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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:00am

The fourth annual High School Forensics Showcase, presented by Sterling College was held Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Hansen Auditorium on the Kansas State fairgrounds and was hosted and organized

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Anew medical provider is now seeing patients at Ellsworth County Medical Center. Ryan Lahey, a certified physician’s assistant, started Aug. 12, after doing his student rotation at ECMC a couple

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Garden City native Kali Barnett, 34, told voters Sept. 26 she would fight for policies that help farmers and teachers if she is elected to represent the Kansas First Congressional

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Trisha and Justin Nelson shared more than a marriage and three children. They also were born on the same day, July 10, in different years. Trisha celebrated her 40th birthday

News

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00am

From the files of the Aug. 22, 1991 edition of the Ellsworth Reporter. 138 YEARS AGO August 25, 1881 The Union Pacific paycar went west on the 20th. School commences

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00am

KANOPOLIS — What started as a 15- to 20-minute video has ended as an almost 57-minute documentary on the history of Fort Harker. “Fort Harker. Gateway Post to the Frontier”

Obituaries

Donald ‘Donny’ P. Stone, 66, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born May 31, 1953 in Graham, Texas to Billy Stone, Sr. and Eva (Needham) Stone.
Sabrina Ann Trout-Shrum, 24, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Kingfisher, Okla. Sabrina was born Sept. 6, 1995, in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Paul and Melissa (Roberts) Trout. She was a 2014 graduate of Central Plains High School, Claflin, Kan.
Louis Ernest Bruce, Jr., 75, of Lyons, passed away Oct. 4, 2019 at his home in Lyons. He was born Feb. 21, 1944, in Connersville, Ind., the son of Louis Ernest and Ethel Bruce, Sr. 
Kathryn 'Kathy' McCreight, 78, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at her home in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born Jan. 16, 1941 in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Allen Landrus and Margaret (Neff) Landrus.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Carolyn Landrus; and her daughter, Anne Wayne. 

Sports

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Two unbeaten teams remained in Class 2A, District 8 heading into the fifth week of the season, Ellsworth and Hoisington. Top-ranked Hoisington beat Ellsworth in dominating fashion Friday night with

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00am

The Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School Lady Bearcats Varsity Volleyball team came away with a 10-11 record Oct. 1 after taking on Minneapolis. The Lady ‘Cats varsity squad played two rounds

Opinions

Oct 10, 2019 - 00:00

It is late summer, 2019, the third year that the Office of President of the United States has been occupied by one causing great concern among humanity around the world.

Oct 10, 2019 - 00:00

As the calendar turns to October and a political circus fully envelops D.C., it’s important to remember there’s an election on the horizon that’s not the 2020 presidential referendum. In

Oct 10, 2019 - 00:00

The Texas cattle drives stimulated a new era of economic growth across the Kansas plains, especially after Joseph McCoy opened his “cattle depot” at Abilene in 1867. Chicago and St.

Oct 3, 2019 - 00:00

What’s that old saying? The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. That was the case Saturday night. Because of unexpected happenings elsewhere, we missed the Match Month