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FRED PETERSON/For the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

This road to nowhere is typical of the problems officials at Kanopolis Lake have encountered because of this year’s excessive moisture.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Kanopolis Lake crested late Sunday afternoon at 33 feet above normal; however, predicted rains throughout this week could cause the water to rise again, Dan Hays with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers... + continue reading
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High water closed Kanopolis Lake this past weekend.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Severe weather and repeated rounds of heavy rain on already saturated ground have caused minor flooding throughout Ellsworth County.And if the weather forecast holds true, even more rain is expected... + continue reading
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ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County I-R

Kansas Air National Guard airmen from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita join Wilson American Legion members in saluting America’s veterans during Monday’s Memorial Day observance in Wilson.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Veterans and their families gathered at cemeteries throughout Ellsworth County and the surrounding area Memorial Day Monday to remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the... + continue reading
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Members of the Ellsworth Junior-Senior Class of 2019 listen intently as they are challenged to make a difference in the world. While several of the class are going straight into the workforce, others plan to attend trade schools, community colleges and universities. As a whole the class has accepted in excess of $305,100 in scholarships and awards.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Sydney Wilson, president of the 38 member Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Class of 2019, set a tone of thanksgiving Sunday, during the annual graduation ceremony in the school gym, as she looked... + continue reading
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Vern Schepmann, left, and Don Siemsen helped with the renovation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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HOLYROOD — Don Siemsen was probably 9 years old when his grandfather treated the youngster to his first train ride.The pair, along with Don’s brothers and cousins, boarded the train at the Santa Fe... + continue reading

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06/05/2019
Nearly a year after Glenn Reed’s skin cancer diagnosis, he feels blessed.An aggressive treatment plan forced Reed to travel back and forth from his home in Holyrood to Salina three times a week. While the treatment was critical, it was coming at a cost. The oneway trip, which was nearly an hour long, was getting expensive. To read more please... + continue reading
06/05/2019
Thirty-eight candidates met the noon Monday deadline to declare themselves for seats on Ellsworth County city councils, school boards and the Midway Extension District. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.Here are the declared candidates. An “I” indicates incumbents who have filed for the seat. To read more please log in or subscribe to... + continue reading

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For the second time in its 20-year history, the National Drovers Hall of Fame has received a major state grant to help restore downtown Ellsworth’s signature Insurance Building.The award from the Heritage Trust Fund for $69,000 was announced this weekend on the foundation’s website. Drovers must match the grant with a little more than $16,000,... + continue reading
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Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School juniors, from left, Zach Griffith, Hayden Rogers and Cody Bourbon examine a robotic arm at Cashco. At the beginning of the second semester, EJSHS teacher Amy Johnson began teaching a new robotics class.

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When spring semester enrollment started a few months ago, Ellsworth High School students Hayden Rogers, Cody Bourbon and Zach Griffith thought they were just signing up for a new class.But weeks into the course now, the three are already realizing that what they’ve learned has been so much more than they ever expected. To read more please log... + continue reading

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Central Plains’ Alex Hickel finished 1 back from Class 1A state golf champion Eli Bullinger of Montezuma-South Gray to finish in second place at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.Senior Hickel posted... + continue reading
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Ellsworth senior Josiah Bolton created late space between himself and Meade’s Ethan Thompson in Saturday’s 2A 1600m race. Bolton won the silver behind Yates Center standout Hadley Splechter.

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Ellsworth Bearcat state qualifiers are, back row from left: Eryck Andalon, Pole Vault; Josiah Bolton, 1600m run; Luke Dunn, javelin; Kash Travnichek, 100m high hurdles; Luke Sharp 100m dash. Front row from left: Shaylee Leiker, 400m dash and team member of the girls 4x400m relay; Savannah Hellebust, team member of the girls 4x400m relay; Mackenzie Stroede, team member of the girls 4x400m relay; Laykin Tenbrink, high Jump and team member of the girls 4x400m relay; and Kate Wacker, pole vault.

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Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle’s decision to remove reporters from the Senate chamber Wednesday was unconstitutional and unnecessary.She should apologize — not to the reporters, necessarily, but... + continue reading
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