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Ash Creek 4-H Club started off 4-H week by attending church at the First United Methodist Church and then decorated their 4-H promotion window, below. They finished off 4-H week by performing their... + continue reading
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By JUDI BROWNEllsworth County I-RWhen talking about Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School band uniforms, you could say they’re vintage, classic, throwback, or perhaps just plain old. Whatever term you... + continue reading
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BY Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAnnual balls and banquets figure prominently in press clippings about Ellsworth’s all-volunteer fire crew. The leftovers, dumped in the Smoky River after the... + continue reading
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By TAYLOR HOLECEKEllsworth County I-RThe Ellsworth Bearcats fell hard Friday to the Hoisington Cardinals by a score of 45-8.The Cards’ defense held strong against the Cats’ offense the majority of... + continue reading
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By Addison Crites and Rachel LamatschThe Central Plains Oilers dominated cross-county rivals, the Ellinwood Eagles, in a 64-0 victory Friday night at Claflin. This was the Oilers first home... + continue reading

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10/18/2017
Ellsworth’s entry in the 2018 race for governor plans a visit home Tuesday, Oct. 24, to “meet and greet” local and area voters.Democrat Josh Svaty will be at the Ellsworth Steak House at 6 p.m.The event is open to the public at no charge.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%... + continue reading
10/18/2017
By Alan RuschEllsworth County I-RWILSON — A rash of thefts from 16 unlocked automobiles Saturday during the overnight hours in Wilson has sparked an active investigation by local law enforcement.“We’re looking at a bunch of suspects but we don’t have anything definitive yet,” Wilson Police Chief Bob Doepp told the Independent-Reporter Monday... + continue reading

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Lady Oiler Emily Ryan’s shot is blocked by a Lady Dragon Friday in Manhattan. I/R photo by Mark McCoy

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MANHATTAN — The top-ranked,undefeated and three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains defeated the Lady Dragons of Valley Falls, 53-41, Friday getting one game closer to claiming a fourth consecutive 2A State basketball championship trophy in Manhattan.It was a costly victory however, as Lady Oiler Kylee Kasselman, the team’s... + continue reading

Lady Oiler Kirsten Gunder makes an assist in the win over the Lady Bulldogs Thursday in Manhattan. I/R photo by Mark McCoy

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MANHATTAN — The top-ranked,undefeated and three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains terminated a good Chase County team, 60-30, Thursday on their quest to claim a fourth consecutive 2A State basketball championship trophy in Manhattan.The Lady O’s dominated first quarter, scoring 15 points and holding the Lady Bulldogs to a... + continue reading

Central Plains Cassidy Crites, left, grabs an offensive rebound March 4 in Greensburg. /I-R photo by Mark McCoy

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LADY OILERS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT SUB-STATE TITLEGREENSBURG  — The top-ranked, undefeated and three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains will return to Manhattan to defend their title following a 68-34 victory over a good Kinsley basketball team Saturday in Greensburg.The Lady O’s (23-0) will begin their quest for a fourth-... + continue reading

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By Addison Crites and Rachel LamatschThe Central Plains Oilers dominated cross-county rivals, the Ellinwood Eagles, in a 64-0 victory Friday night at Claflin. This was the Oilers first home... + continue reading

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Jerry MarshPolitical BitesAny thought that U.S. military leadership might resist a presidential order to start a nuclear war with North Korea vanished last week when Secretary of Defense... + continue reading

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08/18/2017
Watch the Commerative kickoff of Ellsworth's 150th anniversary, including the National Anthem sung by Natalie Soukup and Proclamations by Mayor John Whitmer and Ellsworth County Commissioners.I-R... + continue reading
07/25/2017
Courtesy of the Kansas Lottery. See more details in the July 27 I-R. + continue reading
07/10/2017
Two youngsters compete Saturday, July 8 in the Covered Wagon Race at the Fort Harker Days in Kanopolis. I-R video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading
06/13/2017
Kanopolis resident Mark Hoffhines, 25, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January of 2016. He is now in remission. He shares his story at the ninth annual Ellsworth County Cancer Fund... + continue reading