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Wed
30
May

Tom’s Ranch House opens in Marquette

Tom French, the owner and manager of Tom’s Ranch House at 109 N. Washington in downtown Marquette, purchased the Ranch House and opened Friday, May 18. The bar serves burgers and chips, as well as beer.

“We are finalizing our long term licences and are working hard to get everything organized. We should be open this weekend and intend to be open with consistent hours after that. As soon as we get everything in place we will post our new hours,” says French.

 

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Wed
23
May

Free meal program is planned

By the I-R Staff

 

Children and teenagers in Ellsworth, Wilson and other area communities will have a place to go for lunch this summer — thanks to a volunteer program supported by local churches and others with a stake in the well being of Ellsworth County’s younger residents. Lunches in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program will be provided for children and teenagers, ages 18 and younger, regardless of background, religion or race. Participants will notice a difference this summer in the three-year-old Ellsworth program.

For the first time, volunteers will serve a hot lunch, prepared at Wilson by organizers of the free lunch program there. In the past, Ellsworth has served cold, packaged food from the Kansas Food Bank. Volunteers hope the hot food will attract more children. Lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon May 29-Aug. 3 in the basement meeting room of the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.

 

Wed
23
May

Ellsworth seniors celebrate graduation milestone

BY Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth’s teachers and staff bid goodbye to their former students at Sunday’s graduation ceremony, with live music marking the opening of the ceremony and accompanying the new graduates as they exited the gymnasium. Guests and the Class of 2018, composed of 21 seniors, were welcomed by Jaxson Windholz, senior class president. Windholz was later joined by his three classmates, Jeanae Brungardt, Kolby Davis and Riann Pruitt, to give the senior address. The quartet took turns drawing attention to the many shared firsts, as well as last instances they would experience.

It is crazy to think that we are finally receiving our diplomas and parting ways,” said one. “Would you believe that it has been 15 years since we first sat in Mrs. Haase’s Precious Pals Preschool?” asked another.

 

Wed
23
May

Caps off to the Class of 2018

Drew Kratzer, Colby Kraus, Tori Lamb and Acacia Mai applaud the announcement of scholarships for their classmates. Below, Jaxson Windholz, Riann Pruitt, Jeanae Brungardt and Kolby Davis deliver the senior address.

 

 

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Wed
23
May

Thunder on the Smoky a great day for all

Hundreds of motorcycles were parked on the main street of Marquette Saturday, May 19 for Thunder on the Smoky, Marquette’s 14th annual motorcycle rally.

 

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Wed
16
May

SHADES OF MAY

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

WILSON — The dozen members of the Wilson High School Class of 2018 were reminded of the ties that forever bind them and the new challenges that await them during graduation ceremonies Saturday in the school gymnasium.

“Fellow graduates, we did it,” said Kendyl Zorn, class valedictorian. “One of the milestones we will accomplish in our lives is now complete. We all worked hard to reach this day.”

Zorn said the Wilson High School Class of 2018 have a bond forged from years of friendship and shared experiences.

 

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Wed
16
May

Cancer survivor to share story

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

When Janell Cunningham was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2015, there was at least one element in her favor: time. Although she had a mammogram that October, it was her own self-exam a month later that suggested a problem.

Early detection is one topic Cunningham expects to mention when she speaks at the Ellsworth County Cancer Fund’s annual fundraiser event. This year’s triathlon, at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School on June 8, is composed of team fundraising, laps around the track and a game competition. It’s been dubbed “Lock Up Cancer.

 

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Wed
16
May

Hearing set for Kanopolis feedlot

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

In about two weeks, the public will have an opportunity to comment on an expansion request by 4S Feeders, a cattle feeding business in Kanopolis.

The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.

On paper, the purpose of the expansion is clear: to almost double the acreage for pens, storage and waste treatment.

 

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Wed
16
May

Lions Club holds disc golf tourney

By Judi Brown
Marquette Tribune

The Marquette Lions Club disc golf tournament was held after a weather delay on Saturday, May 5.

Winner of the first place championship flight was Roger Kraatz, Kanopolis with a score of 57.

Second place championship flight winner was Ian Johnson, Lindsborg, with a score of 60.

 

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Wed
09
May

Spring Rain — Finally

Over 10 days, about 1.7 inches of rain fell — most of it in the first three days of May. Sarah Goss, county coordinator for the Ellsworth County Farm Bureau, said the rate of rainfall led to a lot of run-off.  While helpful, Goss doesn’t expect the rainfall to change the below-average forecast for wheat.

 

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