• Peabody native 'adopts' 700 Kansas towns

    What started five years ago as a simple gesture by Peabody native Steve Meirowsky to enhance the town’s Wikipedia entry has grown into a passion for ensuring all Kansas towns are on the cyber map. Literally. “The most recent thing I did was to go through a full edit, editing the full maps,” Meirowsky said. “I went through and added it to all the cities in Kansas, which was about 700.”

  • City goes for big savings in bond refinance

    Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Financial Associates presented a proposal to Peabody City Council Monday night to refinance general obligation bonds used to finance the city’s water and sewer systems. The city will save approximately $302,453 on refinanced bonds. A savings of about $13,000 a year will be the annual impact on city finances.

  • Council gets the full scoop on 'poop'

    Council members watched a movie Monday evening of the interior of part of Peabody’s sewer system. “This is riveting,” Council Member Megan Holt said.

  • County budget passes, so does Lalouette

    County commissioners approved the 2016 budget Monday; however, one commissioner’s vote was missing. Commissioner Lori Lalouette recused herself from voting on the budget when she realized doing so could have created a conflict of interest for 8th District Court Judge Michael Powers, she said.

  • 4 salesman, 3 warnings, 4 arrests

    A crack team of vacuum salesmen knocked on the wrong door Friday while allegedly soliciting demonstrations of their product in Marion. Police Chief Tyler Mermis was “just kicking it” in front of TV at his house when there came a rap upon his door.

  • Local school gets $73,000 grant for solar panel system

    Goessel schools just earned big money and big prizes for pondering the sun. Last week, Superintendent John Fast received word that USD 411 won a $73,000 grant as part of Westar Energy’s Solar Photovoltaic Project.

  • Labor Day bash to blast bigger bang

    It’s the game of the century — the 19th century, to be precise. It will be followed by fireworks packing a more powerful punch than previous years. Among the entertainment offered by Florence’s 78th annual Labor Day celebration, the vintage baseball game and fireworks show are major crowd-pleasers, planning committee chairman Melvin Honeyfield said.

  • 'Wheels' and 'the fish of a lifetime,' as told by Twila Legg

    Stories of the “big fish that got away” are classics. Immense fish escape to murky depths, leaving behind tales that seemed to grow with each embellished retelling.


  • Garden accessories give life to Florence home

    After living in Florence for nearly 25 years, Sheri Austin finally decided it was time to make her vision come to life. She had spent years beautifying her home in her mind, but only recently decided to make it a reality. “I’ve had this image in my mind for a long time,” she said. “And I knew it was gonna have to be me to do it.”




  • Time flies when you're having pork

    I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since I started working for the newspaper. Other reporters have come and gone, editors, too, but I’m still here. Back in the summer of 1995, I was thinking about finding a part-time job to supplement our farm income. I noticed an ad in the Marion County Record (Aug. 23, 1995) for a part-time job as a typist, with the added requirements of being able to interview people and have good spelling skills. I thought, “I could do that.”


    Marriage license


  • Federal food assistance program warns of scam

    The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters using what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline number to solicit private information. If anyone suspects receiving illegitimate calls from (800) 221-5689, complaints may be filed with the FCC.

  • Food bank seeks donations

    The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters using what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline number to solicit private information. If anyone suspects receiving illegitimate calls from (800) 221-5689, complaints may be filed with the FCC.

  • Kerbs attends family reunion potluck

    A Kerbs family reunion was Aug. 16 at the Friendship Center, Salina. Lucille Kerbs, Tampa, attended. Attendees shared in a potluck dinner and spent time visiting with each other. Attending were, from Abilene, Jeremy, Allison, and Brooklyn Sluder, Connie Thompson; from Dodge City, Glenn Kerbs; from Manhattan, April and Gracie Reidy, and Raymond, Molly, and Lillyann Deiser.

  • White House card presented to Democratic Women

    Marion County Democratic Women met Aug. 28 at Marion Senior Center. Sue Clough presided at a business meeting, and Estelle McCarty shared a birthday card she received from the White House. Connie Fisher read the devotion “Be Available” from “The Wonder of the Cross.”

  • Senior Menu

  • BURNS:

    Nightengales have weekend visitors

    Potluck held in Florence

    10, 25, 50, 100, 125 years ago


  • Peabody menu

  • Tabor takes opener, 45-21

    Tabor College used a burst of offense in the second half to put away Lyon College in its season-opening game Saturday in Batesville, Arkansas. The Lyon College Scots, who were playing their first collegiate football game in 64 years, surprised the Bluejays by grabbing a 14-10 lead at halftime.


  • Calendar of Events

  • Fall clean up dates set

    Fall clean up days will be Sept. 19 to 26. Waste Connections, the city’s trash service provider, will have a roll-off Dumpster in service from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 and 23, and from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at 1st and Olive Streets. Hazardous waste pick up will be provided by the county. Paint, chemicals, and other potentially harmful products can be dropped off from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at 1st and Vine Streets.

  • Support groups to meet

    Prairie View’s Parkinson’s Disease support group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the community room at Prairie View, Newton. Prairie View’s Harvey County caregiver support group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Osage Room at Prairie View, Newton.

  • Bible study Sept. 10

    The fall community Bible study, “An Ordinary Woman,” will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the Hearth room at Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. The group will meet weekly at that time and place.

  • Blood drive Sept. 10

    Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive 2:15 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 10. Appointments may be made by visiting redcrossblood.org or by calling (800) 733-2767.


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