Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RTo all appearances, Duane “Butch” Janne is a reluctant raconteur. He doesn’t want anyone to think he has a big head, and he might not have said anything if his... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Ronnie Tenbrink, Ellsworth Recreation Director, addresses summer baseball teams at Sunday’s hot dog feed at Preisker Park. The recreation department and the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter have... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Three graduates — Dalton Beck, Alex Barton and Collin Hoeffner — of the Central Plains School District have been selected to play in the 33rd Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football games Saturday,... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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By Alan RuschEllsworth County I-RLORRAINE — “This is the garden spot.”That is how Dr. Allan Fritz, an agronomist with Kansas State University in Manhattan, described this year’s wheat test plot... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Ronny Soukup stands next to his 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special during Saturday’s Run for the Soul. Organizers hope the earlier date, before wheat harvest begins, will eventually bring in... + continue reading

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06/13/2018
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAs a young child reached out to grab a lollipop, Ashley Bettenbrock waited for the stick end to appear. “Cancer Sucks” read a large sign below the bowl of treats. In return for the sweet treat was the catch: $4 was the price, hidden from view until the last second. That donation and many others resulted in $48,... + continue reading
06/06/2018
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAssisted living and veterans’ housing could eventually be offered within the walls of the old Ellsworth County hospital.The new owner of the building, Terry Buchholz of Plattsmouth, Neb., does general construction under the name Unlimited Innovations. He purchased the local landmark in March, after first seeing... + continue reading

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Lady Oiler Emily Ryan takes the ball cross court on the way to a sub-State championship for Central Plains. Photo by Mike Courson.

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By The Pipeline Yearbook Staff Both Central Plains Oiler Basketball squads took the sub-state title at their home court in Claflin this past Saturday. The Lady Oilers had to defeat league opponent the Kinsley Coyotes in the semifinals and the No. 4 ranked Kiowa County Mavericks for the championship. On the boys side, the Oiler men were... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-REllsworth police continued their search Tuesday afternoon for clues about the man who 24 hours earlier robbed Seitz Drug.According to authorities:A man wearing black clothing, including a coat, gloves, stocking cap and sunglasses, entered the North Douglas Avenue business at 4:49 p.m. Monday and demanded... + continue reading

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

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Three graduates — Dalton Beck, Alex Barton and Collin Hoeffner — of the Central Plains School District have been selected to play in the 33rd Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football games Saturday,... + continue reading

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Lisa Miller KijowskiBits and PiecesWho could ever believe that school age children would have to deal with fear of attending school?Not so long ago, the only things to be weary of were the... + 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
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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