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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:50am

Administrators at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility remember a time when all they had to do to fill a job opening was put out the word through traditional media and wait for the applications to flow their way.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:49am

GENESEO — Jim “The Cowboy” Gray might finally have met a mystery he will never solve.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:47am

In a little more than a year, everyone already has a story to share about Keren Comfort Dog and her effect on them. Some stories are as simple as the welcome

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:45am

Mosaic’s new executive director brings 25 years of experience in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:56am

Success is building Ellsworth one business at a time.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:41am

A 1989 graduate of Ellsworth High School is the newest member of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo School District board of education.


Jun 28, 2022 - 15:54

Bruce H. Shiffer, 75, of Monticello, Ill., formerly of Ellsworth, passed away June 22, 2022, at his residence.
Bruce was born Dec. 11, 1946, in Aurora, Ill., the son of Stanley and JoAnne (Thout) Shiffer. He married Janice Kirkland on Jan. 13, 1973 in Monticello, Ill.  

Jun 21, 2022 - 14:41

Betty Jane Gwinner, 100, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Ellsworth to Charles and Mary (Fisher) Grubb. Betty was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth, where she married Robert Charles Gwinner on May 26, 1946. She was a secretary for the local SRS office for 27 years.

Jun 21, 2022 - 14:33

Margaret Lee Pierson, 74, of Kanopolis, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Ellsworth. She was born Oct. 20, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., to Richard and Ruth (Geschke) Bates. Margaret married Larry Houk on March 9, 1963. After Larry’s passing June 12, she later married Jerry Pierson on Aug. 24, 1972.

Jun 8, 2022 - 17:09

Joyce Irene Webb, 74, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at her home in Ellsworth.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:44am

The Wilson K-18 Team — Front row, from left, Cody Charvat, Stephen Krisher, Devon Pasek and Garrett Bohnen. Back row, from left — Coach Long, Brekyn Heffel, Kolten Jones, Briceson Pasek, Sam Thielen, Braden Nelson, Conner, Charvat and Coach Pasek. Courtesy photo

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:43am

The Ellsworth Scorpions Softball Team — Front row, from left, Charlee O’Bannon, Alana Whitlock, Aleigh Robson, Kit Donley, and Raegan Williams. Middle row, from left, Bill Bristow, DeLila Bristow, Kieran Vague, Zoey Gardiner, Lea Bristow and Leah Warta. Back row, from left, Brielle Robson, Isabelle Tripp, MaKinley Brantley, Brekyn Zier, Mykel Tripp and Wes O’Bannon. Courtesy photo


Jun 29, 2022 - 09:48

Women have always been second class citizens and worse in this country. The U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v Jackson confirms that fact. Anyone doubting that assertion that can ask themselves one question: given the burden forced on women to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term, what comparable burden is forced on the father? None.

Jun 29, 2022 - 09:45

A recent hearing in the U. S. House of Representatives Intelligence Subcommittee was the first Congressional hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years.

Jun 22, 2022 - 07:44

Kanopolis’ mayor threw down the gauntlet during this week’s Kanopolis City Council meeting.

Jun 22, 2022 - 07:44

In the early 1860s, cultural differences brought about most of the friction between the native plains tribes and the invading western adventurers, frontiersmen, and settlers. The capitalist mindset of the newcomers couldn’t stomach the habits of the native people, who often entered the camp or lonely cabin begging food and gifts.