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Marquette Library has ideas to beat the heat

A good way to beat the summer heat is to find a good book. The Marquette Community Library has some new books that just might be what you would enjoy. “Crash and Burn” by Lisa Gardner, “Summer by the Sea” by Susan Wiggs, “Blue Prints” by Barbara Delinsky, “Unlucky 13” and “The 14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson, “All the Single Ladies” by Dorthea B. Frank, “A Lucky Life Interrupted” by Tom Brokaw

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Tue
04
Aug

Ladies continue 30 year tradition of spreading cheer to Riverview Estates

The third Tuesday of each month you will find a group of women known as the Cheer Group meeting with residents of Riverview Estates, Marquette. The group of Lindsborg women, consisting of Karen Leaf, Maridene Lundstrom, Doris Swenson, Margaret Eddy and Ave Anderson formed the group after their friend, Nancy Nelson, passed away.

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Tue
04
Aug

Great Plains Flat Track Series Motorcycle Races

On June 28 the Great Plains Flat Track Series Motorcycle races took place six miles south of Marquette. The races, originally scheduled for May 16, were rescheduled due to wet conditions. John Rawson, who created the track, reported that he sprayed water on the track into the early hours of the morning hoping to cut down on some of the flying dust.

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Mon
03
Aug

Brockway is new Kansas Czech Queen

 

By Alan Rusch Ellsworth County I-R WILSON — Lara Brockway of Salina was crowned the 2015 Miss Kansas Czech- Slovak Queen Saturday, during the 27th annual pageant conducted as part of the Wilson’s After Harvest Czech Festival. “I feel great,” she said. “I’m really excited to keep doing this for another year.” Brockway was crowned by Sara Vytlacil of Belleville, the 2014 MissKansas Czech-Slovak Queen. During her one-year reign, Brockway hopes to promote the Czech heritage within the younger generation. She also plans to stress the importance of education.

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Mon
03
Aug

‘Passport to Amazing’ begins Monday

 

By the I-R Staff Ellsworth resident Linda Strella hadn’t planned on participating in the first “Passport to Amazing Ellsworth.” But then she remembered the promotions that took place when she and her husband, John, owned their downtown shoe store. And how disappointedthey were when hardly anyone showed up. Strella quickly changed her mind. “I visited a lot of places,” she said. “It was fun and I did some shopping along the way.” Strella will have an opportunity to repeat her 2014 experience.

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Mon
03
Aug

Proposed treaty concerns Moran

 

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING Ellsworth County I-R U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran visitedWilson Saturday morning  and voiced his concerns about a proposed agreement involving the United States and a nation thousands of miles away. An audience of more than three dozen crowded into the Senior Center to hear Moran, a Manhattan Republican who used to represent western Kansas in Congress, talk about the proposed nuclear arms treaty with Iran. The treaty, negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry and others in the Obama

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Mon
03
Aug

Former is new again

 

Mon
03
Aug

Czech Fest sizzles but is a success

 

Fair supporters deserve congratulations Dear Editor, Another Ellsworth Co. 4-H Fair has come and gone. I would like to congratulate all of the By By Alan Rusch Ellsworth County I-RWILSON — Residents of the Czech Capital of Kansas collectively shouted“We are Wilson” July 23 through Saturday, with a combination of new and traditional events designed to please both young and old alike at Wilson’s 55th annual After Harvest Czech Festival. This year’s festival once again ran forthree days. Although visitors had to deal  with triple-digit temperatures and high humidity, Czech Fest officials were pleased with the results. “I think the parade was a hit,” said Czech Fest Committee chairperson Kayla Cullens late Saturday afternoon. “A lot of people came out for that. And the parkwas packed this afternoon.” 

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