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Wed
26
Apr

Special Night

By Mark Gardner

Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School had its 2017 prom Saturday night followed by the after-prom party that lasted until the early morning hours of Sunday.

This year’s theme for prom was “Diamonds are Forever.”

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Wed
26
Apr

Feedlot plan is opposed

By Mark Gardner

Monday’s Ellsworth County commission meeting was punctuated by opposition and concerns from rural Kanopolis residents about 4S Feeders’ request that officials sign a letter in support of reducing the distance between a home or dwelling and a feedlot.

The request is part of a plan to expand the family-owned farm.

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Wed
26
Apr

Match Madness is May 2

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

For the first time, the eight organizations in this year’s Match Madness will be able to follow their donations on-line.

No more will volunteers with the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation have to answer the question, “How much do we have now?”, every few minutes.

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Wed
26
Apr

Mighty Matthew winners named

More than 40 cars raced in the third annual Mighty Matthew Pinewood Derby April 2 at the Marquette United Methodist Church.

The Mighty Matthew is a “pay to play” fundraiser that raises money for the Marquette Pioneer Club, a midweek youth ministry that works with children grades PreK to 5th.

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Mon
24
Apr

Frontage road closed due to fire.

The Ellsworth Fire Department is on the scene of a semi with hay bales on fire, located in front of Ampride and El A de Oros on the frontage road. The frontage road is closed to traffic.

Wed
19
Apr

Sound the Alarm?

By Mark Gardner

When the sirens sound in Ellsworth what is your first thought — tornado or nuclear war? The City of Ellsworth installed sirens more than 60 years ago for the sole purpose of warning citizens of a nuclear attack during the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. Three weeks ago, the sirens — now used for tornadoes and less threatening activities — malfunctioned over and over again and it was several days before officials found the problem. Outdated circuit boards and aged faulty equipment were discovered when the city hired a Missouri company to inspect the sirens.

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Wed
19
Apr

Eva Wallert’s world is filled with interesting places and people

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

As a high school student in the Kansas City area, Eva Wallert always thought “it would be so cool” to either host a foreign exchange student or to be one herself. Years later, her wish came true — perhaps more than even she could have imagined.

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Wed
19
Apr

Marshall visits Ellsworth on tour

An hour-long tour Monday afternoon of private industry operations and the Spiritual Life Center at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility left Congressman Roger Marshall almost speechless. “I’m excited to see the passion the warden and his staff have about people,” Marshall said. “This is not the prison I remember growing up seeing pictures of.”

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Wed
19
Apr

CHECKING OUT THE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

A tour group from Minneapolis, Minn. toured the Hanson-Lindfors mansion and headed downtown to tour the Kansas Motorcycle Museum.

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Wed
12
Apr

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ

Central Plains senior Jayda Whiterock and her date Wesley Schwab, a junior from Nickerson, share a laugh during the promenade Saturday at the CPHS prom in Claflin.

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