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Lady Bearcats Kolby Davis and Sierra Kraatz were named to the North Central Activities Association’s all-league volleyball first team for 2017.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital... + continue reading
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By Addison Crites and Rac hel La matschSPEARVILLE — Last Friday, one of the biggest rivalries in 8-man division 1 took place in Spearville. The past three meetings has ultimately resulted in a... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RFor Tyler Renard, the third time was the charm. Of all the candidates running for election, he was perhaps the most persistent.Renard won a seat Tuesday, Nov. 7,... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RThe Veterans Day ceremony at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School focused on a table, set for six, but no one sat down. On stage at the Performing Arts Center... + continue reading
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By Addison Crites and Rachel LamatschCLAFLIN — The first playoff game of the 2017 season for 8-man division 1 proved to be one successful night for the Central Plains Oilers. They earned a 58-12... + continue reading

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11/15/2017
BY LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-RMembers of the Ellsworth- Kanopolis-Geneseo School District board of education moved a step closer Monday night to improvements at Ellsworth Elementary School.By a unanimous vote, the board agreed to allow HTK Architects to draft plans for a new cafeteria. No cost was attached to the motion; however,... + continue reading
11/15/2017
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RThe Ellsworth City Council took another step forward Monday with its plans to direct floodwaters away from downtown. At its Monday meeting, the council voted to request pricing from Kirkham Michael of Ellsworth for an update on the drainage study prepared by the engineering firm four years ago.The estimate... + 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 Rac hel La matschSPEARVILLE — Last Friday, one of the biggest rivalries in 8-man division 1 took place in Spearville. The past three meetings has ultimately resulted in a... + continue reading

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By "The Cowboy" Jim GrayThe Way WestTuesday, Nov. 1, 1892, dawned as a cold fall day in Ford County, Kan. Farmers were planting wheat in spite of ruinous prices for the abundance they had grown 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
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