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Tue
07
Nov

City of Kanopolis mayor and city council races

See the I-R's facebook page for results of the City of Kanopolis mayor and council races: 

https://www.facebook.com/Ellsworth-County-Independent-Reporter-81874371077/?hc_ref=ARSMq-M6qLhFsa44roVfxzAsYZHWmc2neLQe0OqTNN5-cUscJDXc34DVvyohrEADXvQ&fref=nf

We will have a brief story in the 11/9 I-R with a full wrap up of all Ellsworth County races in the 11/16 I-R.

Wed
01
Nov

Holyrood’s water pad ready for good times

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

The splash pad in Holyrood’s City Park is complete and ready to go. But with warm weather finally giving way to chilly winds and nightly lows dipping below freezing, local kids will have to wait until next spring before they can splash and play.

The splash pad’s completion signifies the end of an effort by volunteers, residents and donors to further enhance the park and their hometown. In about a year’s time, the community worked together to raise enough money to pay for the entire project — which was the third phase of park improvements.

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Wed
01
Nov

Grassroots Campaign

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

As Josh Svaty traveled across Kansas this summer, one issue continued to surface in county after county — KanCare, the state’s privatized version of Medicaid, isn’t working for consumers or providers.

KanCare wasn’t a program Svaty expected to have on his priority list as a candidate for governor. But after hearing “story after story it wasn’t working,” the Ellsworth Democrat became determined to fix the program that offers health care to — among others — children and adults with disabilities.

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Wed
01
Nov

Time to shop until you drop

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

It’s fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to change color and, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the jingle bells — and the bargains — fast approaching.

The annual Ellsworth County Medical Center Auxiliary’s Jingle Bell Shop & Sell takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the ECMC administrative building in Ellsworth.

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Wed
01
Nov

Legion eyes community center

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

The first step in what could be a long process aimed at building a new community center/American Legion hall in Ellsworth was taken Oct. 26.

On a vote of 32-to-1, members of the Ellsworth American Legion authorized a committee of members of the Ellsworth Sons of the American Legion Squadron 174 to proceed with the planning, fundraising and other details needed to make the new building a reality.

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Wed
01
Nov

Saturday brought tractors, trunk or treaters and a haunted trail to town

Trunk or treaters line up for treats on Marquette’s main street Saturday. Although the weather was chilly, it was a nice evening and the turnout for the day’s festivities was good.

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Wed
25
Oct

Gold star flags offer unique history

By LINDA MOWERY -DENNING

Ellsworth County I-RThe folded American flags — 185 in all — rest side by side in wood and glass cases inside Ellsworth’s American Legion building. Another 24 flags are on display from Kanopolis.

Each one of these flags represent a fallen soldier who came home to Ellsworth County with the red, white and blue symbol of America draped over his coffin.

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Wed
25
Oct

Living at the Lake

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth County I-R

As a child, Willie Vidricksen spent many of his weekends at his family’s cottage at Kanopolis Lake.

Even at a young age, Vidricksen knew that one day he would make it his home. There was just something special about the small, one-room weekend getaway his parents purchased years earlier.

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Wed
25
Oct

Spooky Fun

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

With Halloween just a few days away, little ghouls and gobblins across Ellsworth County will be searching for fun and spooky ways to celebrate the holiday. Here is a roundup of local events:

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

There’s still time to get a free pumpkin from First Bank Kansas in Ellsworth, decorate it, and return it by 5:30 p.m. Friday to be eligible to win a gift certificate from the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. One entry per person.

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Wed
25
Oct

Don’t forget your voter ID

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth County voters have three ways to vote in the Nov. 7 election: in advance, in person; in advance, by mail; and on Election Day, in person.

Shelly Vopat, Ellsworth County clerk, oversees elections. She explained the deadlines and the options available to voters:

• Advance voting, in person, requires that a registered voter cast their vote at Vopat’s office, within the county courthouse, by noon Nov. 6. The voter must present a Kansas driver’s license or state-issued ID. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (including the noon hour).

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