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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:42am

Stop by our new businesses in town and see what they have to offer.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:41am

The Ellsworth Reporter turns 150 years old at the end of this year.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:32am

First Bank taps regional ag loan officer


First Bank Kansas is pleased to announce the hiring of Gunnar Hays as regional ag loan officer.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:29am

Last Sunday we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. Our Lord, who before His death and resurrection was a teacher, a friend, a college, a healer, and yet so much more. He is the hope for the future.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:31am

The Eighth Street project will hopefully be completed by next week if the weather cooperates, according to Jon Halbgewachs with Kirkham Michael and Associates.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:30am

CLAFLIN — By a vote of 4 to 3, the Central Plains USD 112 board of education voted Monday to maintain the district’s face mask mandate.


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04/17/2021 - 11:32am
Carla R. Schneider, 61, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Salina, Kan. She was born Nov. 6, 1959 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Alfred and Edith (Bruning) Soukup.
04/17/2021 - 11:31am
Mary C. Rodriguez, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Wichita, Kan. She was born Dec. 17, 1934 in Lyons, Kan. to Cresencio and Felisitas (Coronado) Martinez. Mary married Joe Rodriguez in Ellsworth, Kan. in 1967. Together they were longtime residents of Ellsworth where Mary was a homemaker and member of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Harold E. “Butch” Hanson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at his home in Osage City. He was born Aug. 18, 1935 in Ellsworth, Kan. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. April 24 at the Ellsworth Cemetery.
Rodney “Rod” Dean Buchholz, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at his home in Ellsworth, Kan. He was born July 26, 1954 in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Verlin and Lois Jean (Johnson) Buchholz.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:35am

Ellsworth’s No. 1 doubles team of Adam Vehring and Brendan Anderson placed 1st in their category Tuesday, April 6, at the Ellsworth High School Varsity Invitational Tennis Tournament.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:34am

LYONS — The Central Plains Oilers ladies track team placed fifth with 44 points, while the Oilers men’s track team placed sixth with 49 points April 9, during a regional track meet in Lyons.


Apr 14, 2021 - 07:38

This week concluded the general session of the Kansas Legislature. I will return to Topeka with the budget committee on April 27 to review the budget in light of the revenue estimates which are completed late in April. The full legislature will reconvene on May 3 for the veto session.

Apr 14, 2021 - 07:37

In 1877 J. H. Beadle published Western Wilds and The Men Who Redeem Them, a compilation of his travels in “the far west.”

Apr 14, 2021 - 07:36

There are two sides to most stories and the 300 or so Central Kansas residents who attended a meeting Sunday afternoon at Vesper heard only one side of an issue that threatens to create a rift between property owners and promoters of Kansas tourism. Some background:

Apr 7, 2021 - 07:28

State legislatures across the country are criminalizing democracy with bills ostensibly designed to suppress voter turnout. Most voters will not read these bills, and many would not fully grasp the details of their provisions if they did. What they will grasp is that helping someone to vote can be a FELONY punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. Practically speaking the penalties of fine and imprisonment will rarely apply; the FELONY threat alone will suffice to discourage voter turnout.