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Editor's Picks

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:00am

Everyone agrees. We need to recruit more young people to our communities. They are the future entrepreneurs, volunteers, homeowners, school enrollments, and the desperately needed succession plans we need for our baby boomers who own 60 percent of the businesses in Kansas. We NEED them, but how do we attract them and keep them?

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:56am

In the opening days of the Civil War the “Kansas Brigade” led by Col. James H. Lane burned and looted farms and towns in an effort to “clear out” southern sympathizers in the border counties east of Kansas. Sixty-five miles east of Fort Scott, they reached Osceola, a town of 3,000 citizens, on Sept. 23, 1861. The town was put to the torch. An estimated 15 to 20 civilians were killed. Two hundred slaves were liberated, and a great amount of plunder was carried back to Kansas.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:55am

Classy Lady Boutique in downtown Ellsworth has been recognized by InterHab with their annual Outstanding Business Award.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:54am

Ellsworth Elementary School Principal Tammi Graff, right, and EES third grade teacher Sarah Richard, hold the plaque the school received in recognition of being named one of five schools in Kansas to win the 2021 Blue Ribbon School Award. Ellsworth Elementary was one of 325 schools nationally to be selected for the 2021 award earlier in November. This is the second time EES has been named a Blue Ribbon School. Graff and Richard received the award on behalf of the school during a recent ceremony in Washington D.C. hosted by the U.S. Department of Education. Courtesy photo

News

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:11am

No action was taken by the Ellsworth County Medical Center board of directors Nov. 17, after a 15-minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel (individual, unvaccinated employees).

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:10am

Soybean price is up for the week

Obituaries

Dec 5, 2021 - 12:45

Gail Lee Vance, 67, of Salina, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

She was born Sept. 4, 1954 in Ellsworth, Kan., to Kenneth Sr. and Helen (Walker) Pflughoeft.

Dec 5, 2021 - 12:43

Jerry Lee Rowe passed away in Lamar, Colo. Nov. 29, 2021, at the age of 83.  

A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Dec. 3, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dorrance, Kan. There was no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Jerry Rowe Memorial fund to help with funeral expenses.

Ronald ‘Ron’ Lowry went to meet Jesus Dec. 2, 2021, in Salina, Kan. His transition to the other side was peaceful. Ron told many people, “If I live, I will win if I don’t, I will win. When I die, I will win — who could ask for more than a win-win situation?”

Glenn William Anschutz, 96, of Topeka, KS, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at home.  

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, John, Carl, Wilbur and Dale; and sister, Vera; brothers-in-law, Martin Lehman, Harold True and Herb Mutschler; and sister-in-law, Mable Anschutz.

Sports

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:55am

CLAFLIN — Several members of the 2021 Central Plains Junior-Senior High School Oilers football team have been selected for the Central Prairie League All-League Football Team. They are:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:25am

Kyler Burks of Beloit, left, seen here with pilot Mark Klein, prepares for his first airplane ride Saturday at the Ellsworth Municipal Airport. The free rides were part of the annual Young Eagle program flown by members of the Ellsworth EAA Chapter 1127. ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Opinions

Dec 1, 2021 - 09:00

Everyone agrees. We need to recruit more young people to our communities. They are the future entrepreneurs, volunteers, homeowners, school enrollments, and the desperately needed succession plans we need for our baby boomers who own 60 percent of the businesses in Kansas. We NEED them, but how do we attract them and keep them?

Dec 1, 2021 - 08:06

What about the babies?

Dec 1, 2021 - 08:04

“If you want to keep your team, pay them what they’re worth,” Liz Elting, contributor to Forbes Women.

Dec 1, 2021 - 08:03

In a few short days we will all sit down and celebrate Thanksgiving — the holiday that is meant for us to reflect and decide what it is for which we are thankful. We have a lot to be thankful for in this great nation, not the least of which is our farms and ranches. This is so appropriate because Thanksgiving is associated with food.