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Coach Johnson resigns from USD 431

HOISINGTON - Hoisington school district volleyball coach Tina Johnson submitted her resignation from her position with the school, and the USD 431 Board of Education accepted that resignation on Monday night at its regular board meeting.

December 06, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Kilowatt: Dog lights up power plant

HOISINGTON - A fierce-looking 125 pound German shepherd with ears about the size of an adult's hand, bounds for the door of the Hoisington Power Plant at the sound of strangers approaching, barking loudly and warning employees. His job done, and after some petting, he flops down in the main office on the floor.

December 05, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Court jester visits RES

HOISINGTON - Cicoff, the court jester, came to Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington to show children the value of positive character traits through humor, expert and complex juggling and other tricks.

December 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington’s United Way raises nearly $18,000

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington United Way has raised nearly $18,000 this year and is only $200 short of its goal.

December 02, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Chamber prepares for holiday open house

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce will host a "Hometown Christmas" from 4-? p.m. this Saturday with stores serving refreshments and having specials.

December 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington to limit dogs/cats to total of six

HOISINGTON -The Hoisington City Council, at its meeting on Monday, will move forward with creating an ordinance limiting the number of cats or dogs to a total of six in any combination in the city.

November 29, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood, GBCF beneficiaries of nearly $3 million bequest

The city of Ellinwood, the Ellinwood School Foundation and the Golden Belt Community Foundation will evenly split nearly $3 million dollars in a bequest from Vivian Archer, formerly of Ellinwood.

November 29, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Christmas lights illuminate Hoisington

HOISINGTON - "Light up Hoisington" became a community project in 1999, and homes and buildings throughout the city are now illuminated throughout the Christmas season.

November 28, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Third graders make thankfulness turkey

ELLINWOOD - The featherless construction paper turkey at Ellinwood Grade School regained his plumage when third graders brought back to school uniquely designed feathers, each distinct with the personality of the family and child just in time for the holiday.

November 22, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 112 goes green, saves on trash fees

HOLYROOD -Central Plains USD 112 school district heard at its regular monthly meeting that Wilson school has cut its trash collection fee from one-half to one-third primarily by recycling.

November 18, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington to see slight sewer rate increase in 2012

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents will see a slight increase in sewer rates with January bills. The Hoisington City Council adopted the increase at its regular meeting on Monday after budget reviews last summer.

November 17, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


HMSI hires new director

rinlee of Hoisington has been hired as the new director of Hoisington Main Street Inc. and began her duties on Nov. 7.

November 15, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Body of Great Bend man found

The body of a Great Bend man was found southwest of Great Bend by hunters Saturday morning, according to Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong.

November 12, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


USD 431 receives $43,362 grant

HOISINGTON - Hoisington School District USD 431 has received a grant for $43,362 to take a leadership role in providing Barton County school districts and communities with an alcohol and drug plan of action for teens. The grant is from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

November 12, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Charlie Brown play to be performed at EHS

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School will present "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the EllinwoodHigh School auditorium.Tickets are $5.

November 10, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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