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02
Mar

Emerald Ball Fundraiser planned

By Alan Rusch

HOLYROOD — For just the second time in four years, another Emerald Ball and Auction is planned at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the American Legion building in Holyrood to raise funds to help complete a worthwhile community project. In 2012, the first Emerald Ball and Auction raised $32,000 to help refurbish and restore Holyrood City Park. Emerald Ball committee members hope to duplicate that success to benefit the restoration of the 1887 Santa Fe Depot in Holyrood.

 

Wed
02
Mar

Property values increase again

By Alan Rusch

A majority of Ellsworth County residents saw their assets grow when they opened their mail boxes Feb. 19. For the second time in as many years, property values increased in Ellsworth, Wilson, Kanopolis, Holyrood, Kanopolis Lake and in rural Ellsworth County. Values did not change in Lorraine.

 

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Wed
02
Mar

Ellsworth Eagles Soar

By Alan Rusch

Four members of Ellsworth Boy Scout Troop 84 — Caden Whetzel, Dave Wesseler and twins Josiah and Micah Bolton — were elevated to the coveted Eagle Scout rank Sunday during a ceremony at the Ellsworth American Legion building. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. “It’s been my goal ever since I was a cub scout,’ Whetzel said. “Now I get to soar with the eagles.”

 

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Wed
02
Mar

James Wacker makes ‘iconic’ purchase

By Alan Rusch

Another historic building in downtown Ellsworth — the 1911-era Ellsworth County Jail at 200 Court Ave. — may soon be remodeled. Ellsworth native James Wacker recently purchased the six bedroom, three bathroom structure from First Bank Kansas.

 

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Wed
02
Mar

Dr. Bieker resigns from LCH

Dr. Jody Bieker has announced her decision to resign from the Lindsborg Community Hospital as a family practice physician in the Family Health Care Clinic. Her last day will be April 11. Bieker will be making a big change: leaving family practice medicine behind to begin providing care as an emergency room physician.

 

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Wed
24
Feb

ECMC Health Fair set to ‘Tune Up Your Health’

By ALAN RUSCH
Ellsworth County I-R
 
It’s time to “Tune Up Your Health” as the Ellsworth County Medical Center plans its annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 19, in the hospital administration building. “Participants can expect a lot of information,” said Doug Stefek, the center’s coordinator of community outreach. “They can expect hearing and seeing people that have programs out there to help them.”

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Ellsworth Kiwanis gear up for Home and Garden fundraiser

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R 
 
Excitement is growing for the Ellsworth Kiwanis Club’s fifth annual Home and Garden Show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Ellsworth American Legion building. Admission is $1 per person. Children younger than 12 are free. “We have about 300 people attend every year,” said coordinator Anita Hoffhines.

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Like Father, Like Son

By Diane Gasper-O’Brien
Special to the I-R 
 
HAYS — Much like so many other games the past three years, Jake Stoppel greeted family members and friends following Saturday’s 79-65 Tiger victory at Gross Memorial Coliseum. But this was different. This just might have been the last time playing on the GMC floor for the Fort Hays State University senior from Wilson.

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Caucuses March 5

By the I-R Staff
 
Kansas voters will be able to cast ballots in the presidential primaries only four days after Super Tuesday, when voters in 12 states select nominees. State caucuses are planned Saturday, March 5, with Republicans voting locally and Democrats traveling to McPherson County.

 

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Wed
24
Feb

Ghostly Reveal?

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R 
 
Greg Heller has heard the same question several times since a team of paranormal investigators detected unexplained thumps, scratches, whispers and other noises at historic Fort Harker in Kanopolis. “If there really are ghosts, are you planning to get rid of them?” people ask.

 

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