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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 7:24am

After a lengthy closure, the Ellsworth County recycling program is once again starting up.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 7:28am

Communities comes together in support

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 7:28am

At Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth City Council, the council clarified the city’s plans going forward, given the current water warning restrictions in place.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 7:24am

During a Memorial Day speech at the Ellsworth American Legion May 27, Greg Heller of the Fort Harker Museum in Kanopolis, used the Civil War to illustrate how the significant and solemn day, which Americans now observe annually, came to be.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 7:22am

KANOPOLIS — At the June 11 meeting of the Kanopolis City Council, approval was given to a request by Tim Hays of the 4-H Club to host a trap shooting event during Fort Harker Days. It will be held in a stock trailer that has been converted to a shooting sports trailer. The club will provide insurance to cover the event. The council suggested it be conducted between 1-3 p.m. so as not to conflict with other events. It will be located on Kansas Street in front of the park.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 7:21am

WILSON — At Monday’s meeting of the Wilson City Council, consideration began of whether or not to eliminate the public forum.


Vonda Lea (Kroboth) Weems passed away peacefully on June 7, 2024. She was born on the first day of wheat harvest, June 28, 1938, in Sylvan Grove, Kan., to Louis and Ruby Fae (Holman) Kroboth.

She graduated from Durango (Colorado) High School in 1956 and attended Fort Lewis A&M, Durango.

Richard “Dick” Janssen, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at his home near Ellsworth, Kan. He was born Sept. 26, 1940, in Ellsworth to Herschel “Pete” Janssen and Marian (Craig) Janssen. Dick was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County.

Jun 18, 2024 - 15:06

Steven D. Dye was born March 28, 1950, to Edward Neil Dye and Mildred Grace Dye in Iola, Kan. He had a full life filled with love for Jesus, family and friends. He loved his career of teaching information systems and business classes at community college and having his own computer business at home.

Jun 18, 2024 - 15:04

Carla Jean Dobosz, 72, of Geneseo, Kan., passed away June 10, 2024, at her home. She was born May 22, 1952, in McPherson, Kan., the daughter of Charles Edgar and Patricia Jane (Myers) Bishop. Carla was a lifelong Geneseo resident. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1970. Carla attended Fort Hays State University for two years, where she met her husband Mike, of 52 years.


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 7:21am

WICHITA — The Ellsworth track team took three athletes, two sprinters and one distance runner, to the state track meet in Wichita May 24-25.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 7:32am

BELOIT — The Bearcat track team competed at the regional meet May 16, qualifying three to compete at the state level. They had to place in the top four to advance.


Jun 19, 2024 - 07:23

There doesn’t have to be a reason

Jun 19, 2024 - 07:23

Nineteenth century prize fighting was popular with the sporting crowd, but certainly outside the confines of polite society. John Speer, editor of the Lawrence Weekly Tribune was not a fan of prize fighting. He registered his disgust at the accounts published in other newspapers in his Nov. 18, 1869, edition.

Jun 12, 2024 - 07:25

Sometimes, life is heavy. A couple of months ago, I was in the throes of motherhood, having a newborn baby as well as three other little ones. Trying to balance my career, household duties, being a mother and a wife and helping on the farm after my maternity leave quickly became overwhelming. To put it lightly, I was exhausted.

Jun 12, 2024 - 07:25

The morning of June 9, 1867, Michael O’Marrah was found “in a dying condition” on a north Wyandotte street.