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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Kanopolis Lake crested late Sunday afternoon at 33 feet above normal; however, predicted rains throughout this week could cause the water to rise again, Dan Hays with the U.S.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Kanopolis Middle School 6th graders walk from Gambino’s Pizza in Ellsworth May 23 to the middle school in Kanopolis leaving Ellsworth at 6:30 a.m. on the last day of school for the annual walk.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

Sydney Wilson, president of the 38 member Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Class of 2019, set a tone of thanksgiving Sunday, during the annual graduation ceremony in the school gym, as

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

After what seems like more than a lifetime of waiting, Ron Hicks is finally getting his wish. And he couldn’t be more excited. Later this month, Hicks will board an

News

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 5:00am

WILSON — A spokesman for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirmed in an e-mail to the Independent-Reporter Tuesday morning that the agency is assisting the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office with

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 5:00am

When her youngest son, Sam, was ill, Mary Schmidt started journaling. Empty pages were filled with thoughts and feelings, and soon, every detail of their heartbreaking journey was recounted, preserved

Obituaries

Jean ‘Jeanie’ Converse, age 83, of Lincoln, Kan., left this earthly life on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kan. She was born Nov. 9, 1935 at Fort Lupkin, Colo. to Dwight and Beulah (Shutts) Arnold.
06/12/2019 - 1:24pm
Abraham Holzmeister, 87, of Salina, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. He was born Aug. 6, 1931 in rural Rush County to John and Susann (Herrman) Holzmeister. Abe attended grade school at Loretta Catholic School. The family moved to Quinter and he graduated from Quinter High School.
06/10/2019 - 8:31am
Erika Marie Jones, 29, Memphis, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born Dec. 6, 1989 in Great Bend, the daughter of Dana Leigh (Williams) Powell. Erika attended Ellsworth High School and then graduated from Kansas State University.
William (Bill) W. Mollhagen, 84, of Lorraine, Kan. passed away May 18, 2019 in Lakepoint Nursing Home in Augusta, Kan.

Sports

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 5:00am

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Ellsworth placed three players on the North Central Activities Association 2019 Softball All-League team.

Opinions

Jun 19, 2019 - 05:00

Editor’s Note — This editorial appeared in the May 30 edition of the Manhattan Mercury. We thought it was an excellent reminder of the many ways our lives touch others.

Jun 19, 2019 - 05:00

USD 112 — Who is next? On June 10 USD 112, at Wilson, voted to close CPMS at Bushton. There was a fairly large group in attendance; it would have

Jun 19, 2019 - 05:00

When I moved to a rural area two years ago to work for Valley Hope, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment organization, little did I realize that I would see

Jun 19, 2019 - 05:00

The June 25, 1874, Leavenworth Weekly Times carried a story on page three under the captivating title, “Strange Homicide”. On further investigation the homicide spoken of had occurred west of