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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Kanopolis Lake crested late Sunday afternoon at 33 feet above normal; however, predicted rains throughout this week could cause the water to rise again, Dan Hays with the U.S.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Kanopolis Middle School 6th graders walk from Gambino’s Pizza in Ellsworth May 23 to the middle school in Kanopolis leaving Ellsworth at 6:30 a.m. on the last day of school for the annual walk.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

Sydney Wilson, president of the 38 member Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Class of 2019, set a tone of thanksgiving Sunday, during the annual graduation ceremony in the school gym, as

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

After what seems like more than a lifetime of waiting, Ron Hicks is finally getting his wish. And he couldn’t be more excited. Later this month, Hicks will board an

News

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:00am

OUTBOARD MOTOR STOLEN Paul Aylward is offering a one hundred dollar reward for the apprehension of the thief or thieves who stole an outboard motor from his boat at Lake

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:00am

WILSON — By a vote of 5 to 2, the Central Plains USD 112 board of education voted Monday to close Central Plains Middle School in Bushton beginning with the

Obituaries

Jean ‘Jeanie’ Converse, age 83, of Lincoln, Kan., left this earthly life on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kan. She was born Nov. 9, 1935 at Fort Lupkin, Colo. to Dwight and Beulah (Shutts) Arnold.
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Abraham Holzmeister, 87, of Salina, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. He was born Aug. 6, 1931 in rural Rush County to John and Susann (Herrman) Holzmeister. Abe attended grade school at Loretta Catholic School. The family moved to Quinter and he graduated from Quinter High School.
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Erika Marie Jones, 29, Memphis, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born Dec. 6, 1989 in Great Bend, the daughter of Dana Leigh (Williams) Powell. Erika attended Ellsworth High School and then graduated from Kansas State University.
William (Bill) W. Mollhagen, 84, of Lorraine, Kan. passed away May 18, 2019 in Lakepoint Nursing Home in Augusta, Kan.

Sports

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Central Plains’ Alex Hickel finished 1 back from Class 1A state golf champion Eli Bullinger of Montezuma-South Gray to finish in second place at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00am

The 34th annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football games will be played Saturday, June 8, at Beloit with three Central Plains players — and Head Coach Chris Steiner — on board.

Opinions

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

This week’s edition of the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter could be dedicated to an issue that has challenged local leaders for decades. For years now, those with an eye to growth

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

As if there wasn’t enough going on in Ellsworth County this past week, representatives from NetWork Kansas announced the county has been named a Kansas E-Community. We were the only

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

We’re beginning to notice small changes in our wheat crop. The short green fields are growing tall. Before long, the wheat will begin turning from the vivid greens to the

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:00

The devastating raids through north-central Kansas in August of 1868 brought a decisive response from Gen. Philip Sheridan. Operating out of Fort Hays the general organized a surprise attack during