Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RThe mail carrier in Ellsworth wondered if the truck with the Nebraska plates had broken down. The man grading the roads in Geneseo just wanted it out of the way.... + continue reading
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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By MATT DENNINGEllsworth County I-REllsworth is still a young wrestling team; however, several Bearcats have another year of experience under the belts that should help as the season continues.“... + continue reading
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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By MATT DENNINGEllsworth County I-RThe Bearcats seem to improve with the seasons.In 2015-16, Ellsworth ended with a 12-10 win-loss record, but had several close games, including pulling within... + continue reading
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By MATT DENNINGEllsworth County I-RHead coach Ken Cravens appears to have turned around the culture of the Lady ‘Cats basketball program, as Ellsworth comes off one of its best seasons in... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockBraiden Wells, first grade, Ellsworth Elementary School - Get a turkey from the store, put it in the oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes and cut it up.Brylie Minear, first grade,... + continue reading

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11/21/2017
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RCertain combinations of words can be deadly in small communities, and Betty Johnson tries not to use them. “Strategic planning” is a phrase she avoids.When she comes to Ellsworth Tuesday, Nov. 28, her sleeves will be rolled up.“This is strategic doing,” she said, during a recent interview. “This is more... + continue reading
11/21/2017
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAs the winter holidays approach, many activities and community services become available in Ellsworth County. From visits with Santa to festive food and crafts, there’s nearly something for everyone.One of the longest traditions is the Ellsworth County Christmas Store — with a short time remaining for... + 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

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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 MATT DENNINGEllsworth County I-RHead coach Ken Cravens appears to have turned around the culture of the Lady ‘Cats basketball program, as Ellsworth comes off one of its best seasons in... + continue reading

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By LINDA MOWERY-DENNINGEllsworth County I-RRon Svaty visited the I-R office the other day.Svaty, a long-time Ellsworth attorney, recently retired as a district judge. His time since he left the bench... + 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