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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:56am

Hannah Noll of Emporia, left, and her sister, Abigail, strike a pose Friday in Wilson’s Lions Club Park. Hannah was crowned Mini Princess and Abigail competed for Little Princess during Friday’s Miss Czech Princess Pageant conducted at the First Baptist Church in Wilson. I-R Photo by Alan Rusch

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:55am

Pick up a copy of this weeks I/R which has the Summer Edition of The Magazine.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 8:56am

WILSON — Two former longtime presidents of the Wilson City Council were selected as grand marshals of this year’s After Harvest Czech Festival Parade, set for 10 a.m. Saturday in Wilson.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 8:56am

Brantley Beckman — Buymanship - Men Junior Age 7-9 Blue; Buymanship - Men Junior Age 7-9 Blue; Junior / General Crafts Red; Junior /General Crafts Purple; Junior Kits/ Molds Blue; Thrift Store Garment Revue / Junior Age 7-9 Purple Reserve Champion; Dried Foods Blue; Dried Foods Purple Champion; Non- Perishable Food Product Age 9-11 Purple.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:49am

Saline County authorities have charged a suspect in the murder of 44-yearold Nathan Thompson, whose body was found July 19 in an Ellsworth County field.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:48am

WILSON — The “Czech Capital of Kansas” is known for its rich heritage and culture; the Czech people are known for their colorful folk art.


William “Billy” Errette Day, 70, of Salina, and a life-long resident of Lincoln County, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022. Billy was born March 18, 1952, in Lincoln, Kan., to Wilborn “Bill” and Mary Jane Day. Billy grew up in the Westfall area attending elementary school in Lincoln and Westfall, Jr. High in Beverly, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1971.

Aug 2, 2022 - 18:54

Darrell D. Vaughan of Kansas City, Kan., lost his battle with Huntington’s Disease, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in his Lorraine, Kan. home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dora and Pete; sister Carolyn; and brother Gene.

Irene Catherine Mattas passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson, Kan. at the age of 93. She was born on March 17, 1929, in Odin, Kan. to Joseph and Mary (Lamatsch) Demel, she was the last surviving of 13 siblings. Irene was united in marriage to Leonard Mattas on April 10, 1956, in Odin, Kan.

Aug 2, 2022 - 18:52

Gabriel Adam Martinez, 43, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2022, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kan. He was born on Jan. 11, 1979, in Topeka, Kan.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 7:37am

Above, The Midway District hosted the annual 4-H Archery state qualifier on July 9. Twenty 4-H members from eight participating counties competed in the shoot. For the first time, all members from the Midway District qualified for state in the bow hunter and open compound categories. Local team members are Anthony Jundt, J.T. Halbgewachs, Lane Howard, Trenton Hays, Caleb Hays and Leah Howard. Below, Archery competitors line up for a shot at the target. Courtesy photos

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 7:36am

Ellsworth Tee Ball Team — Team members are (in no particular order) Easton Vague, Tayleigh Lyne, Coach Nikki Howell, Brayton Errebo, Jaicie Weeks, Raeleigh Weeks, Carinne Halfhill, Coach Emil Halfhill, Oaklyn Haas, Devon Russell, Eva Dundon and Coach Brianna Dundon. Not pictured is Bailey Timms. Courtesy photo


Aug 3, 2022 - 07:51

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get,” Warren Buffet is fond of saying. That line was running through my head recently as my wife and I were preparing to have some flooring replaced in our kitchen and living room.

Aug 3, 2022 - 07:50

Cholera struck with a vengeance the summer of 1867 along the line of the Kansas frontier. At the end-of-track boom town of Ellsworth, panicked townspeople raced to get away, reducing the population from nearly 1,000 to only 40 citizens by the middle of July.

A proposed amendment with the potential to affect the citizens of Kansas for generations will be on the Aug. 2 ballot. Yes, the Value Them Both amendment is that important. For years those who opposed access to what many consider to be a woman’s health issue have chipped away at abortion rights. This proposed amendment, if successful, would give Kansas lawmakers the power to impose an outright ban on safe, legal abortions even in cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother.

Jul 27, 2022 - 08:49

From the moment of his arrival in Kansas Territory from his former Iowa home, Owen Abbot Basset’s course was directed in support of the free-state cause.