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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Alice Robson says she doesn’t have the secret to why the small Hallmark shop she operates with her husband, Ken, continues to flourish. In August, Robson’s Card & Gift Shop

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

When Shannon and Lindsay Mog first purchased the former Home Lumber & Supply Co. building on North Main Street, they thought it would be the perfect solution for storing materials

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

WILSON — While much of rural America, especially some areas of Kansas, have seen population declines in the last eight years, there are those like David Criswell, who believe in

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

WILSON — Melinda Merrill is a preservationist. As owner of the Midland Railroad Hotel in Wilson, Merrill breathed new life into the historic three-story limestone she bought four years ago


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

For the first time in the history of the Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School FFA Chapter, Ellsworth has been named the number one FFA Chapter in Kansas. The award — and

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Windows, siding, wheat victim to Sunday’s wild spring weather pattern Ellsworth County residents continued Tuesday morning to remove broken limbs, leaves and other debris left behind after hail the size


06/25/2019 - 5:11pm
Jimmy Joe Morris, 75, of Kanopolis, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 in Beloit, Kan. Jimmy was born Aug. 3, 1943 in Kanopolis to Louis Henry and Georgia Esther (LeGrand) Morris. He was a lifelong resident of Kanopolis. Jimmy was a retired truck driver. He was baptized at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Kanopolis.
Mary Alice (Fleming) Craven, 87, of Hays, Kan. and formerly of Russell, Kan., passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Hays Medical Center.
06/24/2019 - 1:44pm
Scott Soukup, 61, passed away June 22, 2019 in Ellsworth, Kan. He was born March 10, 1958 in Ellsworth to Alfred and Edith (Bruning) Soukup. Scott was a lifetime resident of the Ellsworth area. He was a farmer and stockman, and a member of the Kansas Lifestock Association and Dorrance Sons of American Legion. He married Kimberly (Richards) Berry in Ellsworth County on May 15, 2019.
06/24/2019 - 12:20pm
Steven A. Browning, 23, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at University of Kansas Health System, Pawnee Valley Campus, Larned. He was born Aug. 23, 1995 in LaCrosse to Don A. Browning and Valarie J. Vigil Browning. A lifetime area resident of Larned, he was a MHDD Technician at Larned State Hospital. He was of the Christian Faith.


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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.


Jun 27, 2019 - 00:00

In this week’s Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter you’ll find our annual edition on the state of the Ellsworth County economy. As always we’re impressed with the dedication and hard work generated

Jun 27, 2019 - 00:00

As anyone who keeps a household budget can attest, the unexpected happens all the time. A refrigerator evaporator fan motor fails. Some part on your car you never realized existed

Jun 27, 2019 - 00:00

Maj. Eugene Carr closely followed events related to the Cheyenne Dog Soldier raids of May 30 to June 2, 1869, through north-central Kansas. Carr’s 5th Cavalry had encountered the same

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.