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It’s a 96-degree day and you decide to go cool off at the swimming pool. While in the water, you hear a whistle blow and then see a lifeguard dive into the deep end to bring a child to the side. That... + continue reading
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Special to the I-RWhen Patrick Kyler won $40 on a $20 instant scratch ticket last week, his brother was philosophical about it.“He told me ‘I guess if you want to win big, you gotta play big,’” said... + continue reading
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I-R reader Desiree Jones–Newell snapped this photo of this past week’s fire at the Smoky Hills Wind Farm just as a blade fell off the turbine.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital... + continue reading
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By Alan RuschWILSON — Ask Lynn Kasper of Wilson — coordinator of the Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant for the past 29 years — what she will be thinking of Saturday afternoon as the current... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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By Shirley Cox SchroederThe 2016 Ellsworth County Fair was the starting block for the newly-created Ellsworth County Fair Association — the event’s governing board — and that fair was a success.... + continue reading

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07/26/2017
By Mark GardnerAs Ellsworth’s 150th birthday celebration approaches, preparations for the city’s annual Cowtown Festival dominated discussion Monday night at the regular meeting of the Ellsworth City Council.Representatives from four organizations asked that they be allowed to serve alcohol during the celebration, Aug. 17-20.To read more please... + continue reading
07/26/2017
By Mark GardnerEllsworth County’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year is $8,072,898 — possibly lowering property taxes for some Ellsworth County residents.Results of the proposed budget will be that taxes will go down; however, with property valuation up 3 percent countywide the decreased taxes will be countered by the increase in valuations.... + 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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It’s a 96-degree day and you decide to go cool off at the swimming pool. While in the water, you hear a whistle blow and then see a lifeguard dive into the deep end to bring a child to the side. That... + continue reading

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By LeeAnn HallAsk about health care at a summer cookout, and you’ll likely get an earful about how drug corporations are gouging us, leaving many families to choose between buying medications or... + continue reading

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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
05/23/2017
Congratulations to the Ellsworth County Class of 2017!  EHS Class of 2017 shown in the I-R video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading