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22
Aug

Water activities took the lead in Marquette

Mud volleyball, duck races and children’s fishing tournament make for a busy, wet weekend

by hollie krause

The 8th annual Mud Volleyball tournament was Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Wolverine Sports Complex sponsored by Marquette Recreation. There were 14 teams that participated, with the championship game between Getting Dirty and The Old People, with the Getting Dirty team winning a best-of-three match for the championship.

Two duck races were also held, with Jeremy Elbert having the winning duck in the first race and Saundra Myers winning the second race. Each race was a split-the-pot, with half the money donated going to the city recreation department and the other half going to the winner.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Soup’s on again at Senior Center

Ellsworth hires cook after temporary suspension of meals

By Jennifer McDaniel

The Ellsworth Senior Center plans to start serving meals again Monday, Aug. 27, after the loss of a cook caused a temporary stop to the hot, homestyle meals the center provides to the community’s elderly residents.

Butch Brown accepted the cook’s job Tuesday following interviews with several candidates for the job.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

END OF AN ERA

Kaspers stage their final pageant

By Jennifer McDaniel

It’s Wednesday — just days before the Wilson After-Harvest Czech Festival — and Lynn Kasper and her husband, John, are working furiously, carefully smoking 200 pounds of meat as part of a barbecue planned on Friday evening.

It’s been a busy summer for Lynn, who, just the day before, finished her ninth year as director of the area’s summer lunch program. And in two days, the couple will oversee their final Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Rains don’t wash away a dry 2018

By Jennifer McDaniel

Despite several recent drenching rains, Ellsworth County and much of central and eastern portions of Kansas continue to play catchup from a drought that has plagued the regions for months.

“Even if we would get normal rainfall, it will still take time to make up the deficit,” Mary Knapp, state climatologist, said.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Grosscup plans to continue the tradition

By Alan Rusch

WILSON — Cathy (Dowling) Grosscup of Kansas City, Mo., has been named the new director of the Miss Kansas Czech- Slovak Queen Pageant. She succeeds Lynn Kasper of Wilson, who has been coordinator of the Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant for the past 30 years. Kasper and her husband, John, who is 100 percent Czech and was the pageant’s emcee, have announced their retirement.

Grosscup, who was the 2004 Miss Kansas Czech- Slovak Queen and first runner up for the 2005 Miss Czech-Slovak US, said she feels very honored to succeed Kasper.

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Register and Vote!

By Jerry Marsh

I hesitated to submit this opinion for publication out of concern that it would have opposite the intended effect. I submitted it because the risk of not speaking out is greater. The risk I allude to is the election of Kris Kobach as Governor of Kansas.

Kansas endured six years of fiscal mismanagement thanks to former Gov. Sam Brownback. Given Mr. Kobach’s own pronouncements regarding fiscal policy, one may fairly expect more egregious mismanagement from a Kobach administration. Kansas voters in the past two elections let legislators know they preferred a more responsible fiscal policy and the legislators responded. If voters elect Mr. Kobach governor, they will signal their desire to reverse the hard won fiscal gains of the past four years and a GOP legislature will likely comply.

 

Wed
22
Aug

Leaving Civilization

By "The Cowboy" Jim Gray

Terror reigned across frontier Kansas after the shocking July 1868 raids through north-central Kansas by Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Sioux warriors.

The Aug. 21, 1868, edition of the Emporia News reported that 200 families had fled the Saline, Solomon, and Republican valleys north of Fort Harker. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s command, the Department of the Missouri, extending all the way to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, was unexpectedly paralyzed by fear.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

And the winners are ...

Kelly takes the Democratic nomination for Governor

By I-R staff

Despite 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 eastern counties and even counties in the rural western counties — normally considered a Svaty stronghold — in her win column.

 

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