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Wed
08
Aug

And the winners are ...

Kelly takes the Democratic nomination for Governor

By I-R staff

Despite a strong showing in his old Kansas House district, Ellsworth County’s Josh Svaty lost the democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary election to state senator Laura Kelly of Topeka.

At a little after 9 p.m. Kelly had almost 52 percent of the votes with the eastern counties and even counties in the rural western counties — normally considered a Svaty stronghold — in her win column.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Ellsworth native tapped for job in administration

By Jennifer McDaniel

An Ellsworth native is awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation following a nomination this past week by President Trump to become his topranking science and technology policy adviser.

Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist and public official, was named as the president’s choice to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy — a vital branch of the White House, which counsels the president and his cabinet on the scientific aspects of issues ranging from security and the economy to health and the environment.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

State throws another curve ball at school district

By Alan Rusch

HOLYROOD — What began as a discussion by members of the Central Plains USD 112 board on the relationship between a proposed bond election and four core board goals soon moved to a discussion of financial and budget concerns.

Even the spectre of possibly — NOT probably — closing a school in the district was raised.

“I think we need to go back to Goal B, and that is to operate within a fiscally responsible budget,” said Michelle Brokes, board president, during the meeting at Central Plains Elementary School at Holyrood.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

2018 Smoky Valley Saddle Club Rodeo

Cash Toews of Canton hangs on for the ride.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

2018 Primary Election Results

Final results for 20th District Judge in Russell County with 17 out of 17 precincts reporting:

Hipp 925

McPherson 325

Combining Ellsworth, Russell, Stafford, Barton and what we have so far from Rice County results are as follows:

Hipp 4,795

McPherson 3,086

On the Democratic Governor side, Kelly has been declared the winner.

 

At 9:30 p.m., all of Ellsworth County's precincts have been counted, with 33 percent voter turn-out. 

20th Distrct Judge:

Hipp 831

McPherson 151

 

Governor (R)

Kobach 319

Kucera 8

Ruzich 1

Selzer 111

Tutera 1

Barnett 51

Colyer 492

 

Governor (D)

Bergeson 0

Brewer 18

Kelly 24

Svaty 295

Anderson 0

 

20th District Court Judge update at 9:10 p.m. from Stafford County, with 18 of 24 precincts counted:

Hipp 180

McPherson 328

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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