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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RHovering in the air Friday, like the helium balloons in the lobby, were a few changes amidst a larger backdrop of evolution.The big picture was plainly visible; at... + continue reading
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By the I-R staffEllsworth’s Shaylee Leiker placed first in the girls 100-meter and 400-meter dash April 10 at the Ellsworth Varsity Invitational Track Meet. Bearcat Darrell Gustin was first in the... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAge-old advice suggests that one’s opponent isn’t another player — but rather, oneself.That’s one of the lessons Ellsworth coach Kevin Haxton tries to teach his... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RDuring a recent senior class trip to Topeka, Riann Pruitt, Ellsworth High senior, became frustrated by hearing others talk about her peers. Members of the state... + continue reading
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Petunias were among the plants available at the annual Future Farmers of America greenhouse sale, which opened Friday. The greenhouse is open from 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday through May 11.To read... + continue reading

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04/18/2018
By the I-R staffTerry Kepka, chairman of the Ellsworth Kiwanis Club splash pad project, recently announced the receipt of almost $16,000 from the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation.The gift brings the total amount of money-in-hand to $81,000. That leaves the Kiwanis Club with $50,000 more to raise for the splash pad, Kepka said.To read more please... + continue reading
04/18/2018
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAfter taking a year off, the Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Horse Competition is back for its 10th annual event, organized by the El-Kan Western Riders. Last year’s scheduled event was cancelled, due to scheduling conflicts. This year it will be Saturday, April 28, in the El-Kan rodeo arena.Some people are more familiar... + continue reading

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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

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

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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAge-old advice suggests that one’s opponent isn’t another player — but rather, oneself.That’s one of the lessons Ellsworth coach Kevin Haxton tries to teach his... + continue reading

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John SchlageckInsightWhen it comes to protecting the land and improving the environment, farmers continue to lead the way and do their part. As this nation celebrates Earth Day, April 22,... + 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
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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