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Tue
10
Nov

Hurricane can’t dampen cruise spirits

By Alan Rusch

It may not have been the three-hour tour made famous by Gilligan and the Skipper, but an 11-hour drive from Kansas to Texas to board a ship for a Caribbean cruise stretched into a harrowing and frustrating 14 hours recently for an Ellsworth woman and seven of her friends — thanks to Hurricane Patricia. “We just caught the very end [of the hurricane] — that was enough for me,” said Juanita Kepka of Ellsworth. “Trying to go down the Interstate and figuring out which road to take to get around all the flooding was frustrating.”

Tue
10
Nov

“Dora, the Beautiful Dishwasher provides fun for all Nov. 13-15

Members of the Marquette Melodrama Troupe will present their 27th annual Melodrama/Olio production at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30) Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Elizabeth A. Hopp Fine Arts Center. This years production is “Dora, the Beautiful Dishwasher” or “The Heroine Who Cleaned Up!” by Ned Albert is described by the Samuel French Web site as: Our down trodden heroine is employed in the home of the socially prominent Hyacinths. Hector Hyacinth, the hero, is engaged to be married to vain Andrea Morgan.

Wed
04
Nov

Wilson’s Boisvert testifies during congressional committee hearing

By Alan Rusch

Wed
04
Nov

Jingle Bell Shop and Sell is Nov. 14

By Alan Rusch

Wed
04
Nov

Construction project uncovers historic rocks

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING

Wed
04
Nov

Butterflies are forever on the McCoy rural Home Place

BY Mark McCoy

Tue
03
Nov

Beware of gas account scammers

  Scammers have been targeting Midwest Energy customers, calling them and telling them that their electric or gas account is past due and service will be shut off within 30 minutes unless payment is made via a reloadable money card, or by credit or debit card.
  Some customers have been cheated out of hundreds, or even thousands of dollars by these slick-talking scammers.  
  "They come across as very professional, and they might have the first two or three numbers of your account and manipulate the customer into giving them the remaining digits,” said Michael Sadeghi, Midwest Energy’s director of customer service.  “They might get the customer to reveal information about their last payment amount, and then say something like the last amount didn’t clear or was rejected by the bank,” Sadeghi said.

Wed
28
Oct

Go Cats Pride

Volunteers strive to help all Ellsworth athletes succeed
 
By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R
 
Wed
28
Oct

Butterflies are forever on the McCoy rural Home Place

BY Mark mccoy
Ellsworth County I-R
 
I can’t remember exactly why I was at the farm one late September Saturday afternoon in 1976, but it probably had something to do with dove hunting. Anyway, as I pulled into the tree-lined drive of the Home Place, the airspace above the road exploded into orange and black swirls.
 
 
Wed
28
Oct

Foundation awards fall grants

By the I-R staff
 
Ellsworth County’s Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $7,000 in grants for local projects. They are: • $250 to the Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo School District for special education technology. • $1,500 to the Ellsworth County Medical Center Auxiliary for the purchase of a new tread mill for the Wellness Center.
 
 

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