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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:47am

In a little more than a year, everyone already has a story to share about Keren Comfort Dog and her effect on them. Some stories are as simple as the welcome

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:45am

Mosaic’s new executive director brings 25 years of experience in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:42am

Three months after the City of Ellsworth purchased a cyber security insurance policy, it was attacked by ransomware.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:41am

CLAFLIN — A familiar face was hired to be the interim principal at Wilson School for the 2022-23 school year.

News

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 8:03am

Hundreds of Midwest Energy customers ha

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:42am

KANOPOLIS — The results of the chicken survey are in. A dozen residents gathered June 14 at the Kanopolis City Council meeting to discuss the next steps.

Obituaries

Jun 21, 2022 - 14:41

Betty Jane Gwinner, 100, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Ellsworth to Charles and Mary (Fisher) Grubb. Betty was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth, where she married Robert Charles Gwinner on May 26, 1946. She was a secretary for the local SRS office for 27 years.

Jun 21, 2022 - 14:33

Margaret Lee Pierson, 74, of Kanopolis, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Ellsworth. She was born Oct. 20, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., to Richard and Ruth (Geschke) Bates. Margaret married Larry Houk on March 9, 1963. After Larry’s passing June 12, she later married Jerry Pierson on Aug. 24, 1972.

Jun 8, 2022 - 17:09

Joyce Irene Webb, 74, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at her home in Ellsworth.

Jun 1, 2022 - 15:43

Shirley F. Kempke, 86, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, in Ellsworth.

She was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Carneiro to Lowell and Mary (Sneath) Headley.

Shirley was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County where she graduated from Ellsworth High School. She married Floyd W. Kempke Nov. 6, 1955, in Ellsworth where they made their home.

Sports

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:48am

Two men played 100 holes of golf Friday in memory of Mark Cunningham.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:37am

Players and coaches of Ellsworth’s Tee Ball Team No. 5, from left, Coach Beckman, Karson Herlan, Axton Johnson, Ava Perkins, Kamilla Perkins, Granger Kruse, Adaleigh Ranker, Ashlyn Beckman, Ulrich Mikulecky, Ethan Ehrlich, Karaline Herlan and Coach Perkins. COURTESY PHOTO

Opinions

Jun 22, 2022 - 07:44

Kanopolis’ mayor threw down the gauntlet during this week’s Kanopolis City Council meeting.

Jun 22, 2022 - 07:44

In the early 1860s, cultural differences brought about most of the friction between the native plains tribes and the invading western adventurers, frontiersmen, and settlers. The capitalist mindset of the newcomers couldn’t stomach the habits of the native people, who often entered the camp or lonely cabin begging food and gifts.

Jun 15, 2022 - 07:39

Cancer is everywhere. Or maybe it just feels like it these days.

Jun 15, 2022 - 07:38

The English essayist Charles Lamb once said, “Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better (of someone) in something or other.” In another observation Lamb noted, “Cards are war, in disguise of sport.”