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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:34am


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:33am

KANOPOLIS — Jesse Orozco is celebrating his 18th birthday today.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:26am


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:25am

National Drovers Hall of Fame needs to raise at least $200,000 for first floor project


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:28am

The state of the community’s water and sewer systems, plus some recommendations for repair and sustainment of these systems, was the focus of discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth City Council.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:27am

The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team set the tone for a dominant sub-state tournament with a 61-20 first-round win over the Larned Indians Feb. 26.


Feb 6, 2024 - 13:27

Edgar Leo Jacobs, 74, passed away Jan. 23, 2024, at Clara Barton Hospital ER, Hoisington, Kan. He was born on Jan. 4, 1950, in Great Bend, Kan, to Fred and Rose (Klug) Jacobs. In 1968, Edgar graduated from Claflin High School, then attended Hutchinson Community College.

Feb 6, 2024 - 13:27

Carol Sue Hicks, 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at her home, surrounded by family, in Ellsworth. She was born July 29, 1945, in Arkansas City, Kan., and adopted by Ernie and Aileen (Choitz) Mehl. She married Dale Robert “Bob” Hicks in Holyrood on Aug. 11, 1963.

Eleanora “Ellie” M. Douglass, 85, of Ellsworth, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. She was born in Hoxie, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1938, to Ludwig “Louis” C. Bieker and Ludwina (Munsch) Bieker. She married William “Bill” R. Douglass in Hoxie on Nov. 7, 1955.

Robert Clayton “Bob” Sommers, 89, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral. Private inurnment will be held at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Grace Episcopal Cathedral Columbarium, following the service.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:29am

SALINA — Ellsworth junior Will Donley claimed fourth place in the 132-lb. weight bracket at the 1A-4A State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 22-24 at Tony’s Pizza Event Center, Salina.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:23am

GYPSUM — Three Bearcat boys qualified for state wrestling after an exciting regional meet Feb. 17 at Southeast of Saline.


Feb 28, 2024 - 07:33

Kansas newspapers grabbed international attention last summer with the police raid on the Marion County Record. While that story still rumbles along, fresh concerns have emerged. Kansas public television saw its funding threatened this month after a state senator took offense, and news outlets across the country have faced challenging economic and political headwinds.

Feb 28, 2024 - 07:30

Ellsworth in 1867 was as desperate a place as any on the plains. “A man for breakfast” was the morning’s oath, and by dinner, the oath was often satisfied.

Feb 21, 2024 - 07:25

Even though I officially aged out of Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program, I still get to attend the annual conference with my Collegiate Farm Bureau students. One of my favorite parts of the weekend is the competitive events that recognize skills and accomplishments of both students and active farmers and ranchers 35 and younger from across the state.

Feb 21, 2024 - 07:24

Ellsworth was platted in the spring of 1867 2 miles west of Fort Harker, the projected supply post for the Army’s new military plan on the plains.