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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:41am

Pick up a copy of this week's I/R for our Breast Cancer Awareness Month pages.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:36am

Richard Whitmer of Dorrance gets a flu shot Oct. 1 at the Wilson Senior Center. The shot was part of a flu shot clinic conducted by the Ellsworth County Health Department. ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:35am

A special thank you to Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation for all they do for our community.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:44am

Ellsworth County Medical Center’s newest physician, Dr. Easton Casey, introduced herself to the community Sept. 30, during a breakfast meeting of the Ellsworth Kiwanis Club.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:25am

Board members of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo School District USD 327 stayed with their current optional mask policy at Ellsworth Elementary School —despite a motion that would have made masks mandatory in certain situations.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:24am

WILSON — District bus drivers were recognized Monday by the Central Plains USD 112 board of education for their efforts throughout the school year in honor of Bus Drivers Appreciation Week.


Oct 13, 2021 - 14:20

Larry D. Yager, 74, of Lees Summit, Mo., went to meet his Heavenly Father Oct. 7, 2021. He was born Dec. 17, 1946, to Charles (Curly) and Lucille (Glick) Yager in Hays, Kan.

The family lived in Hitschmann, Kan. and later moved to Holyrood, Kan. where he attended elementary and graduated high school with the class of 1964.

Oct 13, 2021 - 12:40

Thomas Lee Burtzloff, 66, of Salina, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. He was born Dec. 19, 1954, in Rushville, Neb.

Oct 12, 2021 - 08:18

Margaret Thomas, 96, Salina, Kan. passed away Oct. 10, 2021 in Salina. She was born Aug. 25, 1925 to Arthur Nelson and Frankie (Brown) Nelson.

Carol Lou Torkelson, 82, passed away Oct. 6, 2021 in Salina. She was born Nov. 8, 1938 in Rural Tama Co., Iowa to Irma (Harders) and John Storjohann.

Carol married Elger Hansen and later married Tim Leroy Torkelson in Marshalltown, Iowa April 18, 1964 and worked as a caregiver at Mosaic for more than 10 years in Ellsworth.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:27am

Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Bearcat Nicole Haase and Central Plains Junior-Senior High Schoo Oiler Kyla Metro are both heading to state after Haase finished first and Metro fourth in singles play at the Class 3-2-1A Regional Tennis Tournament Oct. 8-9 in WaKeeney.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:27am

This past week was a busy one for the Ellsworth runners. On Tuesday the runners competed on the hills of the Ellsworth golf course. I’d like to take this chance to thank all those who volunteered their time to help put on this meet, and to those who helped get everything set up, direct traffic, etc. As well, we need to thank Patrick Hammel, Colby Richard, and everyone at the Ellsworth Golf Course for allowing us to host this meet, and allowing us to practice during the season.


Oct 13, 2021 - 09:31

A couple of weeks ago, Mildred Schindler Janzen stood before several dozen guests and talked about her experiences growing up in Germany during World War II at an author’s event at Kansas Originals Market & Gallery, north of Wilson.

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:30


Oct 13, 2021 - 09:30

Happy National Cooperatives Month! As a cooperative communicator, October is full of educating people about and emphasizing the benefits of cooperative membership.

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:29

William Becknell is famously remembered for blazing the Santa Fe Trail in 1821. Of course, there is always more to the story. He was actually fairly well-known before going to Santa Fe, and as in so many success stories Becknell had experienced both victory and failure in his endeavors.