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Fifth-grader Johnathan Glover celebrates winning the Peabody Elementary School spelling bee last week. Glover spelled "novelist" to win, with fourth-graders Justin Holt finishing second and Alexis Davis third. The spelling bee began with 21 fourth and fifth-grade students and went 18 rounds. Glover will compete in the countywide spelling bee Feb. 11 at Centre School.
A lost gravestone, right, that was recently returned to its rightful home, sits beside a replacement stone at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.
Truck driver William McCoy of Dallas stands by a semi blocking both lanes of US-50 at Florence on Friday. McCoy attempted a U-turn after going through the roundabout, and the trailer became lodged on the road when he steered the cab onto the sloped shoulder. The road was blocked for about an hour and sheriff's deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol, and KDOT diverted traffic through Florence. McCoy was cited for alleged improper crossover on a divided highway.
Peabody-Burns kindergarten students, from left Brooklyn Whiteside, Fancy Reynolds, Jameson Miles, and Annie Myers show off their clean hands after a demonstration of good hand-washing skills by Marion County Kansas State Extension Agent Renae Riedy on Thursday. The students rubbed a special lotion on their hands to represent germs. When they viewed them under an ultraviolet light, the lotion was visible, just as germs would be. The hand-washing lessons were taught to each class of students at the elementary school.