• Sub-state games rescheduled

    Games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in the Moundridge sub-state basketball tournament have been rescheduled. The Peabody-Burns boys’ game was rescheduled to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Moundridge against Oxford. The Peabody-Burns girls’ are scheduled to play 6 p.m. Thursday in Moundridge against Herington.


  • Adventure Club keeps kids active

    Three years ago, Gene Green wanted to give Peabody-Burns High School students an exercise alternative to traditional sports — not every student is athlete — and Adventure Club was born. With the days getting longer and warmer, 16 PBHS students are looking forward to hitting mountain bike trails at the beginning of March. Three Adventure Club favorites are Miller’s Meadow south of Andover, a trail near Harvey County Lake East, and a trail near Bethel College in Newton.

  • Great-grandmother relocates to help college students

    When Kay Lindsey of Arboles, Colo., found out her granddaughter Whitney Frise of Marion and her husband, Max, were expecting their first child, she was unsure what the future would hold. Both Frises were expecting to graduate in May from Tabor College, but Whitney Frise was considering taking a break from college to take care of the baby, Grayson Wayne Frise, who was born Jan. 7.

  • Liquor store will open Friday

    Peabody’s newest business, E & J Retail Liquor, will open at 5 p.m. Friday. The liquor store has occupied and remodeled the building at 127 N. Walnut St., most recently occupied by Sammy Jo’s Shake-N-Bistro. Regular hours for the liquor store will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.


  • Shirley Bredemeier

    On Feb. 13, 2013, our beloved Shirley Bredemeier lost her valiant fight with cancer. She was born in Hillsboro, Kan., on July 20, 1946, and grew up in Marion, Kan. After attending college, Shirley enlisted in the Army in 1974 and served until 1978. During her military time, Shirley met her lifelong partner of 35 years, Connie Gilbert. Together they established their home in Northwood, N.H. Shirley then worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Suncook, N.H., from which she later retired.

  • Irma Mary Dahl

    Irma Mary Dahl, 102, of Hillsboro died Feb. 13 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro. She was born July 28, 1910, in McPherson County to John and Mary (Unrau) Franz. She was a homemaker.

  • Robert 'Bob' Echtenacher

    Robert ‘Bob’ Echtenacher, 84, died Monday at Peabody Care Center, Peabody. He was born April 26, 1928 in Chicago, Ill., the son of William and Rita Krueger Echtenacher.

  • Donald Eugene Martin

    Donald Eugene Martin, 84, of Lawrence, died Thursday at his home. He was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Vassar, the son of Ralph R. and Anna (Oest) Martin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a principal and superintendent at Peabody High School.

  • Laura Ellen Rose

    Laura Ellen Rose, 90, of Burns died Sunday in Goessel. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Hallowell to Floyd and Leora (Usrey) Parsons. She was a housewife. She married Bill Rose in March 1961. He preceded her in death.

  • Frank Yakesch Jr.

    Frank Yakesch Jr., 90, of Hillsboro and formerly of Duncan, Okla., died Monday at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro. He was born April 19, 1922, near Lilac, Texas, to Frank and Elvena (Meyer) Yakesch. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 24 years, including during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, reaching the rank of command sergeant major. He later managed a parts store in Duncan.



  • Drink green juice, lose extra pounds

    Tears flooded Cathy Smith’s eyes as she stared at the five gallons of ice cream in her freezer. “I’m addicted to junk food,” the 42-year-old Marion resident said. “It’s hard thing to admit. I think it’s almost worse than being hooked on cocaine or weed, because it’s everywhere. You can’t hide from it.”

  • Smoking ban has no effect on restaurants

    Joshua Weston’s hands shake every time he finishes drinking a cup of coffee at his favorite local eatery. “It’s a sign that I need a cigarette, but I can’t smoke in here,” he said, while eating a meal at Zimmerman’s deli and coffee shop in Marion. “Usually, I just go outside and smoke but, on windy days, it’s hard to stand out in the cold. I would like to smoke indoors, but there would be hell to pay if I did.”

  • Heart attacks can happend to anyone

    One morning Rickey Roberts woke up and took his children to a sheep show in Oklahoma, that same night he underwent heart surgery at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. “To this day, I still don’t why it happened,” Roberts, the K-State Research and Extension Agent for Marion County, said. “I thought I was a healthy guy. I didn’t drink or smoke, I didn’t think I was old, I didn’t have a family history of heart problems, and I thought I got enough exercise working on the farm.”


  • Recyling gets another look from county

    After a pair of county-sponsored recycling programs fizzled out in recent years because of poor return on investment, Marion County is considering a recycling program on a larger scale. Transfer Station Director Rollin Schmidt told county commissioners on Tuesday that he had investigated other options for recycling. A recycling center in Hutchinson would pay the county an amount based on commodity prices if the county delivered recycling to the center, he said.

  • County considers renting jail space

    Marion County Commission Chairman Randy Dallke asked Sheriff Rob Craft on Tuesday whether it was time to think about renting space in the new county jail to other counties. The question came after Craft told the commission that his staff is getting well accustomed to how the new facility works and that there are 10 to 15 beds empty most of the time.


  • A few words about moisture

    The weather was so nice on Sunday that I almost dragged the garden hose and sprinkler out of the garage to water my birds and a couple of small trees that could probably use it. I almost did that. Then I decided it was too late in the day and by the time I had allowed the sprinkler to run for a sufficient amount of time, it would be too dark to rewind the hose and put it away. With my luck the temperature would plunge, the water in the hose would freeze, and I would have one split garden hose come warm weather. That would require replacing it and to do that I would have to shop. I hate to shop. So I just didn’t water anything.

  • Another shot at recycling

    Marion County has spent the last few years trying several methods to provide a recycling service for county residents. It started with a monthly route where people could bring recyclables to a trailer stop, but that required people to sort items and was only available for a couple of hours at any stop. More recently, the county placed recycling bins in outlying communities. People could take their recycling any time, and they didn’t have to sort it. That program required the county to pay Waste Connections to pick up the recycling, though, and the amount recycled didn’t provide enough savings at the landfill to pay for the pickup fee, so the county has decided to discontinue that service.


    What goes around comes around

    Days of yore

    What's coming next?

    Abortion, lobbying on agenda


  • CDDO meeting is Monday

    The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will meet 4 p.m. Monday at 500 N. Main St., Suite 204 in Newton. There will be opportunity for public forum at the beginning of the meeting.


  • Vincent to perform at Lifelong Learning

    The spring semester of Lifelong Learning programs will start Friday with a presentation by Steve Vincent of Hillsboro. The program will be at 9:45 a.m. in the Tabor College Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. He will be singing and sharing his talents on the piano and handbells. He also will express his thoughts on the musical selections and will ask the audience to join him in a few familiar songs.

  • Hannaford, Clark complete training courses

    Roger W. Hannaford III and Shayla Clark, both of Hannaford Abstract & Title Co. of Marion, completed courses Feb. 6 through 8 at the 53rd annual Kansas Land Title School in Wichita. Training included three course levels: for those entering the industry, for more experienced professionals, and for owners, managers, and well-versed professionals.

  • BIRTH:

    Jenna Helene Carter

    Peabody Senior Center, Tampa


  • Centre teacher flips classroom

    Kara Luce knew the “flipped-classroom” model was working when one of her challenged students helped her top student solve a science problem. “It was great to watch,” the Centre High School science teacher said. “In a traditional setting, you get students spitting out answers back on a test. But, with this learning method, students can teach one another. In this case, my special needs student got it before my A-students, so she helped them understand. You don’t always see that.”

  • Marion school coffee shop almost complete

    If something good comes from a process in which people work together, then Marion High School students and staff are on the verge of sweet success. Lucas King’s construction class hopes to put finishing touches this week on the new school coffee shop, located in the northwest corner of the high school library. Students primed, painted, and stained counter tops, cabinet sides, and sink shelves on Monday, taking turns as class schedules allowed.

  • College Goal Sunday focuses on financial aid

    Students needing financial aid to attend college or a vocational school next year, can get answers to their questions at various locations in Kansas on Sunday afternoon. College Goal Sunday is a free program sponsored by USA Funds and the Lumina Foundation for Education.


  • Lady Warriors drop 2 games

    The Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team suffered two losses this past week. On Feb. 12, the Warriors were defeated at home by Little River, 43-24. On Friday, they lost at Moundridge, 57-22. The team finished the regular season Tuesday with a road game at Hope. Little River

  • PBHS boys lose tight game

    The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team endured two more losses this past week. On Feb. 12, the team was defeated in a close game, 62-60, by Little River. Friday they lost at Moundridge, 65-22. PBHS ended the regular season Tuesday at Hope. Little River


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