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Wed
13
Mar

Stay alert this spring

The past year in Ellsworth County was “very mild,” according to Keith Haberer, emergency management director for Ellsworth and Russell counties.

Will 2019 follow the same pattern?

 

 

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Wed
13
Mar

Ellsworth graduate heads overseas

Staley

The U.S. Department of State has selected Kendra Staley of the International English Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for a twoweek English Language Specialist project focusing on teacher-training in Turkmenistan at the National Institute of Education.

Staley, a 2000 graduate of Ellsworth High School, is part of a select group, as one of about 80 U.S. citizens each year selected to serve on an English Language Specialist assignment.

 

 

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Wed
13
Mar

Central Plains benefits from locally-grown ingredients

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Wilson FFA members Ethan Dlabal, left, and Mason Prester display the hydroponic lettuce they started growing in January at Wilson School. The lettuce will be used in USD 112 school meals.

From Farm to School

When the Farm-to-Table movement started in upscale eateries a few years ago, the idea connected restaurant guests with the source of the locally grown ingredients making up their daily menus.

The concept not only promoted locally and regionally grown products, but celebrated the quality found in fresh, unadulterated foods.

 

 

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Wed
06
Mar

Long-time Wilson advertising business plans April 1 closing

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Wilson City Council member Chuck Crawford makes a point.

WILSON — During a short meeting Monday, members of the Wilson City Council heard sad news about a long-time Wilson business.

Eschbaugh Advertising plans to close after decades of doing business in its screen printing plant on the Ellsworth-Russell county line.

 

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Wed
06
Mar

FFA Thank You

Ellsworth FFA members fry bacon Thursday in preparation for the annual community thank you breakfast.

ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Ellsworth FFA members form a serving line Thursday as they prepare to serve pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. The breakfast was originally set for Feb. 20, but was postponed due to a snow storm that cancelled school. They are from left, Noah Goss, Trenton Hays, Nakita Barta and Devon Bunch.

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Wed
06
Mar

Blowin’ in the Wind

Aproposed wind farm planned for southern Ellsworth County remains in its infancy as developers gather the authorizations necessary to proceed.

A year ago, about 50 Ellsworth County landowners gathered in the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library basement to hear more about the proposal. At the time, Krista Mann, senior business development manager for Invenergy, a Chicago-based developer, told residents there was a 50 percent chance construction on the wind farm could begin within the next two years.

 

 

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Wed
06
Mar

Property values soften across county

When Carl Miller became Ellsworth County appraiser in 2002, the average sale price of a 1,264 square foot home built in 1946 or later was $67,460.

Fast forward 17 years — to 2019 — and the average sale price for a house built in those same years is $106,000. The average size has increased to 1,367.

 

 

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Wed
27
Feb

Active shooter exercise delivers dose of reality

ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Law enforcement officers cautiously make their way to the sound of simulated gunshots Monday during an active assailant exercise at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School. Inset, playing the roll of students in a classroom at Ellsworth Elementary School, local teachers prepare to defend themselves against the assailant.

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The active assailant, played by Ellsworth Police Officer Jeff Weigel, makes his way into a classroom at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School during Monday’s exercise.

Being Prepared

It’s an unthinkable scenario everyone prays will never happen in their town: An active assailant enters a local school with a gun and starts hunting for teachers and students.

The reaction of teachers to such a nightmare situation was the focus of a training exercise Monday during a teacher in-service at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High, Kanopolis Middle and Ellsworth Elementary schools.

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Wed
27
Feb

Snow, Snow and more Snow ...

BILL BECKMEYER/Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth Police Chief Emil Halfhill said his department worked only one minor accident in the city during the first snow storm and none the second.

BILL BECKMEYER/Ellsworth County I-R

Snow and cold were hallmarks of this past week in Ellsworth County as two rounds of winter weather dumped almost a foot of snow Saturday and Feb. 20.

BILL BECKMEYER/Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth declared two snow route emergencies, which stopped vehicle owners from parking on designated streets so crews could do their job.

Snow, Snow and more Snow ...

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Wed
27
Feb

Opioid crisis brings change

The nationwide opioid crisis has reached local physicians, according to Andrew Bair, chief executive officer of the Ellsworth County Medical Center.

During the Feb. 20 meeting of the hospital board of directors, Bair said the crisis has changed the way medical providers at ECMC prescribe opioids.

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