The total number of voters in the April 5 election was 3,311 with a turn-out of 19.88 percent of eligible voters in Barton County. The results will be finalized on Friday.
TOPEKA- Washburn University student Lisa Ille, of Ellinwood, will participate in the presentation of a group research poster, "Visual Acuity Comparison in Developmental Stages of the Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinenesis)," at The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Friday, April 22, on the Washburn University campus.
On May 29, a Claflin All-School Reunion and City Celebration, parade, games for kids, car display, school tours, beer garden, food vendors and a street dance will be held.
CLAFLIN - 5th Grade Honor Roll (3.5-4.0): Hannah Beran, Lukas Danner, Julie Donecker, Philip Donecker, Cameron Hekele, Emily Hitschmann, Darian Hubbard, Kylie Lamatsch, Lee Letourneau, Anthony Oberle, Taylor Oeser, Amyra Penrod, Colton Potts
BARTON, STAFFORD COUNTY - Community members from central Kansas and a few from even outside the state enjoyed seeing the sights, old and new unseen or seen in a new light in a whistle-stop tour of the National Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway through Barton and Stafford County
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council discussed on Monday the date when Hoisington became an official city.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is holding its 7th annual Ladies Night Out from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on April 7 in Ellinwood. There will be specials and discounts, drawings, give- aways and refreshments.
HOISINGTON- Roosevelt Elementary in Hoisington will have preschool pre-enrollment for next school year on April 11 from 5-7 p.m. This will be for any child that will be 3- or 4-years-old on or before Aug. 31, 2011. Please bring child's birth certificate, social security number and shot records. Physicals will be required by the start of school. If you have any questions please call the school at 620-653-4470.
ELLINWOOD - "A night at the Movies," is this year's theme of the Ellinwood Mystic Blues After Dinner Theatre which will be held tonight and Saturday night.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood school board approved at its last meeting a bid from Bryant Construction for $82,320 for the construction a of bus garage subject to finding suitable land, according to meeting minutes.
State of Kansas Sen. Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, and Representatives Bill Wolf, R-Great Bend, and Bob Bethell, R-Alden, were all at the legislative coffee on Saturday morning, and Wolf reported good news about the intersection at U.S. 281 and K-19, south of Great Bend.
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:
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