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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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Wed
24
Feb

‘What concerns me’ for public education

By Jon Paden

Special to the Tribune 

For those who may not know me well, I have been in public education for 25 years, proudly 20 of those years have been at Windom Elementary School in USD 444. I also am a third generation educator and administrator, so when I went into this business I knew it was more for the intrinsic rewards than the extrinsic.

 

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Mon
22
Feb

Holyrood without power

Crews from Western Electric out of Ellsworth work to re-establish power to the city of Holyrood Feb. 22 in Holyrood./ I-R photograph by Mark McCoy.

HOLYROOD — Citizens of the city of Holyrood will be without power, water and sewer services for most of the day following an electrical sub-station failure early Monday morning in Holyrood.

          Holyrood police chief Dave Chamberlain said the sub-station failed about 4 a.m. Holyrood crews were in the process of investigating the power failure at about 5 a.m. when Frank Vasquez, of 509 Charles Street (located behind the transformer station) informed the crews that he had a house fire.

          The Holyrood Fire Department responded and put out the electrical fire. Units from the Ellsworth Fire Department also responded, since the city’s recently purchased emergency generator to pump water was still not on-line and the Holyrood Fire Department wanted to insure that it had enough water on hand to fight the house fire. The fire was extinguished with minimal structural damage.

Wed
17
Feb

Moving Forward

By Alan Rusch -

Members of Ellsworth's Paul Aylward American Legion Post 174 have authorized their executive committee to negotiate the potential sale of just under an acre of legion-owned property north of the legion building to a group of local and non-local investors.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Bus incident involves Great Bend swim team

By Dale Hogg

  In the last week, there have been at least two instances of Great Bend High School boys’ swim team members allegedly being sexually battered on bus trips home from swim meets, parents of team members are reporting.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

PINEWOOD DERBY SCOUTS

The Ellsworth Cub Scouts conducted their annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 25. Those participating were back row from left, Trent Neuman, Anthony Halbgewachs, Chase Bourbon, Colton Bettenbrock, Tyson Mai, Enrique Garcia and Tanner Schroeder. Middle row from left, Caleb Sheesley, Zaden Dawson, Sam Karst, Isaac Mueting, J.T. Halbgewachs, Ty Sunderland and Andrew Hipp. Front row from left, Trenton Schultz, Levi Harrison, Nelson Neuman and Brady Halbgewachs.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Demanding Answers

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

Days after proposed legislation that would have mandated countywide school district consolidation failed in committee, local legislators said they see signs of compromise — or at least a willingness to listen — something that has been in short supply in recent legislative sessions. “I do think the temperature in the room has changed,” Sen. Richard Wilborn, R-McPherson, said Saturday.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Winning coach passes away Feb. 3

When news of the passing of Coach Larry Markley reached Marquette recently, there were many memories that came to mind for members of the 1960-61 Marquette High School football team. Markley was fresh out of Bethany College and starting his coaching career as the Marquette High School football coach. The 1960 team was undefeated and un-scored upon. It is quite a record that few Kansas teams have overcome to this day. Coach Markley received the league certificate of honor and was inducted with his team into the Kansas Sports Museum/Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, now located in Wichita, in 2010.

 

Wed
10
Feb

Vehring wins Ellsworth County Spelling Bee

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R
 

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