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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:48am

The member churches of the ministerial alliance have once again coordinated their efforts to serve free summer lunches in Ellsworth, Kanopolis and Geneseo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:47am

President Abraham Lincoln (aka Steve Burns of Russell) talks to youngsters about Kansas history Friday afternoon during a visit to the Ellsworth Art Gallery in downtown Ellsworth. ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:46am

A young participant in Saturday’s Kids Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course event practices on an angled pallet obstacle set up in Preisker Park. According to event organizers, 197 kids participated. ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:46am

Lois Weber, Holyrood, Kan., will celebrate her 90th birthday July 27, 2021.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:37am

How to bring broadband internet access to more parts of Ellsworth County was a major topic of discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth County commissioners.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:36am

KANOPOLIS — Six of 19 water samples collected in Kanopolis by Burns and McDonnell as part of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment drinking water protection program, have tested high for nitrates.


Major Robert Hilton Maze, Sr, 84, of Panama City, Fla. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Graveside memorial services for Marlene Wiles, age 76 of Hunter, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Rose Valley Cemetery near Hunter followed by a lunch at the Grace Chapel in Hunter. Mrs. Wiles died Dec. 30, 2020 at the Lincoln Park Manor in Lincoln.
07/19/2021 - 12:59pm
Paula Mae Schneider, 82, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, in Ellsworth. She was born March 5, 1939 in Ellsworth to Paul and Flora (Ruetz) Sparks.
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07/19/2021 - 12:58pm
Dale George Grothusen, 101, originally of Ellsworth, died Dec. 7, 2020 in Salina. He was born Dec. 17, 1918 on a farm in Ellsworth County to William and Christine (Strella) Grothusen. He was a farmer and stockman known for his sunny disposition, his warm sense of humor, his generosity to others, and his ability to build, redesign, or repair just about anything.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:45am

Members of the Ellsworth ‘Fireballs’ are: front row, from left — Owen Gray, Ashlyn Beckman, Finnley Cole, Edith Gray, Aiden Bayles, Easton Williams, and Beckam Gant and back row from left — Coach Josh Beckman, Averey Cole, Bode Helvey, Ashton Mog, Vivienne Hoffman, Wyatt Stevenson, Coach Katy Cole. Courtesy Photos

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:32am

Each summer, the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter publishes photos of the summer recreation ball teams. This page is the second featuring Ellsworth teams.


Jul 21, 2021 - 07:44

Glenn Koster is a double product of the adoption/ foster care system. He was adopted at age 6, after being removed from the home of an abusive parent in 1962, and again at 10, following another bad experience.

Jul 21, 2021 - 07:43

One of the hardest parts about making a new life in Kansas for me has been missing so much of my old life in Wisconsin.

Jul 21, 2021 - 07:39

“Wilson rejects goal plan” by Alan Rusch. Alan did his typical good job covering the Wilson City Council meeting; however, I would like to add a few details.

Jul 21, 2021 - 07:38

A few months ago the story was told of a gun and knife fight between “Brag” Masterson and Gasper F. Fish.