Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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By Mark McCoyRUSSELL — Kaden Davis swept all three sprints, winning the 100-yard dash with a time of 11.58; the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.86 and the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58 Friday... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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The potential for flooding along the Smoky Hill River is again on the minds of emergency management personnel.In May alone, Ellsworth County has received at least four inches of rain. That’s on top... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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The 44 members of the Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Class of 2017 closed one chapter of their lives and opened another Sunday, as they received their diplomas during graduation ceremonies in... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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By Mark McCoyPLAINVILLE — Lady Oiler Emily Ryan placed second in the high jump with a leap of 5’2” and second in the long jump with a score of 16’1.5” at the soggy 2A Plainville Regional track meet... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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By Mark McCoyGARDEN CITY — The Central Plains Oilers team placed second at the 3A-2A-1A State tournament Friday and Saturday in Garden City. Sterling won the meet and the two-man Ellsworth team... + continue reading

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05/24/2017
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has determined there is no reason to prosecute three local officers involved in a shooting this past fall near Ellsworth.A letter dated Monday was received Tuesday by Ellsworth County attorney Paul J. Kasper, who shared the news with Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray Marston and Ellsworth Police Chief Emil... + continue reading
05/24/2017
Members of the Ellsworth City Council acted Monday night on increases in the water and sewer rates.After eight months of back and forth to guarantee that city residents received the best bang for their buck, city officials agreed on a initial increase of 10 percent on water and 20 percent on sewer rates with a 20-year pay back on bonds the city... + 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 McCoyRUSSELL — Kaden Davis swept all three sprints, winning the 100-yard dash with a time of 11.58; the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.86 and the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58 Friday... + continue reading

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By Lee HamiltonEvery few months we have to contemplate the very real possibility that the government might close its doors. Is this really the best we can do?Think about this for a moment.... + continue reading

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05/23/2017
Congratulations to the Ellsworth County Class of 2017!  EHS Class of 2017 shown in the I-R video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading
02/24/2017
The I-R's Mark Gardner shot this video Friday morning of the aftermath of a pasture fire. The Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department was called out early this morning to a large pasture fire in south... + continue reading
02/22/2017
I-R reporter Mark Gardner is live near Bushton at the OneOk explosion. See more information in the March 2 I-R. I-R video by Mark Gardner. + continue reading
02/15/2017
Have you ever tried to unravel a ball of plastic wrap filled with candy? Mrs. Kueser's 3rd grade class at Ellsworth Elementary School tried to do just that for Valentine's Day Feb. 14. Only the... + continue reading