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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Kanopolis Lake crested late Sunday afternoon at 33 feet above normal; however, predicted rains throughout this week could cause the water to rise again, Dan Hays with the U.S.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Kanopolis Middle School 6th graders walk from Gambino’s Pizza in Ellsworth May 23 to the middle school in Kanopolis leaving Ellsworth at 6:30 a.m. on the last day of school for the annual walk.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

Sydney Wilson, president of the 38 member Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Class of 2019, set a tone of thanksgiving Sunday, during the annual graduation ceremony in the school gym, as

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

After what seems like more than a lifetime of waiting, Ron Hicks is finally getting his wish. And he couldn’t be more excited. Later this month, Hicks will board an

News

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:00am

ON THE FARM AND IN THE CITY Grain prices drop for the week Prices paid for grain at the Ellsworth Co-op at the end of the business day, Monday, June

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:00am

Gov. Laura Kelly said this past week she will dispatch her lieutenant governor to a dozen small cities across the state in hopes of crafting a plan to aid rural

Obituaries

06/12/2019 - 1:24pm
Abraham Holzmeister, 87, of Salina, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. He was born Aug. 6, 1931 in rural Rush County to John and Susann (Herrman) Holzmeister. Abe attended grade school at Loretta Catholic School. The family moved to Quinter and he graduated from Quinter High School.
06/10/2019 - 8:31am
Erika Marie Jones, 29, Memphis, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born Dec. 6, 1989 in Great Bend, the daughter of Dana Leigh (Williams) Powell. Erika attended Ellsworth High School and then graduated from Kansas State University.
William (Bill) W. Mollhagen, 84, of Lorraine, Kan. passed away May 18, 2019 in Lakepoint Nursing Home in Augusta, Kan.
06/06/2019 - 12:00am
(1947-2019) Mary Ann Davidson, 71, died May 27, 2019 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. She was born June 12, 1947 in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Lester and Viola (Krier) Kahler. A 1965 graduate of Holyrood High School in Kansas, she later attended Fort Hays State College.

Sports

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Ellsworth placed three players on the North Central Activities Association 2019 Softball All-League team.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Central Plains’ Alex Hickel finished 1 back from Class 1A state golf champion Eli Bullinger of Montezuma-South Gray to finish in second place at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.

Opinions

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

This week’s edition of the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter could be dedicated to an issue that has challenged local leaders for decades. For years now, those with an eye to growth

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

As if there wasn’t enough going on in Ellsworth County this past week, representatives from NetWork Kansas announced the county has been named a Kansas E-Community. We were the only

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

We’re beginning to notice small changes in our wheat crop. The short green fields are growing tall. Before long, the wheat will begin turning from the vivid greens to the

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

The devastating raids through north-central Kansas in August of 1868 brought a decisive response from Gen. Philip Sheridan. Operating out of Fort Hays the general organized a surprise attack during