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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

EGS holds 'No Name-Calling Week"

ELLINWOOD - From Jan. 24-28 Ellinwood Grade School will be observing "No Name-Calling Week." This is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds in schools across the nation and thus helping to create safer and more affirming schools for all students. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled "The Misfits", by popular author, James Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends who grow tired of the constant teasing in their school and decide to run for student council on a "No Name-Calling" platform.

January 27, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Council holds meeting

HOISINGTON - At its meeting Monday night, the Hoisington City Council approved ordinances establishing guidelines for handling health nuisances in the city. It was the consensus of the council to hire a Public Officer for 5-10 hours a week at a wage of $10-$12 per hour.

January 27, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

USD 112 moves ahead with computer purchase iniative

HOLYROOD - At its regular meeting on Monday night, USD 112 Board of Education heard a proposal for providing all students and teachers from ninth to twelfth grade with Macintosh laptop computers.

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

City of Claflin meets

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the city building. Present were: Mayor Curtis Nelson, Council persons Kirk Schneweis, Dan Michaelis, Leon Oberle and Mike Urban. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Curtis Wolf, Murine Prosser and Pete and Lois Krier.

January 24, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Middle school teams

January 24, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Art supplies

At Ellinwood Grade School, Lisa Reser's fifth grade class is excited after receiving zippered-cased drawing sets for art. Lisa McMullen, the EGS art instructor, received a grant from Midwest Energy and purchased "Keep N Carry Artist Sets" for the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The students will be using the drawing sets for various class and at-home art projects.

January 24, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Students serve up snacks

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School student Chaz Stephens was hungry one day, and he and fellow classmate Drew Reisner along with Principal Meg Wilson brain-stormed a plan last fall to begin serving healthy snacks at a reasonable cost to students mid-morning. The students are finding that good nutrition makes a difference.

January 22, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood debaters find success

ELLINWOOD - Over the years, the Ellinwood High School debate and forensics teams have achieved great success, and the students give credit to coach Julie-Ann Jacobs and hard work. The students involved begin work in the summer, attending a workshop and spending many hours researching their topics.

January 22, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Check It Out

There several new books available at the Ellinwood Community/ School Library. They are:

January 22, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

The Wetland Explorer

Every winter I look forward to watching the drama unfolding in the backyard, as birds and squirrels begin arriving at feeders, searching for and sometimes battling over food and even becoming food for predatory birds.

January 22, 2011 | Pam Martin | Barton Co. News

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Kudos for Dudek's koi paintings

Barton Community College Art Instructor Steve Dudek's watercolor painting "Shirley's Koi" has been accepted into the 37th Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International ...

September 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Barton Co. News


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