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By LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-R As a boy, Alan Stefek spent many a happy summer day with his four brothers jumping off the bridge or swimming in the Smoky Hill River as it flowed through... + continue reading
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By Mike CoursonFor the Ellsworth County I-RFrom Claflin to Hays and Topeka to Rio de Janeiro, the stage keeps growing for Reagan Phelan and Taylor Rolfs.The three-time state champions from Central... + continue reading
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By Jennifer McDanielFor the Ellsworth County I-R It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and there’s a brief lull at the Fort Harker Guardhouse Museum.The phone hasn’t rang for about 45 minutes, giving Greg Heller... + 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... + 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.... + continue reading

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08/15/2018
Tami McGreevy remembers summer weekends traveling around the state — sometimes as far as northeast Kansas — to perform as an Old West dance hall girl and promote Ellsworth’s annual Cowtown Festival. Her “partner in crime” was Stacie Schmidt. Together, the two, along with other local volunteers, offered 30 minutes or more of “magic, music and... + continue reading
08/15/2018
Editor’s Note — A story in the Aug. 9 edition of the Ellsworth County Independent gave an inaccurate account of Wilson’s proposed 2019 city budget. Here is the rest of the story.By the I-R Staff Later this month, Wilson will become the first Ellsworth County town to trigger a Kansas law that forces communities to send their budget requests to... + 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 Ellsworth County I-RFrom Claflin to Hays and Topeka to Rio de Janeiro, the stage keeps growing for Reagan Phelan and Taylor Rolfs.The three-time state champions from Central... + continue reading

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By Katie ParkerThe billions in tax breaks larger cities are offering Amazon to host its “HQ2,” Amazon’s bare-knuckled push to squash a business tax in Seattle, and recent strikes for better... + 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