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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:52am

Traffic along I-70 was a little slower over the holiday weekend, as super-loads from SpaceX continued to travel across Kansas.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:51am

Retired Col. John Armbrust, U.S. Air Force gave the Memorial Day address Monday during a solemn ceremony at the Ellsworth American Legion.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:50am

WILSON — Eleven members of the 25-member Wilson High School Class of 1973, the 50-year class, attended Saturday’s annual WHS reunion, along with the two other honored classes, the Class of 1998, the 25-year class and the recently graduated, and last, class of WHS, the Class of 2023.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:49am

Kendra Ploutz has been selected as the 2022 Dr. Earl Reum Kansas Student Council Adviser of the Year.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:43am


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:42am

During a 30-minute special meeting May 25 at Ellsworth City Hall, members of the Ellsworth City Council discussed how to conduct the evaluation for City Administrator Dustin Stambaugh.


May 30, 2023 - 13:34

Marilyn Janice Hines, 78, died May 25, 2023, at her home in Hutchinson. She was born Aug. 23, 1944, in Lake Charles, La., to William Abraham and Mabel Estell (Bowen) Johnson.

Toni Marie (Olmsted) Wamhoff, loving mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, friend and devoted Lutheran, passed away at age 76 in Frisco, Texas, with her loving family by her side on April 18, 2023.
Toni was born in Macksville, Kan., on Dec. 30, 1946, to Nancy Marie Olmsted (Hall) and R.D. Olmsted.

Strengthened by the sacraments of the Church, Francis Mathew Soukup was called home by his Heavenly Father on May 22, 2023, after defying many odds in his battle against cancer.
Frank was born Oct. 21, 1953, to Raymond and Clare Soukup in the Ellsworth Hospital.

May 23, 2023 - 13:01

Ralph Dwaine Smith, 86, of Ellsworth, Kan., passed away May 20, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society, Ellsworth, Kan. He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Madison, Kan., the son of Myrle and Helen Allen Smith.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:45am

WICHITA — Three Bearcat athletes took their skills to the next level, vying for a top finish at the KSHSAA State Track and Field Championship Meet at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium May 26 and 27.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:45am



May 31, 2023 - 07:48

I will be the first to say that this was not a first choice, not even a second or third. This was the very last option; an option many don’t want, but now feel is necessary. This is the only legal action, we as parents and members of the USD 112 school district can take to protect the environment and education our students will be a part of and is necessary to allow all communities to disassociate ourselves from the indifference that has plagued this district from the beginning. This will allow an opportunity to give every student and teacher district-wide, as well as each community, the fresh start and stability that each rightfully deserves.

May 31, 2023 - 07:47

The official dedication and ribbon cutting for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan May 24 is very welcome news. It also makes me feel old since the process to get here has taken nearly the entirety of my adult life.

May 31, 2023 - 07:46

Fort Leavenworth was established in 1827 in response to an 1824 citizen’s petition to Congress asking for military protection for traders operating along the Santa Fe Trail. The 1827 establishment of Cantonment Leavenworth developed into an important post relating to Indian affairs. The Upper Missouri Indian Agency was located at Fort Leavenworth, with U. S. Indian Agent Major John Dougherty administering Indian Department policy to the tribes living in the expansive watershed above the confluence of the Kansas River with the Missouri River.

May 24, 2023 - 07:40

Wilson Jr./Sr. High School closes its doors