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Local piano students receive I ratings at state

BARTON COUNTY - Several students from around the county received a I for their piano performances at the state competition at Tabor College, Hillsboro in February. Those students were Melanie Maneth from Great Bend, Hannah Wilborn from Hoisington and Kaylyn Oberle from USD 112.

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

Restaurant charges fee for restroom use

Recently a restaurant in Tennessee charged a woman to use the restroom who was not a customer. An employee as The Flood Zone in Erin, Tenn. was asked by Patricia Barnes if she could use the facilities.

March 06, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Sweanys prepare for mission to Africa

Eli and Margaret Sweany will this week board an airplane for the long flight to Senegal, Africa, where they will take jobs as house parents in a school for the children of missionaries.

March 05, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Ellinwood native to show art

With a eye towards the surreal and with the deep roots of faith, Ellinwood native Todd Fox will exhibit his artwork of the Passion of Christ at the Barton Community College Schafer Gallery from March 6- 29. On March 7, there will be a reception from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery.

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

Dr. Seuss Day

February 28, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Woolf resigns as Superintendent

HOLYROOD - USD 112 Superintendent Steve Woolf has submitted his resignation to the USD 112 Board of Education effective at the end of his contract, which at the end of June.

February 27, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Snow and more snow

After years of drought, central Kansas was abundantly blessed with snow in the past week. While the moisture was appreciated, it caused snarled traffic, work schedules and school schedules for a few days.

February 27, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Hoisington goes green with recycling effort

HOISINGTON -After a work session that included presentations from two sanitation and recycling companies, the Hoisington City Council voted unanimously to enter into negotiations to finalize a contract to privatize its sanitation department to offer more recycling options.

February 26, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Ellinwood working for new Recreation Commission

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Recreation Committee has been working hard for a year to determine if a formal Recreation Commission for the city is desired by the community and, if so, what would be needed.

February 25, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co.

Three Ellinwood City Council positions open; four candidates running

ELLINWOOD - Three Ellinwood residents are running for the Ellinwood City Council for two open positions. Mayor Frank Koelsch is running in an unopposed race for the mayor position. The local election will be April 2.

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

New sculptures look great

The new sculptures downtown look fabulous. They are definitely an enhancement to the community, as well as the other sculptures around town.

February 20, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Ellinwood FBLA

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

USD 355 continues strategic planning

ELLINWOOD - USD 355 Board of Education is continuing with a series of strategic planning meetings for the district that includes residents, employees and others interested in the future of the district. The group met on Monday night.

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

‘Distinguished Citizen’ named

ELLINWOOD - Long-time Ellinwood resident Richard Kimple has been named the Rotary Club's "Distinguished Citizen" at the club's annual Valentine's Banquet on a cool, crisp late winter evening.

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

Council extends leases on tracts near airport

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met at its regular meeting on Tuesday and approved a request from Rob Dove is to lease a tract 100 feet by 175 feet at the airport under the same terms and conditions as a recent lease by Dennis Lebbin. The requested tract lies directly east of the tract of Dennis Lebbin.

February 14, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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