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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:54am

Congratulate Mary Buchholz on her retirment from Citizens State Bank and Trust Co. Good luck on all your future adventures Mary.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:48am

ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:46am

Check out this week's COVID Resouce Page. This page will answer questions you may have on getting the vaccine, and what to expect once you've had it.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:29am

Wish Garnell Hanson a happy 85th birthday! Hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:36am

WILSON — Questions by patron Kristopher Ritchie about the city’s plans to purchase buildings topped the agenda during Monday’s meeting of the Wilson City Council.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:35am

Great Plains Mfg. and Land Pride will conduct an area job fair in Lucas, to find qualified applicants to support recent company growth at its Tipton and Lucas manufacturing facilities.


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02/26/2021 - 9:06am
Thomas Jacob Foran passed away at the Hays Medical Center Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the age of 74. Tom was born April 29, 1946 to William and Mary (Vopat) Foran in Ellsworth County, Kan.
Mary Catherine Herzog, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born March 25, 1935 in Osage City, Kan. to David and Elizabeth (Gasser) King. Mary retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in Topeka, KS. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ellsworth. She was married to William Herzog. They were later divorced.
Frances Elizabeth Stephenson died of pneumonia Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. She was 91 years old. Frannie was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Ellsworth, Kan., to Tillie and Jack Hardy.
Gilbert J. Smischny, 65, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Ellsworth. He was born June 30, 1955 in Ellsworth to Gilbert G. and Elizabeth (Schultz) Smischny.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:41am

Wilson senior Camryn Eberhart racked up 33 points Friday night in the first round of Class 1A substate basketball action.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:40am

The Central Plains boys defeated Centre-Lost Springs at Peabody Friday in the first game of the 1A substate quarter finals.


Mar 3, 2021 - 07:43

Since 1972, the year we moved to Kansas, the rural regions of the state have worked to reverse the migration of residents to other parts of the state and the country in search of better opportunities. Several communities offered free land for new housing, Some reached out to former residents. Others targeted retirees. And still the numbers continued to shrink.

Mar 3, 2021 - 07:43

This week was the last one for committees to meet for the first half of the Kansas legislative session.

Mar 3, 2021 - 07:42

Living on the frontier brought many challenges, fostering an atmosphere that particularly framed the narrative of the legendary Old West. The chronicles of early Kansas are filled to the brim with trials and tribulations that confronted the hearty souls who attempted to tame the wild Kansas plains.

Feb 26, 2021 - 08:23

Regarding the Picnic Movie: