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Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:51am

141 YEARS AGO March 30, 1882

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:50am

The Smoky Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution held their meeting Monday, March 13, at J.H. Robbins Memorial Library. Members present were Debra Hulse, Jeanne Plett, Glennice Musselwhite, Christy Rathbun, Candace Richard, Marcie Beneda and one guest, Gayla Choitz.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:49am

WILSON — More than 100 people gathered Monday night for a community discussion with representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Salina about the option of a Catholic junior-senior high school.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 7:59am

WILSON — A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall to discuss the possibility of a faith-based school for grades 7-12 in Wilson.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:45am

During a relatively short meeting March 15, Ellsworth County Medical Center Executive Director Jim Kirkbride told members of the hospital board the county is still listed as low for COVID-19 cases and the hospital continues not to require visitors to wear masks, however, those dealing directly with patients are required to be masked.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:44am

WILSON — Monday night’s meeting of the Wilson City Council was relatively short, given the short agenda and the absence of Mayor Mike Peschka and two council members.


Mar 21, 2023 - 12:43

Louella Anna Strong passed away on March 14, 2023, at the age of 95. Louella A. Strong was born Oct. 8, 1927, to German immigrants John and Anna Siemsen in Holyrood, Kan., and lived there until adulthood when she moved to Wichita.

Mar 21, 2023 - 12:42

Jeanne Louise Heki of Wilson, Kan., passed away on March 16, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth, Kan., at the age of 72. She was born on Dec. 26, 1950, to Louis and Louise (Aasa) Motis in Pioche, Nev.

Lyman Donald “Don” Hansen of Wilson, Kan., passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 11, 2023, in Ellsworth, Kan. He was born in Superior, Neb. on Feb. 1, 1943, to Lyman Harold Hansen and Janice Annetta (Liles) Hansen. He grew up on the family farm in Jewell County, Kan.

Mar 21, 2023 - 12:41

Doris M. (Jennrich) Dolezal, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Wilson, Kan. She was born on Feb. 15, 1936, in Russell, Kan., to Frank Royal Sr. and Violet Rose (Heard) Jennrich. Doris met Wenslow Dolezal at the skating rink in Ellsworth, Kan., and they were united in marriage on Aug. 26, 1958, in Russell.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:49am


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:48am

The Lady Bearcat softball team is looking for a season like no other.


Mar 22, 2023 - 07:47

USD 112 needs to make plans

Mar 22, 2023 - 07:46

As spring slowly approaches, my two children and I have spent a considerable amount of time in vehicles as of late getting to or from practices well into the evenings.

Mar 22, 2023 - 07:46

Oren Arms Curtis was married to Isabelle Jane Quick at Eugene, Ind., Feb. 1, 1849. According to genealogical record, Isabelle’s father had died in 1838 and her mother, Naomie Quick, lived with them. Oren was said to have “spent time with the circuses after his first marriage,” which is particularly interesting considering his father had a love of horses with a knack for training. Circus performances at that time were primarily equestrian shows that combined human and equine talents in “horse dramas,” delighting audiences beyond the confines of the commercial theater.

Mar 15, 2023 - 07:54

Recently I attended the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fusion Conference, which is a joint event between the Women’s Programming & Education and Young Farmers & Ranchers committees, in Jacksonville, Fla. One of my Collegiate Farm Bureau students won the state discussion meet and competed in the national event.