Lifestyle

Wed
16
Mar

Competitiveness of marketplace evaluated by six-state ACA study

By Lisa R. Jones

TOPEKA — The Brookings Institution has released a report on six states — including Kansas — which evaluated the competitiveness of the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Kansas was chosen for the study because it managed to attract four insurance companies in 2014 to compete in the marketplace, even though it is a mostly rural state.

 

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Wed
09
Mar

Nondorf-Tipton

Lea Nondorf and Jason Tipton, both of Little Rock, Ark., announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Benjamin and Carolyn Nondorf, of Wilson, and Paul and Mary Ann Tipton, of Conway, Ark. Lea is a 2005 graduate of Wilson High School, a 2008 graduate of Fort Hays State University and a 2010 graduate of Missouri State University. She works as a geologist for Terracon in Little Rock. Jason

 

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Wed
02
Mar

Club News

Dorrance Homemakers FCE met for lunch Jan. 19 at Vintage Place. Jan Bachar, Joyce Langhofer and Marie Sloan gave the flag salute and KAFCE. Minutes and treasurer’s report were given. Six books were read, recycling, stamps, tabs, and coupons were collected. Volunteer hours reported were three hours and 25 minutes.

 

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Wed
02
Mar

CELEBRATING FFA WEEK

Above left, FFA members Aaron Panzer and Allie Julian were selected the 2016 Ellsworth FFA King and Queen during the chapter’s Feb. 25 work auction and chili feed. Ellsworth FFA member Skylar Dolezal is auctioned off for eight hours of labor by auctioneer Grant Glaser. Above right, the work auction raised $4,000 to help fund Ellsworth FFA activities during the school year.

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Darrell Thrasher to celebrate 80th

Darrell Thrasher of Wilson will celebrate his 80th birthday March 6. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1954, Hutchinson Junior College in 1956, Emporia State in 1958 and received his Masters Degree in 1969. He married Jeannie Meador in 1969. They have three children: Shawn, Patrick and Jennifer, and five grandchildren.

 

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Wed
24
Feb

February is Bake for Family Fun Month

By Jamie Rathbun

Extension Focus 

Cooking with children can be great fun! Not only does it teach them valuable life skills, but it gives them the opportunity to increase their vocabulary, work on fine motor skills, and opens up the lines of communication to build family bonds. When cooking with children, plan to have a block of time. Remember when working with younger cooks, have some patience, focus on simple tasks, and know that a mess is inevitable. Work together as a family to clean up spills.

 

Wed
17
Feb

Third Degree Mason

Kort Hawks of Ellsworth, left, was raised to the Third Degree Master Mason by Wayne Scritchfield, Master of the Ellsworth Lodge, during the Feb. 1 meeting of the Ellsworth Lodge 146 AF & AM.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Joneses to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Robert ‘Bob” and Margaret Jones will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come and go reception hosted by their daughters. Robert Jones and Margaret Holmes were married Feb. 19, 1966, in Holyrood.

 

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Wed
10
Feb

Area Clubs

PYW FCE
 
PYW Family and Community Education Unit met Monday, Jan. 5 at the home of Betty Jo Lloyd. Members reviewed the results of the recent soup feed and made some adjustments. The lesson, “Someone’s asking — paper, plastic or neither?” was presented by Rita Habbart.
 
Wed
03
Feb

Local volunteers reach out to hungry children

By the I-R Staff 

Dozens of volunteers from Ellsworth and Lincoln counties recently traveled to Salina to help feed hungry children around the world. The event was Feed My Starving Children at the Kansas Wesleyan University Mobilepack. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.

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