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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:40am

If you receive a call from Publisher’s Clearing House telling you that you are their annual sweepstakes winner, congratulations — but it’s probably not true. Especially if they ask for money to pre-pay taxes on the unexpected windfall.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:37am

News from cover-to-cover

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:36am

s of Sept. 21, fortunately,

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:35am

The 2023 fall harvest and wheat planting will soon be getting started across the Midway Extension District.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:28am

KANOPOLIS — A technicality about the cemetery’s land was discussed during the Sept. 12 city council meeting.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:27am

By Alan Rusch


Aug 29, 2023 - 13:13

Our dear Mother, Shirley June Thornton, sadly passed away on Aug. 20, 2023, at the age of 84. She was born on April 21, 1939, the youngest of four children, to Charles Otto Sr. and Gertrude Blanche (Sheriffus) Smith in Abilene, Kan.

Dorothy Neuschafer Grothusen, 100, originally of Ellsworth, died May 13, 2023, in Salina. She was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Ellsworth to Henry and Mary (Obadal) Neuschafer.
She was a farm wife, journalist and mother, known for her inquisitive nature and community activities. She relished interviewing and writing stories about interesting people in Ellsworth County for the local newspaper.

Aug 22, 2023 - 18:38

Lois Lee (Eggers) Weber passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2023, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born July 27, 1931, in Ellsworth, Kan., to Henry W. Eggers and Della F. Grounds Eggers. An only child, Lois delighted in growing up on the farm with her mother and father and playing with her many cousins.

Aug 22, 2023 - 18:36

Lois Ann Warren, 79, of Anacoco, La., passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born Aug. 12, 1944, in Ellsworth to Alfred and Madonna (Lyne) Schultz. She married Robert (Jerry) Warren on Sept. 21, 1963.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:31am

Varsity football team continues winning streak with 39-3 defeat of Sacred Heart Knights

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:30am

The Bearcat volleyball team went 2-1 last week, sweeping Sacred Heart and coming up short to Little River.


Sep 20, 2023 - 07:33

Extension Focus

Sep 20, 2023 - 07:32

James A. Gordon was just one of thousands of emigrants seeking his fortune on the front range of the Rocky Mountains after gold was discovered in 1858. His father had established a ranch three miles south of Denver City, but Gordon was drawn to the sporting life. He became involved in a love affair that he later confessed “began to trouble me considerable.” In an effort to divert his mind from romantic troubles, he turned to whiskey.

Sep 13, 2023 - 07:42

Spike in youth suicide is cause for concern

Sep 13, 2023 - 07:41

For the first time in a long time, I won’t have to spend a Saturday defrosting an upright freezer in anticipation of the local meat processer calling to say our half steer is ready for pick up. Ideally, this would have happened last fall, but I was really trading one hand-medown freezer for another. And I’m a firm believer in beggars not being choosers.