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Wed
13
Sep

Marquette makes itself known at the fair

By Judi Brown
Marquette Tribune

Members of the Marquette Chamber of Commerce and staff and volunteers at the Kansas Motorcycle Museum have worked hard over the past year to make this year’s booth in the Pride of Kansas building at the Kansas State Fair happen.

The booth was ready to open Friday morning, Sept. 8, when the fair kicked off and will be available throughout the fair until its close Sunday night, Sept. 17.

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Wed
06
Sep

The snake and other early-day stories

David Bailey has several histories written by members of his family. In 1958, Lillian Bailey wrote what she labeled as “family notes.” Here is a story from her memories of early-day Ellsworth County:

“When Edith came along, Doctor Bush, who was just a young fellow starting out, did not handle the case right and we almost lost both Mother and baby. The doctor years afterward, said he was at fault.

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Wed
06
Sep

From Sherman Ranch to Ellsworth, family’s history mirrors region

Editor’s Note — Ellsworth’s 150th anniversary celebration is in the history books; however, the I-R will continue to spotlight Ellsworth county’s early-day settler families throughout the rest of 2017.

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

David Bailey never tires of hearing the stories his father, Keith, tells about growing up in Ellsworth County.

Nor does he tire of hearing the stories Keith’s family passed down to him through several generations that date back to soon after the Civil War.

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Wed
06
Sep

Calf run-in injures area farmer

By Mark Gardner
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth County farmer Bob Nienke was at home Tuesday and recovering from a run-in with a calf that left him hospitalized for 10 days.

Julie Nienke said her husband returned home Monday; however, he still has obstacles to face.

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Wed
06
Sep

Clinic plans ‘On the Road’ outreach push

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

Tina Davis, director of the rural health clinics for Ellsworth County Medical Center, introduced a community outreach plan at the Aug. 23 meeting of the hospital board of directors.

The plan centers around the hospital’s mission and vision statements.

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Wed
06
Sep

Buffingtons celebrate 33 years in business

By Judi Brown
Marquette Tribune

As of July 14, Max and Kay Buffington have been taking care of Marquette’s hardware needs for 33 years. For Max, the Buffington’s store was an extension of his hardware store experience that began when he was still in high school.

In his senior year at Marquette High School in 1963, Max finished the basketball season with his team before taking a job in McPherson at CM&S Building Center.

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Wed
30
Aug

Sun Block

By Mark Gardner
Ellsworth County I-R

Area resident Anita Lamont already is making plans for the next trip she plans to take with her son to see a solar eclipse.

The year will be 2024 and her son, Kason, will be a senior in high school.

Kason, a sixth grader at Kanopolis Middle School, accompanied his mother to Nebraska, where they watched the Aug. 21 solar eclipse in its totality.

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Wed
30
Aug

Local Drovers apartments to close in October

By Mark Gardner
Ellsworth County I-R

Drovers Cottage at the Good Samaritan Retirement Village will close its doors Nov. 1 with its three residents having to move by Oct. 31.

Over the past several years, the resident population of the senior apartments has continued to decline, according to a press release issued Aug. 24 by the Good Samaritan Society. Another factor in the closing, according to the release, is the variety of services available elsewhere in Ellsworth that meet the needs of seniors.

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Wed
30
Aug

Fiesta offers food, music, family fun

By Mark Gardner
Ellsworth County I-R

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Fiesta organizers Tomasa Cisneros and Bert Rojas are preparing to pass the torch to long time helper and church member Veronica Kyler.

Kyler is a life-long Ellsworth County resident and has always considered St. Ignatius her home church. She was baptized there and has attended services at the frame house of worship for decades.

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Wed
30
Aug

Search is on for eco devo director

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Executive board members of the Smoky Hill Development Corporation met Monday afternoon to hammer out a plan to find a replacement for longtime executive director Rob Fillion, who resigned this past week.

President Justin Lindsley said the corporation, the economic development arm of Ellsworth County, will search at least statewide — and perhaps beyond — for a new director. Officials planned to meet again Wednesday morning.

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