Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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By Alan Rusch What a difference a day makes. In sharp contrast to Friday’s high humidity and temperatures in the 90s with rain in the late afternoon, Mother Nature smiled on... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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By Mark McCoy The Lady Bearcat volleyball has a lot of girls out for the squad this season, said head coach Amy Johnson. “Well, we have 27 girls out and only seven of... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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By Mark McCoy The Ellsworth Bearcat football team is pumped up and ready to compete in the 2016 season. The ‘Cats have 37 out for the squad and will return a lot of talent —... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Penelope Kempke Sander and Louie Kempke, along with their parents, Jeremy and Steph Kempke, announce the birth of their sister, Penelope. Penelope arrived May 10,... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Hertel-Kratzer Dan and Dorothy Ann Hertel of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Nicole Hertel, to Blake Michael Kratzer, son of Tim and... + continue reading

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08/24/2016
By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING In 2007, as an employee of the Great Bend Police Department, Emil Halfhill responded to a life and death situation that a year later earned him the Gold Valor Award, the highest recognition a living Kansas law enforcement officer can receive. Monday night, members... + continue reading
08/24/2016
By Alan Rusch KANOPOLIS — With just 10 days to go before the annual St. Ignatius Catholic Church Fiesta in Kanopolis, preparations are proceeding on schedule. “We still have to buy some stuff like the lettuce and the cheese that we buy just before the fiesta because we want it to be fresh,” said ... + continue reading

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By the I-R staff Tuesday’s primary election was a good night for challengers; a bad night for incumbents. Two long-time Ellsworth County officials were defeated by Susan Hoffman Robson, R-Marion, for county attorney and Murray Marston, R-Ellsworth, for sheriff. With 25 of 25 precincts ... + continue reading
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By Alan Rusch WILSON — Residents of the Czech Capital of Kansas proved they are “Home Grown” July 28 through Saturday, with a combination of new and traditional Czech events designed to please both young and old alike at Wilson’s 56th annual After Harvest Czech Festival. This year’s festival once again ran... + continue reading
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By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING WILSON — Three incumbent Kansas legislators and two challengers appeared Saturday morning at Wilson’s 56th Annual After Harvest Czech Festival. However, the politician positioned squarely on the hot seat was not among those who spoke at the legislative coffee at ... + continue reading

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By Mark McCoy The Ellsworth Bearcat football team is pumped up and ready to compete in the 2016 season. The ‘Cats have 37 out for the squad and will return a lot of talent —... + continue reading

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08/24/2016 - 0 comment(s)
By Linda Mowery-Denning In the coming months, Kansas voters are likely to hear more about the justices that sit on the Kansas Supreme Court than ever before as five of the justices... + continue reading