Wed
30
May

Tom’s Ranch House opens in Marquette

Tom French, the owner and manager of Tom’s Ranch House at 109 N. Washington in downtown Marquette, purchased the Ranch House and opened Friday, May 18. The bar serves burgers and chips, as well as beer.

“We are finalizing our long term licences and are working hard to get everything organized. We should be open this weekend and intend to be open with consistent hours after that. As soon as we get everything in place we will post our new hours,” says French.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
16
May

SHADES OF MAY

By Alan Rusch
Ellsworth County I-R

WILSON — The dozen members of the Wilson High School Class of 2018 were reminded of the ties that forever bind them and the new challenges that await them during graduation ceremonies Saturday in the school gymnasium.

“Fellow graduates, we did it,” said Kendyl Zorn, class valedictorian. “One of the milestones we will accomplish in our lives is now complete. We all worked hard to reach this day.”

Zorn said the Wilson High School Class of 2018 have a bond forged from years of friendship and shared experiences.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

 

Wed
16
May

Ellsworth, CP make their marks at State tennis

By the I-R staff

Ellsworth tennis coach Eric Anderson has several facts and figures beyond the obvious stats from Kansas State High School Activities Association State Tennis Tournament.

The Bearcats returned home with the highest team finish for an EHS men’s tennis team since 1992.

The ‘Cats placed sixth out of 17 teams at the 3-2-1A State tournament Friday and Saturday in Wichita.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
16
May

Leiker, Remington are double winners at league track

By the I-R staff

Ellsworth ended Friday’s North Central Activities Association meet with a half-dozen firstplace medals.

Lady ‘Cat Shaylee Leiker was a double winner in the 100m dash and the 400m dash.

Remington Cravens also accomplished a double — in the triple jump and as a member of Ellsworth’s 4x800m relay team.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
16
May

Birthday

Look who will be 70!

Come celebrate Alice’s birthday Sunday, May 20 at the Methodist Education Building in Wilson, from 2 - 4 p.m. No gifts please.

You may send cards to: Alice Killian 612 29th St. Wilson, KS 67490

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
16
May

Ag bill benefits big corporations

By Ben Lilliston
Special to the I-R

As financial stress rises, suicide hotlines are spreading across farm country. Four straight years of low income, rising debt, and now fights with major trading partners are taking their toll on farmers and rural communities.

Worse, Congress seems to be pretending these hardships don’t exist.

The Farm Bill, passed every five years, is the nation’s most important policy governing agriculture and food. But instead of a serious assessment of past failures, this year’s Farm Bill doubles down on a low price, export-dependent system that’s afflicting the farm economy.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
16
May

Tumbling along

By John Schlageck
Insight

Part cultural icon and part invasive nuisance, tumbleweeds have an intriguing and tangled history. You know, tumbleweeds — those twisted balls of dead foliage rolling across the open range and roads.

If you’re driving any distance this spring, you’ll see them rolling across the highways. Traveling on Kansas Highway 24 last weekend, I nailed a two-footer while bumping a few others out of my path.

Tumbleweeds first gained notoriety when the Sons of the Pioneers romanticized them in song back in the late ‘30s. I remember seeing my first ones in the early ‘50s. In the early spring, summer and fall when winds howled across roads in my native Sheridan County, tumbleweeds raced across the flatland.

 

Wed
16
May

Cancer survivor to share story

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

When Janell Cunningham was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2015, there was at least one element in her favor: time. Although she had a mammogram that October, it was her own self-exam a month later that suggested a problem.

Early detection is one topic Cunningham expects to mention when she speaks at the Ellsworth County Cancer Fund’s annual fundraiser event. This year’s triathlon, at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School on June 8, is composed of team fundraising, laps around the track and a game competition. It’s been dubbed “Lock Up Cancer.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
16
May

Hearing set for Kanopolis feedlot

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

In about two weeks, the public will have an opportunity to comment on an expansion request by 4S Feeders, a cattle feeding business in Kanopolis.

The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.

On paper, the purpose of the expansion is clear: to almost double the acreage for pens, storage and waste treatment.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Wed
09
May

Spring Rain — Finally

Over 10 days, about 1.7 inches of rain fell — most of it in the first three days of May. Sarah Goss, county coordinator for the Ellsworth County Farm Bureau, said the rate of rainfall led to a lot of run-off.  While helpful, Goss doesn’t expect the rainfall to change the below-average forecast for wheat.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Ellsworth%20County%20Independent%20ReporterID559/

Pages

Subscribe to The Ellsworth County Independent Reporter RSS