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Thu
11
Apr

Federal, state issues debated

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First District Congressman Roger Marshall delivered potentially good news to Kansas farmers Saturday morning during a legislative coffee at the Ellsworth Antique Mall.

During a recent meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, the president told Marshall to tell farmers to “hang in there” because “we’re weeks away from a major trade agreement with China.”

 

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Thu
11
Apr

Hand works to empower women

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Anna Hand couldn’t help but think of all the years her grandmother worked on the family farm. She worked as hard as Hand’s grandfather, yet there was no recognition of her contribution to the economy.

That happens a lot to women in rural America, Hand said. Or what about the unpaid family care giver who is on duty 24/7 and, even worse, may be sandwiched between an older and younger generation?

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Enthusiasm is key for Ellsworth County Democratic leadership

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When Ron and Pat Svaty returned to their hometown of Ellsworth in 1968, the local Democratic Party was a visible part of the community.

Pat Svaty remembers the fundraisers every St. Patrick’s Day. And the watch parties. And later the annual get-togethers at the Adolph and Lila Vopat farm the Saturday morning of Wilson’s After Harvest Czech Festival. There was also a Democratic women’s organization.

 

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Sixty years of quality

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At left, the first of 50 in-person bids are taken Monday afternoon during the 60th annual Green Garden Angus production sale at the farm south of Lorraine. Other bids were taken on the internet from across the United States.

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ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Potential cattle buyers inspect the livestock being sold at Monday’s annual production sale at the Green Garden Angus farm. Over 100 people attended the annual sale, including several new buyers.

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Wed
03
Apr

Opponents question expansion

As results of his research flashed across the makeshift screen on the wall, Caleb Svaty voiced several requests of representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Among them — dig another test hole to determine the potential impact of a proposed feedlot expansion on the region’s groundwater.

Svaty, a Kanopolis farmer, said it is his belief the water table that supplies 4S Feeders is part of the system that provides the City of Kanopolis with its drinking water.

 

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Weather patterns threaten more storms in 2019

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Meteorologist Chance Hayes makes a point during this past week’s storm spotter meeting at Ellsworth.

Eyes on the Ground

Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita, is predicting an above average tornado season this year in Kansas.

“My gut feeling leads me in the direction that it might be a little bit busier season for us,” he said Wednesday, March 27, at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School’s Performing Arts Center during ‘Storm Fury on the Plains,’ the annual storm spotter training program.

 

 

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Thu
28
Mar

‘Bird’ lands at Ellsworth hospital

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A Life Save helicopter on the landing deck at ECMC.

A helicopter from the Wichita-based Life Save Transport visited Ellsworth County Medical Center Wednesday, March 20, in recognition of it’s partnership with the University of Kansas Health System’s Kansas Clinical Improvement Collaborative.

ECMC is also a partner in the collaborative.

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Thu
28
Mar

Commission

The Ellsworth County department heads took over an hour to voice their views on a variety of topics during Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth County commissioners.

Wages

County appraiser Carl Miller asked about the disparity in pay between county employees and those of the City of Ellsworth. “I could get a job as city clerk and get a raise,” he said. “I had a long talk with a couple of the city council members,” Commissioner Kermit Rush said. Commissioner Dennis Rolfs said he thought those getting paid $17 to $19 per hour were being overpaid. “The private sector doesn’t pay that,” Rolfs said. “It’s clear out of our reach,” Rush said. “I don’t know what the answer is.” Rush said if the commissioners raise wages to compete with the city, the county would go above the state mandated cap.

 

 

Thu
28
Mar

Ellsworth City

Four intersections in Ellsworth will each see the installation of street lights, thanks to action taken Monday by the Ellsworth City Council.

Approval was given to install street lights at the intersections of Ninth and Broadway, Eighth and Broadway, Eighth and Gay and East South Main and Court. Presently, there is no lighting at those intersections.

 

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Wed
27
Mar

Warm weather draws crowd to home and garden

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Below, Lois Gier, Lu Adams and Heather Barta sell memberships to the ECMC Auxiliary and the style show fundraiser the organization plans April 13 at Ellsworth’s Presbyterian Church.

To Spring and Good Health

Opal and Stanley didn’t attend Saturday’s Ellsworth Kiwanis Home and Garden Show. But their spirit — in the form of a photograph — was on display at a table staffed by members of the Ellsworth County Medical Center Auxiliary.

Opal and Stanley, the auxiliary’s Lu Adams explained, are mannequins and the most recent donation from the auxiliary to the medical center. The pair are used in the center’s certified nursing assistant class.

 

 

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