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   Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials have temporarily rejected a permit request by a  local cattle operation to expand its facility.    Earlier this... + continue reading

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Bearcat Jace Turnipseed sends the ball to the bucket Friday night in Salina against the Sacred Heart Knights.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Ellsworth couldn’t overcome 19 turnovers Friday night as it dropped a North Central Activities Association game to Sacred Heart 64-59 at Salina.With the loss, the Bearcats fell to 1-8 overall and 1-4... + continue reading

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Lady Bearcat Halle Bohl maneuvers past Lady Knight Ally Cochran towards the basket Friday night at Salina.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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And then came the fourth quarter. The Ellsworth girls spent the better part of Friday night going point-to-point with the Lady Knights of Sacred Heart — until the game’s final stanza.The score was 47... + continue reading

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Above, Rick Weigel, owner of Wilson Foods in downtown Wilson, checks his computer in his office at the grocery store. Inset photo, the outside of Wilson Foods serves as a landmark to area shoppers.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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WILSON — Rick Weigel’s health was deteriorating. For months now, Weigel and his doctors couldn’t find the source of his illness, which was taking a toll on the local grocer, his family and his... + continue reading

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Ethan Dlabal goes for the basket in this file photo from a game earlier this season against Otis-Bison.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Wilson’s Tristan Soukup led the Dragons Friday night with 17 points as they defeated Thunder Ridge 50-37 at home.He was followed closely by Ethan Dlabal with 12 points. Senior Brady Mermis added nine... + continue reading

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WILSON — The Wilson School commons was filled to capacity Friday as young and old alike turned out for a community meeting to discuss possible cuts the Central Plains USD 112 board of education is considering for the 2019-20 school year.Three school board members — Michelle Brokes of Wilson, Tony Zink of Claflin and Brad Schiermeyer of Wilson —... + continue reading
01/16/2019
The 2019 session of the Kansas Legislature started Monday, but Ellsworth County’s two representatives — Sen. Richard Wilborn and Rep. Steven Johnson — had already heard plenty by then.A week before the session, it was impossible to leave a message on Johnson’s voice mail because it was full. Newspaper reporters. Fellow lawmakers. Constituents.... + continue reading

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   Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials have temporarily rejected a permit request by a  local cattle operation to expand its facility.    Earlier this year, Ed Schneider with 4 S Feeders, of Kanopolis, asked state health officials to reissue a  modified permit, allowing the operation to expand... + continue reading
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Kelly takes the Democratic nomination for GovernorBy I-R staffDespite a strong showing in his old Kansas House district, Ellsworth County’s Josh Svaty lost the democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary election to state senator Laura Kelly of Topeka.At a little after 9 p.m. Kelly had almost 52 percent of the votes with the... + continue reading

Lady Oiler Emily Ryan takes the ball cross court on the way to a sub-State championship for Central Plains. Photo by Mike Courson.

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By The Pipeline Yearbook Staff Both Central Plains Oiler Basketball squads took the sub-state title at their home court in Claflin this past Saturday. The Lady Oilers had to defeat league opponent the Kinsley Coyotes in the semifinals and the No. 4 ranked Kiowa County Mavericks for the championship. On the boys side, the Oiler men were... + continue reading

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Lady Bearcat Halle Bohl maneuvers past Lady Knight Ally Cochran towards the basket Friday night at Salina.

01/16/2019 - 0 comment(s)
And then came the fourth quarter. The Ellsworth girls spent the better part of Friday night going point-to-point with the Lady Knights of Sacred Heart — until the game’s final stanza.The score was 47... + continue reading

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Bearcat Jace Turnipseed sends the ball to the bucket Friday night in Salina against the Sacred Heart Knights.

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Ethan Dlabal goes for the basket in this file photo from a game earlier this season against Otis-Bison.

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Nienke gets a pin Saturday in Ellsworth,

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Teagan Nienke gets a single-leg takedown Saturday in Ellsworth,

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Wilson has reason to celebrate the new year. After months of rumors and uncertainty, the town’s roughly 700 residents learned their grocery store would for sure remain open. The “for sale” sign no... + continue reading

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Watch the Commerative kickoff of Ellsworth's 150th anniversary, including the National Anthem sung by Natalie Soukup and Proclamations by Mayor John Whitmer and Ellsworth County Commissioners.I-R... + continue reading