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‘Cloud’y Christmas: cat returns home after six months

Missing cat returns home Christmas morning By Mike Courson Another cat, another Christmas miracle. Last week in Lyons, Herbie returned home after missing for more than five weeks (click here for that story). On Christmas morning, Cloud went a step further in Hutchinson. Missing for six months, the two-year-old cat gave his family a memorable…

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Herbie: the cat for which the world prayed

Missing cat returns home after nearly six weeks By Mike Courson Herbie the cat was living the good life. Then around Nov. 13, 2017, he mysteriously disappeared from his home in Lyons. For nearly six weeks, Bev Brothers asked for people around Kansas and around the world to pray for the return of her cat.…

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Body found near Sterling

Male body found in rural Rice County By Ryan Carlson The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found in a wooded area five miles east of Sterling on Friday.The Sheriff’s Office was aided by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The body is of a white…

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Lyons names new city administrator

Norton-native Buckley to replace John Sweet By Lucky Kidd Chad Buckley of Norton has been named the new City Administrator in Lyons, starting March 1, 2018. Buckley, whose appointment was announced Friday morning by Lyons Mayor Mike Young, has been City Administrator in Norton since December 2014, and will succeed John Sweet, who is retiring…

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The Grinch steals Christmas from some local donors

By Karen La Pierre Joe and his wife, Heather Trimmer, and their organization, Wings of Hope, has helped many people over the past three years at a rate far beyond the average giver. In 2017, they have 35 families with 112 kids from throughout Barton County and Pawnee County who will receive assistance for Christmas…

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Prosser wins 3A XC Coach of Year honor

Former Ellinwood runner, coach winning at Central Heights By Mike Courson The seed doesn’t fall far from the tree. Success in Ellinwood has led to success at Central Heights for former EHS runner and coach Troy Prosser, who was recently named Class 3A Cross Country Coach of the Year. Prosser recently led the Viking boys…

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Barton County writer publishes second novel

Schneider brings young baseball player back to life for second book By Mike Courson Cool temperatures are here and baseball season is officially over in the real world. But things are just heating up in Jim Schneider’s second novel, now available in print. Last fall, Schneider published his first book about young baseball prodigy Quinn Taylor.…

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Galva man’s work featured in new movie about veterans

Ehrlich’s pieces used to decorate set of “Thank You for Your Service” By Mike Courson From Desert Storm to a small woodworking shop at his home in Galva, the last place Darren Ehrlich expected to hear from was Hollywood. Yet in May 2016, Ehrlich received a call that set into motion his own small role…

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Water filling stations installed in Hoisington schools

Pathways Grant purchases water filling stations and water bottles for USD 431 Physical fitness and proper nutrition play a key role in the development and success of students in an educational environment. For the past decade, the USD 431 Wellness Committee has made great strides in working to better their schools through nutrition and physical…

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EHS exchange students enjoying life in the U.S.

By Karen La Pierre Travelling halfway around the world and settling into a stranger’s home is a challenging experience, but the five new Ellinwood High School exchange students have found fun along with it. They have interesting opinions on the new and different in the U.S. they have found the experience to be both good…

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