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Volunteer farms needed for agri-tourism of colorful prairie

BARTON COUNTY - In an effort to promote tourism and to bring that added economic benefit to the area, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Tourism and the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau are looking for agricultural operations, including cow-calf that will offer tours of their farm.

September 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Grandparents lunch

September 18, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Hoisington artist recreates history with his hands

HOISINGTON - Dan Boese of Hoisington, creates accurate, life-like tractors that are intricate recreations of the idyllic memories of yesteryear.

September 14, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Spirit Days

September 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

City continues June Jaunt next year; cancels Ladies Night Out

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council approved $2,500 to the Chamber of Commerce for next year's June Jaunt.

September 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Break the silence; Always Ask, Always Act

"Always Ask, Always Act," said Dr. Jason Deselms, suicide prevention coordinator for the VA Hospital and city of Wichita. In an effort to increase understanding of suicide and how to prevent it, Dr. Deselms spoke to area residents on Wednesday on "Break the silence: Responding to suicide risk in your community."

September 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Unhappy trails

Once again Gov. Sam Brownback has opted out of a federal grant as a part of the Recreational Trails Program. Only two states have opted out, Kansas and Florida.

September 12, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Blue E-Whats? stir up spirit at Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Little blue people swarmed the crowds at Ellinwood High School at recent games, advancing spirit and excitement, and radiating the golden treasure of positive energy for Ellinwood fans.

September 12, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

USD 112 Capital Improvement Committee reports to school board on new addition; improvements

HOLYROOD - The USD 112 Capital Improvement Committee, whose members are patrons of the district, reported to the Central Plains school board Monday night on improvements they think are needed at the schools in the next five years.

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

Family uses pain of suicide to help others

On Nov. 5, 2011, the lives of an area family changed forever when 17-year-old Thomas Karlin committed suicide. Coming as a complete shock to his family, friends and church, the handsome, friendly young man was – unknown to those that loved him – silently tormented by pain and angst.

September 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Final, desperate act: Suicide prevention and education

One of the last acts of some sorrowful, angry minds, a suicide shatters everyone it touches. From the searing, indescribable pain afflicted upon family members, friends and even acquaintances, suicide wounds the hearts of loved ones, and what they thought they once knew, changed.

September 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Taxpayers ordered to pay for transgender surgery of prisoner

Shame on federal judge, Mark Wolf, in Boston who ordered the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide sex-change surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murdering his wife in 1990.

September 05, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Labor Day

September 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Princesses for the day

HOISINGTON - Resplendent in jewels, colorful ballerina dresses, and twirling and blowing kisses to the friendly audience, the Hoisington Labor Day Princess was once again coronated the 116th annual Hoisington Labor Day Celebration.

September 01, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


HOISINGTON - Along with the decorative pole art depicting soaring birds and historic scenes from Cheyenne Bottoms, new benches with creatures of the earth now line Main Street in Hoisington as well.

August 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

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