Jenny Burgess and children, Dillan and Jessica, watch as their husband and father, Geoff, prepares to harvest a field of wheat at their Sterling farm.
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By Malerie StrahmFirst generation farmers Geoff and Jenny Burgess of Burgess Hill Farms may have grown up more than 4,000 miles apart, but their passions for agriculture closed the distance... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING In 2011, when Ellsworth’s most recent cattle drive arrived at the end of the trail, Jim Gray wasn’t ready to quit. Instead of taking the 400 head of... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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BY Mark McCoyMother Nature, in the form of rain and hail, has forced the 2016 wheat harvest to a sputtering halt in Ellsworth County. Hot, muggy days have recently translated into... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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A lot of couples rode tandem bicycles in the annual Kandango Bicycle Tour that rolled through Wilson and Ellsworth June 11. Right, dancing heat waves form a mirage as bikers pedal towards... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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BY I-R STAFF The late spring heat was already intense the morning of June 16 as the high school students enrolled in the annual Ellsworth Summer Tennis camp worked on drills... + continue reading
Jenny Burgess and children, Dillan and Jessica, watch as their husband and father, Geoff, prepares to harvest a field of wheat at their Sterling farm.

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Story and photo by Brandon Steinert  Great Bend entrepreneur Miriam Garcia’s days of renewing her work visa will soon be over, and she’ll officially be a U.S. citizen.Garcia’s mother brought her to the United States from Mexico more than a decade ago to escape a difficult life circumstance in pursuit of a brighter future.Her mother... + continue reading
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Jenny Burgess and children, Dillan and Jessica, watch as their husband and father, Geoff, prepares to harvest a field of wheat at their Sterling farm.
06/22/2016 - 0 comment(s)
By Malerie StrahmFirst generation farmers Geoff and Jenny Burgess of Burgess Hill Farms may have grown up more than 4,000 miles apart, but their passions for agriculture closed the distance. Geoff came to Sterling, Kansas from England in 2000 on an agricultural exchange program and ended up doing custom harvest for about three years.... + continue reading

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Editor's Note: This is part of a "Faces of Kansas Wheat" series provided to the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter by the Manhattan-based Kansas Wheat. By Malerie StrahmMelissa Clark, from Galva, Kansas is a one-of-a-kind wheat farmer in a love-hate relationship. Her heart loves wheat, but her body hates gluten."I think it's funny, I'... + continue reading

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The first load of wheat in Ellsworth County was delivered to the Ellsworth Co-op elevator in Holyrood Saturday at 5:20 p.m.With harvest underway, motorists should take extra caution on the county’s roads as farmers and custom cutters move their large machinery to reap the harvest. + continue reading

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BY I-R STAFF The late spring heat was already intense the morning of June 16 as the high school students enrolled in the annual Ellsworth Summer Tennis camp worked on drills... + continue reading

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By Jennifer DoleacInsideSources.com In May 2010,  Kalief Browder was arrested and charged with robbery, allegedly for stealing a backpack. Bail was set at $3,500, which he was unable to pay... + continue reading