HEADLINES

  • Hikes loom for sports events

    Peabody-Burns school board heard at Monday’s meeting ticket prices for sporting events may go up. Assistant principal Ray Savage told board members that Peabody-Burns is looking at raising prices from $4 for adults to $5.

  • Thanksgiving tree trash must go

    Peabody residents who still have piles of branches in their yards downed by a Thanksgiving weekend ice storm will receive letters from the city instructing them to clean up the debris. City council members instructed Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke to begin compiling a list of property owners in violation of the ordinance requiring storm debris to be removed.

  • Wind-whipped reservoir rescue

    A game warden, sheriff’s deputy, and Corps of Engineers employee teamed up to rescue two unidentified boaters in distress Sunday at Marion Reservoir. One of two kayakers navigating choppy waters marooned himself on a small island off Durham Cove after his craft started taking on water, game warden Cody Morris said.

  • Foundation distributes grants

    Peabody Community Foundation fulfilled the wishes of ten charitable organizations Saturday at a PCF pancake feed and grant presentation. “We had 18 applicants for grants this year,” Nightengale said. “As usual we had more applicants than we had money to give out, but the foundation board was able to help 10 groups with projects that will enhance the community and help local residents.”

  • County gets down to business on eco devo

    Commissioner Dan Holub raised an economic white flag Monday, saying it was time to bring local businesses to the table to help set direction for economic development. “This is rearing its head again,” Holub said. “We’ve got all kinds of people saying all kinds of stuff.”

  • 'Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies

    Saturday will be a day many people have waited a year to see. Girl Scout cookie sales will kick off this weekend. Scouts in Marion, Peabody, Hillsboro, and Lincolnville will be peddling the tasty treats through March 20 — or until supplies run out.

  • 'Bromance' blossoms between pig and cat

    A surprise snuggle atop a fluffy pillow could be the beginning of a beautiful interspecies “bromance” between one cool cat and an inquisitive pig. The cuddle in question happened beside a fireplace sometime during the evening of Jan. 31 at the home of Jeff and Lori Methvin just north of Peabody.

  • RadioShack gift card holders owed refund

    Consumers holding unused RadioShack gift cards are eligible for refunds from the company, which filed for bankruptcy last year. If you have a gift card in need of refunding, visit the Kansas Attorney General’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call (800) 432-2310.

DEATHS

  • John Everett

    John Steven “Steve” Everett, 68, died Feb. 2 at St. Francis Hospital. A funeral service was yesterday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel in Topeka, and burial followed in Topeka Cemetery.

  • Neva Peterson

    Neva Adelia Peterson, 98, Burdick, died Sunday at Salina. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hebron Lutheran Church, Burdick. A private family inurnment will be later.

  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Cynthia Blount

DOCKET

FARM

  • No kidding? Momma goat births quadruplets

    A pedigree Nubian nanny goat named “Begonia” wasn’t kidding around when she birthed quadruplets Saturday at a homestead just south of Peabody. Goat owners Gary and Marilyn Jones helped Begonia deliver her kids in the middle of the night.

  • Flying Turtle Ranch receives reliable water supply

    Robert “Bob” and JoAnn Good of Marion own a 640-acre pasture in the Flint Hills named the “Flying Turtle Ranch.” The name came about, Bob said, when they found the skeleton of a turtle in the pasture and placed it in a cairn of stones on a small hill that overlooks the grass, trees, and creek that runs through the property.

  • Branding Angus beef is 10-year pursuit for Stika

    There’s Angus beef, and then there is the beef brand, Certified Angus Beef. Although Angus beef has become a familiar term to many customers in restaurants, grocery stores, and fast-food chains, Lincolnville native John Stika, who has been president of Certified Angus Beef for almost 10 years, might be the first to say that not all beef is created equal.

  • Agritourism conference planned for spring

    Farms can be ideal settings for seniors to enjoy a break from their daily environment and get their hands dirty again. Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman is planning an agritourism conference for the spring, and multipurpose farming will be one of the topics.

  • Santa Fe Trail expert to speak at banquet

    Steve Schmidt, president of Cottonwood Crossing chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association, will educate farmers about the historic trail in a presentation Feb. 27 at Marion County Conservation District annual meeting in Marion. Schmidt will give an overview of a history of the trail and will focus on details of the trail’s history in Marion County.

  • Centre ag workshop slated for Feb. 22

    Centre Farm to School Open House & Good Agriculture Practices workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Ag Ed Department at Centre High School Ag Ed Department. The public can attend for an evening of learning about good agriculture practices in gardening as well as see what is happening with the Farm to School Grant.

OPINION

  • How to move millions

    I have already confessed to not being much of a football fan, but even I feel it is my duty to watch the Super Bowl now and then. I do not feel I need to watch the whole thing, but I do check in from time to time just to say later that I saw it. However, Sunday I was tuned in early and witnessed the opening ceremony. My goodness! What a stellar performance of our National Anthem by Lady Gaga. One thing guaranteed to choke me up is the Star Spangled Banner — every time. I do not care if it is before a high school sporting event, Peabody’s annual July Fourth celebration, a national athletic tournament, or a ribbon cutting ceremony, I rarely hear it without emotion. Symphonic wind ensemble or middle school pep band? It does not matter; I am moved by the earnest performance.

PEOPLE

SCHOOL

  • Marion County students named to KU honor roll

    The University of Kansas recently released its fall honor roll, and six local graduates made the list. Shannon Beckman of Peabody, Jacob Edwards of Hillsboro, Ashlie Koehn of Burns, Jeconiah Spangler of Florence, and Kaelyn Thierolf and Alicen Whitaker, both of Marion, met standards for their majors to be included on the list.

  • Olympic gold medalist speaks to Tabor athletes

    U.S. Olympian and ESPN commentator Leah Amico spoke to Tabor College athletes Feb. 2 as part of the Tabor Athletic Spring Celebration. The celebration was an opportunity to showcase team and individual successes achieved so far during the 2015-16 school year.

  • Area school menus

SPORTS

  • Boys basketball coach enjoying second season

    Tabor College has a strong presence in the Peabody-Burns district, especially in basketball. Along with girls coach Scott Bauer, boys coach Caleb Good also attended Tabor College, having graduated in 2008 with a business degree.

  • Warriors bomb against Bombers

    Peabody-Burns Warriors traveled to Wakefield on Friday to face the Bombers, and came home empty handed. Lady Warriors lost 43-25, and coach Scott Bauer said that while he’s still impressed with the team’s defensive talents, they played their best offensively during this game.

UPCOMING

  • Calendar of events

  • Yoga classes start Monday

    Amber Monson and Hillsboro Recreation Commission will offer an hour-long stress relieving yoga class. This class will be an intermediate mat class with multiple poses offered for beginners as well. Attendees may rent a mat at $1 per class, but are encouraged to bring their own mats due to limited supply.

  • 'Cirque de la Symphonie' coming to Salina

    Salina Symphony will be performing “Cirque de la Symphonie” at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Stiefel Theatre, Salina. Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, and strongmen will perform amazing feats and aerialists will soar overhead as the Salina Symphony provides the music.

  • Illusionist to perform in McPherson

    Illusionist Jason Bishop will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the McPherson Opera House. Bishop was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award, and was one of the youngest to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class competition.

  • Topeka event to promote senior services

    Senior Care Act services will be promoted at Older Kansans Day at the Legislature Feb. 16 in Topeka. SCA services assist people to prevent them from having to move up to higher-level services like Medicaid or nursing homes, North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Julie Govert Walter said.

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