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Winiecke named new director

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. announced the hiring of a new Executive Director Michelle Winiecke.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

'Meet the Candidate' USD 355 forum to be held

ELLINWOOD - Candidates running for USD 355 School Board have been invited to participate in a "Meet the Candidate" discussion forum at 6 p.m. on March 14 at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. This is an opportunity for the public to meet the candidates and hear their responses to various issues facing the schools. Six candidates have filed for four positions.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

St. Joseph teacher awarded 'Teacher of the Year'

ammer, second and third grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Ellinwood, was recently honored as "Teacher of the Year" by the Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

EHS Forensics places

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed first in team sweepstakes in a 19-team meet held at Kiowa County High School in Greensburg on Feb. 19. The team earned first-place trophies two weekends in a row, having also placed first at Southeast of Saline in February.

February 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Red Cross to hold blood drive

HOISINGTON – The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to Hoisington Tuesday, March 8 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. The Hoisington Community Blood Drive runs from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to to make an appointment.

February 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Swinging Stars to host dance

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a special 30th anniversary square dance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the Hoisington City Auditorium, 1st & Walnut. The caller will be Jim Hays, New Braunfels, Texas.

February 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Society to hold banquet

LLINWOOD - Jim Gray, who is the founder of the Cowboy Society, and a speaker for the Kansas Humanities Council, began his presentation at the Ellinwood Community Historical Society annual meeting by saying "A lot of the stuff in movies, isn't exactly right but it makes good stories. You can always tell if they don't know what they are talking about."

February 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood chamber

February 25, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


This is Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings. On the evening of Feb. 14 or the morning of the 15th, Rejuvenation Day Spa and Salon, 503 E. Santa Fe, in Ellinwood was burglarized. Damage to the back door and loss of products and cash totaled $4,0893. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, call 792-1300 or the 24-hour number 620-603=3277. Remember we don't want your name, just your information.

February 25, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Briefs

KOC to hold poker tournament

February 25, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Sandzen paintings

February 25, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

New principal

USD 355 has a new MS/HS principal for the upcoming school year. Shawn Henderson is currently the band instructor at Scott Community High School. Shawn and his wife Marie have two children, Mallory,7, and Nate, 5. The family enjoys being actively involved in their community. They also enjoy performing and singing/playing music together. The Henderson family said they are excited about this opportunity and look forward to joining the Eagle family.

February 24, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood City Council has three positions for re-election; EDH board has two positions

The Ellinwood City Council has three positions, and the Ellinwood District Hospital has two positions up for re-election at the April 5 general election. All five positions are running unopposed. They are Mayor Frank Koelsch, Irlan Fullbright and Gaila Nielsen for the city council election, and for the Ellinwood District Hospital, Lloyd Kurtz and Marvin Sessler.

February 24, 2011 | BY KAREN LA PIERRE | Barton Co. News

New principal

February 24, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Library hosts book signing for McCaffery and Brenner

LLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library will host a special book signing for Barton Community College educator Linda McCaffery and Bill Brenner on Sunday, March 6, 1 to 3 p.m.

February 24, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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