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Parity sought in the restroom

I recently saw on the internet that Chinese women held an "Occupy the Men's Bathroom." They were protesting the one male to one female bathroom strategy.

March 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Columnists


Ellinwood City Council, EDH board candidates speak out

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council has three at-large positions open for the election on April 3. The Ellinwood District Hospital board has one position open.

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


Ellinwood to host Ladies Night Out

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Ladies Night Out from 5-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 for an evening of fun.

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


Ellinwood to see new greenery in parks

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood city residents will see some new greenery in city parks for summer, and shades of red in the fall after new trees are planted. The City of Ellinwood and the Ellinwood Rotary Club have combined finances to purchase 15 trees for Wolf Park, City Park and Pohlman Park, and take out some dead or dying trees.

March 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


CPMS names Student of the Month

CLAFLIN -Central Plains Middle School has chosen Nicolas Zajic as the March Student of the Month. Zajic is the son of Randy and Denise Zajic and is in the seventh grade. Zajic has three older siblings.

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


Ellinwood art students

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


Ellinwood school board meets

ELLINWOOD - USD 355 board of education recently met with many items on the agenda.

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


Hoisington City Council candidates speak out

HOISINGTON - Hoisington has several positions on the city council available for the April 3 election.

March 20, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Harvest America returns to area to offer low income assistance

Harvest America Corporation, which is a nonprofit organization, offers home ownership education, family financial programs, employment services, human trafficking program, emergency assistance with utility bills or disasters, and food assistance to those with low incomes.

March 20, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Fatal wreck occurs near Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Three people died when a car hit a truck near Hoisington at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

March 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Catholic Social Services offers counseling or adoption to pregnant women

tholic Social Services offers non-judgmental counseling and adoption services to pregnant moms and will help them consider all of their options.

March 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Juvenile struck in driveway

A juvenile was lifewatched to Wesley Medical Center Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle entering a driveway in the 2500 block of Lakin Ave at about 7 p.m.

March 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Plans continue for June Jaunt

ELLINWOOD - Plans are continuing to be made for the upcoming June Jaunt, from June 1-3, the Ellinwood City Council heard at its regular meeting.

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


Chamber holds 'Aloha Hoisington Spring Fling’

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will hold the first ever "Aloha Hoisington Spring Fling" to celebrate the warmer days of the month with shopping sales and discounts from 5-8 p.m. on March 23.

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


Entrepreneurial students learn business first-hand

HOISINGTON -Making a business plan, estimating pricing and seeking funding are all challenges that any owner of a small business faces.

March 15, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


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