• Peabody baker sculpts edible art

    Fans of “Cakes by Rob” owner Rob Gibson of Peabody don’t just appreciate his art. They devour it. Gibson bakes many traditional a pastries out of his home, but where he really shines is sculpting unique creative cakes.

  • Peabody group assists Peabody Market purchase

    New Peabody Market owners Mike and Jadina Crow are up and running with changes ranging from new paint to new inventory. “I’m a fixer-upper kind of a guy, so I have plenty of projects now,” Mike Crow said.

  • Women undertake a 3,500 mile ride to save horses

    Two women on horseback plodding along US-50 through Thursday morning’s heavy rain was an odd sight for passing drivers. It was odder still for Sheri Gerety when she looked out a window at her house just west of Peabody. “I was sneaking pictures from inside,” she said. “How many times do you see two women on horseback coming down your driveway?”

  • Grand marshal values festival

    Marion resident Melvin Honeyfield, longtime employee of this newspaper, got involved with planning Florence Labor Day festivities over 15 years ago, and this year he was honored as the event’s grand marshal. After riding through the parade in an ATV with his beloved great-niece, Corin Parmley, seated next to him, Honeyfield recalled joining the event planning committee.

  • Winds of change affect developers

    Rex Savage of Florence didn’t intend to be a trailblazer, but such is the fate of those who go first, as he did when he embarked on a quest to see a wind farm built in the county. Over the years Savage has been developing what’s known as the Doyle project, technology, regulations, prices, the industry, and Savage’s plans all have changed.


  • Charles L. Stinchcomb

    Former veterinarian Charles Lowell Stinchcomb, 70, of Russell, died Aug. 15 at home. Born Jan. 24, 1946, to Charles F. and Rosalene (Higgins) Stinchcomb in Marion County, he married Barbara Ann Weber on June 12, 1966.

  • Reese Nuckles

    Reese Tyler Nuckles, 10 months, died Aug. 31 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. A funeral service was Tuesday at Forest Park Church, North Campus, Joplin, Missouri.

  • Johelen Fincham

    Johelen A. Fincham, 96, formerly of Marion, died Sunday at Vintage Park Assisted Living Community, Baldwin City. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Inurnment will be in Marion Cemetery.


    Duane Hamm



  • Farmers markets hit home stretch

    As summer makes a gradual transition to fall, county farmers markets are starting to wind down for the year. After a short break, Peabody’s farmers market was back this year, having its last event for the season Aug. 29.

  • Donahue designs new trailer for easy loading

    A request from a California-based company prompted Donahue Manufacturing in Durham to design a new flatbed trailer. “We had a dealer in California that manufactures a soil conditioner that is pulled behind by 3-point hitch tractor and is 20 feet wide,” owner Doug Kjellin said, “so it could not go down California highways or freeways. They had no way to get it up onto a flatbed, so we built the flatbed to come up to the implement.”

  • Animals see the light

    It’s been used by chiropractors for several years, and now cold laser therapy has come to Animal Health Center of Marion County. Veterinarian Jessica Laurin said the therapy is used to treat arthritis and pain in animals that are sensitive to pain medication or steroids.

  • Spray planes treat crops

    Aerial crop sprayers have been in abundance in the Kansas sky the past few weeks. A summer with ample moisture has produced lush corn, milo, and soybean crops that are being attacked by a myriad of harmful worms.

  • Soybean contest accepting entries

    Entries for the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests are now being accepted through Dec. 1. The highest dryland and irrigated yields in the contest will receive $1000, with an overall winner earning an additional $1,000 for achieving or surpassing 100 bushels per acre.


  • Rolling with the earth

    Jumpin’ Jehosaphat, did you feel that earthquake Friday morning? It was a most frightening and misunderstood phenomenon. Recently I commented on heavy rains that caused flooding and high winds with perhaps some circular rotation in the atmosphere that tore up trees and damaged structures. However, the rumbling and rolling activity Friday caused fright of the unknown at my house.

  • Kudos and booms


  • Dean Klenda to receive full military honors

    Exactly 51 years to the day that Air Force Major Dean A. Klenda’s plane was shot down over North Vietnam, his remains will be laid to rest at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church cemetery in Pilsen. The funeral with full military honors will be Sept. 17. “I want to make a good day out of a bad day,” Dean’s sister, Deanna Klenda said. “I had thought it was impossible that his remains would ever be found.”

  • Florence Labor Day results

  • Chat and Dine club to meet Saturday

    Keith and Judy Harder will talk about their 300-mile walking journey on Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim path in Spain, at Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club, 6:30 p.m Saturday at Marion County Lake Hall. Les and Colleen Greenemeyer and Bob and Judy Priest are hosts for the event. Attendees are requested to bring a covered dish for the meal.

  • Blood drive time and date changed

    The American Red Cross blood mobile will now be at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion from 1:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 15. The local site provides food for donors, volunteers, and Red Cross staff.

  • Calendar of events

  • Senior center menu

  • BURNS:

    Gaines siblings visit zoo

    Williams, Snelling families eat together


  • PBHS students to promote drug-free choices

    Two teams of six students and two adults from Peabody-Burns High School’s SADD Chapter joined more than 150 Kansas high school students and adult advisors for the 15th annual Kansas Youth Leadership Summit at Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City. PBHS teams created two action plans to help steer their fellow students toward safe choices. One is to continue to grow and enhance the mentoring program that is currently in place and the other is to give students positive options to prevent alcohol and drug use as well as to promote safety belt use and safe driving behavior.

  • Game ends at half for Peabody-Burns

    Peabody-Burns Warriors first football game of the season was cut short Friday after the Rural Vista Heat reeled off 58 first-half points, triggering a halftime mercy rule that ended the game 58-8. Austin Reynolds scored the only Warriors touchdown of the evening with 2 minutes, 44 seconds left in the second quarter.

  • School menu


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