Lifestyle

Wed
23
Aug

Set an example for children

By Michelle Beran
4-H Focus

As a new school year gets underway with the related sports and activities, Kansas State Fair, and a new 4-H year approaching, a couple of quotes speak to me daily.

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Wed
09
Aug

When your child starts school

By Jamie Rathbun

Child number three is about to embark on another first — he is headed to preschool in a few weeks. While I have had two others head off to school before him, and he has been in daycare since he was 8 weeks old, there are some things I need to keep in mind as he begins his school journey.

Whether it is your first child, your third, or falls somewhere else on the spectrum, here are important reminders for any parent sending a child off to school for the first time.

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Wed
02
Aug

ELLSWORTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AWARDS

Service awards were presented to staff at a recognition ceremony May 18 at Ellsworth Correctional Facility. 10-year Service Award recipients are, left to right, Brandon Turnipseed, corrections officer II, Ellen Rose, library assistant III, and Raymond Penner unit team manager, risk reduction and reentry R3 coordinator.

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Wed
02
Aug

Barton instructor named KDOC Contract Employee of the Year

Special to the I-R

Barton welding instructor Allan Collins, who works with inmates at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) via the Building Academic Skills In Correctional Settings (BASICS) program, was named the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Outstanding Contract Employee of the Year for the Ellsworth facility. He received a certificate and shook Gov. Sam Brownback’s hand at the Capitol Building in Topeka.

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Wed
26
Jul

Kanopolis resident 'mines' $10,000 lottery win

Special to the I-R

When Patrick Kyler won $40 on a $20 instant scratch ticket last week, his brother was philosophical about it.

“He told me ‘I guess if you want to win big, you gotta play big,’” said Kyler. The 51-year-old Kanopolis resident said his brother was referring to the $20 price of the ticket. Perhaps because of that comment, his brother was the first person Kyler called when he quite unexpectedly scratched off a $10,000 prize over the weekend.

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Wed
19
Jul

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Ellsworth True Value owners Shawn and Jennifer Nemnich, along with their children, cut a grand opening ribbon Friday during the store's open house.

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Wed
19
Jul

LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, held its Vacation Bible School July 10-14 with the theme of A Mighty Fortress. While attendance fluctuated, those attending Thursday, July 13 included: Front row, left to right, Quinn Stone, Cooper Roesti, Peyton Mueting, Blake Tripp, Levi Andreson, Kaiden Mueting, Leyton Vague, Makenzie Herlan, Stryker Kyler, Brantley Beckman. Second row, Mkyena Dolezal, Lexi Soukup, Pastor Luke Brown (as Martin Luther) Lakyn Beckman, Majar Hall, Ben Duree, Kamren Brown, Zoey Gardiner, Rayce McRoberts, Greyson Mueting, Brady Stuart, Eragen Katzenmeier, Aryanna Stroede, Landon Vague, Liam Stone, Bo Kyler, Kayden Watts, Landon O’Brien, Tyler Crider, Brynn Parry, Lane Howard, Karter Brown, Mo Hall, Elizabeth Kempke.

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Wed
12
Jul

Barbara Fischer birthday

Wed
12
Jul

Judy Scritchfield birthday

Wed
12
Jul

Soukup-Stevenson Engagement

Olivia Soukup and Trent Stevenson, both of Russell, are proud to announce their engagement.

The bride-elect's parents are Jean Soukup and Rick and Deanna Soukup, all of Ellsworth.

The groom-to-be's parents are Roxanne Stevenson, Ellsworth and the late Michael Stevenson, who lived at Wilson.

The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of Ellsworth High School, and a 2015 graduate of Fort Hays State University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She is the co-manager at Glik’s in Hays.

The future bridegroom is a 2009 graduate of Ellsworth High School and a 2011 graduate of Pratt Community College where he earned an Associate of Applied Science degree. He is a power lineman for the City of Russell.

A Sept. 9 wedding is planned at the Collingwood Barn in Pretty Prairie.

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