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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

At left, Carinne Halfhill smiles as she eats the Christmas cookie she decorated Saturday during an Afternoon with Santa at the Fort Harker Commanding Officers Quarters in Kanopolis.

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Malle Schwerdtfeger wears a Santa hat while visiting with the Jolly Old Elf himself Saturday during the Kanopolis Recreation Commission’s annual Afternoon with Santa at Fort Harker in Kanopolis.

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Lady Dragon Kaleigh Hoeffner pushes the defense with a drive to the basket during Friday’s game with Otis-Bison.

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Tristan Soukup moves the defense during Friday’s game against Otis-Bison. It was the first outing of the season for the Dragons.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Wilson High School Lady Dragons opened their season at home Friday in a non-conference game against the Otis-Bison Lady Cougars.Small, but mighty, the five-member team played tough on defense,... + continue reading

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Central Plains senior Devin Ryan guards a drive from Hoisington’s Mason Haxton. The Oilers held the Cardinals to just eight field goals on the night.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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No first game jitters, no rust. The Oiler Way was alive and well in Central Plains’ seasonopener against Hoisington Friday night. The Lady Oilers jumped out to a 33-4 lead after one quarter and never... + continue reading

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Winter weather arrived in Ellsworth County Sunday in a big way. Blizzard conditions delivered six inches of snow, strong winds and cold temperatures.

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Cancellations were common as churches, schools and organizations abandoned plans so people could remain inside their homes. Ellsworth City Hall was opened to those in need of shelter.

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Roads and highways were closed to traffic as drifts as high as a car were reported on Kansas Highway

140. Interstate 70 was closed as the storm moved east. Power outages also were common.

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Directors of the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center have a question and they’re asking for help in arriving at an answer: “How can the center become solvent without creating additional burdens on center families and the community?”That is the focus of a community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the childcare center.The center, which opened in... + continue reading
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Central Plains senior Devin Ryan guards a drive from Hoisington’s Mason Haxton. The Oilers held the Cardinals to just eight field goals on the night.

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No first game jitters, no rust. The Oiler Way was alive and well in Central Plains’ seasonopener against Hoisington Friday night. The Lady Oilers jumped out to a 33-4 lead after one quarter and never... + continue reading

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Lady Dragon Kaleigh Hoeffner pushes the defense with a drive to the basket during Friday’s game with Otis-Bison.

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Tristan Soukup moves the defense during Friday’s game against Otis-Bison. It was the first outing of the season for the Dragons.

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The undefeated Central Plains Oilers celebrate their state victory Saturday at Newton against the Gorillas of Solomon High School.

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Oiler Grant Heldstab streaks towards the goal line.

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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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