Church holds VBS
HOISINGTON - Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug and Rena Barrett held a class in Hoisington on new ways to cook fresh vegetables.
LORRAINE - There will be a hog feed and street dance starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 in Lorraine on Main Street to raise money for a new fire station. The band will be "The Classics, and the cost is a free will donation.
LORRAINE - The United States Post Office is considering possibly closing 3,653 offices, branches and stations including central Kansas locations such as Alden, Belpre, Burdett, Garfield, Lorraine, Olmitz, Paradise, Pawnee Rock and Sylvia .
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Summer Recreation will bring live entertainment to the stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Hoisington High School auditorium with the play "The Lion Who Wouldn't" starring participants in the rec program.
ELLINWOOD - At a budget study session this week, the Ellinwood City Council is looking at a proposed decrease of the city mill levy assessment for 2012 from 39.871 in 2011 to 39.845 mills in 2012.
HOISINGTON- Although costs have increased for USD 431, because of increased property valuation and an anticipated increase in enrollment, the district is in pretty good shape.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Bus Service and Friendship Meals, along with Meals on Wheels are all available as a service to those over 60 who live in Ellinwood.
ELLINWOOD - Providing an opportunity to see friends and family, the 38th annual After Harvest Festival was celebrated at Ellinwood in a big way over the past few days.
HOISINGTON - A new business, Cardinal T-shirts, has taken up residence, for now, in Hoisington's Cardinal Pharmacy. Gene Mooney will print logos on T-shirts, polos, hoodies or jackets.
ELLINWOOD - The city of Ellinwood will party this week to celebrate the 38th annual After Harvest Festival with a full range of activities for the entire family from Thursday to Saturday.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School will continue its efforts with character education that began in 2010-11 this next school year. Character education is common in elementary schools, but the district will continue to teach good character in high school.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital has added new state of the art cardiac monitoring equipment to keep up with the past faced demands of today's ever changing medical environment.
Using a chain saw to create intricate designs, artist Keith Gregory has used his skills as an artist to craft whimsical to realistic carvings of animals. From Willard, Mo., Gregory's wares are for sale at the Barton County Fair.
Catholic students from the Dodge City Diocese learned about the importance of forming healthy habits and spoke about their knowledge at the annual Civic Oration Contest held Saturday in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - The city of Hoisington had a major community water leak on Tuesday when the main transmission line to the community failed.
Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley wants to bring poetry home to Kansans, and in that vein, is beginning a weekly poetry column that will be published in the Great Bend Tribune.
ELLINWOOD - Wyatt Townley, Shawnee Mission, finds poetry in every day life, in trains, in the Kansas wind, and in nature. Imaging magical ways to weave words, she comes home to poetry.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City council discussed traffic flow in front of Ellinwood Grade School on Sixth Street.
An early morning fire destroyed the Camp Aldrich dining hall on Saturday. It created an orange glow that could be seen from Claflin.
HOISINGTON - At the Hoisington School Board meeting on Monday, the school board heard preliminary plans for separating the Hoisington Middle School Library into two rooms.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 14-19, showcasing the new copies of micro film of historic Claflin Clarion, Claflin Gazette and Claflin Banner newspapers and having an open house.
Miss Sally visited the Kansas Wetlands Education Center this week for the first time since its opening in 2009.
CLAFLIN - In an agreement designed to be mutually beneficial, the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce and Claflin have joined forces to promote rural Kansas, market events and promote businesses.
ELLINWOOD - Anticipation abounds at Ellinwood School District this spring as 5th and 12th graders receive cutting edge technology that allows them to search for the front door of Ellinwood Grade School on Google Earth or message a teacher with a question about an assignment.
Monday following the Barton County Commission meeting, the below explanation was given on the dispute between Sheriff Brian Bellendir and County Attorney Richard Boeckman on the county's Facebook page. It said:
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Police Department has added an improved tool to its tool chest to fight crime-digital cameras, replacing older cameras that were failing.
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