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An Uncle Sam caricature cutout stands amid red, white, and blue holiday decorations in front of Marilyn Unruh's home at 209 N. Vine in Peabody. Flags and festive July 4 symbols have been appearing on porches and lawns around town as Peabody gears up for the 94th annual town celebration.
This dragonfly, grasping a spiny branch Sunday near a pond northwest of Marion Reservoir, has extensive damage to its wings, but still managed to quickly flit away when approached. It bears strong resemblance to an autumn meadowhawk, but with more than 50 dragonfly varieties in the meadowhawk genus, and more than 80 species of dragonflies in Kansas, there's room for debate. Dragonflies such as this are useful as well as beautiful; they eat mosquitoes, flies, and flying ants.
Chris Barlow, barbecue enthusiast, sprays down a bone-in Boston pork butt Thursday at his Marion home. He served 18 pounds of pulled pork to family and friends Sunday in celebration of his daughter's baptism.
Deanna Thierolf teaches kids how to perform CPR using an infant dummy at Kids Day at the county lake Saturday.