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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:38am

Editor’s Note — This anonymous letter was submitted to the I-R from Joyce Kraus, daughter of the late Jerry Klema, who was responsible for the design of the Lighted Cross at the Excelsior Lutheran Church. The landmark cross was built by Wilson blacksmith Winslow Janda and a crew of volunteers and dedicated in 1976 on the church’s 90th anniversary. The letter was pushed under the door of the church.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:37am

Kerianne Ehrlich,supervisor of the Ellsworth County Health Department, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to a patient Saturday morning during a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in the ECMC parking lot.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:26am

Steve Bolton's 6th grade Science class at Kanopolis Middle School showed off their projects at the Kanopolis Science Fair May 13 in the KMS gym.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:24am

Wilson Communications — Raina Garrard — $650


Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:20am

First Kansas to close Lorraine branch


Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:18am

Budget requests for 2022 were once again on the agenda during Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth County commissioners.


06/07/2021 - 4:47pm
Dana D. Hardcastle, 68, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, in Hays, Kan. She was born May 6, 1953 in Hutchinson, Kan. to Harold and Dorothy (Bundy) Hass. Before retirement, Dana worked as a jailer at the McPherson County Jail. She was a member of the Geneseo American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary.
06/07/2021 - 11:46am
Neldon K. Fick, 69, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in Ellsworth, Kan. He was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Abilene, Kan. to Gilbert E. and Florence H. (Adams) Fick.
Richard Carl Barkow, 88, went home to Jesus Friday, May 28, 2021. He was born in Ellsworth, Kan. on July 1, 1932, the youngest of four children to Fred and Wilhelmina (Nienke) Barkow on. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, William Barkow, Nina Hysell, and Viola Campbell; son, Brent Barkow; and granddaughter, Lindsay.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:22am

Here are the Ellsworth results from this past weekend’s state track competition at Wichita:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:21am

Here are the Central Plains High School results from this past weekend’s state track competition at Wichita:


Jun 9, 2021 - 07:22

This is the first in a series of four stories about Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmates who have used a new state program to earn their high school diploma and certificates in welding. They are the first to utilize the program through a partnership between Barton County College and the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Jun 9, 2021 - 07:21

Upon his death, April 1, 1891, Chester Thomas was eulogized for his efforts in the advancement of the state of Kansas.

Jun 2, 2021 - 07:24

This is in response to the Op-Ed, “Protect Title Nine from unfair competition.”

Jun 2, 2021 - 07:24

Mary Jane Cantrell was born in December of 1848 in Jackson County Mo. Her brother Hiram was born in 1850. Their mother Thirza (Land) Cantrell later died, the date being undocumented. Their father, Jacob Cantrell remarried on Aug. 8, 1852, to Rebecca Stacey.