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FCCLA program at Hoisington High School earns success

HOISINGTON - The Family Career and Community Leaders of America program at Hoisington High School bustles with activity throughout the school year and even during the summer months.

October 12, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


City in process of upgrading street signs

ELLINWOOD - At the Ellinwood City Council meeting on Tuesday, the council discussed the new street signs the city is getting.

October 11, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Task Force should have educators on board

Governor Sam Brownback has made another misstep in regards to the School Efficiency Task Force designed to find efficiencies in schools by not appointing any educators.

October 10, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


After 12 year decline, enrollment up at USD 355

ELLINWOOD - Superintendent Ben Jacobs has reported that enrollment is up for the first time since 1999 in the Ellinwood School District at the school board's regular Monday meeting.

October 09, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Too many units Kansas government too big

Due to the Great Recession, both individuals and governmental entities have had to make cuts and forgo without raises.

October 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Wetlands and Wildlife Byway volunteers celebrate success; plan path for future

HOISINGTON - The National Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway professionals and volunteers met for a brain storming session on Wednesday in Hoisington to celebrate successes of the past seven years and plan for the future.

October 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 considers digital cameras

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 Hoisington School Board met Monday night at its regular meeting, and discussed at length adding digital cameras, particularly for Lincoln School and the high school, which both have blind entrances.

October 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Police officers present “True Lies” program to parents, teens and community

Great Bend Police Officers' Brian Dougherty and Jefferson Davis will present a "True Lies" program for parents or anyone who cares about the youth of today at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Great Bend High School auditorium. They will talk about the issues 7th-12th graders are dealing with.

October 01, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Art, beer and brats Ellinwood hosts Craft Beer October Fest

ELLINWOOD - For those with champagne tastes and a beer budget, the Ellinwood American Legion will host the first ever Craft Beer Festival featuring stouts, ales and delicate artistic flavors from micro breweries in Kansas and Colorado. German food such as bratwurst with sauerkraut, bier rocks and home-made bread will also be for sale.

September 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Iron art demonstration at Craft Beer Festival

ELLINWOOD -Melting and then pouring searingly hot molten iron into molds of his own, Ellinwood native, Aaron McCaffery, is an artist of a different kind, and he will demonstrate an iron art pour at the American Legion Craft Beer Festival Oct. 13.

September 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington to give away free land for housing

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Free Land Program will give an approximately 12,000 square foot lots to 12-15 families on a first come first serve basis to build a home at the location of the old mobile home park, the City Land Bank committee decided Monday. A $500 earnest fee is required which will be refunded upon completion of the home.

September 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Millions have been served

Millions have been served to children across the nation in varying stages of life, and they are an integral part of the nutrition of growing children.

September 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Fireworks can be set off Sept. 29

HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington will allow personal fireworks to be set off from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 29, the city council approved on Monday.

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


Voodoo economics still doesn't work

Reaganomics, supply-side economics, or voo doo economics as called by the first President George Bush didn't work in the 1980s and still doesn't work.

September 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Free as a bird;Area second graders experience the best of the outdoors Barton County has to offer

BARTON COUNTY - Area birders in the form of Barton County second graders flocked to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on a pleasantly warm Wednesday for the third annual Wetlands Education Day to learn about the valuable resources right here in Barton County.

September 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


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