HEADLINES

  • Canines conquer morning contest

    Peabody American Legion Auxiliary sponsored its 12th annual dog show Saturday at Santa Fe Park as part of the July 4 community celebration. Organizers said Fluffy, shown by Nancy Lewis, has been in the annual competition every year except the first. Nineteen dogs were entered this year.

  • State baseball tournament in town next week

    Peabody’s Senior Babe Ruth baseball team will host the state championship tournament for 11-year-olds from July 16 to 19. “Teams from all over the state will be in Peabody for the games,” said Jonathan Richstatter, president of Peabody Senior Babe Ruth Baseball. “We do put on a great tournament.”

  • Cemetery board will meet

    The board of directors for Prairie Lawn Cemetery will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 16 in the council room of Peabody City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

  • Calendar of Events

OTHER NEWS

  • More political chuckholes for road crews

    Mike Beneke’s anger with how the county is maintaining roads didn’t boil over Monday as it did last week, but he brought along friends to keep the debate simmering. Beneke, along with Fred Carlson and Dan Dalke of Hillsboro, and Jim Bernhardt, Don Stenzel, and Ed Vinduska of Marion, spent nearly 30 minutes expressing concerns about maintenance and the seemingly abrupt firing of a 34-year veteran road employee.

  • Holub rejects courthouse addition

    Responding to taxpayer concerns that they were trying to “sneak it into the budget,” Marion County Commission quickly distanced itself Monday from a preliminary proposal to expand the courthouse. “Marion County cannot afford $7.5 million right now or in the foreseeable future to update the courthouse,” commission chairman Dan Holub said. “I don’t see it happening— not now, and not in the future.”

  • Salary talk scarce at budget meetings

    Suggestions of salary increases were almost nonexistent as county department heads discussed 2016 budget plans with commissioners in a daylong planning session July 1. Commissioners entertained proposals with news that projected revenues would be up about $126,000 in 2016, rather than down.

  • A rescue worthy of a caped crusader

    A trio of abandoned bat babies was recently rescued by an anonymous Good Samaritan. Lena Kleiner of Hillsboro witnessed the rescue after seeing the bat mom ditch her babies.

  • Co-ed ranch rodeo added to county fair

    Cowboys and cowgirls will team up to test their ranching skills in a co-ed ranch rodeo at this year’s Marion County Fair. Chuck McLinden, fair board member, said the co-ed event replaces the women’s rodeo that has run for over a decade.

  • New site for food center pays off

    In transitioning from a cramped, non-air-conditioned corner of a local church to a spacious and accessible facility all its own, Marion County Food Bank, now known as Marion County Resource Center and Food Bank, faced high expectations for improved quality of service. “It’s exceeded,” Gerry Henderson said, “in all cases.”

DEATHS

  • Ann Boese

    Former retail clerk Ann L. Boese, 92, died July 1 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She was born May 18, 1923, to David and Anna (Eberhardt) Helmer in Burstall, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Harold Dyck

    Former Peabody merchant Harold Eugene Dyck, 83, of Newton, died July 3. He was born Nov. 22, 1931, to Agnes and John Dyck at Burns. He married Neva Lehrman on Aug. 14, 1955, at Tabor Mennonite Church near Goessel.

  • LaVada Hagen

    LaVada Hagen, 84, died June 29 in Hillsboro. She was born March 7, 1931, to Otto and Miriam (Reuscher) David in Hillsboro. She married Lewis Hagen Dec. 20, 1954, in Hillsboro. She was a hairdresser.

  • Bonnie Reagan

    Bonnie Lynn Reagan, 63, of Hillsboro, died July 1 at her home. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday in the Herington Chapel and Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington at a future date.

  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Ruth Ann Carlson
  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Lois Lake
  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Robert Vantuyl

DOCKET

FARM

  • Wheat harvest about average this year

    Moist cool weather in May gave hope for a higher count in Marion County’s wheat harvest, but with most fields cut, the numbers are about average for the county, Cooperative Grain and Supply grain coordinator Dick Tippin said. “We’re at about 2,400,000 bushel between all our locations,” Tippin said Thursday. “That’s right about average.”

  • Mr. Brunner goes to Washington

    International livestock trade will have a voice from Marion County when Tracy Brunner heads to Washington for his first meeting as part of the USDA’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for trade in animals and animal products. Brunner said the first meeting is at the end of the summer, and he’s excited to get started.

OPINION

OPINION

  • Thoughts about events and people

    I am sure you all will be delighted to find out that I have little left to say about our 94th Fourth of July celebration. I think this year’s event falls into the category of “the best show ever.” That seems to sum it up every year and this one was just as spectacular. Again, thank you to all who contributed in any capacity. *****

  • LETTERS:

    County taking for itself?
  • CORRECTIONS:

    Rabies vaccine for cows

PEOPLE

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