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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:00am

Kansas Lt. Gov. and Secretary of Commerce David Toland will be the keynote speaker Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the annual meeting of Ellsworth County Economic Development.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:59am

The family of Marilyn Soukup is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday. Cards and best wishes may be sent to 336 6th Rd Wilson, Kan. 67490. Marilyn was born Jan.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:57am

From the files of the March 3, 1988 edition of The Ellsworth Reporter.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:56am

Just before the I-R went to press this week, the newspaper was notified that U.S. Sen. Roger


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:47am

1st Place. MaKenna Anderson, Kanopolis Middle School.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:46am

1st Place K-1. Colby Stiles, Central Plains Elementary School.


Jan 18, 2022 - 08:18

Leo Wm. Oberle, 80, of Lorraine, Kan., went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kan.

Leo was born Sept. 14, 1941 in rural Bushton, Rice County, Kan. He was the second son of Ambrose and Mary (Reif) Oberle. He graduated from Bushton Rural High School in the class of 1959.

Jan 14, 2022 - 08:26

Ronald Dale Anderson of Beaverton, Ore., passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 10, 2022 at University Hospital in Columbia Mo.

He was born March 10, 1947 in Harrison, Ark. to Myrtle (Fortner) and Nels Anderson.

Jeanetta Rose Schendel passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at the age of 71 in Olathe, Kan.

Anna Marie Heinz Habiger, 104, of Bushton, Kan., passed away Jan. 9, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society of Ellsworth, Kan. with her family by her side.

She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Bushton, the daughter of John and Lucy (Zink) Heinz.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:39am

The Central Plains High School Lady Oilers Basketball Team crushed the Victoria Knights Jan. 14 at home in Claflin. The final score was 79-17.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:38am

The Central Plains High School Oilers Boys Basketball Team lost at home in Claflin Jan. 14 to Victoria 48-37.


Jan 19, 2022 - 07:54

Years ago, in a promotional kit for the National Drovers Hall of Fame and its effort to restore downtown Ellsworth’s signature Insurance Building, we wrote — History is Our Future.

Jan 19, 2022 - 07:53

At the past two meetings of the USD 327 Board of Education [BOE], patrons raised complaints about a book, Perks of Being a Wallflower, used in a junior high classroom. Our BOE president and district superintendent stressed that procedures and policies are followed in the selection of instructional materials. As I continue here, readers may find those policies and procedures on the school website, Click on USD 327 District Policies, then click on section (I) and scroll down to pages IF.

Jan 19, 2022 - 07:52

The Kansas Legislative session is underway for 2022.

Jan 19, 2022 - 07:50

Assembling a government for the new Territory of Kansas was a monumental task following the adoption of the Kansas Nebraska Act in 1854. A pro-slavery legislature was rejected by the abolitionist Free State citizens.