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USD 431 adds practical job experience for students through innovative career mentoring program

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School students now have the opportunity to explore career interests and goals in a new career mentoring class, giving them practical on-the-job training.

March 15, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Ellinwood American Legion chooses nephew of fallen Marine as Memorial Day speaker

LLINWOOD - The Ellinwood American Legion has chosen Richard Guyette as the featured speaker for the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. Guyette is the nephew of Thomas Edward Cooney who was born in Ellinwood, but died during the Korean Conflict at the battle of Chosin. His name has been long missing from the Legion war dead memorial.

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


MCAA to break up

The Mid-Central Activities Association consisting of Ellinwood, Hoisington, Larned and Thomas Moore Prep schools will break up beginning in the 2014-2015 school year

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


USD 431 considers major technology upgrade

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 school board met this week and discussed purchasing an iPad for every student in the high school, including teachers.

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


Model rockets to be shot near Ellinwood

Rockets red glare will fly on Saturday when the Kansas Organization for Spacemodeling, a chartered section of the National Association of Rocketry sets up at the Ellinwood Municipal Airport located on NE 100 Ave. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 06, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Take a Tour of Kansas during June Jaunt

Adding a new meaning to taking a scenic tour of central/western Kansas, the first annual June Jaunt will be held June 1-3 to discover the history, science, antique shopping, music, art and food in authentic rural Kansas. "Get your fix on K-96" is the theme.

March 03, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Hoisington Task Force receives additional $10,000 grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Task Force aimed at reducing underage drinking has received an additional $10,000 grant from the Kansas Family Partnership, Hoisington Middle School Principal Pat Reinhardt learned with week.

March 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Fire Escape Coffee House set to reopen April 6

ELLINWOOD The Fire Escape Coffee House is set to reopen on April 6 with a new, improved interior, more open hours, a new executive director and new appliances for coffee.

March 02, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Area briefs

Additional name added to HMS Principal's Honor Roll

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


High school students participate in infant simulation

CLAFLIN - Equipped with a real car seat, four infant simulators made their way home with Central Plains High School - Claflin students since the first of the year. A total of 17 girls in the Human Growth and Development class each spent a weekend discovering what it is like to be a parent.

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


Giesing receives Environmental Education Award

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - Kansas Wetlands Education Center educator Eric Giesing has received the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education Rising Star Award.

February 28, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


RSVP offers out-of-town transportation for Dr.'s appts.

he Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers many services, and one of the services they offer is transportation for out-of-town medical appointments.

February 27, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Local News


Legislators speak at well-attended coffee

State of Kansas Senator Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford and Representatives Bill Wolf, R-Great Bend, and Bob Bethell, R-Alden, were in Great Bend at the legislative coffee on Saturday morning, and they all reported on a full slate of bills under consideration.

February 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


Honeycutt weaves anti-bullying message with technology, pets

HOLYROOD - Interwoven with a story about his dog, Starbuck, who hid under the couch because he was bullied, Kevin Honeycutt, a technology integration specialist at Essdack in Hutchinson, talked to USD 112 students about using technology safely, using technology for learning, and kindness. Honeycutt travels throughout the U.S. with his presentation.

February 25, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Snowy owl shot at Cheyenne Bottoms

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - A young female snowy owl was found wounded at Cheyenne Bottoms last week by Hoisington resident Dr. Dan Witt and taken to the Raptor Center in Great Bend where it later died during surgery.

February 22, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News


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