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Wilson students celebrate the dedication of their school’s renovated field and track Wednesday, April 10, with Scott Grauer, left, of Wilson Communications and other supporters. Teams from across the area participated in the junior high track meet, the first in Wilson in more than two decades. The meet and dedication were originally planned for April 11; however, the event was moved up a day because of weather concerns.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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The yellow buses in the parking lot of the Wilson School came from everywhere — Sylvan-Lucas, Chase-Raymond, Central Plains ... Beyond the school, in the area reserved for spring field and track... + continue reading

I-R photo by Shirley Cox Schroeder

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Central Plains High School students Jennah Jeffrey, Mason Wimmer, Juan Vasquez and Kristen Watson walk to Oiler prom Saturday night at Claflin. To read more please log in or subscribe to the... + continue reading
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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First District Congressman Roger Marshall delivered potentially good news to Kansas farmers Saturday morning during a legislative coffee at the Ellsworth Antique Mall.During a recent meeting with... + continue reading

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Kansas Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria, makes a point Saturday morning at a Legislative forum at Wilson as Rep. Troy Waymaster looks on. Johnson later spoke at a coffee sponsored by the I-R at Ellsworth.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Fifteen people gathered at Grandma’s Soda Shop in Wilson Saturday morning for an update on activities at the state legislature from two local lawmakers, 108th District Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria... + continue reading
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Anna Hand couldn’t help but think of all the years her grandmother worked on the family farm. She worked as hard as Hand’s grandfather, yet there was no recognition of her contribution to the economy... + continue reading

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Four months can make a huge difference and in the case of the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center, it’s all for the better.“I think the story here is that the childcare center is solvent,” director Stacie Schmidt said this week. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%... + continue reading
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HOLYROOD — Sixty-four patrons of the Central Plains USD 112 school district spent a little over two hours April 11 working on long range planning recommendations for the district.The result was a set of common themes that will be presented to the board for consideration. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. ... + continue reading

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SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Members of the Ellsworth Bearcat Track Team are, front row from left — Logan Erichsen, Halle Bohl, Sara Davis, Nakita Barta, Madison Kelley, Stephanie Soukup, Kara Rodriguez, Tina Verstraeten; Joni Schroeder, Eryk Andalon, Bradley Vopat II, Justin Tully, Nick Smith. Middle row from left — Noah Erichsen, Kate Wacker, Savannah Hellebust, Laykyn Tenbrink, Shaylee Leiker, Luke Sharp, Kash Travnichek, Shelby Ellegood, Cassie Most, Mackenzie Stroede, Connie Burt, Merle Friedrich, Lilly Decouteau, Tristan Stroede. Back row from left — Josiah Bolton, Jonathan Spachek, Ferris Mostafa, Tyler Walford, Luke Dunn, Jr.

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RUSSELL — The Ellsworth High School track and field teams kicked off the 2019 season on the road during the Russell Invitational on Friday at Shaffer Field.Other high school teams competing in the meet were Russell, Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic, Plainville and Thomas More Prep-Marian. Plainville won the girls’ and boys’ team titles. To read... + continue reading
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Members of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo USD 327 School Board expect to decide at their May meeting whether the district will change the schedule at Kanopolis Middle School, starting with the 2019-20 school year.Meanwhile, officials are seeking input from district patrons on the possible change. To read more please log in or subscribe to... + continue reading

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SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Bearcat Dayton Davis uses his tight wind April 2 against the batter during Ellsworth’s April 2 game against Russell-Victoria.

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The Ellsworth High School baseball team won big this past week over Ellinwood, defeating the Eagles 12-2 at home. The Bearcats squared off against the Eagles during an April 9 double header.The... + continue reading

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Members of the Ellsworth Bearcat Track Team are, front row from left — Logan Erichsen, Halle Bohl, Sara Davis, Nakita Barta, Madison Kelley, Stephanie Soukup, Kara Rodriguez, Tina Verstraeten; Joni Schroeder, Eryk Andalon, Bradley Vopat II, Justin Tully, Nick Smith. Middle row from left — Noah Erichsen, Kate Wacker, Savannah Hellebust, Laykyn Tenbrink, Shaylee Leiker, Luke Sharp, Kash Travnichek, Shelby Ellegood, Cassie Most, Mackenzie Stroede, Connie Burt, Merle Friedrich, Lilly Decouteau, Tristan Stroede. Back row from left — Josiah Bolton, Jonathan Spachek, Ferris Mostafa, Tyler Walford, Luke Dunn, Jr.

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The Dane G. Hansen Foundation’s Betsy Wearing presented some impressive numbers at the recent annual meeting of the Smoky Hill Development Corporation.Here’s a sample, based on research from the... + continue reading
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