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Wed
11
Jul

Ellsworth district moves closer to elementary school updates

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

The Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo USD 327 board of education moved one step closer to a proposed $1.45 million project to construct a new multi-purpose cafeteria/flex room at Ellsworth Elementary School and make other improvements.

The board, meeting July 5, approved Resolution 18-12, which allows the district to enter into a lease-purchase agreement for $1.45 million to provide financing for the improvements with Piper Jaffray & Company of Leawood, Kan. acting as the placement agent for negotiations.

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Wed
11
Jul

Svaty’s Harvest

By the I-R Staff

As Ellsworth County farmers headed for the harvest fields earlier this summer, Josh Svaty had more on his plate than wheat.

The night before, the Democratic candidate for Kansas governor had been at the El Dorado Civic Center for a debate. Next up was Washunga Days in Council Grove, followed by appearances at Kansas City, Osage County, Wellington ... the campaign season was in full swing.

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Wed
11
Jul

Marquette Swimming Lessons 2018

Members of the Marquette swimming classes and their teachers met for their second day of class Tuesday, July 3, at the Marquette city pool. A second class will be offered beginning July 16. Above are the 10 a.m. classes and below are the 11 a.m. classes. Names of class members will be published in the next issue of the Tribune.

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Wed
04
Jul

Community First

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth County I-R

Even as a young girl, Ellen Russell remembers how Kanopolis residents would flock to the American Legion Hall to try their luck during the annual bingo tournament her mother and other local women hosted each November.

In those days, the women, all members of a local social club, packed in the crowd by offering an evening of food and fellowship in exchange for donations they used to make improvements throughout the community.

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Wed
04
Jul

MOTHER NATURE’S FIREWORKS

Jake Kubick cuts Robert Kubick’s wheat June 22 in a race against Mother Nature and approaching rain. Visiting the Kubick’s during wheat harvest, Ty Hopper, 12, took this photo in Clear Creek Township at 20th Road and Ave G. Ty is the son of Becky (Sheridan) and Jimmy Hopper, Colorado Springs, Colo., and the grandson of Mugs Kepka, Ellsworth.

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Wed
04
Jul

Kiwanis Club dedicates Preisker Park spray pad

By LINDA MOWERY -DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

Supporters of a splash pad in Preisker Park gathered Friday in the kind of weather Ellsworth’s new water feature is supposed to help remedy.

With the temperature at more than 100 degrees and the area under a heat advisory, members of the local Kiwanis Club broke ground for the splash pad, which has been months in the making.

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Wed
04
Jul

Rees out as EMS director

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

After a series of three executive sessions to discuss non-elected personnel Monday, Ellsworth County commissioners demoted Ellsworth County EMS director Rod Rees to paramedic, effective immediately. Rees has served as director since Oct. 1, 2011.

Ellsworth County EMS advanced emergency medical technician Jeremiah Brown was named director by commissioners.

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Wed
04
Jul

Marquette wheat harvest 2018 ‘It’s a wrap.’

On Tuesday, June 12, the wheat field north of the Mid-Kansas Coop in Marquette was being cut. The hot, dry weather was great for harvesting, but not so good for yields.

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Wed
27
Jun

Ellsworth loses its oldest resident

At the time of this publication Dorothy Remley just celebrated her 106th birthday and is considered to possibly be the oldest living resident in Ellsworth County.

She was born Dorothy Louise Grothusen Sept. 12, 1911 in an old stone house just southwest of the Ellsworth Cemetery to William and Christine Strella Grothusen whose families had immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Dorothy grew up in a loving home with four brothers Ralph, Lloyd, Dale and Jack, all hardworking and successful farmers in the area.

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Wed
27
Jun

Wrapping Up

Above, the Black Wolf bridge opened to traffic Friday, June 15 after being closed since Monday, Oct. 30. According to David Browning with Kirkham, Michael & Associates, the bridge was widened from 18’ to 28’ of roadway surface. The project is complete except for seeding which was to begin Friday.

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