The Hoisington City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night, with only one item of unfinished business on the agenda. After extending the deadline for the Linsner family to clean up the property located at 122 E. Railroad another 60 days in July, it was up to the council to decide what next steps would be taken. The hearing led to a heated discussion between council members Chris Smith and Jim Sekavec.
LAKE WAUKOMIS, Mo. - Joyce Josephine "JoJo" Steiner McBroom, 71, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, after several wonderful weeks at home with Ronnie and visiting with family and friends during her illness. JoJo was born May 10, 1944, and was raised in Hoisington. She followed her dreams to Chicago to work for her beloved TWA Airlines and as a dance instructor for Fred Astaire. Although away from home, she treasured her Hoisington classmates. JoJo retired from TWA/AA in Kansas City after 42 years. For those lucky enough to know ...
Be Well Barton County is sponsoring a series of Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Workshops to help develop a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The next workshop is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce office, 1125 Williams St.
The Great Bend High School Marching Panther Band received three "I" ratings on its performance at the Bretz-Young Law Arena at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Selections performed were Malaguena and El Gato Triste. Fifty bands competed in downtown and fairground marching. The band will also perform at the GBHS Homecoming Parade and halftime which will feature the marching show, "Latin Heat." Band and orchestra students are also selling tickets for the annual Homecoming Chili Supper on Friday, Oct. 2.
Do you know who lives next door to you? Have you ever actually exchanged a word with them? If so, congratulations, you're part of a growing American trend. Studies indicate that about one third of Americans say they have never interacted with their neighbors.
Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the veteran law enforcement officer to the County Commission.
TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including one from Barton County, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. In all three instances, the arguments will center around constitutional questions.