Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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BY Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RWith the past four weeks feeling more like a yo-yo than a legitimate season, many people are trying to make sense of winter. Within the last several days,... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Girls — 62-39 It was all about the first quarter Friday night as the Lady Bearcats defeated the Sacred Heart Lady Knights, 62-39, in a league contest at Ellsworth.Sacred Heart pretty much matched... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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By the I-R staffCentral Plains celebrated its winter homecoming by pounding conference rival Victoria Friday night at Claflin.Both games — the boys and the girls — went the Oilers’ way soon after... + continue reading
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BY Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RIf enough circles are drawn near each other, eventually some of them will overlap. Drop a finger onto the page and chances are good it’ll land within several... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RDORRANCE — The Dorrance Fire Department will gladly accept help during emergencies, but it doesn’t want citizens to find themselves trapped in the process. That... + continue reading

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01/17/2018
BY LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-RDoes it seem as if everyone around you is coughing, sneezing or otherwise feeling punk?It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.This is flu season and, according to the Centers for Disease Control, recorded cases of flu-like symptoms are on track to be higher than in 2017 in Kansas.To read... + continue reading
01/17/2018
By the I-R staffEllsworth County Democrat Josh Svaty collected more donations in his quest to be the next Kansas governor than others in his party during the campaign reporting period that ended Dec. 31.Svaty, a former state lawmaker and Kansas secretary of agriculture, reported donations of $192,545 from 598 individual contributors.To read more... + 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

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

03/09/2017 - 0 comment(s)
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

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By the I-R staffCentral Plains celebrated its winter homecoming by pounding conference rival Victoria Friday night at Claflin.Both games — the boys and the girls — went the Oilers’ way soon after... + continue reading

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Rep. Steven JohnsonCapitol ViewThe first week of the 2018 legislative session opened with much discussion of the budget. The appropriations (budget) committee is one of the few with a... + 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
Courtesy of the Kansas Lottery. See more details in the July 27 I-R. + continue reading
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