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Superior Essex wins SHARP safety award

HOISINGTON -Continual improvement is important in all aspects of business, and the safety arena is no exception. On Jan. 26, Superior Essex was recognized by the Kansas Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Safety and Health, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for exceptional safety practices, achievements, and employee commitment toward a safe work environment.

February 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


CBH proceeds with winter weather exercise planning

HOISINGTON - On Wednesday morning, Clara Barton Hospital Director of Nursing Jane Schepmann facilitated a winter weather exercise for emergency service personnel from throughout Barton County.

February 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Chili cook-off

February 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Historical Society to hold dinner

The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold a dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Senior Heritage Center.

February 01, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


HMS celebrates Kansas Day

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School students celebrated Kansas Day with a couple of hands-on activities. The first activity was making homemade whole-wheat yeast rolls for the entire student body. Students from Susan Lowry's and Tina Johnson's classes made four batches of yeast rolls.

February 01, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Claflin Elementary School hosts KWEC

CLAFLIN - Studying the lives of bees, along with other creatures, Claflin Elementary School students learned all about Kansas state facts from the educators at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday last week.

February 01, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Celebrating 150 years

January 31, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Kindergarteners create

Ellinwood Grade School kindergarteners sit in front of a Kansas cake made out of construction paper.

January 31, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


EHS participates in forensics competition

ELLINWOOD - Members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the Smoky Valley High School Invitational on Jan. 29. Though EHS only entered a few students into the 20-team meet, each of Ellinwood's speakers placed in the top six.

January 31, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Learning about Kansas

The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.

January 31, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News


Laws offer charity tax relief

The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.

January 31, 2011 | MIchelle Moshier | Barton Co. News


EMS/HS band to hold dinner

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Middle and High School Bands will be holding the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Ellinwood High School Commons Area. Please note that this is a change of venue from past years. Tickets may be purchased from any middle or high school band member and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. Carry-out orders will be available.

January 31, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:

January 31, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


BCC releases Hoisington City Council candidates

The Barton County Clerk released the list of Hoisington City Council candidates for the April 5 election on Wednesday evening.

January 28, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Gambino's Ribbon Cutting

January 27, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


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