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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 5:00am

GENESEO — E.D. Janzen believed in the existence of visitors from other planets — visitors who came to earth not to frighten humans, but to warn them of the dangers

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

When Shannon and Lindsay Mog first purchased the former Home Lumber & Supply Co. building on North Main Street, they thought it would be the perfect solution for storing materials

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

WILSON — While much of rural America, especially some areas of Kansas, have seen population declines in the last eight years, there are those like David Criswell, who believe in

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

WILSON — Melinda Merrill is a preservationist. As owner of the Midland Railroad Hotel in Wilson, Merrill breathed new life into the historic three-story limestone she bought four years ago

News

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:00am
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00am

LINDSBORG — Holly Lofton stood inside the meeting room of downtown Lindsborg’s J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center Wednesday, July 10, and quietly questioned the seven people around her. What does prosperity

Obituaries

07/19/2019 - 9:33am
Kevin W. Foran, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wilson, Kan.  
07/17/2019 - 4:15pm
Kenneth Neil Allen, 72, of Hillsboro, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Central Texas Veterans Health Care in Waco, Texas. Kenneth was born Oct. 29, 1946 in Ransom, Kan. with a sister twin, (Kay, Kay) Karen Kayn Allen, the son of Hillard Grant and Ruth (Wallace) Allen.
07/16/2019 - 10:25am
Dwaine George Grubb, 72, of Holyrood, Kan., died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kan.
Nina Marie Borgstadter, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Manhattan. She was born Oct. 2, 1938 in Lincoln County to Reinhold and Selma (Schultz) Kohls.

Sports

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Each summer, the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter publishes photos of the summer recreation ball teams. Next week will be the final installment. If for some reason your team has not appeared,

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00am

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Opinions

Jul 18, 2019 - 00:00

If you saw someone doing cartwheels this past week on Douglas Avenue, we’re guessing it was a Democrat celebrating the news that former attorney general Kris Kobach has tossed his

Jul 18, 2019 - 00:00

We recently wrapped up our wheat harvest. Although our crew experienced a short harvest in comparison to previous years, we are still very thankful for the crop and for the

Jul 18, 2019 - 00:00

For anyone who doubts the validity of mental health issues, I have a few stories to tell. Thirteen years ago last January, I locked myself in my apartment on the

Jul 18, 2019 - 00:00

On the 30th day of May, 1854, President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act into law altering the course of settlement across the western territories. Missouri Sen. David Atchison immediately