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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:00am

Your kids are home the rest of the school year and you’re looking for something for them to do.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:36pm



Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:00am

yearbook students at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School returned home from regional journalism competition with a dozen awards.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00am

New Ellsworth resident Don McKnight brought something special with him in August when he moved from Colorado.


Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00am

The COVID-19 crisis has caused fear of an unprecedented magnitude of our lifetime. How do you calm your fears?

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00am

From the files of the July 28, 1988 edition of The Ellsworth Reporter.


Morris Edward Galliart, 87, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at Ellsworth County Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held at a later date.   Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home —Wilson is handling arrangements.  
Doris Louise Elizabeth VonFange, 95, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, in Salina. She was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Lincoln to Wilhelm Gottlieb and Edietha Karoline Friederika (Strathmann) Aufdemberge. Doris married Lawrence William Otto VonFange May 20, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Lincoln. 
Ila Mae Dees Andersen, 91, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born April 16, 1928 in Lorraine, Kan. to Kenneth and Neita (Mehl) Dees. Ila graduated from Stephens College in Missouri with her degree in music, and moved to Denver. There, she met Alfred “Al” V. Andersen, and they married June 14, 1953.
Janice “Jan” Ann Perkins, 63, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020. She was born Feb. 25, 1957 in Wichita to Hillard and Ruth (Wallace) Allen. Jan was a longtime resident of Ellsworth County where she was a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, working at local hospitals and nursing homes. She married Herbert Dean Perkins Oct. 20, 1973 in Geneseo, Kan.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:45pm

After 136 consecutive wins, it took a worldwide pandemic to slow down the Lady Oilers. Central Plains was well on its way toward a seventh-straight state championship after its 93-47 win over Ingalls Thursday evening in round of the Class 1A State Basketball Championships in Dodge City. Less than 90 minutes later, with the final teams still on the court, the Kansas State High School Activities Association announced the tournament and season would end at the conclusion of the quarterfinal round.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:00am

The Lady Oilers played Wheatland/Grinnell at Russell for the sub-state championship game and won solidly by a whopping 82-22 score.


Apr 9, 2020 - 00:00

Editor’s Note — This editorial appeared a year ago in an Indiana newspaper. We think it is more relevant now than it was then.

Apr 9, 2020 - 00:00

Two weeks and counting. That’s how long it has been since I’ve been behind my desk at the I-R. Instead, three of us have been working remotely from our homes. Two others continue to observe the six-foot distancing rule and other safety precautions and work at 304 N. Douglas Ave. A sixth is out and about delivering the weekly papers.

Apr 9, 2020 - 00:00

Members of the Ellsworth- Kanopolis- Geneseo School District met in special session Friday, April 3, to dot the Ts and cross the Is of a learning plan required in the wake of the coronavirus that causes COVID- 19.

Apr 9, 2020 - 00:00

With the close of the Civil War, a nation turned its eyes westward.