• Liquor store closes, owner hopes to sell

    After almost two years in business, E & J Retail Liquor closed at the end of the business day on Dec. 31. The establishment was owned by Rebekah Carter of Newton but managed and staffed by local employees. Carter cited health issues as her reason for closing the store.

  • County to reimburse driver for do-it-yourself road repairs

    Gary Diepenbrock wasn’t going to wait for the county to get around to fixing his road. He took the matter into his own hands. “Sometimes you just have to help yourself,” he said. “That’s where we were at. We needed to help ourselves.”

  • Trucks stolen from Peabody residents

    Pickup trucks belonging to local individuals were stolen just days before Christmas. A 2001 Chevrolet pickup belonging to Tyler Slater of Peabody was stolen from his residence at 501 N. Elm St. on Dec. 21. The keys were in the vehicle. The pickup was recovered by Harvey County Sheriff’s officers on Christmas day after it had gotten stuck in the mud on Dutch Ave. between Osage and Harvest Hill Rds. in Harvey County.

  • Donation of $6,000 to help fund disc golf course at lake

    An anonymous donation of $6,000 will fund most of the construction of an 18-hole disc golf course at Marion County Park and Lake that could be operational by midsummer. “Just hearing from people through email and general conversation, there’s been a lot of interest in it, a lot of talk about it,” Hudson said.

  • Male bees left out in the cold, replaced in spring

  • Tannerite makes for 'explosive' sales item

    Almost every weekend, Colby Hett of Marion gets together with friends to practice shooting rifles, and they have a blast. Literally. A few of the rounds they squeeze off are aimed at exploding targets made of a mixture of aluminum powder and ammonium nitrate, sold under the brand name Tannerite.


  • Anna Hanson

    Former nurse’s aide at Peabody Nursing Home Anna Marie Hanson, 84, died Dec. 29 at her Peabody home. She was born June 1, 1930 to Alfred and Eunice (Dowell) Hanson in Peabody.


    Tillie Hein, Angel Klein, Vivian Ring



  • Avoid excessive debt, bankers tell families

    Bankers might make their living off loaning money to consumers, but local bankers said they don’t like to see their customers get in financial trouble. Tampa State Bank president Chris Costello advises young families to avoid revolving credit.

  • Navigating the Medicare maze

    The simplest thing to be said about Medicare is that when people turn 65, they qualify for it. But it’s far from simple to understand what they qualify for, what other coverage they need, or what that extra coverage will cost.


  • Thanks for 14 years

    Several times I have commented in this space about originally signing on with Hoch Publishing early in 2001 for a six-month assignment on the Peabody Gazette-Bulletin. My job description was to cover the city, the school district, and groups like a chamber of commerce or a Main Street program. Hoch Publishing president Bill Meyer told me I would be filling in for a real newspaper person between the time that Hoch Publishing bought the newspaper and the moment at the end of the semester when a 2001 college graduate with a degree in journalism could be hired to fill the position. I thought perhaps I could hold things together long enough for the owners to find that journalism major and get him (or her) signed on the dotted line. I was actually pleased to have been asked and was enthusiastic about bridging the gap between the previous owners and a new era with a young editor. Even then, I thought it was important for a town like Peabody to have a newspaper. Small communities without them run on rumor – never a good scenario for keeping track of real issues. So yes, I thought I could handle the challenge for six months.


  • Days of Yore

    Reign and Marlene Anduss will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Peabody Senior Center. Stan “Whiskey” Brundage, 69, died Jan. 11 at his home.

  • Bible translators to speak in Hillsboro

    Lutheran Bible Translators Paul Federwitz and family, who are on furlough from Ghana, will give a presentation about the work they perform abroad at 6 p.m. Tuesday following a soup supper at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. The public is invited to attend the event, which is hosted by Richard and Marilyn Riemer.

  • Register early for at-risk workshop

    Discounted registrations for the Adventure with Youth at Risk workshop Feb. 9 to 11 at Prairie View in Newton are due tomorrow. Early registration will qualify individuals for a $30 reduced fee. Registrations will be accepted after Thursday at full cost.

  • Free child screenings available

    Children ages birth through 5 years may receive a free developmental screening from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Locations will be disclosed individually with each appointment. Screenings will check development in learning, language, motor, and social skills, as well as vision and hearing. The process takes about an hour. Screenings are offered monthly during the school year and once during the summer.

  • One month left to apply for SBA loans

    Business owners in Marion County have until Jan. 28 to apply for a Small Business Association disaster loan for economic injury. The low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began April 1, 2014.

  • BURNS:

    Many holiday gatherings reported


  • PBHS boys beat Goessel, girls lose

    The Peabody-Burns boys’ team won in their first Wheat State League game Tuesday leading all quarters against Goessel 12-7, 26-15, 34-27 to finally win 47-44. The Warriors survived a Bluebirds rally in the fourth quarter with free throws.


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