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Wed
30
Mar

American Legion celebrates 97th birthday

The Marquette American Legion and Auxiliary family — along with many friends — celebrated the 97th birthday of the American Legion March 8 with a potluck supper. The evening’s entertainment was provided by the Marquette Cloggers under the direction of Casie Nelson and her son, Evan.

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Wed
23
Mar

Schultz is tops in nation

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the I-R

Ellsworth agent is among farm and ranch elite.

Growing up on a farm near Dighton, Caleb Schultz learned first-hand the uncertainty of agriculture. That sometimes, it’s a roll of the dice.  In a good year, cattle were fat, and wheat yields doubled the previous year’s totals. But if young calves died, or a late freeze killed tender stalks, profits would take a significant hit.
 

 

 

Wed
23
Mar

Mentor program follows Big Brothers/Big Sisters model

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

As a retired educator, Barbara McPherson knows the positive influence a mentor can have on a child’s life. That belief was re-enforced this past June, when she heard Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder talk at a Catbacker meeting in Salina.

 

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Wed
23
Mar

Hearing could help pave the way for future developments

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

As executive director of the Smoky Hill Development Corporation, the county’s economic development organization, Rob Fillion considers a proposed amendment to the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan a step into the future of Ellsworth and Ellsworth County.

 

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Wed
23
Mar

Can we expect a long, hot summer?

By Joseph Hand

Think of winter in Kansas and the image of a rolling prairie covered by a blanket of snow typically comes to mind. Or — considering this past season’s lack of moisture — perhaps a blanket of green or brown. Or even red, in the case of the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Bob Kepka said 2016 has been a busy year.

 

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Wed
23
Mar

Day Full of Activity

By Joseph Hand
 
Spring was in the air this past weekend and — in case your memory failed — the Kiwanis Club Home and Garden Show offered plenty of reasons to remind residents of the season. The fifth annual event Saturday in the Ellsworth American Legion building pulled in 26 vendors.

 

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Wed
23
Mar

The huge impact of $$$

By Norman Ornstein
 
The spectacular crash of the Jeb! Bush campaign — an early dropout after his super PAC raised and spent a historically high amount — has led to a chorus of voices noting that money must not mean much in politics if you can spend more than $100 million and fail to win a single primary or caucus. Most of those voices, to be sure, are opponents of any limits on campaign money, willing to seize on any evidence to bolster their position.

 

Wed
23
Mar

BY THE BOOK ANGER

by Linda Mowery-Denning
Editor/Publisher 
 
How bad do things have to be to get librarians to march on Topeka 
 
You know it’s going to be a bad day when you’re met at work by dozens of librarians angry about something you’ve done. That’s exactly what happened this past week to members of the Kansas House of Representatives. The librarians joined with officials from small governing bodies to express their displeasure for proposed legislation that would require city, county and voter approval for changes in property tax levies or for the issuance of bonds.

 

Wed
23
Mar

Cemetery Results

By Jennifer McDaniel

When former Mayor Allan Lindfors and other cemetery officials began overhauling regulations governing Marquette cemeteries a few years ago, he did so with the hope of bringing uniformity and dignity to the final resting of place of so many local residents. And nearly a year after those rules were put in place, Lindfors is pleased with what he has been able to accomplish so far as he continues working on ways to improve the community’s local cemeteries.

 

Wed
16
Mar

Burn Ban Lifted

By Joseph Hand and Alan Rusch

Ellsworth County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to lift the emergency burn ban they issued late Friday.

The Ellsworth area received a small amount of rain over the weekend, with .53-inch reported in the Holyrood area.

 

 

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