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Thu
03
May

Alan Byerley undergoes surgery in Salina

Local business owner Alan Byerley is recovering from surgery Thursday at Salina Regional Health Center.  Byerley was taken to Salina Tuesday, following an accident at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School. The loader he was operating tipped over, pinning him underneath until Ellsworth firefighters were able to free him.

 

Murray Marston, Ellsworth County Sheriff, shared the information with attendees of this morning’s breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church, part of the day’s activities for the National Day of Prayer. Marston visited Byerley at the hospital yesterday.

 

Wed
02
May

Historical society to showcase new center

Inside the Ellsworth County Historical Society office, one of three inner doors is usually closed to the public. Behind it lies an assortment of centuryold archives, including marriage licenses, birth certificates, and files on specific families and individuals. In just over a week, on Sunday, May 6, the room will be open for a short period of time during the society’s open house, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Then, due to the rarity of the materials in the society’s collection, the door will close again.

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Wed
02
May

Tree cutting aimed at avoiding problems down the road

Behind this past week’s discussion of tree-cutting by the Ellsworth City Council, there lay a more complicated one about property lines, fences, aesthetics and access. Scott Moore, city administrator, updated the council on the progress of the work being done near the intersection of East 10th Street and Elizabeth Drive. Notification of residents was in progress.

“We’ve talked to everyone on the 10th Street side,” Moore said.

The council ultimately approved a cutting attachment for the city’s skid loader. Once the limbs are removed, the cutter’s 30-inch blade will lop off each tree at its base.

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Wed
02
May

Wilson’s Prom Night

Wilson High School’s Prom indicates “Life is Good in Our Neck of the Woods” as photographer Jan Shaw captures Jasmin Etney and Camden Meyer standing in front of the sign above the fireplace.

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Wed
02
May

Classes prepare for Marquette High School Reunion Saturday, May 26

Members of the Marquette High School Class of 1958 enter school to begin their senior year.

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Wed
25
Apr

The G.A.L.s strike again

Marquette Riverview Estate veterans Don McCoy, Gene Benner, John Reese and Jeff Kennedy received quilts as a thank you for their service to our country and its people. The quilts were made by The GALS (Gently Aged Ladies) of the War and Peace Quilters. Presenting the quilts were Marilyn Hendrix and Judy Nickel.

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Wed
25
Apr

Seeing Double

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Only someone outside Ellsworth would be unfamiliar with Ann Jones’ name, but recently more roots were tied to the area, when her greatgrandchild, Caroline Ann Swender, joined the extended family.

Swender’s arrival on April 5, however, was only one element in a series of noteworthy births.

Caroline, daughter to H.J. and Rebecca (Manes) Swender of Garden City, also has a first cousin born on the same day: Beau Curtis Manes, born to Ryan and Kaitlyn Manes in Kansas City.

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Wed
25
Apr

Zombies invade Lorraine

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Lorraine mayor Dennis Boyer slowly drove down the road, peering through the raindrops at the cluster of figures. After his third pass, he ventured closer, turning onto Mohlman Street. At first, it was unclear if they’d block traffic, but the group parted. So far, these were law-abiding zombies.

The mayor, speaking in measured tones, did not betray any relief as he noted the low attendance, probably due to weather. He’d been told his town’s population, 165, might double that day. His only complaint was the lack of a formal approach by organizers.

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Wed
25
Apr

Special Night

Ellsworth high school students pose for pictures with family, friends and guests, following the formal prom presentation in the Performing Arts Center. Following the PAC’s standing-room only portion of the evening, students attended the dance in the gym, decked out with wicker arches, fountains and glowing blue lights. Parents and others were given an opportunity to peek inside at the decorations before the dance got underway.

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Wed
18
Apr

Splash pad moves forward

By the I-R staff

Terry Kepka, chairman of the Ellsworth Kiwanis Club splash pad project, recently announced the receipt of almost $16,000 from the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation.

The gift brings the total amount of money-in-hand to $81,000. That leaves the Kiwanis Club with $50,000 more to raise for the splash pad, Kepka said.

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