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Thu
08
Nov

USD 112 bond issue appears be going down in defeat in spite of hard work by many

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

As of 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, with all Ellsworth County votes counted, it appeared the $8.1 million Central Plains USD 112 bond issue was going to fail. Including tallies from Russell and Lincoln counties, the question had 305 “yes” votes to 555 “no” votes. Tallies from Barton and Rice counties were not available at press time.

Greg Clark, USD 112 superintendent, was hoping against hope the bond would pull through.

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Thu
08
Nov

2018 Melodrama and Olio a crowd pleaser

Jeremy Snapp, playing Colonel Sanders, does a scene with Vicki Young, playing Cora the housekeeper in this year’s melodrama Plantation Malady.

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Tue
06
Nov

Ellsworth County election results

Here are the 2018 election results from Ellsworth County -

9:20 p.m. - Central Plains USD 112 bond issue:

Yes - 188 (does not include Wilson)

No - 361

 

9:05 p.m. - Governor's race:

Kobach  - 981

Kelly - 692

Kloos - 13

Orman - 190

Caldwell - 24

 

8:35 p.m. - Governor's race:

Kobach- 621

Kelly - 521

Kloos - 10

Orman - 142

Caldwell - 17

 

8:15 p.m. - Governor's contest:   

Kobach - 443

Kelly - 359

Kloos - 8

Orman - 94

Caldwell - 13

Central Plains USD 112 - 107 "yes" and 198 "no". (This includes Ellsworth County advance and Holyrood ballots)

 

8:05 p.m. - Advance votes from Barton County on the Central Plains 112 School District bond issue are:

21 yes

56 no

Combined with earlier votes from Ellsworth County, advance votes total 68 "yes" and 110 "no."

Wed
31
Oct

Human trafficking isn’t an issue here — yet, authorities say

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

The Rev. Susanne Methven doesn’t refer to her charges at Salina’s Clover House as victims. She calls them survivors because of the skills they learned — and used — to escape life in the world of human trafficking.

For some, Clover House is the first time they’ve had their own room without bars on the windows. Or a pretty bed spread to brighten that room with color.

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Wed
31
Oct

Holiday kick off

By the I-R Staff

Collision repair still pays the bills at Greg Johnson’s house. But someday he hopes to retire his body shop sign and focus entirely on his first love — sculpture.

When that day comes, Johnson won’t have far to go. His creations feature many of the materials, tools and techniques he used in his 30-year career.

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Wed
31
Oct

Young Eagles to fly

By the I-R Staff

Smoky Hiill EAA Chapter 1127 will conduct a Young Eagle Day Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Ellsworth Municipal Airport.

Youngsters, ages 8 to 17, are welcome to experience a free demonstration flight.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m.

Each flight will be in a certified airplane flown by a licensed and experienced pilot.

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Wed
24
Oct

Fall harvest brings challenges to Ellsworth County farmers

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

With thunderstorms in the forecast and even more expected for the weekend, Dan Johnson spends Thursday afternoon trying to beat the rain that could likely start within the next 24 hours. A cool drizzle has been falling most the day, but it doesn’t deter Johnson as he plants winter wheat in the same fields where he harvested dryland corn just weeks ago.

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Wed
24
Oct

Pumpkins A Plenty

Halloween is just around the corner, has the Great Pumpkin visited? Dave Svaty of Svaty’s Produce in Kanopolis shows off the colorful variety of pumpkins Svaty’s has available for sale.

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Wed
24
Oct

Kobach would return Kansas to the Brownback income tax cuts

Economy sets stage for governor’s race

By Roy Wenzl
For the I-R

Kris Kobach made a national reputation by writing bills for Kansas and other states that opposed illegal immigration and placed restrictions on voting. Opponents denounced him, judges ruled against some of his legal writings, (one federal judge fined him $27,000 for contempt of court).

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Wed
24
Oct

Kelly wants to return focus to education and highways

Economy sets stage for governor’s race

By Roy Wenzl
For the I-R

She’s heard the predictions that a Democrat can’t get elected Kansas governor these days. Kansans vote mostly Republican, after all, even in her State Senate District 18. So, Sen. Laura Kelly knows better than most that the race will be a close one. Recent polls show her slightly ahead of her Republican challenger, Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

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