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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:26am


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:25am

National Drovers Hall of Fame needs to raise at least $200,000 for first floor project

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:28am

Ellsworth Elementary School Principal Chris Delay has tenured his resignation.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 7:26am

After 44 years with Citizens State Bank & Trust Co., Dave Brownback retired Jan. 31 from his position as the bank’s president and CEO.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:23am

Feb. 14 was a very special Valentine’s Day for Ellsworth Jr./Sr. High School eighth grade student Kinly Place.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:22am

KANOPOLIS — Once again, the Kanopolis City Council discussed, but reached no answers about, the proposed water tower project.


Feb 6, 2024 - 13:27

Edgar Leo Jacobs, 74, passed away Jan. 23, 2024, at Clara Barton Hospital ER, Hoisington, Kan. He was born on Jan. 4, 1950, in Great Bend, Kan, to Fred and Rose (Klug) Jacobs. In 1968, Edgar graduated from Claflin High School, then attended Hutchinson Community College.

Feb 6, 2024 - 13:27

Carol Sue Hicks, 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at her home, surrounded by family, in Ellsworth. She was born July 29, 1945, in Arkansas City, Kan., and adopted by Ernie and Aileen (Choitz) Mehl. She married Dale Robert “Bob” Hicks in Holyrood on Aug. 11, 1963.

Eleanora “Ellie” M. Douglass, 85, of Ellsworth, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. She was born in Hoxie, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1938, to Ludwig “Louis” C. Bieker and Ludwina (Munsch) Bieker. She married William “Bill” R. Douglass in Hoxie on Nov. 7, 1955.

Robert Clayton “Bob” Sommers, 89, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral. Private inurnment will be held at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Grace Episcopal Cathedral Columbarium, following the service.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:23am

GYPSUM — Three Bearcat boys qualified for state wrestling after an exciting regional meet Feb. 17 at Southeast of Saline.

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:22am

The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team took a dominating victory over the Republic County Buffaloes in the Cats Homecoming game Feb. 9 with a final score of 65-25.


Feb 21, 2024 - 07:25

Even though I officially aged out of Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program, I still get to attend the annual conference with my Collegiate Farm Bureau students. One of my favorite parts of the weekend is the competitive events that recognize skills and accomplishments of both students and active farmers and ranchers 35 and younger from across the state.

Feb 21, 2024 - 07:24

Ellsworth was platted in the spring of 1867 2 miles west of Fort Harker, the projected supply post for the Army’s new military plan on the plains.

Feb 15, 2024 - 07:26

At first, I assumed the invitation to an etiquette dinner had found its way to my inbox by mistake. After a little reflection, I wondered if it was the beginning of a scheme where I would be held up as an example of everything you’re not supposed to do.

Feb 15, 2024 - 07:23

Phillipe St. George Cooke arrived at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis in 1827. Jefferson Barracks was established the previous year of 1826 to serve as an Infantry School of Instruction. Having recently graduated from West Point, Second Lieutenant Cooke reported to the 6th Infantry Regiment under the command of Maj. Bennett Riley. Construction of the new post was the priority of the day. The ready made workforce from the 1st, 3rd and 6th Infantries supplied the labor.