Members of the Ellsworth Junior-Senior Class of 2019 listen intently as they are challenged to make a difference in the world. While several of the class are going straight into the workforce, others plan to attend trade schools, community colleges and universities. As a whole the class has accepted in excess of $305,100 in scholarships and awards.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Sydney Wilson, president of the 38 member Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Class of 2019, set a tone of thanksgiving Sunday, during the annual graduation ceremony in the school gym, as she looked... + continue reading

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Vern Schepmann, left, and Don Siemsen helped with the renovation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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HOLYROOD — Don Siemsen was probably 9 years old when his grandfather treated the youngster to his first train ride.The pair, along with Don’s brothers and cousins, boarded the train at the Santa Fe... + continue reading

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Award winning student journalists are, from left, Parker McGowan, Shianne Svaty, Taylor Holecek, Courtney Wise and Selena Carrazco.

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The Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School student publications department came away from the annual Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s State Journalism contest Saturday, May 4, in Lawrence with... + continue reading

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Paige Schoonmaker, a member of the Central Plains High School Class of 2019, smiles during Sunday afternoon’s graduation ceremony.  To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital... + continue reading

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USD 112 school board vice president Tony Zink said closing a school is part of a process.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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HOLYROOD — After months of speculation and discussion, the Central Plains USD 112 board of education finally targeted Central Plains Middle School in Bushton for closure.The motion came during an... + continue reading

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05/22/2019
The Central Plains USD 112 board of education voted Tuesday to delay a vote on closing Central Plains Middle School in Bushton. The decision came during a public hearing at Central Plains Elementary School in Holyrood.The vote will instead take place at 6 p.m. Monday, June 10 at Wilson School during the regular monthly board meeting.See the May 30... + continue reading
05/22/2019
When the Run for the Soul Motorcycle Run rumbled out on June 20, 2000, it was an opportunity for Greg Garringer to see his vision beginning to come true.Two years earlier, Garringer, a chaplain at Ellsworth Correctional Facility, and prison warden Ray Roberts wanted to build a Spiritual Life Center smack in the middle of the grounds. But there... + continue reading

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For the second time in its 20-year history, the National Drovers Hall of Fame has received a major state grant to help restore downtown Ellsworth’s signature Insurance Building.The award from the Heritage Trust Fund for $69,000 was announced this weekend on the foundation’s website. Drovers must match the grant with a little more than $16,000,... + continue reading

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Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School juniors, from left, Zach Griffith, Hayden Rogers and Cody Bourbon examine a robotic arm at Cashco. At the beginning of the second semester, EJSHS teacher Amy Johnson began teaching a new robotics class.

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When spring semester enrollment started a few months ago, Ellsworth High School students Hayden Rogers, Cody Bourbon and Zach Griffith thought they were just signing up for a new class.But weeks into the course now, the three are already realizing that what they’ve learned has been so much more than they ever expected. To read more please log... + continue reading

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Ellsworth Bearcat state qualifiers are, back row from left: Eryck Andalon, Pole Vault; Josiah Bolton, 1600m run; Luke Dunn, javelin; Kash Travnichek, 100m high hurdles; Luke Sharp 100m dash. Front row from left: Shaylee Leiker, 400m dash and team member of the girls 4x400m relay; Savannah Hellebust, team member of the girls 4x400m relay; Mackenzie Stroede, team member of the girls 4x400m relay; Laykin Tenbrink, high Jump and team member of the girls 4x400m relay; and Kate Wacker, pole vault.

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Ellsworth County will be well represented later this month at state track and field competition this weekend in Wichita.Here are the Ellsworth students who qualified for state at regionals May 16-19... + continue reading

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Members of the Ellsworth tennis team display the regional champion plaque they won at WaKeeney.

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Our board members for USD 112 had voted and told those present that no building would be closing and instead they recommended that the building in Bushton would become a middle school and grades 4-6.... + continue reading
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