The photographs on the front page of this week’s Independent-Reporter are filled with symbolism. Over the years, one of our most consistent editorial themes has been the responsibility older residents
For $3.5 trillion a year, shouldn’t we Americans have a world-class health care system? Yet while we spend the most of any advanced nation in the world to get care
The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday. My hometown of Pittsville, Wisc., has a population of 800 that easily quadruples for the festivities. We have a quintessential
As if settlers in Lincoln County, Kan., had not endured enough from Cheyenne raids across north-central Kansas in 1868, terror returned to the Saline River valley on May 30, 1869.
Residents of the Canren Addition, in the south part of Ellsworth, are upset because a developer plans to build a dozen single family homes in the area. They attended meetings
Support the local cancer fund In the past fiscal year, the Ellsworth County Cancer Fund has distributed $20,234.79 from the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation and $7,522.30 from other local sources.
I am here, in the house, writing this column because we had another round of rain, and I cannot be out mowing hay. I said last summer I was not
The spring of 1874 was an uneasy season for settlers on the southern Kansas frontier. The Comanches attacked Kansas buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls in late June. The hunters who
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