Claflin, 200 E. Front St., reopened about a month ago and is serving fresh ground hamburgers from Bailey's, fresh cut French fries and hash browns, and breakfast all day. They are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. The gas station portion closes at 4 p.m.

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

Community Planning Session to be held in April

HOISINGTON - With a light agenda, the USD 431 Board of Education met at its regular meeting Monday night.

January 10, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Saving water Drought conditions change watering habits

In Florida, recently, a family has been growing a vegetable garden in the front yard. It is generating some controversy as the city of Orlando wants the homeowner to pull up the micro-irrigated 25 by 25 foot plot. The condition of the garden is well kept, but it is against city code.

January 09, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Star of Hope plans trips to Haiti

ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope of Ellinwood has several upcoming trips planned in order to strengthen the roofs of the buildings at its school sites in Haiti. They encourage anybody including youth group or adults that might be interested in going to go.

January 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Flashes of the Past

ST. JOHN - The twentieth century saw great technological, sociological and historical changes, perhaps more than any other century before. At it's opening, ladies wore long dresses that brushed the floor, everyone rode in a wagon and faced disease and death without the benefit of antibiotics.

January 04, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Local teen collects war memorabilita

ELLINWOOD - A sophomore at Ellinwood High School, Forrest Williams and his friend Collin Werhahn have an unusual hobby for boys of that age-they collect war memorabilia.

January 03, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Hoisington trolley in need of drivers

HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington will soon be receiving a new 20 passenger trolley, but they need volunteer drivers during the weekdays to take people to doctor's appointments, grocery shopping and to the bank.

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

Adopt-A-Dog If affordable for the family

A new program has begun to encourage local families to Adopt-A-Dog. It's a great program.

January 02, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Hoisington VFW to close

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Veterans of Foreign War Hall, 256 S. Main, closed after its last event on New Years Eve.

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

Hoisington woman injured in vehicle crash

BARTON COUNTY - About two miles east of Great Bend in the 300 block of East Barton County Rd., Dianna L. Werick of Hoisington was eastbound at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday. She lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway, went through the south ditch and struck a tree, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log.

December 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

EDH to raise funds for telemetry unit

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Area Health Foundation newest project is to provide a wireless telemetry system for cardiac patients at the hospital. The amount needed to complete the project is $15,000-$16,000. Donations are tax deductible.

December 31, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

City to hire part time EMS workers

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council, at its regular meeting moved to Dec. 26, agreed to hire three part-time Emergency Medical Services workers. They will be given a list of job duties which will include keeping the facilities and equipment restocked and clean.

December 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

New pastors take over Living Joy Community Church

HOISINGTON -New Pastors Steve and Jennifer Hopkins moved to Hoisington last August and have begun ministering at Living Joy Community Church, 354 W. 1st. They have taken over the position from Dale and Cheryl Curtis, who are preparing for retirement.

December 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Gun control is a matter of common sense

Part of the lethality of a gun is determined by the person behind it. However, the rules governing gun control are too loose and new legislation, screening and registration are needed.

December 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

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