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Wed
01
Aug

Helping Others

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

In 2017, the Post Rock Jaycees donated an estimated $24,000 to organizations across Ellsworth County.

That would be a huge accomplishment for any group, but it’s especially significant when you consider the Jaycees membership — they’re all inmates at the Ellsworth

Correctional Facility.

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Wed
01
Aug

Czechin’ it Out

Under the direction of Paula (Svaty) Gray, the 1998 Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen, the 29 members of the Wilson Czech Dancers perform Friday night in Lions Club Park at Wilson’s After Harvest Czech Festival.

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Wed
01
Aug

Budget mood lightens

By Linda Mowery-Denning
Ellsworth County I-R

The Kansas budget is no longer on life support; however, one state lawmaker added several words of caution to the recovery talk Saturday during the annual coffee and kolaches session at the Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival.

Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria, repeated a lesson he learned from his father — “You can’t feed cattle on promises.”

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Wed
01
Aug

Swimmers finish lessons with thanks to former Marquette mayor

By Judi Brown
Marquette Tribune

The Marquette City Pool began session 2 swimming lessons Monday, July 16.

The Level 1 class was taught by Cassidy Gerlach and Kayla Fox.

Students were Logan Myers, Raylyn Farris, Andrew Peterson, Cruise Oakley and Kolt Seely.

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Wed
25
Jul

CATTLE WHISPERER

Wilson Winners 4-H member Lane Brokes, Wilson, offers words of encouragement to his cow Tuesday, while Ash Creek 4-H member David Miley, Kanopolis, gives his cow a hug during this week’s Ellsworth County Fair.

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Wed
25
Jul

Rising from the ashes

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

The new Wilson Heritage Museum will rise from the ashes during the town’s annual After Harvest Czech Festival with an exhibit from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.

Nine, 36-x72-inch panels will tell the story of how U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and Czechoslovakia’s first president, Tomas G. Masaryk, worked to form the new and democratic nation. Wilson is the official Czech Capital of Kansas.

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Wed
25
Jul

Out with the arches, in with the Bearcats

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Double arches will not stand guard over downtown Ellsworth anytime soon, but visitors can expect more Bearcat spirit along Douglas Avenue.

Members of the Ellsworth City Council voted Monday night to return a $12,150 grant to the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation after the Kansas Department of Transportation stopped plans to erect gateway arches at the north and south entrances into town on Kansas Highway 14.

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Wed
25
Jul

VOTE!

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Ron Svaty remembers the interview with Carey Hipp and its unexpected ending. At the time, his law firm of Svaty, Sherman and Hoffman didn’t need another attorney so the partners suggested other places in the area with openings.

However, after Hipp left they started thinking, “Do we really want that person arguing against us?”

“So we made a place and we hired her,” Svaty said.

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Wed
25
Jul

Digging up the Past

From the Jan. 5, 1933, Marquette Tribune.

Elim Lutheran Church (G.A. Dorf, Pastor) — The Elim Society will meet Thursday afternoon, with hostesses Mrs. Leo Berg, Mrs. Otto Hanson, and Mrs. Earl Nelson. Members are reminded of their annual membership dues and of subscription to Mission Tidings.

The Lutheran Brotherhood will meet Thursday evening at the Victor Krig home, entertained by Victor Krig and Luther Carlson. Our men, young and old, are invited and urged to come.

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Wed
18
Jul

Czech Festival to celebrate egg designer

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Christine Slechta’s influence on the town where she has taught for 16 years is almost impossible to miss.

Drive into Wilson on Old Highway 40 and on the community’s east side, between the Opera House and the Snack Shack, stands the World’s Largest Hand-painted Czech Egg. Slechta designed the 24-feet tall fiberglass egg and is responsible for having it painted in traditional Czech colors of yellow and red against a black background.

Slechta passes the egg every day on her way to and from work at Wilson School. She teaches K-12 art.

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