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Editor's Picks

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00am

For Ignatius Rodriguez and his staff of more than three dozen at Gene’s Heartland Foods, the past three weeks have been like nothing they have ever experienced.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:00am

Your kids are home the rest of the school year and you’re looking for something for them to do.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:36pm



Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:00am

yearbook students at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School returned home from regional journalism competition with a dozen awards.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:00am

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me;”


05/27/2020 - 3:51pm
David Lynn Helvey, 62, of Salina, Kan., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020.   A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6, at Crossroads Church, Salina.  To view the full obituary, visit
05/27/2020 - 10:51am
Gary W. Belt, 72, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his home in Ellsworth. He was born Dec. 24, 1947 in Ellsworth to Elmer Belt and Charldene “Elsie” (Kanak) Belt.
Deborah Beatty Blythe, 69, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, in Salina, Kan. She was born Jan. 17, 1951 in Herrington, Kan. to Keith and Ellen (Beatty) Blythe.
George “Dan” Daniel Potts Jr., of Emporia, Kan., passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the age of 87.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:45pm

After 136 consecutive wins, it took a worldwide pandemic to slow down the Lady Oilers. Central Plains was well on its way toward a seventh-straight state championship after its 93-47 win over Ingalls Thursday evening in round of the Class 1A State Basketball Championships in Dodge City. Less than 90 minutes later, with the final teams still on the court, the Kansas State High School Activities Association announced the tournament and season would end at the conclusion of the quarterfinal round.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:00am

The Lady Oilers played Wheatland/Grinnell at Russell for the sub-state championship game and won solidly by a whopping 82-22 score.


May 27, 2020 - 05:00

Frontier Kansas was plagued with all kinds of scoundrels out to rob, steal, and cheat their way through life.

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

Health officials have done good job

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

The 2020 Kansas legislative session came to a close around 8 a.m. Friday, 24 hours after we began Thursday.

May 21, 2020 - 00:00

Reaction to ruined plans can make all the difference