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Pure joy

May 24, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Hayes leaving Hoisington Rec

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Activity Center's Director Rae Ann Hayes is leaving her position sometime this summer to move to Goodland. Her husband's family owns a farm there, and he intends to work it.

May 24, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Maybe Obama needs to AT&T oil producers

Being older means being able to remember the interesting things in life- John and Yoko, "Pet Sounds", and "Stairway to Heaven" along with sit ins, Kent State and life-size David Cassidy posters. It means remembering being able to drive a 1970 Impala with a small block engine that could single handedly take a out telephone pole with a barely visible dent and that 13 people could actually fit in one. (It was okay, I was the driver). The speedometer went up to 140 mph.

May 23, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion

Hoisington to host Mud Run

HOISINGTON - Engines will once again roar as adults try their hands at running a truck through the mud at the third annual Mud Run at 1 p.m. on June 2 in Hoisington in conjunction with the Kansas Mud Racing Organization. The cost is $5 with children 5 and under free. There will be concessions and a beer garden.

May 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Nursing Home Week

May 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

American Legion holds state convention in Great Bend

The American Legion of Kansas held its 94th annual convention in Great Bend this weekend in conjunction with the 92nd American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion. The convention alternates each year between Topeka and Great Bend.

May 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Pawnee Rock to celebrate 125 years

PAWNEE ROCK - On May 28, the city of Pawnee Rock will celebrate 125 years, beginning the day with a parade at 10 a.m. An event button will be for sale for $3 with different historic scenes. Activities are free with the button.

May 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Memorial Day ceremony;rededication of war memorial in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - A man that honorably served his country during Korea and paid with his life, Thomas Edward Cooney, will be remembered this Memorial Day with a flag folding and rededication of the war dead memorial at the Ellinwood American Legion. Cooney's name has been added to the memorial.

May 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Tax plan not a good idea

Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to cut income taxes for successful small businesses is not a good idea.

May 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Getting dirty with mud volleyball

HOISINGTON - For those who like playing dirty, in the mud that is, the Hoisington Labor Day clown committee will hold a co-ed mud volleyball fundraiser on June 16 at the 4-H grounds between Great Bend and Hoisington.

May 15, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Free hot lunches offered for Ellinwood kids

ELLINWOOD - From June through July, the Ellinwood school district will be offering free lunches for children ages one to eighteen at Ellinwood High School commons area from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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

Ellinwood is going green

ELLINWOOD -The city of Ellinwood continues to go green with the planting of 15 blaze maple trees with the help of a $1500 donation from the Rotary Club.

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

Kids need outdoor play

May 09, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

USD 431 considers purchase of turf tractor

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting on Monday, USD 431 considered sharing the cost of purchasing a artificial turf machine that does deep cleaning with Great Bend and the junior college. The Hoisington High School football field is artificial turf.

May 08, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Claflin to celebrate 125th anniversary

CLAFLIN - The city of Claflin will be celebrating its 125th anniversary as a community from May 25-27 with a full range of activities.

May 07, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

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