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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:36am

In 1952, Ellsworth attorney Paul Aylward had his photograph taken with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower when the two walked the streets of New York City as Kansas delegates during the national convention of the American Legion. The next year Aylward was elected the state’s department commander.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:36am

Children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. That was the word from Kerianne Ehrlich, supervisor of the Ellsworth County Health Department, during a Nov. 4 interview with the Independent-Reporter.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:35am

On Nov. 14, members of American Legion Post 174 plan a “NACHO Average” dinner at the legion building in east Ellsworth.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:34am

From a musical revue to a hillbilly farce in 3X, students and staff at Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School in Ellsworth and Central Plains Junior-Senior High School in Claflin have got family entertainment covered this weekend.


Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:00am
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:24am

The idea of moving the fourth grade at Ellsworth Elementary School to Kanopolis Middle School could, perhaps, soon gain some traction.


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.

Nov 23, 2021 - 16:40

Bernice Bolte, 90, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Salina, Kan.

She was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Rice County, Kan. to Sebastian and Gertrude (Koch) Ricker. She married Roland Walter Bolte in Holyrood, Kan. Aug. 30, 1953. The couple lived many years on a farm near Westfall, Kan. in Lincoln County. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lincoln County.

Sandra Lou (Stroede) Moon, age 56, passed away Nov. 21, 2021, in Ellsworth, Kan., surrounded by loved ones.

She was born in Ellsworth Oct. 15, 1965, to the late Dale Otto and Lila Jean (Voeltz) Stroede.

Sandra, the fourth child of eight siblings, was preceded in death by her brothers Micheal, Larry and Rodney and her brothers-in-law Brian Lirley and Gary Nowlin.

Edna M. (Soukup) Buehler, Wilson, Kan., passed away Nov. 20, 2021, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth, Kan., at the age of 92.

Visitation if from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service at the funeral home in Wilson.

A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson.


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

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 7:46am

The Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Bearcats football team ended their 2021 season Oct. 29 with a 42-0 shutout of the Syracuse Bulldogs in a nonconference game at Syracuse. Here, in a game earlier in the season, the Bearcats sophomore quarterback, Will Cravens, scrambles with the football.LORI FARMER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter


Nov 10, 2021 - 07:32

On Nov. 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France “Armistice signed at 11 o’clock. Grand celebration all over France. War is at last over and I am still alive!” Later in life if you asked him about the scars on his chest he would simply respond with a shrug and say, “I zigged when I should have zagged.” Ralph was my great grandfather, and now, nearly 103 years after he wrote those words, our nation once again finds ourselves celebrating the contributions of our veterans during a period where their sacrifices may be less visible than they have during the past 20 years of war.

Nov 10, 2021 - 07:27

Early in 1864 the United States Army organized the 1st Volunteer Infantry, a regiment of Confederate prisoners of war mustered into service. The former rebels were pardoned and “galvanized” after taking the oath of allegiance to the United States. Richard W. Musgrove was appointed captain and took command of the regiment of Galvanized Yankees on April 24, 1864.

Nov 10, 2021 - 07:26

Paid time-off for farmers is one of the intriguing ideas that caught the attention of our group during the recent Kansas Farm Bureau Casten Fellows international travel experience to the Baltics. One of the young farmers we met shared that the Replacement Farmers program provides subsidized, qualified workers to help during illness or time away on vacation.

Nov 3, 2021 - 07:51

Local teachers will have a little extra cash in their pockets this year, thanks to another successful year of teacher negotiations.