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Wed
30
Aug

MUMC hosts Camp Out Bible School

Pastor Jeff Graber
Special to the Marquette Tribune

At nine a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, the Marquette United Methodist Church opened its doors for its One Day Community Vacation Bible School. Forty-six kids filed into the church for a day of fun starting with an opening skit performed by the pastor and camp leader, Jeff Graber and his wife, Chelsea, also known as wilderness expert Sally. From there, children joined in the excitement as they learned new songs, played games, listened to stories and ate snacks. The program for the day was Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus. Staying true to the theme, the sanctuary was decorated with a starry night backdrop behind a camping scene complete with a tent and “campfire”.

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Wed
23
Aug

Younger volleyball players eager to step up

By the I-R Staff

The Lady Bearcat volleyball team lost four of its key players in the 2016- 17 season to graduation, but coach Amy Johnson said there are younger players eager to step up.

“What may pose as a weakness in the beginning may be one of our strengths in the end,” Johnson said. “We will have some young players who will need to step into roles early.

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Wed
23
Aug

New coach takes over helm at Ellsworth

By the I-R Staff

The Bearcat football team has a new coach, Josh Homolka, who is determined that players will do their best when they take the field.

“My family and I are excited to be part of the Ellsworth community,” Homolka said. “I am excited for all our athletic teams to perform at their highest level.”

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Wed
23
Aug

Alumni band draws more than 40 home for 150th celebration

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Former Ellsworth band teacher David Rankin wasn’t sure what to expect when he sent out invitations to his former students about getting together for a reunion during the town’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

But, like everything else this past weekend, reality seemed to exceed expectations. More than 40 of Rankin’s former students marched with him Saturday morning. Adding to their numbers were the 34-member Ellsworth High School band directed by Samantha Lackey.

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Wed
23
Aug

Ellsworth’s 150th — What a party!

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

In a weekend punctuated by faux gun shots, the roar of motorcycles and the sound of cattle, it was the unexpected moments that often meant the most.

Grand marshal and parade announcer Kenny Castor climbing down from the review stand Saturday morning to hug an old friend.

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Wed
23
Aug

Ellsworth celebrates 150 years of history with Cowboys, Cattle and Crowds

This photo was taken by the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter’s Mark Gardner Saturday morning, who was in a lift over Douglas Avenue during the parade. The parade was divided into two parts — the traditional entries followed by more than a hundred head of trophy Longhorns.

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Wed
23
Aug

Marquette City Council

By Sandi Collman
Special to the Marquette Tribune

The Marquette City Council met for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 8 at City Hall.

The meeting opened with a public input session dealing with matters such as a city website, the closing of Main Street downtown from 3 p.m. to midnight for a street dance Oct. 21 (it will not block any intersections), setting up a fishing tournament for kids, drainage concerns along the nature trail and the use of the elementary school art classroom for craft programs.

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Sat
19
Aug

Reward offered for arrest and conviction of William Thompson in the Aug. 15, 1873 shooting death of Sheriff C.B. Whitney

GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS, C.B. Whitney, Sheriff of Ellsworth County, Kansas was murdered in the said county of Ellsworth, on the 15th day of August, 1873, by one WIlliam Thompson, said Thompson being described as about six feet in height, 26 years of age, dark complexion, brown hair, gray eyes and erect form; and WHEREAS, the said William Thompson is now at large and a fugitive from justice;

NOW THEREFORE, know ye, that I, Thomas A. Osborn, Governor of the State of Kansas, in pursuance of law, do hereby offer a reward of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the arrest and conviction of the said William Thompson, for the crime named above.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State. Done at Topeka, this 22nd day of August, 1873.

Thu
17
Aug

Ellsworth County's 150 Celebration

For a complete list of events and times please click here https://www.indyrepnews.com/sites/indyrepnews.com/files/Cowtown%20150th%20Sched.pdf

Wed
16
Aug

HORNS ACROSS THE PRAIRIE

These trophy longhorns are the main attraction at Ellsworth’s 150th anniversary celebration today (Thursday) through Sunday with most of the events taking place at Cowtown Plaza. The longhorns will be herded through downtown Ellsworth Saturday morning following the traditional parade.

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