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Allie Denning poses for a photo with University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self. Self and then-Kansas State University basketball coach Frank Martin visited Ellsworth to raise money for the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center.

Community needs to come together for answers


Several years ago, the community came together to open the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center. It’s time to come together again, this time to save the non-profit center that fills the needs of dozens of area families.

A little background:

This past week, the center’s board of directors confirmed what has been rumored for sometime — the center is in financial difficulty. There are many reasons for the condition, including suspected theft by a former employee; however, even then “the center has never been a profitable venture with the expenses far outweighing the income on a monthly basis,” according to a board statement.

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