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Claflin to remember 50 years of ambulance service

CLAFLIN - When a tragedy unfolded 50 years ago on Memorial Day in Claflin, out of the sadness came a determination for the community to begin an ambulance service.

May 16, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


City hears good audit report

ELLINWOOD - The City of Ellinwood heard a good audit report for 2010 at its regular monthly meeting. Amber Littler from Adams, Brown Beran and Ball praised the city on the organization of the books.

May 13, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


City Council hears blighted property report

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council heard a report this week on blighted properties from Don Doerschlag, the city's code enforcement officer.

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


More Claflin All-School Reunion news and updates

CLAFLIN - Former Claflin resident Phil Grosshardt has been named as the announcer for the parade for the upcoming All-School Reunion in Claflin on Memorial Day weekend. Entries for the parade will line-up at the baseball field at Claflin High School at noon on May 29, the day of the parade.

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


Rotary Club to hold athletic banquet

ELLINWOOD - A time-honored tradition in Ellinwood, the Rotary Club Athletic Banquet for high school athletes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Ellinwood High School. Rotary Burgers will be served, and the cost is $5. It is open to the public.

May 07, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Claflin to hold school reunion

CLAFLIN - "Once a Wildcat-Always a Wildcat" will be the theme as the city of Claflin holds an All-School Reunion on May 29 with a day filled with activities.

May 07, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Safety Day

May 05, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


USD 431 to add pole vaulting event

HOISINGTON - At the school board meeting this week, USD 431 approved pole vaulting as a new sport for track next year. The sport will be funded by a private donation of $18,000.

May 05, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Area students learn all about safety

Area fourth and fifth graders braved the wind on Wednesday to spend some time learning about safety at Veteran's Park. With over 20 safety stations and demonstrations, students from three counties attended the event.

May 04, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Efforts continue to reduce Barton County teen pregnancy rate

Wednesday is the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day, and Barton County rates released from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for 2009 shows work still needs to be done. "Sex has consequences" is the message this year from the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

May 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Birders flock to Bottoms, QNWR

Birders from all four corners of the country – including Connecticut, California, Michigan and New Mexico – flocked to Barton County this past weekend to enjoy all of the bird watching available during the spring migration at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

May 02, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Swinging Stars dosado

The Hoisington Swinging Stars grab their partners, sashay, bend the line, and promenade to music a couple of times per month, except during summer, to have fun, get exercise, and make friends.

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


Last day to sign up for summer ball is April 29

ELLINWOOD - The last day to sign up for summer ball with the Ellinwood Recreation Department is April 29.

April 28, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Council makes Arbor Day and Fair Housing Month Proclamation

HOISINGTON - In an effort to become once again a designated Tree City, the Hoisington City Council voted on Monday to start the process by making an Arbor Day Proclamation.

April 28, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington holds Honor Banquet

HOISINGTON - USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry opened the district's honors banquet awards ceremony by saying that he was very proud of the students and their accomplishments. Nineteen students were recognized for having a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

April 26, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


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