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Eagles soar at June Jaunt

ELLINWOOD - Eagles will soar at the new Sentinel Art Gallery, 201 S. Main, Ellinwood highlighting a weekend of family friendly events for the third annual June Jaunt beginning on Friday.

June 03, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


No chickens to be allowed in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - By con census, the Hoisington City Council chose to disallow chickens in the city limits at its regular second meeting of the month, held on Tuesday because of Memorial Day.

May 29, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Vintage books find a new shelf

ELLINWOOD - Those 26-book encyclopedias and heavy dictionaries, once highly valued, have pass their expiration date in the Information Age as users find the Internet more convienient and up-to-date. Along with damaged books or books with out-of-date information, they are being repurposed as arts and craft items for decorating.

May 28, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Chickens on agenda for city council

HOISINGTON - On a topic that has ruffled feathers in Hoisington, chickens will be on the agenda for the 7:30 p.m. May 27 City Council meeting.

May 23, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Turning a tassel: Non-traditional students don cap and gown

Alternative high school students recently donned caps and gowns for a celebration of a milestone that was left uncompleted in the past. ESSDACK in Great Bend held a graduation ceremony for 16 nontraditional students who have finished requirements for graduation, sometimes decades after those their age finished.

May 22, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Save the prairie chicken in Kansas

Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and eastern Colorado are hot and dry. According to the National Weather Service, rain over the last four years, in parts of these states has been less than what fell during a similar period in the 1930s.

May 21, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Ellinwood teachers attend summer camp

ELLINWOOD - Students are not the only people who get to attend camp this summer. Fourteen teachers from Ellinwood School District attended "Ed Camp" on Tuesday.

May 20, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood foundation names ‘Educator of the Year’

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation named its first ever Educator of the Year, Evelyn Stegman at the faculty luncheon last week, for her understanding of the true meaning of the word, teacher.

May 19, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Hoisington students create ‘Critters of Cheyenne Bottoms’ books

HOISINGTON - Roosevelt School fourth graders pulled out their inner author to write their first book called "Critters of Cheyenne Bottoms."

May 15, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


UW of Central Kansas to develop Born Learning Trails

Stimulating the mind and promoting positive child- parental interaction, the United Way of Central Kansas has another new activity that will enhance the communities of Claflin and Great Bend. Called the Born Learning Trails, this walk combines exercise with 10 educational signs that include activities for parent and child.

May 14, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Honor Flights-Combat veterans should go first

Our combat veterans who have served in any war have performed a tremendous service to the U.S. Those who have not served in a war zone can only see glimpses of the horrors faced by our warriors through movies such as "We Were Soldiers" or "Saving Private Ryan."

May 14, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint


Clara Barton Hospital breaks ground on expansion project

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital broke ground Tuesday evening on its expansion project that actually began earlier this year. They are adding a 5,577 square foot addition for Therapy Services and internal laundry facilities.

May 13, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Good vibrations

May 12, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ken Lebbin named Barton County Commissioner

At the Republican convention meeting on Monday night, Kenneth Lebbin of Ellinwood was named as the new Barton County Commissioner to replace former commissioner Don Cates, who died in a plane wreck on April 22.

May 12, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


Kobach holds meeting in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce Director J. Basil Dannebohm welcomed the group of 49 to a Town Hall meeting with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Saturday.

May 10, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | News


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