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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:06am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:04am

These are emotional days for Wilson’s Bob Powers and the girls’ basketball team he guided to a 6-15 season.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:01am

Pharmaceutical companies and large hotel chains snatched up emergency COVID-19 federal loans meant for businesses typically with 500 or fewer employees.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00am

For Ignatius Rodriguez and his staff of more than three dozen at Gene’s Heartland Foods, the past three weeks have been like nothing they have ever experienced.

News

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:06am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:04am

These are emotional days for Wilson’s Bob Powers and the girls’ basketball team he guided to a 6-15 season.

Obituaries

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06/03/2020 - 3:46pm
Edward F. Kluber, Jr., age 90, of Paola, Kan., passed away June 1, 2020. Ed was born Sept. 5, 1929 in Wilson, Kan. to Edward F. Kluber and Alta Kramer Kluber. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1947.
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06/02/2020 - 11:20am
Vella Mae Kraft Jantz, 91, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Wichita, Kan. She was born Jan. 2, 1929 in Wichita to Walter and Alma (Mehl) Kingan.
05/27/2020 - 3:51pm
David Lynn Helvey, 62, of Salina, Kan., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020.   A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6, at Crossroads Church, Salina.  To view the full obituary, visit www.carlsonfh.net.
05/27/2020 - 10:51am
Gary W. Belt, 72, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his home in Ellsworth. He was born Dec. 24, 1947 in Ellsworth to Elmer Belt and Charldene “Elsie” (Kanak) Belt.

Sports

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.

Opinions

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:00

The Grab & Go Summer Lunch Program started Monday, June 1, and will continue Mondays through Fridays with the exception of holidays.

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:00

Ellsworth City Council member Tyler Renard is not peachy keen about the color of a city water tower near the city swimming pool.

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:00

When abolitionists elected their own government under the Topeka Constitution in 1856, members of the “unauthorized” territorial government were indicted for high treason.

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:00

Given this country’s recent drift to less than civil words, we thought it would be appropriate to remind ourselves that words do matter, especially in times such as these.