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New bar, Beer:30 opens in Claflin

CLAFLIN - A new bar has opened in Claflin at 217 N. Main. Called Beer:30, it currently serves sandwiches and beer on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and is owned by Mike Hirst.

May 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

K-9s report for recertification

Fourteen Belgian Malinois K-9s and human police officers reported this week for yearly recertification with the Kansas Police Dog Association. While the humans looked at it as work, the dogs just enjoyed it as play.

May 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Change comes hard

Change is hard. Even change for good is hard. It's much easier to sit still and not take any risks.

May 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

USD 431 to implement Link Crew to mentor incoming freshman

HOISINGTON - Entering high school as a freshman is a difficult transition period for students. The upperclassmen are larger, and there have never been so many choices. To make that transition easier, Hoisington High School will be implementing the Link Crew next fall.

May 01, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Gov. Brownback hosts ecotourism summit at KWEC

BARTON COUNTY - Transcending politics, Gov. Sam Brownback hosted an ecotourism summit at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Saturday.

April 30, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Great Bend celebrates one of its own

Great Bend celebrated the achievements of one of its own on a calm and peaceful Saturday evening when the new Jack Kilby sculptures were commemorated.

April 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Ellinwood gearing up for June Jaunt

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood is gearing up for June Jaunt from June 1-3 when central to western Kansas will be partying. Plans are progressing for Ellinwood's part in the celebration.

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

Rabies cases on upswing

Rabies cases are on the upswing this year, most likely due to the mild winter, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. A total of 21 cases have been identified in the state since Jan. 1.

April 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

Muriatic acid disposal creates hazardous waste

HOISINGTON - Someone in Hoisington is improperly disposing of hazardous waste and the result was a city waste collector was injured from muriatic acid during the Thursday route, the city council heard at its regular meeting on Monday.

April 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 431 holds honor’s banquet

HOISINGTON - Twenty seniors from Hoisington High School were recognized on Monday at the HHS Senior Honors Banquet for having a grade point average of 3.5 or greater for seven consecutive semesters.

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

EGS students learn about Civil War

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Elementary School fifth graders recent study of the Civil War came to life when they made Gatling guns and paper covered wagons as a part of their study.

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

Area Boy Scouts enjoy life in the ‘Wild West’

Boy Scouts from the Kanza District had the opportunity to enjoy the "Wild West" right here in Barton County on a beautiful spring day on Saturday. The Jamboree is an annual event held each fall and spring.

April 21, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

‘Harry Hornacre’ author speaks to Hoisington kids

HOISINGTON - The author of "Harry Hornacre, First Day of School", Jennifer Dizmang, was in Hoisington on Thursday talking to USD 431 preschoolers about living their dreams and positive behaviors.

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

One percent should pay their taxes, too

The U.S. Senate voted down the Warren Buffet rule, a minimum tax on millionaires in a party line vote this week.

April 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Convention and Visitors Bureau releases new visitor’s guide

The Great Bend Convention and Visitor's Bureau has released a new Visitor Guide for Great Bend, Ellinwood and Hoisington featuring historic, recreation and business sites from throughout the area. It includes colorful photos of creatures great and small, and people of the area.

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

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