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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:29am

Wish Garnell Hanson a happy 85th birthday! Hope you have a great day!

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:27am

Find your favorite athlete! Pick up a copy of the 2-25 I/R and enjoy the 2021 Sports Cards!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 7:43am

From the files of the September 15, 1988 edition of The Ellsworth Reporter.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 7:51am

These pictures of Edie and George Grogg, above shown with their dog, Bella, were taken Friday by the Independent-Reporter at the Hodgden House Museum in Ellsworth. The couple, owners of Ellsworth Service Center, and the company’s wrecker, will be featured in the March edition of Tow Times Magazine. ALAN RUSCH/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter


Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:17am

The Kansas Attorney General’s office in Topeka has been called to investigate a complaint filed under the Kansas Open Records Act against the Ellsworth City Council.


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02/26/2021 - 9:06am
Thomas Jacob Foran passed away at the Hays Medical Center Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the age of 74. Tom was born April 29, 1946 to William and Mary (Vopat) Foran in Ellsworth County, Kan.
Mary Catherine Herzog, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born March 25, 1935 in Osage City, Kan. to David and Elizabeth (Gasser) King. Mary retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in Topeka, KS. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ellsworth. She was married to William Herzog. They were later divorced.
Frances Elizabeth Stephenson died of pneumonia Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. She was 91 years old. Frannie was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Ellsworth, Kan., to Tillie and Jack Hardy.
Gilbert J. Smischny, 65, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Ellsworth. He was born June 30, 1955 in Ellsworth to Gilbert G. and Elizabeth (Schultz) Smischny.


Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:20am

The Lady Bearcats posted a perfect week Friday when they defeated the Lady Leopards of Lincoln, 38-22, in a non-conference game at Lincoln.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:18am

Lady Dragons drop two


Feb 26, 2021 - 08:23

Regarding the Picnic Movie:

Feb 26, 2021 - 08:23

We are coming to the first major deadline in the Kansas legislature. Turnaround, when bills need to be passed out of the first chamber to be passed to the other for consideration is in two weeks. This coming week is the last time for our committees to meet, finishing our work in the full House the following week. Staff works to get the bills “turned around” to the other chamber to begin the following week.

Feb 26, 2021 - 08:21

1865 marked the beginning of regular travel over Butterfield’s Overland Despatch (B.O.D.) along the desolate Smoky Hill Trail through the center of Kansas to Denver City, Colo.

Feb 17, 2021 - 07:41

This week's cartoon illustrates to all us pet owners how our furry friends feel about the inclement weather.