Wilson’s Ryan Lemons (4) corrals a loose ball Feb. 24 in Wilson.

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ELLSWORTH — The Lady ‘Cats are seeded third with their best season record in years (15-5) and play sixth-seeded Hoisington, who has an 8-11 season record, tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. in Ellsworth. The... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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By Alan RuschEllsworth City administrator Scott Moore doesn’t often find himself at a loss for words. Sunday afternoon, however, was an exception, as he accepted the Ellsworth... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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BY Mark GardnerAt the end of this month, Conan, the Ellsworth Police Department’s K-9 officer, and his handler, Brad Cole, will move to a new home across the street.The K-9 team... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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BY Mark McCoyLINCOLN — The Ellsworth Lady Bearcats easily defeated Lincoln, 49-14, Friday in Lincoln. The Lady Leopards, normally one of the most competitive teams in the ... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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BY Mark McCoyGYPSUM — Bearcat Zac Schneider, wrestling at 160 pounds, placed second at the Southeast of Saline 3A-2A-1A regional wrestling tournament Saturday in Gypsum. The... + continue reading

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02/22/2017
By Mark GardnerEllsworth is headed into its 150th birthday celebration with a mystery worthy of Agatha Christie.Organizers of this year’s event hope to go back 50 years — to the town’s Centennial — and dig up the time capsule that was buried as part of that celebration.To view more please log in or subscribe to... + continue reading
02/22/2017
Take a look at Page A3 of this week’s Independent-Reporter.On that page, you will find information on the history book the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter plans to produce in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Ellsworth and Ellsworth County.Many events are planned this year to mark the one-in-a-lifetime... + continue reading

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Wilson’s Ryan Lemons (4) corrals a loose ball Feb. 24 in Wilson.

02/27/2017 - 0 comment(s)
ELLSWORTH — The Lady ‘Cats are seeded third with their best season record in years (15-5) and play sixth-seeded Hoisington, who has an 8-11 season record, tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. in Ellsworth. The teams are competing in the 3A Russell sub-state tournament and the victor will face the winner of the game between second-seeded Russell (17-3) or... + continue reading

Ellsworth’s Zac Schneider attempts a single-leg takedown in the championship match Saturday at Gypsum. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

02/19/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Bearcats take four grapplers to State GYPSUM — Ellsworth's Zac Schneider placed second in his weight class at the Southeast of Saline 3A-2A-1A regional wrestling tournament, Saturday in Gypsum.Schneider will be joined by Tyson Hall, Davis Koralek III and Darrell Gustin who all placed fourth to qualify for the State tournament in Hays.LINCOLN... + continue reading

Ellsworth's Amy Westerman (in white) guards Lady Trojan Sydney Barret (foreground Friday in in the Homecoming game at Ellsworth. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

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ELLSWORTH -- The Beloit Trojans ended Bearcat Homecoming dreams of a victory with a 70-60 win Friday in the Bearcat Lair at Ellsworth.The Trojans got a good lead and Ellsworth did not recover.The Lady Trojans defeated Ellsworth 57-43 in the girls' game.TIPTON -- Top-ranked 1A Division 1  St. John's of Beloit/Tipton defeated the ninth-ranked... + continue reading

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Wilson’s Ryan Lemons (4) corrals a loose ball Feb. 24 in Wilson.

02/27/2017 - 0 comment(s)
ELLSWORTH — The Lady ‘Cats are seeded third with their best season record in years (15-5) and play sixth-seeded Hoisington, who has an 8-11 season record, tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. in Ellsworth. The... + continue reading

Ellsworth’s Zac Schneider attempts a single-leg takedown in the championship match Saturday at Gypsum. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

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By Jerry MarshFriday, Feb. 17, 2017, the Kansas Senate passed HB 2178, “An Act Concerning Income Tax ...”, by a vote of 22-18; the Kansas House passed the bill the... + continue reading

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02/24/2017
The I-R's Mark Gardner shot this video Friday morning of the aftermath of a pasture fire. The Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department was called out early this morning to a large pasture fire in south... + continue reading
02/22/2017
I-R reporter Mark Gardner is live near Bushton at the OneOk explosion. See more information in the March 2 I-R. I-R video by Mark Gardner. + continue reading
02/15/2017
Have you ever tried to unravel a ball of plastic wrap filled with candy? Mrs. Kueser's 3rd grade class at Ellsworth Elementary School tried to do just that for Valentine's Day Feb. 14. Only the... + continue reading
01/31/2017
Did you miss the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Jan. 28, 2017? Watch Dave Cox of Maico receive the Citizen of the Year Award. IR video by Mark Gardner. + continue reading