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By MIKE COURSONFor the I-RProgress was made but it was not enough. Last fall, a pair of sophomores emerged as the new State powers in Class 3-2-1A. Kansas City Christian’s Lilly McNeill dominated... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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By MIKE COURSONFor the I-RThe luck of the draw, or lack thereof, forced a showdown between both Ellsworth doubles teams in action at the Class 3-2-1A State tournament this past week at Pratt.Seniors... + continue reading
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By Jennifer McDanielFor the Ellsworth I-RAs an avid disc golfer, Dave Cox loves a challenge. And in this sport, there are plenty of them.Some come in the form of physical obstacles, trying to block... + continue reading
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By MIKE COURSONFor the I-RThe small things add up for a football team that has won its last 15 and 24 of its last 25 regular-season games, usually by wide margins. For the top-ranked Oilers Friday... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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By JENNIFER McDANIELFor the Ellsworth County I-RThe Ellsworth Lady ‘Cats volleyball team started out strong this season, but tough matches in recent weeks have caused the Bearcats to lose some... + continue reading

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10/17/2018
By LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-RJustin Wacker could hear the faint cries for help but he couldn’t see beyond the headlights and a flashlight that illuminated small patches of the darkness that surrounded him and his truck.Meanwhile, several hundred yards away, Teresa Sneath had grabbed the branch of a tree — waiting and hoping to be... + continue reading
10/17/2018
By Alan RuschEllsworth County I-RDreams do come true — just ask Ellsworth’s Roberta Waymaster. She received a $50,000 check Friday at the Casey’s General Store in Ellsworth as the grand prize winner of Casey’s 50th anniversary sweepstakes.“I feel amazed,” she said in an interview with the Independent-Reporter. “I’m still trying to accept it. I’m... + continue reading

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Kelly takes the Democratic nomination for GovernorBy I-R staffDespite a strong showing in his old Kansas House district, Ellsworth County’s Josh Svaty lost the democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary election to state senator Laura Kelly of Topeka.At a little after 9 p.m. Kelly had almost 52 percent of the votes with the... + continue reading
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By Jennifer McDanielAn Ellsworth native is awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation following a nomination this past week by President Trump to become his topranking science and technology policy adviser.Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist and public official, was named as the president’s choice to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy — a... + continue reading

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 MIKE COURSONFor the I-RThe luck of the draw, or lack thereof, forced a showdown between both Ellsworth doubles teams in action at the Class 3-2-1A State tournament this past week at Pratt.Seniors... + continue reading

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Linda Mowery-DenningEditor/PublisherEvery so often we receive a letter to the editor that makes so much sense, it’s all we can do not to pick up the phone and yell “great job” at the author. One such... + continue reading

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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