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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 2:03pm

Sterling is noted for being the location of two notable movies: Hollywood’s 1955 “Picnic” and the 1984 made-for-television movie “Parade.” Now a third movie can be added to that list: “The Murphy S

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 2:01pm

As she gazed at the  falling snow Friday, Randi (Deming) Nienke learned that Ellsworth schools planned to dismiss early due to the winter weather.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:46am

This past week, while reading Alan Rusch’s story on the monthly Ellsworth County Medical Center board meeting, I felt an overwhelming need to thank the many professionals who are helping Ellsworth County through the worst pandemic since the 1918 flu that killed thousands of Americans.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:32am

From the files of the February 9, 1984 edition of The Ellsworth Reporter.


Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 1:57pm

KANOPOLIS — Tom Wilkinson is the newest member of the Kanopolis City Council. At the Nov. 10 meeting, he was sworein to succeed Matt Munoz, who recently resigned.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:15am

Thanksgiving is upon us. It is time to give thanks for all that we have. We all need to stop and look around us, look at the beauty that comes along with fall.


11/30/2020 - 9:19am
Lucia Margarette Larson, infant daughter of Heath and Kristine Larson was stillborn Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Church of the Magdalen Catholic Church.
James “Jim” R. Pruitt, 71, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Ellsworth. He was born Jan. 13, 1949 in Salina to James Pruitt, Jr. and Jacqueline (Jackson) Pruitt.
Dale “Dan” Bettenbrock, 76, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Hays. He was born Aug. 3, 1944 in Ellsworth to William Carl Bettenbrock and Elva Louise (Schultz) Bettenbrock. Dan was a longtime resident of Ellsworth where he married Marilyn Jo Bartunek on Jan. 31, 1964. He was a farmer and the street superintendent for the city of Ellsworth for many years.
Sara Ann (Lemley) Mobley, 59, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Downs, Kan. She was born April 29, 1961 in Albuquerque, N.M. to Billy Joe Lemley and Carrie (Jennings) Dickens.


Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:22am

Kids getting restless? Here's a fun filled page to entertain them and make their minds grow!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:20am

Invite your children to color our annual Christmas Coloring Page! They can mail it to 304 N. Douglas, Ellsworth, KS 67439, or drop it in our drop box on the right hand side of our front door.


Nov 25, 2020 - 08:30

“Come on, people, smile on your brother, everybody get together

Nov 25, 2020 - 08:28

Charlie Jennison bristled just a bit after two “school girls” passed him as he stood in the doorway of his hotel/saloon.

Through vertical consolidation, corporate farms control the majority of Kansas’ beef, swine, dairy and poultry operations. (Socially Responsible Agriculture Project)

Paul Johnson
Special to the I-R

Nov 18, 2020 - 07:52

It’s doubtful downtown Ellsworth will ever appear on the nightly news with looters running in and out of burning stores hauling away as much merchandise as possible before order is restored.