HEADLINES

  • Patrons asked to not smoke in stands at school events

    At last week’s Peabody-Burns Board of Education meeting, members discussed policy for smoking on school grounds and at the football stadium. The conversation stemmed from a couple complaints of people smoking in the stands during football games.

  • Halloween Trunk or Treat to haunt Main St.

    Miniature zombies, ballerinas, action heroes, ghosts, and witches all will enjoy the fun of going from one decorated vehicle to another for treats. Peabody Main Street will once again sponsor “Trunk or Treat” downtown in the 100 block of Walnut St. for all the local spooks and goblins on Halloween night.

  • County opts out of oil, gas lawsuit

    Commissioners decided Monday that the trouble of joining other Kansas counties in a lawsuit against the state was not worth the risk. County Treasurer Jeannine Bateman said she heard the lawsuit is to prevent the state from sweeping an oil and gas depletion fund the state holds through a mineral severance tax.

  • Giving all around at Alternative Gift Market

    Several local charities, businesses, churches, and people are pulling together and asking Marion County residents to consider giving a different kind of gift for Christmas this year. Patrons of the third annual Alternative Gift Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Marion City Building can donate to a charity in a loved one’s name to share holiday spirit with those in need.

  • Key Club planning blood drive

    Marion High School librarian and Key Club adviser Lori McLinden spoke to Marion Kiwanis about Key Club on Tuesday. Key Club has 34 members this year. Members are required to complete 10 hours of community service during the school year to qualify for the club’s year-end activity.

  • Girl Scouts trick-or-treat for food

    The Peabody-Burns Girl Scouts will be trick-or-treating for food Nov. 1. Troop members will be collecting non-perishable food items door-to-door for the Peabody Community Food Bank during the afternoon and early evening.

  • Violinmaker's instrument wins gold in annual competition

    Marion local violinmaker Mark Wilcox “There were 32 total instruments entered in the division I was in,” Wilcox said. “Three violin players from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra served as judges for the competition.”

  • 11th Pilsen pilgrimage set

    The Archdiocese of the Military Services will have its 11th annual pilgrimage to Pilsen on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, in honor of Servant of God, U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil J. Kapaun, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this year. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene Church. Celebrants will include the Rev. Monsignor John Foster, vicar general of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, as well as visiting chaplains and priests of the dioceses of Kansas.

  • Town hall meeting to focus on substance abuse prevention

    Marion County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will have a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. 3rd St., to feature a guest speaker and presentations by law enforcement. Jared Estes of the Paige Estes Foundation will speak. He and his family were involved in an accident with a drunk driver. His presentation will focus on his loss, hardships, perseverance, and recovery.

  • World Community Day is Nov. 1

    World Community Day — sponsored by Church Women United — will be celebrated with a soup luncheon at noon Nov. 1 at Marion Presbyterian Church. The theme is “Walking Through Doors of Opportunity.” Sue Clough will lead singing. There will also be prayers, presentations of local opportunities to serve, and sharing by participants.

DEATHS

  • Doris Herpich

    Doris Alice Herpich, 88, formerly of White City died Oct. 14 at Diversicare in Council Grove. She was born July 30, 1925, to Curtis and Vida (Miller) Hutchens in Antelope. Several months after graduating from Marion High School, she returned to Antelope as the teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. She attended Emporia Teacher’s College during summers to earn her teaching certificate. She also taught in Dwight and Herington.

  • Deanna Spangler

    Deanna C. Spangler, 74, of Burns died Oct. 15. She was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Leavenworth to Mervyn and Marguerite Donnell. She lived in Leavenworth until 1978 when she moved to Jewell County, where she worked as a CNA at Jewell County Hospital for many years.

DOCKET

OPINION

  • Giving back - young and old

    I hope that many of you noticed groups of youngsters doing volunteer projects in Peabody on Oct. 16. Those were Peabody-Burns Middle School students who had the morning off because of testing for students in the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes. The kids picked up trash on Peabody St. from Ninth St. to 60th Rd., picked up trash and debris from the Peabody Township Library lawn, City Park, and Santa Fe Park, washed the windows on the downtown buildings, and cleaned the gutters on Walnut St. from Ninth St. to the railroad tracks. I went out and took pictures of several groups. If you know any middle school students or their parents, I think it would be great if you would express your appreciation. You might mention the same thing to any school administrators or board members you encounter.

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SENIOR LIVING

  • Woman, nearing 105, lives at home with a little help

    Otillia “Tillie” Hein of Tampa figures she doesn’t have much time left on earth, but as long as she has breath, she aims to remain as self-sufficient and active as possible. Walking carefully down her gravel driveway Thursday to retrieve the mail from her rural mailbox, she said, “They always tell me I should sit down, but if I just sat all the time, I pretty soon wouldn’t be able to walk at all.”

  • Physician explains why the elderly get cold faster

    As people age it seems as though they get cold easier. “There are several reasons elderly people get cold easier than younger people,” said Dr. Don Hodson of Marion Family Physicians, LLC. “Some of those reasons are medical.”

  • Several county businesses offer delivery to seniors

    For seniors who find it increasingly difficult to leave home, there are several local businesses who will deliver essential needs right to the doorstep. Local grocery stores across the county deliver for no or a small delivery fee.

  • The scent of holiday baking is in the air at Peabody Senior Center

    One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to sit on the bench outside Peabody Senior Center in the early afternoon on Mondays and Thursdays and take in the delightful scent coming from the center’s kitchen. Pfeffernusse! Peppernuts! The seniors have started their annual peppernut project and are baking the traditional Christmas cookies for several hours twice a week. Twenty-three volunteers were on hand Monday, the first baking day on this year’s schedule.

SPORTS AND SCHOOL

  • Warriors end game in third quarter on senior night

    Cold weather and a wet field did not slow the Peabody-Burns Warriors Friday. The team rolled to their sixth victory of the season with the defeat of Flint Hills-Rosalia 48-0. Up next, they return home for a senior night match-up against Madison. The Warrior offense began the contest at its own 27-yard line. Fred Winsor gained 5 on the first two downs. Braxton Kyle called a keeper on third-and-five and advanced the ball to the 40-yard line. Winsor got the call on first-and-10 and sprinted 40 yards to the left side of the endzone. Kyle scored on the 2-point conversion run, and PBHS was up 8-0 with 10 minutes, 27 seconds left in the first quarter.

  • PBHS volleyball team wins one at league tournament

    A busy week of volleyball produced one win for the Lady Warriors. Tuesday, the squad competed at home and was defeated by Marion 25-20 and 25-19, and Berean Academy 25-16, 20-25, and 25-20. Saturday, PBHS traveled to Hope for the Wheat State League Tournament. They lost to Solomon 25-19 and 25-22, came back to defeat Elyria Christian 25-11 and 25-11, but came up short against Goessel 18-25 and 9-25. Marion

  • Peabody-Burns to stage musical

    Peabody-Burns High School will stage “Seussical the Musical” — based on the books of Dr. Seuss — at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the high school gymnasium. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 4 for $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the high school office, from any cast member, by emailing swilson@usd398.com, or at the door.

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