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Develop Santa Fe Trail

The development of the Santa Fe Trail is a good idea. It passed through Barton and Pawnee County during the 1800s as a major wagon route to the west.

August 29, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Hoisington requests trees overhanging streets be trimmed

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting on Monday night, the Hoisington City Council discussed ways to encourage citizens with low hanging trees branches over public streets to trim back those trees.

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


Planning begins for new Cheyenne Bottoms signs

BARTON COUNTY - At the state Kansas Department of Parks, Wildlife and Tourism commission meeting held Thursday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Manuel Torres, Region 3 Public Lands supervisor, presented recommendations for new signs at Cheyenne Bottoms.

August 24, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 adds freshman mentoring

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School had a successful first day of school for incoming freshman with a 100 percent participation in a new mentoring program called Link Crew on Tuesday. Entering high school as a freshman is definitely transition period for students, but this year the students will have some help from upperclassmen.

August 23, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


New educator at KWEC

BARTON COUNTY - The new educator at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Jean Aycock, is excited about her new job and is ready to begin teaching children and adults about wetlands.

August 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Manweiler Chevrolet receives historic designation

HOISINGTON - Manweiler Chevrolet, an 84-year-old business in Hoisington, has received designation on the Kansas Register of Historic Places and will seek designation on the National Register, particularly for its exterior look.

August 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood lowers mill levy; receives lawsuit funds

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council voted Tuesday at its regular meeting to adopt the budget reducing the mill levy assessment from 39.825 to 39.391 mills for 2013. A mill is one dollar for every $1,000 in value that a house is assessed. In addition, the council learned that they had received $35,000 in a class action lawsuit involving atrazine, an agricultural chemical, in water.

August 16, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Compromise is a must for leaders

Compromise is defined as a settlement of differences by mutual concession. Or a more common sense definition would be that compromise is when both parties walk away unhappy.

August 15, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Hoisington Utility Task Force discusses electricity

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Utility Task Force met Tuesday with Joe Herz and DeAnn Dotson of Sawvel and Associates to discuss electrical rates and questions that the board had for the consultants.

August 14, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Enrollment

August 10, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 431 receives Promising Practices award

WASHINGTON D.C. -The Character Education Partnership in Washington D.C. has announced Hoisington High School will receive a Promising Practices award for implementing unique, specific and effective character education strategies as a part of the National Schools of Character program.

August 10, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 112-Holyrood

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


Internet sales tax a must

The Internet has grown exponentially before our very eyes. It is hard to believe that wide-spread usage only began 17-18 years ago and even harder to believe that we could function without it.

August 09, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


USD 431 lowers mill levy

HOISINGTON - At its budget hearing on Monday, the Hoisington USD 431 School Board approved the 2012-13 budget, which lowers the mill levy assessment to 56.870 for 2012-13. The mill levy assessment in 2011-12 was 59.030, which will result in a drop of 2.160 mills for the current year.

August 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 431 changes student insurance

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting Monday, the USD 431 Board of Education voted to change the student insurance for students involved in activities due to cost.

August 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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