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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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Wed
16
Mar

THREE IN A ROW

Lady Oilers team manager Jamie Liebl hugs Reagan Phelan as team members (from left), Kylee Kasselman, Taylor Rolfs, Kendi Maxwell and Kaycee Steiner look on following the Lady O’s three-peat of the 2A State basketball title Saturday in Manhattan.

 

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Wed
16
Mar

City continues discussions on water options

Tour of sewer ponds points to need for new storage shed for equipment 
 
By Joseph Hand 
 
The tour by Ellsworth City Council members of the city water system continued Wednesday March 9, with a theme that could have been “Make the best of what you’ve got.” Council members Holly Fries and Wayne Scritchfield, city administrator Scott Moore, and mayor John Whitmer devoted an hour to touring and learning about the workings of the sewer ponds on the east side the city.

 

Wed
16
Mar

Cut the red tape

By Joseph Hand

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, almost an hour late from a town hall meeting at Lincoln, rushed into the council chambers at Ellsworth City Hall March 10 and immediately went into his anti-big government speech. About two dozen attended the meeting, part of the Republican congressman’s annual tour of his Big First District.

 

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Wed
16
Mar

New rec center in Ellsworth’s future?

By Joseph Hand

Born from a need to tackle the issues of obesity and diabetes in Ellsworth County, a group has been formed to enhance local options for health and wellness. The first venture of the Ellsworth County Recreation Foundation is to explore the possibility of creating a new health and wellness center, using the vacant portion of the Ellsworth County Medical Center Administration Building, to the north of the hospital.

 

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Wed
16
Mar

Fire department receives $2,500 equipment donation

McPherson County RFD 2 has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by farmer, Dee Anne Johnson of McPherson County. The donation will help the Marquette Rural Fire Department purchase new equipment.

 

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