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Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 7:37am

Four friends, one solar-powered vehicle, the open road and roughly 3,100 miles to travel.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 7:42am

One fatality reported as result of 16 rollovers at lake

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 7:28am

This year’s Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence, held June 7 in Lawrence, were special for the staff of the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter for a number of reasons. While the collective 32 awards won by the publication were a huge honor, it was the awards posthumously awarded to Linda Mowery-Denning that were paramount among the achievements.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 7:28am

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 7:35am

WILSON — The City of Wilson will not request an increase in the revenue neutral rate for 2025.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 7:34am

KANOPOLIS — Water topped the agenda of the Kanopolis City Council. This time, however, it wasn’t over the extensively delayed proposed water tower. It was about the lead pipe replacement plan.


Vonda Lea (Kroboth) Weems passed away peacefully on June 7, 2024. She was born on the first day of wheat harvest, June 28, 1938, in Sylvan Grove, Kan., to Louis and Ruby Fae (Holman) Kroboth.

She graduated from Durango (Colorado) High School in 1956 and attended Fort Lewis A&M, Durango.

Richard “Dick” Janssen, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at his home near Ellsworth, Kan. He was born Sept. 26, 1940, in Ellsworth to Herschel “Pete” Janssen and Marian (Craig) Janssen. Dick was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County.

Jun 18, 2024 - 15:06

Steven D. Dye was born March 28, 1950, to Edward Neil Dye and Mildred Grace Dye in Iola, Kan. He had a full life filled with love for Jesus, family and friends. He loved his career of teaching information systems and business classes at community college and having his own computer business at home.

Jun 18, 2024 - 15:04

Carla Jean Dobosz, 72, of Geneseo, Kan., passed away June 10, 2024, at her home. She was born May 22, 1952, in McPherson, Kan., the daughter of Charles Edgar and Patricia Jane (Myers) Bishop. Carla was a lifelong Geneseo resident. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1970. Carla attended Fort Hays State University for two years, where she met her husband Mike, of 52 years.


Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 7:40am


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 7:21am

WICHITA — The Ellsworth track team took three athletes, two sprinters and one distance runner, to the state track meet in Wichita May 24-25.


Jul 17, 2024 - 07:36

Searching for owner, operator of Ellsworth ice cream eatery

Jul 17, 2024 - 07:36

Defugalty is one of my favorite words. You may not find it in the dictionary, but my mother used it for particularly disagreeable situations, mostly centered around an argument or a general confusion of one kind or another. That would certainly describe the circumstances that occurred on a summer’s eve in old Dodge City.

Jul 10, 2024 - 07:42

Hoping for a miracle to save the Ogallala Aquifer? Prepare for the new Dust Bowl

Jul 10, 2024 - 07:41

Preston Plumb was born Oct. 12, 1837, at Berkshire, Delaware County, Ohio. His proud parents were David and Hannah Maria (Bierce) Plumb.