Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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By LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-RIn a weekend punctuated by faux gun shots, the roar of motorcycles and the sound of cattle, it was the unexpected moments that often meant the most.Grand... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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This photo was taken by the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter’s Mark Gardner Saturday morning, who was in a lift over Douglas Avenue during the parade. The parade was divided into two parts — the... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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By the I-R StaffThe Lady Bearcat volleyball team lost four of its key players in the 2016- 17 season to graduation, but coach Amy Johnson said there are younger players eager to step up.“What may... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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By the I-R StaffThe Bearcat football team has a new coach, Josh Homolka, who is determined that players will do their best when they take the field.“My family and I are excited to be part of the... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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These trophy longhorns are the main attraction at Ellsworth’s 150th anniversary celebration today (Thursday) through Sunday with most of the events taking place at Cowtown Plaza. The longhorns will... + continue reading

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08/23/2017
By LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-RFormer Ellsworth band teacher David Rankin wasn’t sure what to expect when he sent out invitations to his former students about getting together for a reunion during the town’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.But, like everything else this past weekend, reality seemed to exceed expectations. More than 40 of... + continue reading
08/16/2017
By Mark GardnerEllsworth County I-RMembers of the Ellsworth City Council approved a motion Monday night to move forward with a new city well field.The roots of the motion go back to 2015, when the council authorized Karst Water Well Drilling Services to help identify water sources that could be developed into a well field for future production.... + 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

03/11/2017 - 0 comment(s)
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 Mark GardnerEllsworth County I-RDale Brungardt plans to travel to the Beatrice Neb. area Aug. 21 to see his first-ever 100 percent totality solar eclipse.As a former physics and math teacher, this... + continue reading

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By Sen. JEFF FLAKESpecial to the I-RSomeone recently said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.”The man who said that never met Manuel Chaidez.Manuel was just 16 when he... + 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
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