Ellsworth’s Kaden Davis makes a break-away layup Tuesday in Russell.

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Amos Morris-George Stephens TournamentRUSSELL — The top-ranked, three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains extended their current winning streak to 34 games with a 94-12 win over... + continue reading
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By Mark McCoy LYONS — The Ellsworth Lady Bearcat varsity basketball team got a big, season-opening win Friday, 43-42, over the Lady Lions in a nonleague game... + continue reading
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By Mark McCoy LYONS — The Ellsworth Bearcats won their season opener by a score of 49-37 over the Lions of Lyons Friday in Lyons. The Lions had a 13-9 lead by the end of... + continue reading
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There may soon be a new — yet familiar — tenant occupying the former Wal-Mart building in northeast Ellsworth. “We have made an offer on it, but have not closed yet,” John... + continue reading
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By ADREINNE DANNERFour years ago, at age 16, Luke Maxwell got into the family van and driving 60 miles an hour without a seat belt, collided head-on with another vehicle. It... + continue reading

Ellsworth’s Kaden Davis makes a break-away layup Tuesday in Russell.

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By Michelle Beran A credit card company ran a series of commercials a few years ago that listed the cost of several activities and ended with the related experience as “priceless”. 4-H Youth Development could not function without volunteers. We often think of the county fair as the culmination of 4-H... + continue reading
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Ellsworth’s Kaden Davis makes a break-away layup Tuesday in Russell.

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Amos Morris-George Stephens TournamentRUSSELL — The top-ranked, three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains extended their current winning streak to 34 games with a 94-12 win over the luckless Lady Leopards of Lincoln Tuesday at Ruppenthal Junior High School in Russell. Lady O head coach Pat Stiles tried to slow the scoring down... + continue reading

Wilson’s Brady Mermis goes up for a bucket before being fouled Friday in Wilson. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

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LYONS — The Ellsworth Bearcats beat the Lions of Lyons 49-37 in a non-conference baksetball game at Lyons. The ‘Cats took control of the game in the third quarter. The Lady ‘Cats got a big first win of the season with a 43-42 win over the Lady Lions/ It was the first win of a season opener for a long time for the Lady ‘Cats. HOISINGTON... + continue reading
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Here are the results from contested races in the 2016 general election in Ellsworth County —9:00 p.m. - With 25 precincts reporting and advance ballots.PresidentClinton/Kaine — 515Trump/Pence — 1,933County Commissioner, 3rd DistrictStephen S. Dlabal, R-Wilson — 477Michael J. Peschka, D-Wilson — 376County ClerkShelly Bettenbrock Vopat, D-Ellsworth... + continue reading

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Ellsworth’s Kaden Davis makes a break-away layup Tuesday in Russell.

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Amos Morris-George Stephens TournamentRUSSELL — The top-ranked, three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains extended their current winning streak to 34 games with a 94-12 win over... + continue reading

Wilson’s Brady Mermis goes up for a bucket before being fouled Friday in Wilson. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

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By Sarah Anderson A couple years ago, two South Dakota men on opposite ends of the political spectrum got into a nasty fight over marriage equality. But after... + continue reading

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The Ellsworth High School Singers entertain the crowd Dec. 13 at the Performing Arts Center during the annual Christmas concert.IR video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading