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Wed
15
Nov

Thibodeau exhibit at Birger Sandzén

Special to the MT

New exhibitions opening at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg include paintings by Rich Thibodeau of Marquette; mixed media works by Clark Britton of Wichita; selected pieces by Joe Jones from the Moffett Collection; and the Gallery’s annual Holiday Gift Show. They will be on display from Nov. 5, 2017, through Jan. 14, 2018.

Marquette painter Rich Thibodeau is originally from Massachusetts and spent extended periods of time in Riverside, Calif.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Santa Fe, N.M. prior to relocating to the Central Plains. He worked in business until 1970, then pursued his passion in the visual arts, operating art-related businesses such as galleries and a frame shop. He currently runs ArtSpace in Marquette and is a dedicated painter.

Wed
08
Nov

Burying History

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

In 50 years, Charlie Williams may not recall what was inside the time capsule, but he might remember that he was there. He and his mother, Melissa, attended the burial of the capsule Sunday, Oct. 29, with about 20 others at the Hodgden House Museum Complex.

“If we have anyone under 10, make sure you get up close,” said Dru Richard, treasurer of the Ellsworth County Historical Society.

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Wed
08
Nov

Remembering the ‘Nam

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

Leonard Haverkamp was 23 when he shipped off to Vietnam. It was 1968 when the Kansas National Guardsman learned his unit was activated, offering him a one-way ticket to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo.

After months spent training, Haverkamp was deployed overseas to a warzone unlike anything he had ever imagined.

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Wed
08
Nov

Foundation offers matching grants in November

BY Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth County has a chance to bring $75,000 into the community, during a challenge period that takes place exclusively this month.

Until Thursday, Nov. 30, donations made to the Community Grant Fund of the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation (SHCF) will be matched by another Kansas foundation helping the northwest portion of the state.

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Wed
08
Nov

Hopkins wins race for Kanopolis mayor

By the I-R staff

Kanopolis will have a new mayor following Tuesday’s election of city council and school board members.

Newcomer Anthony Hopkins defeated Darrell Ploutz, who has served on the Kanopolis City Council for a dozen years, for the office now held by Russell Bunch, who did not seek re-election. The vote was 87 to 66.

Ploutz, who watched the outcome at the Ellsworth County Courthouse, congratulated Hopkins on his win.

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Wed
08
Nov

Haunted Hike a good time for one and all

By Lee Wolf
Special to the Marquette Tribune

The Marquette Lions Club presented the 2nd Annual Haunted Hike Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Wolverine Sports Complex.

Lions Club members counted 159 people who dare to take the hike that generated a lot of screams and laughter. At the end, friendly witches handed out candy to the brave survivors.

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Tue
07
Nov

City of Kanopolis mayor and city council races

See the I-R's facebook page for results of the City of Kanopolis mayor and council races: 

https://www.facebook.com/Ellsworth-County-Independent-Reporter-81874371077/?hc_ref=ARSMq-M6qLhFsa44roVfxzAsYZHWmc2neLQe0OqTNN5-cUscJDXc34DVvyohrEADXvQ&fref=nf

We will have a brief story in the 11/9 I-R with a full wrap up of all Ellsworth County races in the 11/16 I-R.

Wed
01
Nov

Holyrood’s water pad ready for good times

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

The splash pad in Holyrood’s City Park is complete and ready to go. But with warm weather finally giving way to chilly winds and nightly lows dipping below freezing, local kids will have to wait until next spring before they can splash and play.

The splash pad’s completion signifies the end of an effort by volunteers, residents and donors to further enhance the park and their hometown. In about a year’s time, the community worked together to raise enough money to pay for the entire project — which was the third phase of park improvements.

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Wed
01
Nov

Grassroots Campaign

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

As Josh Svaty traveled across Kansas this summer, one issue continued to surface in county after county — KanCare, the state’s privatized version of Medicaid, isn’t working for consumers or providers.

KanCare wasn’t a program Svaty expected to have on his priority list as a candidate for governor. But after hearing “story after story it wasn’t working,” the Ellsworth Democrat became determined to fix the program that offers health care to — among others — children and adults with disabilities.

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Wed
01
Nov

Time to shop until you drop

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

It’s fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to change color and, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the jingle bells — and the bargains — fast approaching.

The annual Ellsworth County Medical Center Auxiliary’s Jingle Bell Shop & Sell takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the ECMC administrative building in Ellsworth.

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