The family-owned Lazy B Ranch, north-northeast of Ellsworth, has won the Ellsworth County Conservation District’s Grassland Award for 2021.
Kansas Lt. Gov. and Secretary of Commerce David Toland will be the keynote speaker Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the annual meeting of Ellsworth County Economic Development.
The family of Marilyn Soukup is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday. Cards and best wishes may be sent to 336 6th Rd Wilson, Kan. 67490. Marilyn was born Jan.
From the files of the March 3, 1988 edition of The Ellsworth Reporter.
Just before the I-R went to press this week, the newspaper was notified that U.S. Sen. Roger
Leo Wm. Oberle, 80, of Lorraine, Kan., went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kan.
Leo was born Sept. 14, 1941 in rural Bushton, Rice County, Kan. He was the second son of Ambrose and Mary (Reif) Oberle. He graduated from Bushton Rural High School in the class of 1959.
Ronald Dale Anderson of Beaverton, Ore., passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 10, 2022 at University Hospital in Columbia Mo.
He was born March 10, 1947 in Harrison, Ark. to Myrtle (Fortner) and Nels Anderson.
Jeanetta Rose Schendel passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at the age of 71 in Olathe, Kan.
Anna Marie Heinz Habiger, 104, of Bushton, Kan., passed away Jan. 9, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society of Ellsworth, Kan. with her family by her side.
She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Bushton, the daughter of John and Lucy (Zink) Heinz.
The Central Plains High School Lady Oilers Basketball Team crushed the Victoria Knights Jan. 14 at home in Claflin. The final score was 79-17.
Years ago, in a promotional kit for the National Drovers Hall of Fame and its effort to restore downtown Ellsworth’s signature Insurance Building, we wrote — History is Our Future.
At the past two meetings of the USD 327 Board of Education [BOE], patrons raised complaints about a book, Perks of Being a Wallflower, used in a junior high classroom. Our BOE president and district superintendent stressed that procedures and policies are followed in the selection of instructional materials. As I continue here, readers may find those policies and procedures on the school website, www.usd327.org/documents. Click on USD 327 District Policies, then click on section (I) and scroll down to pages IF.
The Kansas Legislative session is underway for 2022.
Assembling a government for the new Territory of Kansas was a monumental task following the adoption of the Kansas Nebraska Act in 1854. A pro-slavery legislature was rejected by the abolitionist Free State citizens.