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Mon
03
Dec

Newspapers will be late this week

A National Day of Mourning to honor President George H.W. Bush has been set for Wednesday, Dec. 5. Since the post office will be closed, newspapers won't be mailed until Thursday, which will result in later delivery to your home.

Papers will still be available as normal at vendor locations, racks and in-office pickup. The I-R will be open as normal.

Wed
28
Nov

Miracle on Washington Street won’t disappoint

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are all set to make a special trip to Marquette Dec. 1 to open Miracle on Washington Street. They will appear at the Fine Arts Center from 2-3:30 p.m. to visit with the good little boys and girls.

Food is always abundant at most festivals and Miracle on Washington Street is no exception. Cookies will be for sale by the Starlight Club in the Fine Arts Center. The Marquette Senior Center will be open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. serving chili, dessert, coffee and tea for a free will donation.

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Wed
28
Nov

Bad weather turns Ellsworth County into ice rink

JASON HICKS/For the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Winter weather arrived in Ellsworth County Sunday in a big way. Blizzard conditions delivered six inches of snow, strong winds and cold temperatures.

JASON HICKS/For the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Cancellations were common as churches, schools and organizations abandoned plans so people could remain inside their homes. Ellsworth City Hall was opened to those in need of shelter.

JASON HICKS/For the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Roads and highways were closed to traffic as drifts as high as a car were reported on Kansas Highway

140. Interstate 70 was closed as the storm moved east. Power outages also were common.

Wed
28
Nov

Store offers a hand up to families

Tami McGreevy’s heart fills with happiness when someone who has benefitted from the Christmas Store returns a few years later — not as a recipient — but as a volunteer. Or makes a donation to help continue the program that has helped deliver Christmas to Ellsworth County children for 18 years.

For McGreevy, such experiences prove the store’s mission of “giving a hand up, not a hand out.”

“It’s really special when that happens,” she said.

The program, which purchases holiday gifts for children whose parents can’t otherwise afford them, helped about 30 kids in Ellsworth its first year. In 2017, the number had grown to 208 and spread across Ellsworth County.

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Tue
20
Nov

People to People

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

Jane Coyne smiled as she unknowingly peeled away the speckled shell of the boiled quail egg and shoved it into her mouth.

Throughout the dinner, her longtime friend, Khanh Nguyen, had urged her to try the Vietnamese delicacy. So eventually, Jane gave in. In South Vietnam, duck and quail eggs, also known as Balut or Trung vit Lon, are a popular snack or appetizer. But unlike the boiled chicken eggs eaten in the United States, these include a partially developed chick, feathers included, inside.

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Tue
20
Nov

HONORING ANOTHER GENERATION

The Marquette children’s ministry, S.L.A.M. J.A.M., presented military veterans of the Marquette American Legion with Thank You Banners and goodie bags on Saturday Nov. 10.

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Tue
20
Nov

Long-term solution continues to elude Wilson home

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

Nearly eight months after the state was forced to take over a Wilson skilled nursing facility — one of 15 Kansas nursing homes owned by an insolvent New Jersey-based company — the doors are still open.

And while the state was able to step in to provide uninterrupted care, questions still remain as to any long-term solution for these nursing facilities.

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Tue
20
Nov

Holiday Kickoff

By I-R Staff

Downtown Ellsworth’s third annual Jingle & Mingle will only consume two hours; however, those two hours will be filled with enough holiday cheer to carry visitors of all ages through the season.

This year’s celebration will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, with activities inside downtown businesses and on the street. The event is sponsored by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Tue
20
Nov

Council underscores open door policy

By ALAN RUSCH
Ellsworth County I-R

Public concerns continued to be voiced at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Ellsworth City Council in the wake of an angry exchange between Ellsworth businessman Shannon Mog and City Administrator Scott Moore at the council’s Oct. 22 meeting.

“I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak on the facts, because we know that the facts don’t lie,” Moore’s wife, Tammy, said. “That’s what we are taught with our principles and morals.”

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Mon
19
Nov

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