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Wed
21
Jun

Kanopolis lives Days’ theme

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

KANOPOLIS — Cherie Sauers considers the St. Ignatius of Loyola Church an example of “Our Past Makes Us Strong,” the theme for the 2017 Fort Harker Days.

“Just look at that church,” said Sauers, who served as Kanopolis mayor for 19 years. “That church is still the foundation for the community.”

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Wed
21
Jun

Czech Fest to honor Robinsons

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

WILSON — As owners of the Wilson World, Marlin and Louanna Robinson recorded the happenings of the town they called home for more than 50 years.

Now, more than a year after their deaths, the couple will play a significant role in the preservation of this Czech community’s history. Their home — with some of Marlin’s printing equipment still in the basement — has been purchased by the Wilson Community Foundation for use as the Wilson Heritage Museum. The garage will provide more convenient storage for the city’s two public transportation vans and supplies used at the town’s annual After-Harvest Czech Festival.

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Wed
21
Jun

Combines creep across Ellsworth County

By Mark McCoy

The 2017 Ellsworth County wheat harvest is crawling to a start as area farmers hope for hot, windy and dry days to get the grain in the bin.

“One of the major concerns we are seeing is the stalks aren’t ready to cut,” said Dwight Elmore, general manager of the Ellsworth Coop. “The combines have to work harder to cut through the straw.”

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Wed
21
Jun

Out with the Old, In with the New

By the Tribune Staff

It’s Tuesday night and the weather is perfect for wheat harvest — 97 degrees with the heat index reaching to 102 degrees and 25 mph winds with gusts to 45 mph.

At Marquette’s MKC elevator, grain trucks cross the scales before making their way to the dump pit.

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Wed
14
Jun

Child care center observes five years

By Mark Gardner

Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center celebrated its five-year anniversary Saturday with an open house.

Executive director Stephanie Roehrman arranged for a sweet treat bar, silent auction and several activities in each classroom, including a bean bag toss and even a peaceful spa.

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Wed
14
Jun

Walking Tall

By Mark Gardner

At 25, Ellsworth County resident Mark Hoffhines was faced with the most difficult obstacle of his life.

In early winter of 2016, Hoffhines became ill while working as a freshman/sophomore social studies teacher in Independence, Kan. It all began with a rash of tiny red bumps on the inside of his mouth.

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Wed
14
Jun

Benefits set to help accident victims

By Mark Gardner

Deanna Soukup and her family have launched a fundraiser to help the Garrett Scritchfields of Lindsborg with the cost that comes with tragedy.

Deanna’s husband, Rick, was working as a paramedic when he was involved in a wreck near Brookville during an emergency ambulance run to Salina. It took him months to recover. As a result, the Soukups know all too well the road that lays ahead for the Scritchfields.

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Wed
14
Jun

Run will benefit Marquette city

It’s time to register for the 3rd Annual Rodeo Run, which will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Marquette.

The 5K Race, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Kid’s Short Course will start and finish in front of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in downtown Marquette.

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Wed
07
Jun

Good job, Ellsworth FFA team

By I-R Staff

It was a productive few days for Ellsworth FFA members May 31-June 2 at the 89th Kansas FFA State Convention on the Kansas State University campus at Manhattan.

Ellsworth placed first out of 18 Kansas chapters for excelling in community building. The local chapter also received a seventh in growing leaders.

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Wed
07
Jun

Rain causes earthen slides at Wilson

By Mark Gardner

Earthen slides causes concern for travelers visiting Lucas park at Wilson Lake. On May 20, representatives with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers noticed a non-emergency earthen slide on the west outlet side of the Wilson Lake dam just below the road. Then, two days later, they spotted another earthen slide by the entry road of the Lucas Park camp ground.

Park manager Nolan Fisher said a wet year following on the heels of several dry years can cause disturbances to the hills and other landscape. May alone recorded 9 inches of rain.

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