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By the I-R staffEllsworth’s Shaylee Leiker placed first in the girls 100-meter and 400-meter dash April 10 at the Ellsworth Varsity Invitational Track Meet. Bearcat Darrell Gustin was first in the... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAge-old advice suggests that one’s opponent isn’t another player — but rather, oneself.That’s one of the lessons Ellsworth coach Kevin Haxton tries to teach his... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RDuring a recent senior class trip to Topeka, Riann Pruitt, Ellsworth High senior, became frustrated by hearing others talk about her peers. Members of the state... + continue reading
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Petunias were among the plants available at the annual Future Farmers of America greenhouse sale, which opened Friday. The greenhouse is open from 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday through May 11.To read... + continue reading
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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RHovering in the air Friday, like the helium balloons in the lobby, were a few changes amidst a larger backdrop of evolution.The big picture was plainly visible; at... + continue reading

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04/18/2018
By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAfter taking a year off, the Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Horse Competition is back for its 10th annual event, organized by the El-Kan Western Riders. Last year’s scheduled event was cancelled, due to scheduling conflicts. This year it will be Saturday, April 28, in the El-Kan rodeo arena.Some people are more familiar... + continue reading
04/18/2018
By the I-R staffTerry Kepka, chairman of the Ellsworth Kiwanis Club splash pad project, recently announced the receipt of almost $16,000 from the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation.The gift brings the total amount of money-in-hand to $81,000. That leaves the Kiwanis Club with $50,000 more to raise for the splash pad, Kepka said.To read more please... + continue reading

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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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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-REllsworth police continued their search Tuesday afternoon for clues about the man who 24 hours earlier robbed Seitz Drug.According to authorities:A man wearing black clothing, including a coat, gloves, stocking cap and sunglasses, entered the North Douglas Avenue business at 4:49 p.m. Monday and demanded... + continue reading

Lady Oiler Emily Ryan’s shot is blocked by a Lady Dragon Friday in Manhattan. I/R photo by Mark McCoy

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MANHATTAN — The top-ranked,undefeated and three-time defending 2A champion Lady Oilers of Central Plains defeated the Lady Dragons of Valley Falls, 53-41, Friday getting one game closer to claiming a fourth consecutive 2A State basketball championship trophy in Manhattan.It was a costly victory however, as Lady Oiler Kylee Kasselman, the team’s... + continue reading

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By Vince HancockEllsworth County I-RAge-old advice suggests that one’s opponent isn’t another player — but rather, oneself.That’s one of the lessons Ellsworth coach Kevin Haxton tries to teach his... + continue reading

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John SchlageckInsightWhen it comes to protecting the land and improving the environment, farmers continue to lead the way and do their part. As this nation celebrates Earth Day, April 22,... + continue reading

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02/15/2017
Have you ever tried to unravel a ball of plastic wrap filled with candy? Mrs. Kueser's 3rd grade class at Ellsworth Elementary School tried to do just that for Valentine's Day Feb. 14. Only the... + continue reading
01/31/2017
Did you miss the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Jan. 28, 2017? Watch Dave Cox of Maico receive the Citizen of the Year Award. IR video by Mark Gardner. + continue reading
01/23/2017
Watch Jerry Froese with Ellsworth's Kirkham Michael & Associates demonstrate its drone for aerial surveying. Kirkham-Michael is spearheading the industry in Kansas and hopes to be the leader... + continue reading
01/18/2017
On Jan. 17, Ellsworth City Administrator Scott Moore presented his vision for the community as part of the Drovers Roundup Speaker Series at the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.“Recognizing Our Past,... + continue reading