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Wed
11
Oct

County moves forward with rec district

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Marquette Tribune

By a vote of 2-1, Ellsworth County commissioners Monday approved the creation of a recreation district in a small portion of Ellsworth County and in the Marquette area of McPherson County.

McPherson County commissioners have already signed off on the plan.

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Wed
04
Oct

Off the Bench

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

As Ron Svaty looks back over his 75 years, he realizes that many of the significant events in his life have happened abruptly and with little warning.

On his way to taking advantage of a football scholarship at Washburn University, Kansas State University offered him a free four-year ride to the school. Svaty immediately abandoned football and headed for Manhattan.

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Wed
04
Oct

BRING ON THE KNIGHTS

Ellsworth High School football players, from left, Kash Travnichek, Clayton Vague and Brendan Tripp throw out candy during Friday’s Homecoming Parade down Douglas Avenue.

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Wed
04
Oct

Officials seek input for chicken plant

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth County commissioners Monday morning set a date of Tuesday, Oct. 17, for a public meeting to discuss the possibility of pursuing a Tyson chicken processing plant. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the American Legion building.

Officials met with Ellsworth city administrator Scott Moore and Dan Mount, who represented the regional Post Rock Rural Water District, based in Ellsworth.

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Wed
04
Oct

Lorraine probe continues

BY DALE HOGG
Special to the I-R

LORRAINE — Kevin L. Wagner, 55, of Bushton died Saturday in a Wichita hospital after receiving a head injury Thursday, Sept. 28, during an altercation in Lorraine, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Monday afternoon. The preliminary autopsy report indicated he died from blunt force trauma.

Meanwhile, the KBI and the Ellsworth County Sheriff ’s Office probe into last Thursday’s aggravated battery in Lorraine continues. At this time no arrests have been made connected to this incident and the investigation is ongoing, according to a KBI news release. No further information will be released at this time.

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Wed
04
Oct

Hot, dry days wilt fall crops

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

Clinton Laflin, the livestock production specialist for the Midway Extension District in Ellsworth and Russell counties, scratches his head when he talks about this year’s local corn crop and yields.

“I feel like it’s been an odd couple of months from a temperature aspect,” he said in a recent interview with the Independent-Reporter. “August was fairly mild. But in September, we’ve had more heat. That’s been something a lot of people didn’t expect.”

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Wed
04
Oct

Marquette city candidates speak at forum

BY JUDI BROWN
Marquette Tribune

As a rainy day faded into a drizzly evening, a suprisingly large crowd gathered at the Marquette United Methodist Church Monday evening, Sept. 25, to get to know more about this year’s candidates for the Marquette mayoral and city council positions.

The candidate’s forum, sponsored by the Marquette Lions Club, began at 7:15 p.m. in the church basement. Lions Club president Kerry Lindh welcomed the crowd that was assembled and introduced each of the candidates in alphabetical order.

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Fri
29
Sep

KBI to investigate Lorraine shooting

     A shooting took place Thursday evening, Sept. 28, in Lorraine. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the incident.
     See the Oct. 5 edition of the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter for more details.

Wed
27
Sep

George Eschbaugh’s gallery opens for Fall Extravaganga

LINDA MOWERY-DENNING/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Steve Eschbaugh of Wilson, George’s son, with his dog, Sadie. Inset is a picture of George Eschbaugh’s sandstone art studio.

AN ARTIST’S LEGACY

The handsome building with the Dakota sandstone facade is sheltered by trees that line the gravel road on the west edge of Wilson.

 

 

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Wed
27
Sep

Improving Lives

DAVIS

Ellsworth County Medical Center will host a Cancer Prevention Awareness event and dinner organized by Tina Davis, Rural Health Clinic director, Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Ellsworth American Legion Hall building.

 

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