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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:32am

First Bank taps regional ag loan officer


First Bank Kansas is pleased to announce the hiring of Gunnar Hays as regional ag loan officer.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:29am

Last Sunday we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. Our Lord, who before His death and resurrection was a teacher, a friend, a college, a healer, and yet so much more. He is the hope for the future.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 7:59am

Mary Knapp, assistant state climatologist at Kansas State University in Manhattan, has both good and not-so-good news for Ellsworth County farmers and ranchers. First, the good. Ellsworth County has been cleared of drought. In addition, the county is ahead on rainfall for March.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 7:58am

Ten students from Ellsworth and another from Wilson are recipients of scholarships from the Loganbased Dane G. Hansen Foundation.


Friday, April 9, 2021 - 7:00am

(First Published in the Ellsworth County Independent/
Reporter, Thursday, April 8, 2021)


Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:21am

The Ellsworth County commissioners received an update from Carl Miller, county appraiser, at Monday’s weekly meeting.


Rodney “Rod” Dean Buchholz, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at his home in Ellsworth, Kan. He was born July 26, 1954 in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Verlin and Lois Jean (Johnson) Buchholz.
04/12/2021 - 11:54am
Donald N. Walker, 80, passed away April 10, 2021, after a battle with cancer. He was born July 21, 1940, north of Carniero to Ray C. Walker, Sr. and Evelyn M. (Sheridan) Walker.
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04/09/2021 - 2:04pm
Oliver Edward Wacker, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Lincoln, Kan. He was born Feb. 27, 1935 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Edward and Anna (Hildebrandt) Wacker.
On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, Eugene R. Bucciarelli passed away from a battle with cancer. He was in the company of his loving wife, Patricia Bucciarelli, who survives him. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Bucciarelli of North Tonawanda, N.Y. and numerous nieces and nephews.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:25am

Two Ellsworth Bearcats came home Thursday, April 1, from the Russell Invitational with first place wins.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:24am

The Ellsworth Bearcat Golf Team took second overall Thursday, April 1, at the Lake Barton Golf Course at Hoisington with a combined score of 410.


Apr 7, 2021 - 07:28

State legislatures across the country are criminalizing democracy with bills ostensibly designed to suppress voter turnout. Most voters will not read these bills, and many would not fully grasp the details of their provisions if they did. What they will grasp is that helping someone to vote can be a FELONY punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. Practically speaking the penalties of fine and imprisonment will rarely apply; the FELONY threat alone will suffice to discourage voter turnout.

Apr 7, 2021 - 07:27

The end of March gives us a chance to evaluate the first three quarters of Kansas’ fiscal year. With all that has happened in the last year, we have not been very certain of how tax revenues would fare for the state.

Apr 7, 2021 - 07:26

Smallpox was particularly devastating to native people following the European entry into the New World.

Mar 31, 2021 - 07:51

Daughter Allie came home from Lawrence this past weekend and while I didn’t keep track, I suspect we put more miles on her car in one day than she has in the past year. We drove to Lindsborg to visit one of our favorite shops, which had reopened a few days earlier, and then stopped a couple of stores down for lunch before we returned to Salina. That night we attended a movie at the Salina Arts Cinema before having dinner at a downtown restaurant.