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Wed
14
Oct

Brownback visits Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Gov. Sam Brownback, right, visits with his cousin, Ellsworth banker Dave Brownback, center, and Johnnie Goddard, KDOC deputy secretary for facilities management, during a visit to Ellsworth Correctional Facility Wednesday afternoon.

      Gov. Sam Brownback praised the relationship between Ellsworth and the Ellsworth Correctional Facility during a brief visit Wednesday afternoon.
     “The community of Ellsworth and this area has long supported this facility in a great way and I appreciate that,” Brownback said. “It shows what you’ve got done.”
     Brownback also commented on the possibility of returning the housing program to ECF and pay increases for state correctional officers.
     Read more of Brownback’s comments in the Thursday, Oct. 22, Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter.
 

Wed
14
Oct

Average milo crop predicted

By Alan Rusch
 
A bit of a smile crossed Michelle Buchanan’s face as she looked at the sea of sorghum southwest of Holyrood. “We have a good representation of varieties out here this year and I really like the way they’ve done,” said Buchanan, ag agent for the Midway Extension District.
 
Wed
14
Oct

Wayne’s Ag Aviation pilot stresses importance of agricultural aviation to local producers

By Alan Rusch
 
Imagine flying a 3,000-pound, 250-horsepower airplane mere feet off the ground in excess of 100 miles-per-hour. Brad Fitchett, an aerial applicator with Wayne’s Ag Aviation of Ellsworth doesn’t have to imagine — for him it’s routine.
 
Wed
14
Oct

Tennis dilemma

BY Mark McCoy
 
The Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo school board refused Monday night to accept the new Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School tennis courts as constructed, following the most recent concrete stress-test results.
 
Wed
14
Oct

Little River High School Homecoming Royalty

The Little River homecoming court on Friday, Sept. 25 was, from left, sophomores Shannon Hudson and Peyton Harvey, seniors Macy Schlatter, Clayton Bettenbrock, Damien Martinez, Queen Abigail Briscoe, King Stan Wright, Sadie McBride , and Garrett Williams, juniors Rachel Wright and Jeb Sauer, freshmen Madison Loder and Jonah Nelson. Front row, flower girl Emma Porter and crown bearer Eastyn Wohletz. The Little River Redskins won 54 to 36 against Udall.
 
Wed
07
Oct

Back on the Bench

By Alan Rusch
 
Wed
07
Oct

ORANGE ORBS

With a sign of fall showcasing Halloween just around the corner, these bright orange pumpkins dot the landscape at Svaty’s Produce north of Kanopolis.
 
Wed
07
Oct

Classy Ladies Classy Store

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

Wed
07
Oct

Walking with Nature

Light overnight showers made for a wonderful fall morning to take in a guided tour at Kanopolis State Park. This hike was an activity offered with free entrance day at all Kansas State Parks held on Sept. 26.
Thu
01
Oct

Ellsworth City

Water line decision postponed

By Linda Mowery-Denning   

     To quote the late Yogi Berra, “It was like deja vu all over again.”
     After a 10-year absence from City Hall, Scott Moore officially returned Monday as Ellsworth city administrator.
     At least two members of the audience joined Mayor John Whitmer in welcoming him back. Moore replaces Tim Vandall, who left earlier this year for a job in Lansing. The city has been without a city administrator for three months.
     There was no new business, only a continuation of issues the council has discussed before.

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