Wilson Dragon Brady Mermis stretches to keep the ball in possession during Friday nights Homecoming game against Sylvan-Lucas.

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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WILSON — Kaleigh Hanzlick scored a whopping 25 points Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to stop Sylvan-Lucas, who defeated the Wilson Lady Dragons, 61-47.The Lady Mustangs took control early with a... + continue reading

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Bearcat grappler Tyson Hall is entangled in a scramble with his opponent during the NCAA High School League Wrestling Tournament at Minneapolis.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Strong performances helped the Ellsworth High School Bearcats wrestling team capture fourth place Feb. 7 during the 2019 North Central Activities Association wrestling tournament.The... + continue reading

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Brylie Minear, 7, Ellsworth, eats pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs during the Feb. 2 annual breakfast fundraiser prepared and served by the Ellsworth United Methodist Men.

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Josh Helvey and Shana Reed prepare for a day of music north of Ellsworth.

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Sometimes, it’s the ideas sparked by simple conversation that materialize into something much bigger than anyone ever imagined.And for Josh Helvey, of Ellsworth County, and his girlfriend, Shana Reed... + continue reading

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Parts of the splash pad in Preisker Park can be seen as the project moves toward completion later this year. Project planners continue to seek donations for landscaping and other amenities.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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More work remains on the ongoing Kiwanis Splash Pad project in Preisker Park, but Terry Kepka isn’t letting that deter him.Instead, Kepka focuses on the day when local families are enjoying the new... + continue reading

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02/13/2019
WILSON — Anticipated action on budget cuts did not happen at Monday’s meeting of the Holyrood-based Central Plains USD 112 board of education.After three executive sessions to discuss personnel totalling 1 hour and 20 minutes, board president Michelle Brokes announced to the 42 plus people in attendance in the Wilson School commons the board would... + continue reading
02/13/2019
Greg and Cee Heller were named the 2019 Historians of the Year by the Ellsworth County Historical Society Sunday during the organization’s 57th annual meeting at the Ellsworth Senior Center.David Bailey, the great-greatgrandson of Major Henry Inman, the paymaster at Fort Harker, presented an award plaque to the Hellers.Greg, who was the leading... + continue reading

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   Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials have temporarily rejected a permit request by a  local cattle operation to expand its facility.    Earlier this year, Ed Schneider with 4 S Feeders, of Kanopolis, asked state health officials to reissue a  modified permit, allowing the operation to expand... + continue reading
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Kelly takes the Democratic nomination for GovernorBy I-R staffDespite a strong showing in his old Kansas House district, Ellsworth County’s Josh Svaty lost the democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary election to state senator Laura Kelly of Topeka.At a little after 9 p.m. Kelly had almost 52 percent of the votes with the... + continue reading

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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Wilson Dragon Brady Mermis stretches to keep the ball in possession during Friday nights Homecoming game against Sylvan-Lucas.

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

See another Wilson photo on Page B2.

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WILSON — Kaleigh Hanzlick scored a whopping 25 points Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to stop Sylvan-Lucas, who defeated the Wilson Lady Dragons, 61-47.The Lady Mustangs took control early with a... + continue reading

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Bearcat grappler Tyson Hall is entangled in a scramble with his opponent during the NCAA High School League Wrestling Tournament at Minneapolis.

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Eliza Jeffrey’s sign at the conclusion of Saturday’s game was the only marker of Central Plains’ 100th-consecutive win. The Lady Oilers defeated Concordia — a much larger school — 72-25.

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Bearcat Avery Haxton finds himself surrounded by the Trojans defense.

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Editor’s Note — John Schlageck and I typically catch up at the Kansas Press Association’s annual convention. I’m there as a member. John is there to oversee the panel discussion on agriculture that... + continue reading

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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