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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 8:28am

It’s been a beautiful fall — the trees have been gorgeous this year — but now the days are getting colder.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 8:03am

The interior of downtown Ellsworth’s former Antique Mall is dark most days. Gone are the main floor glass showcases where visitors could search for jewelry and other treasures.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 10:38am

By the I-R Staff

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 10:38am

Moyers celebrating 50th wedding anniversary


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 8:39am

KANOPOLIS — Kanopolis Middle School recently acquired a new member of the team — and he isn’t a Bulldog. Redding the goldendoodle is a professional therapy dog.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 8:35am

WILSON — Tracy Craig, 59, of Fonda, N.Y. has been hunting since he could hold a rifle. At 8 years old, he discovered his passion had four legs and a white tail.


Geraldine “Gerry” Delores Janda, 90, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born Oct. 10, 1932, in rural Ellsworth County to Ralph and Helen (Spears) Bowers. Gerry married Fred Lee Janda on Oct. 17, 1950, and worked and lived on the family farm.

Nov 10, 2022 - 08:48

Janet J. Bachar, 81, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Main Street Manor in Russell, Kan. She was born January 12, 1941, in Oakland, Calif., to John Rodrigues III and Ruth (Ridley) Rodrigues. She owned a cleaning business for almost 20 years and was a silk screener at Eschbaugh Advertising. She married Kent Bachar in Las Vegas on Nov. 20, 1994. The couple resided in Dorrance.

Oct 23, 2022 - 19:25

Tom Maze, 93, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Ellsworth. He was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Ellsworth to Joseph and Ruth (Fishburn) Maze. Tom married Dorothy Jean Bath in Ellsworth on Aug. 27, 1950.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 10:34am

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 7:46am



Nov 22, 2022 - 08:26

With Thanksgiving this week, holiday shopping is kicking into high gear.  
There is such allure of out-of-town offerings for Black Friday, and of course, deals galore online during Cyber Monday.  
Let’s also remember Small Business Saturday, which is sandwiched in between these massive sales events.

Nov 22, 2022 - 08:26

Many of our subscribers receive their newspaper weekly through the mail. During the week of Thanksgiving, we opt to send this issue of the Independent-Reporter to more than 5,000 households.  

Nov 22, 2022 - 08:24

The holiday season can be a time of joy for many, but it can also bring feelings of stress and be especially challenging for those impacted by mental health challenges.

Nov 22, 2022 - 08:22

Thanksgiving and football! Collegiate combat on the gridiron is as much a part of Thanksgiving as Pilgrims and turkey. In football’s early years, high school games as well as collegiate games created fanatical enthusiasm.