John Kueser checks on cattle Monday as Ellsworth County ranchers await another winter storm predicted to move into central Kansas Tuesday and dump as much as six inches of snow. Ice also was included in the forecast.

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John Kueser’s father, Terry, said he had not seen mud like this since 1993. That was the year persistent rains pushed rivers across the state out of their banks and caused numerous flooding issues both in the country and in towns.

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It’s been a hard winter for local ranchers like Terry Kueser. Cold temperatures, wet weather and mud. Lots of thick, sticky mud hamper Terry’s efforts to feed the commercial cattle herd he manages... + continue reading

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Bearcat Avery Haxton goes all in to gain possession of the ball Friday against Lincoln.

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LINCOLN — The Ellsworth Bearcats boys’ and girls’ teams proved to be double trouble for the Lincoln Leopards Friday night, defeating the home team and earning two late-season victories. Both... + continue reading

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Ellsworth junior Morgan Kelley goes for the pin on his way to qualifying for state competition this weekend at Hays.

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Ellsworth senior Tyson Hall brought home a second place at this past weekend’s Beloit Regionals.

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BELOIT — Senior Bearcat Tyson Hall placed second; junior Tyler Walford placed third and junior Morgan Kelley placed fourth as the Ellsworth wrestling team will continue the tradition of sending... + continue reading

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Students Noah Erichsen, left, and Micah Bolton show off the new uniforms of the Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School marching band.

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Photo Courtesy of Kelsey Ashbaugh

The Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Drumline stop for a group photograph Feb. 12 at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game against Southeast of Saline.

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Editor’s Note — After more years than just about anyone can remember, the Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School band has new uniforms. Students modeled them at the most recent board meeting of the... + continue reading

Wilson Dragon Brady Mermis stretches to keep the ball in possession during Friday nights Homecoming game against Sylvan-Lucas.

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See another Wilson photo on Page B2.

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WILSON — Kaleigh Hanzlick scored a whopping 25 points Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to stop Sylvan-Lucas, who defeated the Wilson Lady Dragons, 61-47.The Lady Mustangs took control early with a... + continue reading

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02/13/2019
WILSON — Anticipated action on budget cuts did not happen at Monday’s meeting of the Holyrood-based Central Plains USD 112 board of education.After three executive sessions to discuss personnel totalling 1 hour and 20 minutes, board president Michelle Brokes announced to the 42 plus people in attendance in the Wilson School commons the board would... + continue reading
02/13/2019
Greg and Cee Heller were named the 2019 Historians of the Year by the Ellsworth County Historical Society Sunday during the organization’s 57th annual meeting at the Ellsworth Senior Center.David Bailey, the great-greatgrandson of Major Henry Inman, the paymaster at Fort Harker, presented an award plaque to the Hellers.Greg, who was the leading... + 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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Ellsworth junior Morgan Kelley goes for the pin on his way to qualifying for state competition this weekend at Hays.

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MARK MCCOY/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Ellsworth senior Tyson Hall brought home a second place at this past weekend’s Beloit Regionals.

02/20/2019 - 0 comment(s)
BELOIT — Senior Bearcat Tyson Hall placed second; junior Tyler Walford placed third and junior Morgan Kelley placed fourth as the Ellsworth wrestling team will continue the tradition of sending... + continue reading

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Bearcat Avery Haxton goes all in to gain possession of the ball Friday against Lincoln.

02/20/19 - 0 comment(s)

Wilson Dragon Brady Mermis stretches to keep the ball in possession during Friday nights Homecoming game against Sylvan-Lucas.

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

See another Wilson photo on Page B2.

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly visited the recent Kansas Press Association convention in Topeka. Her remarks were brief — yet she hit all the right notes. Transparency. Common sense. Moving the state... + continue reading

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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
12/19/2016
The EHS Band and Ellsworth Singers perform at the Performing Arts Center Dec. 18 for the annual Festival of Christmas. IR video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading
12/12/2016
Watch Gingerbread House building at the WIlson Christmas Festival, Dec. 10, 2016.  IR video by Alan Rusch. + continue reading