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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Brian Bontrager considers the moment this past September when he picked a small piece of metal out of the ground “divine intervention.” At the time, the Ellsworth man was standing

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Even as a boy, Joshua Svaty sensed the carvings found at sites throughout Ellsworth County were important to the region’s history. Now, as an adult, Svaty is part of an

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00am

More than 70 years ago, Jim Bezemek, a farm boy from Ellsworth County, witnessed the definition of man’s inhumanity to man as he and his fellow soldiers from the United

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:26am

The 2020 Census will take place April 1. Not only is the census easy and safe — it is important that everybody be counted. “In the State of Kansas, approximately


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:51pm

From the files of the August 2, 1933 edition of the Wilson World. THE PIG IS FOUND Sam Kraus has a fancy thoroughbred Poland China pig that strayed away Sunday.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:50pm

By a vote of 18 to 5, members of the Ellsworth American Legion voted to move forward with a proposal to build a new, 100’ by 200’ multi-purpose community building


11/18/2019 - 5:47pm
Mary Lou Trump (1931-2019)
George Harry Redington (1951-2019)
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11/12/2019 - 5:08pm
Leora A. Kohls (1932-2019)
William Henry ‘Bill’ Frees (1933-2019)


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:52pm


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 5:00am



Nov 20, 2019 - 05:00

One of the best parts of working at a small weekly newspaper in rural Kansas is observing and being part of a group of citizens who appreciate their community and

Nov 20, 2019 - 05:00

I spent a good portion of last week watching three Foreign Service professionals give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. One number stood out, 110. The number represents the combined

Nov 20, 2019 - 05:00

If you’re looking for a way to honor veterans, here’s one: protect the U.S. Postal Service. I’m a veteran from a family of veterans. After serving in the Marine Corps,

Nov 20, 2019 - 05:00

Nineteen-year-old Bedford B. Wood arrived in Kansas in 1872 to work on the surveying team of his brother, S.T. Wood, who was engaged to survey Indian Territory. At a claim