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Wed
06
Dec

Correction on Vanderbilt's insert

Wed
06
Dec

Kanopolis is under a drinking water warning

    Update: Kanopolis Mayor Russell "Rusty" Bunch said the city crew discovered a water main break. They are in the process of repairing the break. Bunch said the Drinking Water Warning leaflets will be distributed around Kanopolis Wednesday afternoon.

Wed
06
Dec

Christmas comes to Kanopolis . . .

Karlie Christiansen, age 6, confides her Christmas wishes to Santa Claus Saturday, inside the Fort Harker Commanding Officer’s Quarters.

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Wed
06
Dec

Bridge over Time

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

One of Ellsworth County’s last remnants of New Deal infrastructure is being torn down to make room for a stronger successor.

The current Black Wolf bridge, completed in 1939, was built to replace an even earlier one wiped out by flooding in the early summer of 1938. After several consecutive days of heavy rain, the Smoky Hill River rose well beyond its old record of 25 feet, marooning at least one family. Along with the Black Wolf bridge, the Dlabal bridge, southeast of Wilson, and two others southeast of Kanopolis were also destroyed.

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Wed
06
Dec

Wilson observes holidays

By the I-R staff

Santa is expected to make a pre-Christmas stop Saturday at Wilson’s annual Christmas Festival.

The Jolly Old Man will be at the St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall from 1 to 2 p.m. to visit with children and also pose for photographs.

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Wed
06
Dec

‘Tis the season for giving

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

The holiday season often focuses on charity, but Amy Jo Hawley, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church is trying to expand the boundaries of giving to other months of the year.

As the mediator of the Ellsworth County Ministerial Alliance (ECMA), which unifies area churches for critical needs, she hopes community resources can be delivered in a compassionate manner.

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Wed
06
Dec

Business is booming at Tiffany Cattle Co.

By Judi Brown
Marquette Tribune

To say that business is booming at the Tiffany Cattle Company would probably be an understatement.

Since Shawn and Shane Tiffany took over the feedlot located southeast of Marquette in July, they have doubled the number of people they employ and have nearly filled every pen they have available.

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Wed
29
Nov

Suppers keep Ellsworth County’s history alive

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

Cherie Sauers has spent years volunteering for the Ellsworth County Historical Society. While she can’t specifically say how many, it’s safe to say it’s been more than two decades since she first started paying it forward preserving and advocating for county history.

In that time, she’s served in every position on the board of directors, including president — a role she’s held at least once before and currently does today.

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Wed
29
Nov

Sounds of bells signal start of Christmas season in Ellsworth

By the I-R staff

The sound of sleigh bells filled downtown Ellsworth Monday night. They competed with the music coming from the sidewalks and inside businesses along Douglas Avenue.

At 5:30 p.m. on the dot, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived, waving to shoppers as they rode up and down the street in a horse-drawn white carriage that later offered free rides.

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Wed
29
Nov

Donations Needed

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

The clock is ticking for Ellsworth County’s current match opportunity.

“We’re running a bit behind,” said Theresa Staudinger, who heads the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation (SHCF). Her foundation is trying to raise $50,000 in donations by today (Thursday, Nov. 30).

If successful, the SHCF would receive $75,000 from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan. The Hansen Foundation is matching every dollar donated with a $1.50. The grand total goal of $125,000 would then allow for the establishment of an endowed trust. Staudinger said it would mean the SHCF could replenish its available grant monies each year.

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