These are an artist’s conception of the singlefamily homes Missouri developer Pete Ramsel plans to build in Ellsworth County, starting in 2019.

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If all goes as planned, Missouri developer Pete Ramsel hopes to break ground in the spring of 2019 on a group of single-family homes that has the potential to affect every town in Ellsworth County.... + continue reading

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Colton Covieo and his brother, Casey, visit with Santa Claus Saturday during a visit to the Iron Lion in Wilson as part of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce’ Santa Day. Santa was accompanied by, back row from left, Jessica Wonderlich, 2018 Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen second runner-up; Emma Carlin, the 2018 Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen; and Haley Piroutek, 2018 Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen first runner-up.

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The Wilson Dragons receive some timeout advice during the first game of the season. The Dragons played this past week in the Tescott Invitational. Named to the alltournament teams were Lady Dragons Kaleigh Hanzlick and Macy Hanzlick and Dragon Brady Mermis. Mermis also placed second in the free throw competition with 24 or 30 shots. Mermis and Ethan Dlabal tied for the honor with Mermis winning the tiebreaker with the most consecutive made free throw. He hit 12 in a row, while Dlabal hit seven. Tournament champions were Southern Cloud on the girls’ side and Sylvan-Lucas for the boys. The Southern Cloud girls are coached by Ellsworth High School graduate Tyler Williams.

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The Wilson High School Lady Dragons lost 36-32 to the Tescott Trojans during the opening round of the Tescott Tip-Off on Monday, Dec. 3.The Lady Dragons were led by Kaleigh Hanzlick with 15... + continue reading

At left, The Bearcats defense stiffens as a Russell Bronco drives towards the goal. I-R Photos by Alan Rusch and Mark McCoy

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Below, Lady ‘Cat Lakyn Tenbrink (15) battles for the ball Dec. 6 in the Amos Morris Basketball Tournament at Russell.

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The third-seeded Ellsworth Lady Bearcats opened the 2018 Amos Morris Classic tournament in Russell this past week against the fourth-ranked Smith Center Lady Reds.But the meeting didn’t end as... + continue reading
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For John Thaemert and other Kansas farmers, the most recent round of newly negotiated U.S. trade agreements has more questions than answers.Like most small, independent producers, Thaemert, who farms... + continue reading

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More than 50 parents, board members and others attended a meeting Dec. 5 at the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center to offer suggestions on ways to move the financially-troubled non-profit service forward.The center, which opened in 2012, serves 49 families and 75 children in Ellsworth, Rice, Lincoln and Saline counties.The center’s president-... + continue reading
12/12/2018
Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School yearbook staff members have won the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s (KSPA) All-Kansas award for the 2018 issue of the Elkan.The award is the highest award given in the organization’s yearly yearbook critique service. Students on the staff were co-editors Taylor Holecek and Courtney Wise, Kelsey Ashbaugh,... + 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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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

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Central Plains’ Emily Ryan scored 29 points, with seven steals and six assists, to lift the Oilers past the Phillipsburg Panthers to win the Amos Morris Basketball Classic championship Saturday in... + continue reading

At left, The Bearcats defense stiffens as a Russell Bronco drives towards the goal. I-R Photos by Alan Rusch and Mark McCoy

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Below, Lady ‘Cat Lakyn Tenbrink (15) battles for the ball Dec. 6 in the Amos Morris Basketball Tournament at Russell.

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The Wilson Dragons receive some timeout advice during the first game of the season. The Dragons played this past week in the Tescott Invitational. Named to the alltournament teams were Lady Dragons Kaleigh Hanzlick and Macy Hanzlick and Dragon Brady Mermis. Mermis also placed second in the free throw competition with 24 or 30 shots. Mermis and Ethan Dlabal tied for the honor with Mermis winning the tiebreaker with the most consecutive made free throw. He hit 12 in a row, while Dlabal hit seven. Tournament champions were Southern Cloud on the girls’ side and Sylvan-Lucas for the boys. The Southern Cloud girls are coached by Ellsworth High School graduate Tyler Williams.

File photo courtesy of Ben Nondorf

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Allie Denning poses for a photo with University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self. Self and then-Kansas State University basketball coach Frank Martin visited Ellsworth to raise money for the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center.

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 Several years ago, the community came together to open the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center. It’s time to come together again, this time to save the non-profit center that fills the... + 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