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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


Kans for Kids has successful fundraiser

HOISINGTON - The evening of Nov. 5 proved to be one of the most successful days for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation as the organization hosted their first Mardi Gras/ Shrimp Boil and Auction to benefit Barton County children living with cancer both now and in the future.

November 12, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Pledge secured to help enhance Pride Park

HOISINGTON -FOCUS (Fostering Our Community's Unique Strengths) announces that Hoisington has received a sizable pledge to kick off their fundraising efforts to restore pride in Hoisington's Pride Park on East Third Street. FOCUS hopes to raise more than $80,000 to make much-needed improvements to the park.

November 10, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood scores in debate

ELLINWOOD -At the TMP-Marian Monarch Invitational debate tournament on Nov. 5, Ellinwood High School novice debaters Shiani Hughes, Tawny Arndt, and Rachel Schloctermeier won the novice division with a perfect 5-0 record. Hughes was also named top novice speaker in the tournament.

November 10, 2011 | | 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


HMSI to hold Christmas Gala, other community events

OISINGTON -The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and Hoisington Main Street present the 3rd annual Christmas Gala and business After Hours at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15 at HMSI Welcome Center, 115 N. Main St.

November 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Library to close

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in celebration of Veterans' Day. The Library will reopen at noon on Saturday.

November 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


All School Walk

November 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


NHS inductees

November 08, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


EHS promotes positive atmosphere

ELLINWOOD - With new Ellinwood High School principal Shawn Henderson, the school is starting new programs to build a positive school atmosphere for learning.

November 08, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Ribbon cutting

November 07, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Barton County briefs

Lutheran church to hold breakfast

November 07, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood Rec

November 07, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


MARSH MUSINGS

It is "Crane Season" in Kansas!! We have the sandhill cranes and whooping cranes both migrating through Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira Refuge. Sandhills are congregated in large numbers, and the whoopers give us a quick view of very special birds in the process (we hope) of re-establishing available population. Lots of money has been spent in support of the Whooping Cranes. One of the major concerns about their survival is the small number of birds and the limited DNA availability for the successful breeding and survival of the species. Inbreeding in a species has generally led to a weaker offspring ...

November 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Essex names Star Employee

HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Jones Kithuka, senior manufacturing engineer, was named the third quarter 2011 STAR Employee and will be treated to a luncheon in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.

November 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


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