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Plans continue for June Jaunt

ELLINWOOD - Plans are continuing to be made for the upcoming June Jaunt, from June 1-3, the Ellinwood City Council heard at its regular meeting.

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

Chamber holds 'Aloha Hoisington Spring Fling’

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will hold the first ever "Aloha Hoisington Spring Fling" to celebrate the warmer days of the month with shopping sales and discounts from 5-8 p.m. on March 23.

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


Welcome to another edition of the Marsh Musings. You know, I have never been much of a superstitious person. I don't swerve dramatically when a black cat crosses my path or tackle someone to save them from walking under a ladder. I have even stepped on cracks and my mom seems to be walking just fine. For some reason though, I have always trusted the predictions of Punxsutawney Phil, the all-knowing groundhog. Even as a kid, I was amazed at how a groundhog could tell a shift in seasons by simply seeing his shadow. As it turns out, he ...

March 16, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Free throw champion

March 15, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


March 15, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood American Legion chooses nephew of fallen Marine as Memorial Day speaker

LLINWOOD - The Ellinwood American Legion has chosen Richard Guyette as the featured speaker for the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. Guyette is the nephew of Thomas Edward Cooney who was born in Ellinwood, but died during the Korean Conflict at the battle of Chosin. His name has been long missing from the Legion war dead memorial.

March 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood Police Department Monthly Report for February

Approximately 93 calls for service and 94 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Ten arrests were made and seven criminal summonses were served in the month of February.

March 09, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Municipal Court Docket - March 1

Erin C. Engel, parking disabled vehicles, dismissed upon compliance

March 09, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

EGS to hold kindergarten roundup

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School will hold kindergarten roundup from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 29. Prospective students and parents are invited to spend this time learning about our school program. The children will be visiting the kindergarten rooms with teachers while the parents meet in the Grade School Cafeteria to get information about enrollment, health and immunizations, readiness, and general school policies. Your child must be five (5) before Sept. 1, 2012 for the 2012-2013 school year.

March 09, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Claflin Library to have Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

CLAFLIN - Claflin pre-school children are invited to attend Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that is designed to give free books to children under the age of five.

March 09, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

MCAA to break up

The Mid-Central Activities Association consisting of Ellinwood, Hoisington, Larned and Thomas Moore Prep schools will break up beginning in the 2014-2015 school year

March 08, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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March 08, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

School to host athletic scholarship seminar

On Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the new gym at Ellinwood High School, Dr. Ted K. Kessinger will be presenting an athletic scholarship seminar. Dr. Kessinger and two guest speakers will cover topics such as recruitment and the college selection process. During his tenure as head football coach at Bethany College, Dr. Kessinger compiled a record of 219-57-1 in 28 seasons. He coached 400 All-KCAC performers, 49 NAIA scholar athletes, and 43 NAIA All-Americans. His teams finished in the NAIA Top 25 twenty times and made 13 NAIA playoff appearances. Dr. Kessinger has been inducted to the ...

March 08, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

USD 431 considers major technology upgrade

HOISINGTON - The USD 431 school board met this week and discussed purchasing an iPad for every student in the high school, including teachers.

March 08, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

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March 06, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

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