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Wed
03
Jan

Following the Fire

DORRANCE — The Dorrance Fire Department will sponsor a rangeland wildfire resources meeting and whole hog barbecue Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Dorrance American Legion building.

The meeting for local agricultural producers and others interested in reducing the chances of wildfires will be at 6 p.m., followed by the Boots Style BBQ at 7 p.m.

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Wed
03
Jan

Robbery investigation continues

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Footage is being reviewed and the KBI is helping. Ellsworth Police Chief Emil Halfhill updated City Council Dec. 26 on his progress with the Seitz Drug robbery investigation.

Chief Halfhill said about 200 hours of footage is being reviewed, with gathering assistance provided by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. “There are feelers all across the state,” he said. “At this point, we’re just taking the leads where they take us.”

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Wed
03
Jan

Attorneys celebrate 40+40

John Sherman works in his Ellsworth office.

Roger Peterson has offices in Ellsworth and Wilson.

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

One could argue that two Ellsworth attorneys are marking 40 years of practice, but it’s hard to make the charges stick.

John Sherman, partner at Sherman, Hoffman & Hipp, LC has been at the firm for 40 years, but has been licensed for 41 years. Roger Peterson, partner at Peterson & Kasper, LLC has also practiced for 41 years but states that he doesn’t keep track of the passage of time—and he certainly isn’t celebrating a professional milestone.

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Wed
03
Jan

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A red cardinal brightens the winter landscape in rural Ellsworth County.

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Wed
03
Jan

Digging up the Past

From the files of The Marquette Tribune, March 30, 1966

President Elect of Kansas Press

Kenneth B. Bruce of the Hillsboro Star-Journal and the publisher of the Marquette Tribune was elected president of the Kansas Press Association for 1966-1967 at the 74th Annual Convention in Kansas City, Kansas last weekend.

Senior Play to be Presented This Friday Eve

The 1966 senior class of Marquette High School will present a three act comedy this Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Wed
27
Dec

Christmas Store delivers again

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

The assistant carried three large, plastic bags across the American Legion’s dining hall without obvious effort. After setting them down, she overheard mention of boxes, on the opposite side of the room. “Oh, the big boxes,” she exclaimed, turning on her heel to retrieve them.

A voice stopped her. “Maybe we’ll leave those there,” came a voice. “We don’t know what we’re going to do with those yet.”

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Wed
27
Dec

Black Wolf carolers celebrate 30 years

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

At first, there was no sign of music in the Krupp family vehicle. Diane, at the wheel and John, in the front passenger seat, murmured to each other about the houses they passed. Most were now empty but one had lights on — an automated security device or were people living there? They weren’t sure. Their son, Kurt, rode along quietly in the back seat. Suddenly the car shuddered as it encountered ruts on the gravel road. The jingle of bells issued from somewhere in the dark.

The Krupps soon joined others at Eugene Macek’s house, on the south side of the Smoky Hill River. Together, the assembled group became the Black Wolf Carolers, which marked 30 years of caroling this December. Weather has only cancelled their outings once, said Diane.

Wed
27
Dec

Digging up the Past

From the Thursday, Jan. 5, 1933 Marquette Tribune

84 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hudson and sons returned to their home in Oakley, Kansas the latter part of the week after visiting at the home of her father Emil Vann and other relatives all last week.

Robert Barry of Lindsborg, visited last week at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charley Johnson.

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Wed
27
Dec

EMS will promote from within, commissioners told

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Frustrations from the last regular Ellsworth County Commission meeting seemed to settle a few days later.

At a special meeting called by the commission for Wednesday, Dec. 20, staffing issues within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department were resolved. Most of the 43-minute long meeting was held in executive session, in order to discuss non-elected personnel and wages.

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Wed
27
Dec

GOP candidate Hutton makes Ellsworth stop

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Mark Hutton considers himself a “common sense conservative” — the kind of politician who looks for solutions instead of talking points. It’s how he grew his Wichita construction company from a few employees to 250. And

it’s how he says he will approach the job of Kansas governor, if elected.

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