Vol. 142 , No. 47
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Peabody, KS 66866
Peabody-Burns board wants baseball, worries about student interest
Peabody-Burns wants to play ball, but it’s worried whether enough kids will join in. Although the district has never fielded its own team, some officials are eager to start one.
Public a no show at public hearing
With no one in attendance to question the three-mill tax hike proposed by Peabody City Council, the 2016 budget was approved in near record time. Council members noted they had no negative comments from constituents about the increase.
Overdue tax bills rise 5%
If all the delinquent property tax payers for 2014 paid up tomorrow, the county could fix 42 miles of gravel roads. That’s a lot of gravel.
County reneges on gravel tax
At the end of a three-hour work session Friday, commissioners were firmly behind a tax hike to address gravel roads. It took about 20 seconds Monday for that resolve to evaporate.
Problems persist for county roads
Aussies come stateside to claim American icon vehicles
Australians Ben Pullin and Chloe McConchie have a thing for vintage Airstream trailers. “We love Airstream trailers,” McConchie said. “They’re an American icon. They are rare in Australia. Not many people have them.”
Cost is no object when dog's life is at stake
The bill was more than Danny and Brenda Maddox of Marion ever imagined spending on a dog. Not that they had a choice.
Bombarded by 'stuff,' thrift store temporarily stops donations
St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shoppe volunteers have spent the last two weeks wading through a profuse amount of stuff. At the end of July, patrons bombarded the Auxiliary with so many donations that volunteers needed time to catch up.
McSweeney advocates being friendly to bees
Debbie McSweeney of Peabody says the honeybee is the proverbial “canary in the coal mine.” “If honeybees are being affected, that’s something to pay attention to,” she said. “Our food is at stake. Without pollinators, there is no food, like fruit. In the 1940s, there were more than four million bee colonies. Now there are less than two million.”
Mary Del Vecchio
Mary Katherine DelVecchio, 60, died Tuesday at her Peabody home. Funeral services are pending at this time.
Thomas “Tom” Lee Moore, formerly of Peabody, died Aug. 4. Services were held Friday at the Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, Wichita.
Cora B. Sorenson, 60, died Aug. 4 at her home in McPherson. A funeral service was to be today at New Hope Evangelical Church, McPherson. A graveside service was Aug. 5 at McPherson Cemetery.
Woman transitions from suburban Chicago to farm life
Dawn Suderman of rural Marion grew up in Palos Heights, a suburb of Chicago, but always dreamed about living on a farm. That dream came true when she married Joel Suderman in December 2010. When she was growing up, Dawn and her mother spent a lot of time near her great-uncle’s farm in Indiana, stopping at U-Pick farms for fruit and taking it back home to process. She looked forward to those times.
Ag students broaden their horizons in college
Nicholas Meyer wasn’t surprised by what he learned about agriculture in his freshman year of college. He was surprised at what he learned about possibilities. “There was more to my major, agricultural engineering, than I thought there was,” he said. “I just saw agricultural engineering as the people responsible for designing machines, like combines. I didn’t realize it could also be the person going to third-world countries and designing equipment for them, where their biggest fields don’t compare to our smallest.”
FDA to require approval of antibiotics in livestock feed
By the end of 2016, ranchers and livestock producers will have to follow new rules when medicating stock with commonly used feed-grade antibiotics. In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will begin requiring veterinary feed directive, essentially prescriptions, for livestock feed additives.
The old days and the new
The opportunity to have lunch with strangers is not one that should be passed up. Maybe the Peabody Senior Center indoor picnic was sparsely attended, but it was home to some good conversation. The “good old days” were brought up by someone — I don’t know who — and of course the natural follow was “kids these days.” The conversation, from there, turned to me.
Slys celebrate 60 years with card shower
Kenneth and Anita Sly will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 13. Their children request cards that include favorite memories, photographs, or stories which can be sent to Ken and Anita Sly, 6185D North Old Highway 81, Salina KS 67401.
Card shower request for Gwen Gaines
Gwen Gaines will turn 90 on Saturday. Her family is requesting a card shower in honor of the event. Cards and notes may be sent to her at 611 North Walnut St, Peabody KS 66866.
Mellott to be county honoree at Sunflower fair
Senior Citizens of Marion County has chosen Judy Mellott of Peabody as the Marion County Celebration Sunflower Honoree. She will represent the county at the Sunflower Fair Sept. 22 at Bicentennial Center in Salina.
Koehn celebrates 90th birthday
Lang family celebrates Johnny's birthday
DAYS OF YORE:
125 years ago
Calendar of Events
Rumpshaker Run to be repeated
Florence Labor Day celebration will again feature the “Rumpshaker at the Nation’s Crossroads” run. Events are a five-kilometer run and one-mile fun run. Registration is $17 for the fun run, $22 for the 5K, or $27 for both. Runners can register at Cottonwood Valley Bank in Florence. Participants can save $5 per run and be guaranteed T-shirt size by registering before Aug. 21.
August blood drives available
The American Red Cross will be conducting three more blood drives in the county this month. Aug. 21 — 12 to 6 p.m., Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave.
Senior citizens to meet at Burns
Senior Citizens of Marion County board of directors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in Burns. Lunch will be served. Reservations are due Aug. 19 and may be made by calling (620) 726-5844 or (620) 382-3580. Anyone needing transportation may call the office by Aug. 20.
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