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Myles Menges, Central Plains High School senior, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Fort Hays State University. During his last two seasons, Menges has completed 136 of 207 passes for... + continue reading

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Wilson Dragon basketball players named to the 2018-19 Northern Plains All-League teams are, from left: Ethan Dlabal, 2nd team; Macy Hanzlick, 3rd team; Kaleigh Hanzlick, 1st team and All-Star team; and Brady Mermis, 3rd team and All-Star team.

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Ellsworth Bearcat North Central Activities Association All-League players for 2018-19 are: from left Bransen Schulte, honorable mention; Jaide Talbott, honorable mention; Avery Haxton, honorable mention and Laykin Tenbrink, 1st Team.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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More than a dozen student basketball players have been named to All-League teams for the 2018-19 school year. Central Plains, which captured double state championships earlier this month, fielded the... + continue reading

Now retired, Ruth Beck worked as a corrections officer at Ellsworth Correctional Facility until 2016.

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Interim Corrections Secretary Roger Werholtz came out of retirement to lead his former agency.

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Corrections officer Hunter Defenbaugh sometimes works overnight shifts lasting 16 hours.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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‘I don’t want to be poor all my life’Hunter Defenbaugh loves working in prison.Five nights a week, the 19-year-old corrections officer works overnight shifts in the infirmary at El Dorado... + continue reading
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Celebrate spring this weekend by attending the Ellsworth Kiwanis Club Home & Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ellsworth County Medical Center Administration Building.There is no... + continue reading

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03/21/2019
School finance. Tax windfalls. KPERS. Budget allotments for the Kansas Department of Corrections and other state services.These and other issues are expected to be discussed Saturday, April 6, at Legislative coffees in Wilson and Ellsworth with Sen. Richard Wilborn, R-McPherson, and Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria.  To read more please... + continue reading
03/21/2019
It’s been a long, cold winter colored by grey, overcast days broken up by fleeting moments of sunshine.With winter days waning, most people are already over it, and have been for a while now. But at least in the short-term, it doesn’t appear Ellsworth will be warming up anytime soon.  To read more please log in or subscribe to the... + continue reading

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ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Law enforcement officers cautiously make their way to the sound of simulated gunshots Monday during an active assailant exercise at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School. Inset, playing the roll of students in a classroom at Ellsworth Elementary School, local teachers prepare to defend themselves against the assailant.

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Being PreparedIt’s an unthinkable scenario everyone prays will never happen in their town: An active assailant enters a local school with a gun and starts hunting for teachers and students.The reaction of teachers to such a nightmare situation was the focus of a training exercise Monday during a teacher in-service at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High,... + continue reading

BILL BECKMEYER/Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth Police Chief Emil Halfhill said his department worked only one minor accident in the city during the first snow storm and none the second.

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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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Shirley Cox Schroeder/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Ellsworth Bearcat North Central Activities Association All-League players for 2018-19 are: from left Bransen Schulte, honorable mention; Jaide Talbott, honorable mention; Avery Haxton, honorable mention and Laykin Tenbrink, 1st Team.

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More than a dozen student basketball players have been named to All-League teams for the 2018-19 school year. Central Plains, which captured double state championships earlier this month, fielded the... + continue reading

Shirley Cox Schroeder/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Wilson Dragon basketball players named to the 2018-19 Northern Plains All-League teams are, from left: Ethan Dlabal, 2nd team; Macy Hanzlick, 3rd team; Kaleigh Hanzlick, 1st team and All-Star team; and Brady Mermis, 3rd team and All-Star team.

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MIKE COURSON/For the Ellsworth County I-R

The Central Plains girls defeated Hanover 52-34 in the Class 1A state championship game Saturday at Dodge City’s United Wireless Arena. The Lady Oilers have now won six-straight state championships and 111 consecutive games. The team is, back row from left: Coach Pat Stiles, Zoe Potter, Emily Ryan, Jennah Jeffrey, Lexi Oeser, Addison Crites, Kassidy Nixon, and Asst. Coach Jim Ryan. Front row: Delaney Rugan, Avery Hurley, Rylee Cunningham, and Rachel Lamatsch.

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FROM OUR READERSMarch 4, 2019, a Wall Street Journal article reported that the American Academy of Family Physicians political action committee had contributed a much larger sum of money to political... + continue reading

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07/25/2017
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07/10/2017
Two youngsters compete Saturday, July 8 in the Covered Wagon Race at the Fort Harker Days in Kanopolis. I-R video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading
06/13/2017
Kanopolis resident Mark Hoffhines, 25, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January of 2016. He is now in remission. He shares his story at the ninth annual Ellsworth County Cancer Fund... + continue reading
05/23/2017
Congratulations to the Ellsworth County Class of 2017!  EHS Class of 2017 shown in the I-R video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading