View Mobile Site

News



Outlook is excellent for ag-related jobs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week announced a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields in the United States. According to an employment outlook report released today by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Purdue University, there is an average of 35,400 new U.S. graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher in agriculture related fields, 22,500 short of the jobs available annually.

Read More
0 Comments


Huelskamp representative to be in Ellsworth

U.S. Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that a staff representative from his Kansas office will be available from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the J. H. Robbins City Library. The staff representative will be available to meet individually with Kansans to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling Congressman Huelskamp’s Salina District office at (785) 309-0572.

Read More
0 Comments


Tuesday, May 5, is Match Madness for local foundation


Sara Soukup didn’t know what to expect going into the first Match Madness in 2014.

Read More
0 Comments


Foundation distributes almost $60,000 in grants


Over the 14 years the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation has distributed grants, the demand for money has typically been double the dollars the foundation had to give.

Read More
0 Comments
Dr. Herzog named Kansas Dentist of the Year

Dr. Herzog named Kansas Dentist of the Year

Ellsworth’s Dr. Mark Herzog has been named the Kansas Dental Association’s 2015 Dentist of the Year.

Read More
1 Image
0 Comments
Rural hospitals threatened

Rural hospitals threatened

There are a lot of small, rural hospitals in Kansas. Without them, many Kansans would have to travel long distances for care. What’s more, in many small towns, the hospital is one of the largest employers — making it vital to the local economy.

Read More
1 Image
0 Comments


Orscheln Farm & Home lands in former Alco building


The large letters on the front of Ellsworth’s former Alco building will be replaced by the logo of Orscheln Farm & Home, a Midwest family-owned rural retailer.

Read More
0 Comments


KHP seeks information on vehicle tampering

This past weekend, some of our troopers discovered missing or loose lug nuts on their patrol vehicles. On two particular vehicles, all lug nuts were loose or missing on all four of the tires. On one specific vehicle, one tire had two lug nuts totally removed, three were within two turns of coming off, and the other was within a few turns of coming off.  The loosening of the lug nuts occurred while they were parked at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy on Iron Avenue in Salina, sometime between Monday, April 20 and Friday, April 24. The investigation into ...

Read More
0 Comments


State tax revenue revised downward by $276 million


State officials on Monday decreased tax revenue estimates again, a move that could have ramifications for school funding, which makes up just over half of the state budget.
Read More
0 Comments

Please wait ...