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EGS students learn about Civil War

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Elementary School fifth graders recent study of the Civil War came to life when they made Gatling guns and paper covered wagons as a part of their study.

April 23, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

‘Harry Hornacre’ author speaks to Hoisington kids

HOISINGTON - The author of "Harry Hornacre, First Day of School", Jennifer Dizmang, was in Hoisington on Thursday talking to USD 431 preschoolers about living their dreams and positive behaviors.

April 19, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Jeff Gordon and Hendricks Motorsports support EDH Foundation

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Area Health Foundation received autographed sheetmetal from Jeff Gordons 2011 NASCAR and his crew chief shirt to auction off at the upcoming "Giving is Receiving" fundraising event on April 28.

April 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Convention and Visitors Bureau releases new visitor’s guide

The Great Bend Convention and Visitor's Bureau has released a new Visitor Guide for Great Bend, Ellinwood and Hoisington featuring historic, recreation and business sites from throughout the area. It includes colorful photos of creatures great and small, and people of the area.

April 17, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Food Bank

April 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood golf places

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood junior varsity golf team placed second at the Southeast of Saline Invitational Monday at Salina Mlunicipal Golf course. The Eagles missed first placed by just two strokes.

April 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington receives grant

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council accepted by consensus a hazard mitigation grant to digitize mapping of the electric utility as a part of its regular meeting last week. The mapping project will cost $17,380.35 of which the grant from FEMA pays 70 percent. The city will pick up the remaining cost.

April 16, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood receives grant

ELLINWOOD - In a short city council meeting last Tuesday, City Administrator Robert Peter reported that Emergency Medical Services received a grant to purchase a second defibrillator. The grant will pay around $26,577 and the city will pay the remainder of $8,858.

April 16, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Hoisington preschool enrollment to be held

Preschool pre-enrollment will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 23 for the 2012-13 school year at Roosevelt Elementary for USD 431.

April 16, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood Police Department Monthly Report for March 2012

Approximately 104 calls for service and 154 Officer initiated calls were received for the month of March. Officers responded to 19 medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Thirteen arrests were made and 19 criminal summonses were served in the month of March.

April 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Art exhibit

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School art students are exhibiting their work at the Ellinwood School/Community Library during the month of April.

April 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


This edition of Marsh Musings is different from all previous editions. A couple of major changes have occurred. Eric Giesing, my cohort in this endeavor, has taken another job. He is going to work for a promote their pharmaceutical company. He is thrilled at the opportunity, and sad to leave KWEC. I will miss his wisdom and knowledge as an exceptional advocate for KWEC, but look forward to our new adventures and the stories to come. We also hope all of this house keeping is of some interest-- we want you the reader to know that we are grateful when ...

April 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Wetlanders Festival

The 7th annual Wetlanders Festival is scheduled for April 28.

April 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

T-shirt design contest to be held

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is holding a T-shirt design contest for the After Harvest Festival. The design must be associated with this year's theme, Celebrate Ellinwood-140 years from 1872-2012.

April 10, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Mystic Blues to rock to American Bandstand

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School's Mystic Blues will rock at 7 p.m. Saturday to the retro tunes of American Bandstand in the auditorium. Homemade desserts will follow at the annual after dinner theater.

April 10, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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