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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:27am

Dear Linda,

In the Reporter, March 18, 2021, the Passages part, the picture of Spravey Shoe Shop, owned by Melvin F. Spravey, was not in Black Wolf, Kan.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:24am

Check out this week's Kid Scoop page for kids young and old alike!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:23am

The Ellsworth Reporter turns 150 years old at the end of this year. To mark the milestone, we plan to publish a cookbook with recipes from our readers.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:21am

Check out the Ellsworth Chamber's Live Local insert in this week's paper.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:09am

WILSON — A Wilson resident voiced concerns about speeding cars at Monday’s meeting of the Wilson City Council.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:08am

Hospital board makes pick for seat



Edith A. (Sula) Murphy passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colo. at the age of 95. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Wilson. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the funeral home.
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. Celebration of life service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth.
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04/27/2021 - 1:28pm
Bonnie Jo Babcock, 56, of Lewis, Kan., passed away April 26, 2021 at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1965 in Stafford, Kan., the daughter of Donald and Nina Samms Dimitt. Bonnie was a near lifelong Rice County resident, having residing in Wilson, Kan. for four years. She graduated from Utica High School, Utica, Kan., with the class of 1983.
Alice Jean Killian passed away Friday, April 23, 2021, in Wichita, Kan. at the age of 72. She was born to Harvey and Edith (Lewis) Killian on May 20, 1948 in Russell, Kan. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, April 26 at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Wilson. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the funeral home.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:13am

Ellsworth freshman Kylan Turnipseed set a school record for javelin throwing April 30 at the Beloit Relays.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:13am

Two members of the Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School golf team scored in the top five during the April 1 varsity golf tournament at the Hoisington Invitational at Lake Barton Golf Course in Hoisington.


May 5, 2021 - 07:19

On a fine Friday morning, May 6, 1892, John Timm stepped behind W. R. Warren and shot him in the back as Warren was preparing to enter the Sumner County Courthouse at Wellington, Kan.

May 5, 2021 - 07:18

On the anniversary of this rambunctious teenager’s death, Kansans should remember her spirit of generosity and equality

Apr 28, 2021 - 07:41

Kansas legislative leaders, including our own Sen. Wilborn, have expressed their determination to override Gov. Kelly’s vetoes of key legislation. They are a few votes short of the number of Republican votes needed to override her vetoes.

Apr 28, 2021 - 07:39

There are good people in Topeka. It’s easy to paint a group of people with the same broad brush, but doing so misses all the detail and washes over the individuals.