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Wed
05
Sep

Paw Power

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth County I-R

Pastor Luke Brown knows the power of four paws. That somewhere below the soft, golden fur lies a compassionate soul hoping to heal a broken heart and spread a message of faith.

To offer hope when all seems lost.

And it all starts with a hug.

For nearly a year, the congregation at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ellsworth has been raising money to acquire a dog through the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog ministry.

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Wed
05
Sep

Night at the Rodeo

Blair Stand of Dufall S.D. participates in the steer wrestling event at the two-day rodeo.

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Wed
29
Aug

Scouts, horses and a parade

A card game turns into a fist fight Saturday during Ellsworth’s annual re-enactment of the shooting of Sheriff Whitney at the annual Cowtown Days celebration. The popular Cowtown staple tells the story of the events leading up to the death of the famous Ellsworth lawman in 1873.

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Wed
29
Aug

Forsyth Scouts remembered at weekend ceremony

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

KANOPOLIS — One by one, re-enactors walked to the front porch of the Fort Harker Commanding Officers Quarters Saturday and re-created a day 150 years ago when 30 men signed up with the U.S. Army as Forsyth Scouts.

“Name?” asked Col. Inman, the Fort Harker quartermaster, who was seated at a table to greet the men as they stepped on the porch.

“John Haley,” replied one re-enactor in the character of his Scout.

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Wed
29
Aug

It’s all about Ellsworth’s tradition and history

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

When asked to describe Saturday’s Cowtown Days celebration in Ellsworth, Cowtown committee officials and others involved in the celebration used two words again and again — tradition and history.

“I think Cowtown is a great tradition and celebration of the historical side of Ellsworth,” said Tami McGreevy, executive director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. “It means a lot to keep that history alive and it means a lot to keep this festival going. I’m really glad the chamber could pick it up this year and run with it.”

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Wed
29
Aug

Marshall talks tariffs

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

U. S. Rep. Roger Marshall, (R-Great Bend), had more on his mind than just cowboys, cattle and six-shooters Saturday when he offered a legislative update during Ellsworth’s Cowtown Days celebration.

During an interview with the Independent- Reporter before a community coffee at the Ellsworth County Historical Society’s new Hodgden House Museum Complex research center, Marshall talked tariffs, veterans affairs and the farm bill.

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Wed
29
Aug

St. Ignatius Fiesta offers food, fun and faith

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth County I-R

Veronica Kyler remembers a time several years ago working in the take-out building during the St. Ignatius of Loyola’s annual Fiesta.

The atmosphere was often hot and hectic as volunteers quickly dished up carryout items for customers standing in line to get their fix for authentic, handmade Mexican food.

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Wed
29
Aug

Local volunteers, fund raisers hard at work on Marquette Learning Center

Ron Larson, left, brings cement blocks into the Marquette school building to construct the walls needed to bring the building up to code so it can be used for a learning center for area children. 

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Wed
22
Aug

Water activities took the lead in Marquette

Mud volleyball, duck races and children’s fishing tournament make for a busy, wet weekend

by hollie krause

The 8th annual Mud Volleyball tournament was Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Wolverine Sports Complex sponsored by Marquette Recreation. There were 14 teams that participated, with the championship game between Getting Dirty and The Old People, with the Getting Dirty team winning a best-of-three match for the championship.

Two duck races were also held, with Jeremy Elbert having the winning duck in the first race and Saundra Myers winning the second race. Each race was a split-the-pot, with half the money donated going to the city recreation department and the other half going to the winner.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Soup’s on again at Senior Center

Ellsworth hires cook after temporary suspension of meals

By Jennifer McDaniel

The Ellsworth Senior Center plans to start serving meals again Monday, Aug. 27, after the loss of a cook caused a temporary stop to the hot, homestyle meals the center provides to the community’s elderly residents.

Butch Brown accepted the cook’s job Tuesday following interviews with several candidates for the job.

 

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