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Wed
19
Aug

Moore: We’re all in this together

BY LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R
The above quote comes closer than any other to summarizing Scott Moore’s approach to his new job as Ellsworth city administrator. As he talked one day recently, his mind seemed to race from idea to idea, things Moore would like to see Ellsworth consider — not just for itself but for the region as a whole. “Trying to do it on your own is difficult,” he said. “You have to work with Kanopolis, with Wilson ... take a more regional approach.
Fri
14
Aug

USD 444 elects officers and prepares for the 2015-16 school year

Fri
14
Aug

District improvements move toward finish line

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
 
Improvements at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School are mostly on track with the new tennis courts expected to be done in time for the start of tennis season. Board members of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo School District toured the school Monday night, following their regular monthly meeting.
 
Fri
14
Aug

Svatys find their niche in agriculture

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
 
Fri
14
Aug

‘Friendly Rivalry’

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
 
History of Seitz Drug mirrors the story of Ellsworth and its past
 
Tue
04
Aug

Marquette Library has ideas to beat the heat

A good way to beat the summer heat is to find a good book. The Marquette Community Library has some new books that just might be what you would enjoy. “Crash and Burn” by Lisa Gardner, “Summer by the Sea” by Susan Wiggs, “Blue Prints” by Barbara Delinsky, “Unlucky 13” and “The 14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson, “All the Single Ladies” by Dorthea B. Frank, “A Lucky Life Interrupted” by Tom Brokaw

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Tue
04
Aug

Ladies continue 30 year tradition of spreading cheer to Riverview Estates

The third Tuesday of each month you will find a group of women known as the Cheer Group meeting with residents of Riverview Estates, Marquette. The group of Lindsborg women, consisting of Karen Leaf, Maridene Lundstrom, Doris Swenson, Margaret Eddy and Ave Anderson formed the group after their friend, Nancy Nelson, passed away.

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Tue
04
Aug

Great Plains Flat Track Series Motorcycle Races

On June 28 the Great Plains Flat Track Series Motorcycle races took place six miles south of Marquette. The races, originally scheduled for May 16, were rescheduled due to wet conditions. John Rawson, who created the track, reported that he sprayed water on the track into the early hours of the morning hoping to cut down on some of the flying dust.

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Mon
03
Aug

Brockway is new Kansas Czech Queen

 

By Alan Rusch Ellsworth County I-R WILSON — Lara Brockway of Salina was crowned the 2015 Miss Kansas Czech- Slovak Queen Saturday, during the 27th annual pageant conducted as part of the Wilson’s After Harvest Czech Festival. “I feel great,” she said. “I’m really excited to keep doing this for another year.” Brockway was crowned by Sara Vytlacil of Belleville, the 2014 MissKansas Czech-Slovak Queen. During her one-year reign, Brockway hopes to promote the Czech heritage within the younger generation. She also plans to stress the importance of education.

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Mon
03
Aug

‘Passport to Amazing’ begins Monday

 

By the I-R Staff Ellsworth resident Linda Strella hadn’t planned on participating in the first “Passport to Amazing Ellsworth.” But then she remembered the promotions that took place when she and her husband, John, owned their downtown shoe store. And how disappointedthey were when hardly anyone showed up. Strella quickly changed her mind. “I visited a lot of places,” she said. “It was fun and I did some shopping along the way.” Strella will have an opportunity to repeat her 2014 experience.

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