Wed
04
Jan

Do you think Donald Trump will be a good president?

Yes
56% (73 votes)
No
33% (43 votes)
Hillary would have been better.
11% (15 votes)
Total votes: 131
Tue
06
Dec

Would you like to see Gov. Sam Brownback join Donald Trump's cabinet?

Yes
38% (5 votes)
No
62% (8 votes)
Total votes: 13
Wed
16
Nov

Ellsworth student to perform at NYC’s famed Carnegie Hall

by Adreinne Danner 
 

New York City’s Carnegie Hall has provided a stage for iconic performers such as Isaac Stern, Louis Armstrong and Judy Garland.

In February, Ellsworth High School senior Natalie Soukup will have something in common with them when she sings with the Honors Choral Performance All Women’s Choir at the famed venue.

The honor is a great accomplishment and for Natalie Soukup, “a dream come true.”

 

Wed
16
Nov

Across the Generations

April Krishner, Colton Krishner and Stephen Krishner share a Veteran’s Day lunch with U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran Gary Williams at Wilson High School. Below, Kanopolis Middle School students thank the veterans for their service to the country at an assembly in Kanopolis.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Giving Thanks

Reservations due Monday for Ellsworth community dinner at Senior Center 
 
By Linda Mowery-Denning 
 
Turkey. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Green beans. Those traditional Thanksgiving dishes will all be on the menu Thursday, Nov. 24, when volunteers dish up Ellsworth’s community holiday dinner.
 
Organizers are prepared to serve about 250 guests at the Ellsworth Senior Center and for the first time serving will take place in two shifts — at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
 
Volunteers also will deliver meals to homes in Ellsworth and Kanopolis and carry out is available.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Four Lady O’s on CPL honors teams

Clockwise from upper left, senior Cassidy Crites (4) was named to the Central Prairie League’s all league first team in volleyball. Crites was also named for a third consecutive season to the 2A State volleyball all-tournament team. Senior Kylee Kasselman (23) was an unanimous selection to the CPL all-league volleyball first team. Kasselman was named to the 2A State volleyball all tournament team for a second consecutive season. Junior Taylor Oeser (5) was named to the 2016 CPL all-league honorable mention team. Junior Kassidy Pflughoeft (12) was also named to the 2016 CPL all-league honorable mention team.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Three Lady ‘Cats on NCAA honor teams

Three Lady ‘Cats on NCAA honor teams

 

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Wed
16
Nov

Arlene Rolfs 90th birthday celebration

The family of Arlene Lebsack Rolfs is hosting a 90th birthday celebration from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Celebration Centre, 1145 E. Highway 56 in Lyons.
 
Mrs. Rolfs was born north of Otis to William Lebsack and Marie Hergert. She graduated from Otis High School in 1944. She has taught school in Rice and Ellsworth counties since 1946.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Engagement

Kresky-Kempke 
 

Stephen and Debra Kresky, McPherson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney, to Zachary Kempke, both of Lewisville, Texas. He is the son of Larry and Cynthia Kempke, Lewisville.

Grandparents of the bride are Jean Ecklund, Herington, Kan., and the late Eugene Ecklund, and Ella Kresky, Salina, Kan. and the late Robert Kresky Jr.

Grandparents of the groom are Earl and Fern Kempke, Ellsworth, Kan., and Laurel Hunsinger, Lawrence, Kan. and the late Claris Hunsinger.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Gone but not forgotten

by John Schlageck 
 
Years ago, almost every town had one. They served as a meeting place among friends and neighbors. You could catch up on local news and wet your whistle at the same time.
 
This long-gone establishment was the general store. It carried candy, soda, cigarettes, gas, hardware and a few clothing items like gloves and hats. Some were even run by a “registered” pharmacist and carried medicine for what ailed you.
 

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