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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:33am

Enjoy the puzzles and activities of this week's Kid Scoop. Fun for young and old alike!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:29am

POLITICAL TALK: U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is expected to headline the annual Coffee and Kolaches at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:48am

The member churches of the ministerial alliance have once again coordinated their efforts to serve free summer lunches in Ellsworth, Kanopolis and Geneseo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:47am

President Abraham Lincoln (aka Steve Burns of Russell) talks to youngsters about Kansas history Friday afternoon during a visit to the Ellsworth Art Gallery in downtown Ellsworth. ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter


Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:17am

A $3 per month charge will be added to the City of Ellsworth utility bills in August to pay for stormwater drainage costs. First payments will be due in September.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:16am

Work on a two-block stretch of Wichita Avenue in Lorraine was discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth County commissioners.


Fern Ruth (Wire) Steinle, 90, of Dorrance, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kan.
07/29/2021 - 12:20pm
Michael C. Perez, 76, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Kanopolis, Kan. He was born Dec. 8, 1944 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Isabelle “Mike” and Carrie (Grise) Perez.
Major Robert Hilton Maze, Sr, 84, of Panama City, Fla. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Graveside memorial services for Marlene Wiles, age 76 of Hunter, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Rose Valley Cemetery near Hunter followed by a lunch at the Grace Chapel in Hunter. Mrs. Wiles died Dec. 30, 2020 at the Lincoln Park Manor in Lincoln.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:45am

Members of the Ellsworth ‘Fireballs’ are: front row, from left — Owen Gray, Ashlyn Beckman, Finnley Cole, Edith Gray, Aiden Bayles, Easton Williams, and Beckam Gant and back row from left — Coach Josh Beckman, Averey Cole, Bode Helvey, Ashton Mog, Vivienne Hoffman, Wyatt Stevenson, Coach Katy Cole. Courtesy Photos

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:32am

Each summer, the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter publishes photos of the summer recreation ball teams. This page is the second featuring Ellsworth teams.


Jul 28, 2021 - 07:20

A friend of mine recently asked when my family truly begins to enjoy summer.

Jul 28, 2021 - 07:20

A returning “Pike’s Peaker” arrived in Indianola, Kan., on July 28, 1860, bringing news of a terrible Indian fight in the Solomon River valley.

Jul 28, 2021 - 07:19

Every so often, Jim “The Cowboy” Gray calls to comment on a story in that week’s paper. Several days ago, his target was a state story on the turkey vultures that return to Ellsworth yearly. Their visits have become so expected that the story cited unsuccessful efforts here to rid the town of the ugly birds.

Jul 21, 2021 - 07:44

Glenn Koster is a double product of the adoption/ foster care system. He was adopted at age 6, after being removed from the home of an abusive parent in 1962, and again at 10, following another bad experience.