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Editor's Picks

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Brian Bontrager considers the moment this past September when he picked a small piece of metal out of the ground “divine intervention.” At the time, the Ellsworth man was standing

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Even as a boy, Joshua Svaty sensed the carvings found at sites throughout Ellsworth County were important to the region’s history. Now, as an adult, Svaty is part of an

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00am

More than 70 years ago, Jim Bezemek, a farm boy from Ellsworth County, witnessed the definition of man’s inhumanity to man as he and his fellow soldiers from the United

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:26am

The 2020 Census will take place April 1. Not only is the census easy and safe — it is important that everybody be counted. “In the State of Kansas, approximately

News

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00am
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 5:00am

Grain prices mixed for the week Prices paid for grain at the Ellsworth Co-op at the end of the business day, Monday, Dec. 9, were: Wheat, bu. — $3.81, down

Obituaries

Dr. Wilber Christian Voss, 86, passed away Nov. 29, 2019 and is with our Lord Jesus. 
12/05/2019 - 5:56pm
Alice Irene Sanders, 86, formerly of Kanopolis and Salina, died Dec. 4, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Salina, Kan. Alice is survived by her husband, Jack; three children, Rocky Sanders (Ginger), Sherri Palermo (Dave) and Debbie Bishop (Kelly); sister, Elain Anspaugh (Jack); seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
James Joseph ‘Jim’ Bezemek, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Ellsworth. He was born April 22, 1925, on his grandfather’s family farm homestead in Ellsworth County, Kan. to Joseph and Agnes (Benes) Bezemek. He graduated eighth grade from Oxide Country School number 40 and Lorraine High School in 1943.
Richard ‘Rick’ E. Reeves, 85, passed away Nov. 28, 2019 at his home in Sylvan Grove, Kan. He was born Aug. 23, 1934 in Wichita, Kan. to Norman O. and Betty J. (LeMay) Reeves.  

Sports

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 5:00am

The Lady Bearcats beat the Lady Lions, 42-38, Friday at Ellsworth in the first game of the season. As the first quarter started, Lyons grabbed the ball and were quick

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 5:00am

The Bearcats acquired their first loss Friday against the Lyons Lions. The final score was 46-58. The ‘Cats fell behind during the first quarter with a score of 7-18 and

Opinions

Dec 11, 2019 - 05:00

Quote is incomplete To the Editor, Mark Kennedy’s quote printed at the top of the paper’s December 5, 2019 front page article is woefully incomplete. He forgot that the reasons

Dec 11, 2019 - 05:00

The USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo school district board of education voted to support the City of Ellsworth in its proposed Redevelopment TIF District. That decision came at the regular school board

Dec 11, 2019 - 05:00

I’ve had the opportunity to observe some of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee hearings the last couple of weeks. While sometimes the words Intelligence and Committee may seem to

Dec 11, 2019 - 05:00

Imagine the mouth of the Kansas River when it was first discovered by the early European explorers. The discovery would come as the larger Missouri River was being explored. The