HOISINGTON - As part of the reorganization of the council, in the wake of former Council President Brian Wilborn stepping down in July, the council elected a new president Monday evening. Karen VanBrimmer, the senior councilwoman, was nominated by Michael Aylward and the nomination seconded by Chris Smith, and with the approval of the rest of the council, minus Carrol Nather who was absent, she will serve as president for the rest of the year.
HOISINGTON - Habitat for Humanity: Barton County Area began work on the property located at 322 E. 6th Street. Work days are being scheduled for the following dates: Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10. The organization was granted two lots in the city of Hoisington to help alleviate a shortage of housing that has concerned the community for several years. Through mostly volunteer efforts and donations, the group is able to provide people a hand up, rather than a hand out when it comes to becoming homeowners. The local group was organized in 2001. They partner with families to build ...
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - George L. Durand, 89, died July 7, 2016, at Viera Hospital in Melbourne, Fla. Born July 16, 1926, in Hoisington, he was the son of Louis and Anna (Sette) Durand. In 1944 he graduated from Hoisington High School. He served in World War II with the U.S. Navy 137th Construction Battalion in Okinawa. He returned to Hoisington and married Glennis Margaret Pflughoeft on July 20, 1947.
Christina F. Moore, 47, died Aug. 8, 2016, at Salina Regional Health Center. Born July 26, 1969, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Walter F. Jr. and LaVerna Clara (Ohnmacht) Moore. A resident of Great Bend, she was a self-employed housekeeper.
ST. JOHN - Charles E. "Charlie" Blakeslee, 89, passed away on Aug. 8, 2016, at his home. Charles was born on June 22, 1927 at Great Bend, the son of George Washington and Lena A. (Hiss) Blakeslee. He was a life-long Stafford County resident and farmer, while also working over 19 years at Minnis Funeral Chapels.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees approved the college's 2016-2017 budget Tuesday after inviting comments or questions from the public. Hearing none, the budget was adopted. Based on valuation numbers provided by the county on June 21, it is estimated that the mill levy will be the same as the actual rate in 2014-2015, which was 33.124 mills. In 2015-2016 the rate was similar at 33.090.
Staff members from Gentiva Hospice will be blanketing the Barton County community throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Community Food Bank as part of the company's 12th Annual Food Drive.
Ted Webster, Larned, was recently inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame at Dodge City on Aug. 6, at Dodge City. The association hosted a reception for the inductees, followed by the presentation of a plaque and belt buckle at the rodeo in front of approximately 6,000 spectators and proud PRCA fans. The plaque with his picture will be hung in the rodeo offices along with previous inductees.
Regulations are flying out the door in in Washington, where an already hyper-aggressive Obama administration is looking at its last chance to move its agenda forward while sidestepping the Republicans in Congress.