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Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 7:54am

Up to 5 inches of snow blanketed Ellsworth County over Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 7:54am

For more than 30 years, Don Smischny patrolled the halls of Ellsworth Elementary School, helping to develop the hearts and minds of thousands of students who were part of his career as an educator.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 7:53am

The Ellsworth City Council had originally scheduled a public hearing Monday to discuss adding the old Veteran’s Memorial Hospital property in Ellsworth to the TIF District.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 7:49am

The new logo for the USD 327 Ellsworth Kanopolis-Geneseo school district was unveiled Monday night during a board of education work session.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 7:45am

At Monday’s meeting of the Ellsworth County Commission, no action was taken after a 15-minute executive session with EMS Director Nathan Florian to discuss nonelected personnel (performance).

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 7:44am

Grow Ellsworth County hosts a Hometown Holiday in Ellsworth with various Christmas-themed activities taking place the entire day. This event replaces the chamber’s past Jingle and Mingle event.


Nov 28, 2023 - 14:46

Ronald F. Wagner, 89, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, at Medical Lodges, Independence, Kan., due to health complications.

Nov 28, 2023 - 14:46

Victor Mearl Van Meter, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2023, at Ashwood Court, North Richland Hills, Texas, where he had lived for the last 10 years.

Nov 28, 2023 - 14:45

Craig K. Trowbridge passed away on Nov. 9, 2023, in Dallas, Texas. Craig was born in Lyons, Kan., to Darrell and Ravena Trowbridge on Sept. 29, 1954, He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Brent L. Trowbridge and daughter Rose Pistora. Surviving are his son Randy Trowbridge and sister Stacy Sheridan (Phil), Ellsworth.  

Nov 28, 2023 - 14:44

Kenetta Jane Soukup, Norton, Kan., passed away quietly in her home on Nov. 10, 2023, at the age of 48. Kenetta was born to Kenneth and Judith Soukup on Aug. 20, 1975, in Ellsworth, Kan. Kenetta grew up in Wilson with her siblings. Together they made many memories on the weekends with the family out at Grandma Kate’s. In 1994, Kenetta graduated from Wilson High School.


Monday, November 20, 2023 - 8:38am

JV tennis

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 7:31am

The Bearcat football season came to a close against the Norton Bluejays in the sectional round of playoffs Nov. 10 when the Cats lost 20-6 at home.


Nov 29, 2023 - 07:48

USD 327

Nov 29, 2023 - 07:47

Criticism was out of line

Nov 29, 2023 - 07:46

Agricultural leaders tell us that nothing can be done to return America to a small farm economy, an era long past. But that is very shortsighted and essentially dangerous.

Nov 20, 2023 - 08:40

Holidays can be tough for those who experienced a loss