News

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.
 
 
Wed
28
Oct

Hometown Motors under new ownership

Dick and Nancy Luthi have purchased Hometown Motors of McPherson.
Wed
21
Oct

Halloween events planned

By Alan Rusch

Wed
21
Oct

Get Informed

By Alan Rusch

Wed
21
Oct

Planting a Seed?

By Alan Rusch

Wed
21
Oct

Local farmers ponder joining corn suit

By Linda Mowery-Denning

Only four corn producers showed up this past week for an informational meeting at City Saundries on al Lawsuit against the Swiss-owned Syngenta, the world's largest seed company. Ellsworth attorney Patrick Hoffman said that was just the way he wanted it  — to preview his talk on the lawsuit in front of small groups before moving on to bigger venues.

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Mon
19
Oct

Two killed in Colorado airplane crash

     A 36-year-old Holyrood man, Jared Langston, and a 41-year-old Lyons man, Ben Bates, were killed Oct. 13 in an airplane crash in Weld County, Colo.
     According to press reports, Langston was piloting the Beechcraft model 35G at the time of the crash. He was a self-employed pilot and served in the U.S. Air Force.
     Bates was bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Great Bend.

Wed
14
Oct

Brownback visits Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Gov. Sam Brownback, right, visits with his cousin, Ellsworth banker Dave Brownback, center, and Johnnie Goddard, KDOC deputy secretary for facilities management, during a visit to Ellsworth Correctional Facility Wednesday afternoon.

      Gov. Sam Brownback praised the relationship between Ellsworth and the Ellsworth Correctional Facility during a brief visit Wednesday afternoon.
     “The community of Ellsworth and this area has long supported this facility in a great way and I appreciate that,” Brownback said. “It shows what you’ve got done.”
     Brownback also commented on the possibility of returning the housing program to ECF and pay increases for state correctional officers.
     Read more of Brownback’s comments in the Thursday, Oct. 22, Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter.
 

Wed
14
Oct

Average milo crop predicted

By Alan Rusch
 
A bit of a smile crossed Michelle Buchanan’s face as she looked at the sea of sorghum southwest of Holyrood. “We have a good representation of varieties out here this year and I really like the way they’ve done,” said Buchanan, ag agent for the Midway Extension District.
 
Wed
14
Oct

Wayne’s Ag Aviation pilot stresses importance of agricultural aviation to local producers

By Alan Rusch
 
Imagine flying a 3,000-pound, 250-horsepower airplane mere feet off the ground in excess of 100 miles-per-hour. Brad Fitchett, an aerial applicator with Wayne’s Ag Aviation of Ellsworth doesn’t have to imagine — for him it’s routine.
 

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