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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:27am

KANOPOLIS — What started as a 15- to 20-minute video has ended as an almost 57-minute documentary on the history of Fort Harker. “Fort Harker. Gateway Post to the Frontier”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:27am

KANOPOLIS — As a girl growing to adulthood in Colorado, Lynn Scates Adams had heard vague stories of her great-grandfather’s twin brother, Charles Sternberg, the fossil hunter. It wasn’t until

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:26am

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News

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:00am

From the files of the Aug. 29, 1991 edition of the Ellsworth Reporter. 138 YEARS AGO September 1, 1881 Charley Griffee has the thanks of the Reporter office force for

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Three candidates for Ellsworth City Council — Michael Hunt, Darcy Peschka-Hansen, and incumbent Wayne Scritchfield — answered questions on a variety of topics Oct. 10 during a candidate forum at

Obituaries

Edward J. Olejniczak, 84, Wilson, passed away Oct. 13 in Salina. He was born July 17, 1935 to Edward and Edith Miller in Gowanda, N.Y. He was united in marriage to Berniece (Steinle) Olejniczak on May 2, 1959 in Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Edith Miller; a stillborn daughter, Annette Sherrill Olejniczak; and one sister.
Donald ‘Donny’ P. Stone, 66, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born May 31, 1953 in Graham, Texas to Billy Stone, Sr. and Eva (Needham) Stone.
Sabrina Ann Trout-Shrum, 24, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Kingfisher, Okla. Sabrina was born Sept. 6, 1995, in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Paul and Melissa (Roberts) Trout. She was a 2014 graduate of Central Plains High School, Claflin, Kan.
Louis Ernest Bruce, Jr., 75, of Lyons, passed away Oct. 4, 2019 at his home in Lyons. He was born Feb. 21, 1944, in Connersville, Ind., the son of Louis Ernest and Ethel Bruce, Sr. 

Sports

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:00am

PHILLIPSBURG — The Central Plains High School Lady Oilers tennis team placed first in regional play Oct. 11-12 at Phillipsburg. Lady Oiler Emily Ryan finished first in singles action, winning

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:00am

PHILLIPSBURG — In 30-degree weather on Friday night, the Ellsworth Bearcats beat the Phillipsburg Panthers in a stunning, low-scoring game, 14-13. Phillipsburg won the toss and chose to defer. Ellsworth

Opinions

Oct 17, 2019 - 00:00

Every so often, something happens to remind us that there’s more to government than the insanity we’re exposed to daily from too many politicians in Washington, D.C. Several of those

Oct 17, 2019 - 00:00

Like many children, I once dreamed of becoming President of the United States. A big, old White House and a high-power job were awe-inspiring. When I was 13 years old,

Oct 17, 2019 - 00:00

Dr. Medlicott arrived in Lawrence, Kan., in 1868. According to the Lawrence Weekly Times of Oct. 19, 1871, John J. Medlicott, of Irish decent was raised near Marietta, Ohio. He

Oct 10, 2019 - 00:00

It is late summer, 2019, the third year that the Office of President of the United States has been occupied by one causing great concern among humanity around the world.