HEADLINES

  • Crowded but quiet about Dollar General

    It was standing room only at Peabody council meeting Monday, and with Dollar General on the agenda, the chance for a barrage of bellicose statements ran high. But save for those on the agenda, all held their tongues. Not a single person spoke when the public was invited to make comments.

  • New kids' hangout open

    People who walk into the new Warrior Game Stop at 2nd and Walnut Sts. might stop and wonder if they’re in the right place when they enter a room of military memorabilia, but they’re not. They just have to walk a little further. Through the second door, the namesake activities of Frank Davis’s brainchild stretch the length of the building.

  • Police confiscate gun after incident

    Peabody Police confiscated a gun Friday after it went off sometime before 4 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Elm St. Radio transmissions recorded by the newspaper indicated police arrived at 3:55 p.m. and that at least two parties in the house had been separated. The location of the gun was unclear.

  • Shields can't meet cleanup deadline

    A Lincolnville resident embroiled since summer in a dispute with the county over storing cars, tires, scrap metal, and the like at the edge of Lincolnville asked county commissioners Tuesday for a six-month extension to get the property cleaned up. Gavin Shields has stored the items on a lot bordering Lincolnville since he closed his automotive shop in the summer.

  • Marion County joins Chisholm Trail celebrations

    From 1867 to 1871, hundreds of thousands of cattle were trailed from Texas to Abilene to be shipped by rail to eastern markets. They passed through western Marion County near the present-day communities of Goessel, Lehigh, and Durham. The trail likely was several miles wide.

DEATHS

  • Naomi Baker

    Naomi Ruth Schmidt (Boettcher) Baker, 85, died Monday at Asbury Park in Newton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton. Private inurnment will be at Marion Cemetery.

  • Shirley Lind

    Former college financial aid director Shirley L. Lind, 80, of Concordia, died Jan. 23 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church, with burial of cremains to follow at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Zeandale. Visitation with family is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia.

  • Jason Johnson

    Jason Johnson died Monday near Lincolnville. Services are pending with Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

  • Jerry Jost

    Jerry Jost, 80, died Monday at Hillsboro Community Hospital. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Parkview Church, Hillsboro. Interment will be at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Larry Bina
  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Troy Moore
  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Claude Wolf

DOCKET

FINANCE

  • Thrift shoppers save money

    For some, thrift shopping is to find Halloween costumes. For others, it could be to find a book to read for up to 90 percent cheaper than list price. For whatever reason people thrift, they all agree on one thing: it’s great to be able to save money.

  • Drive safe, keep auto insurance premiums down

    Not every expense in life can be controlled, but avoiding rate hikes for auto insurance is as simple as driving safely. Alex Case, of Case and Son Insurance, said things such as driving under the influence, repeated speeding tickets, and accidents can affect how much a person pays for insurance.

  • Scammer alert: tax identity theft looms

    It has almost become a natural law: as tax season descends upon county residents, so too will scammers. Tax identity theft can occur when a scammer files a fraudulent tax return using a person’s Social Security number to steal their refund.

  • Farm profit seminar set for Feb. 8

    A farm profit seminar discussing the latest information for crop production and agriculture business climate will be Feb. 8 at Hillsboro High School. The presentation is part of WIBW Radio Farm Profit seminars.

OPINION

  • To the winner belongs

    Every president comes to office with a hand-picked replacement, the vice president, ready to take over at a moment’s notice should the commander-in-chief become incapacitated, resign, or die. It’s a pardox, that hand-picked bit. There is only one person who truly voted for a vice president, and that’s their president. In a country where the vote of the people is paramount, we’ve willingly abdicated that right for an option that can preserve the continuity of national government.

PEOPLE

  • Book about county women a way to heal for author

    Sometimes tragedy leads to inspiration. For Hillsboro resident Phoebe Janzen, after a tragedy struck her family, she decided to get creative. Janzen’s husband, Steve, was diagnosed in 2013 with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

  • Lifelong Learning to examine online education

    Rick Bartlett, director of theological education at Tabor College Wichita, will give a presentation at Lifelong Learning Friday about his role in preparing students for ministry through online education. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Wohlgemuth building on Tabor campus.

  • Riedy to teach make-n-take breakfast class

    Those who find themselves growing tired of the same old breakfasts every morning may want to attend a make-n-take breakfast cooking class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Peabody-Burns Middle/High School. KSU Extension Agent Renae Riedy will teach attendees how to make granola, give new breakfast recipes, and teach practical planning and food budgeting tips.

  • Senior center menu

  • WONSEVU:

    Snellings watch granddaughter play ball

SCHOOL AND SPORTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Calendar of events

  • Lifelong Learning speaker to examine online education

    Rick Bartlett, director of theological education at Tabor College Wichita, will give a presentation at Lifelong Learning Friday about his role in preparing students for ministry through online education. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Wohlgemuth building on Tabor campus.

  • Small-scale farm operators now can enroll land for livestock production

    Farmers with 100 or fewer head of cows can submit applications to enroll up to 200 acres of grassland per farm in a federal conservation reserve grasslands program. The goal is to establish or maintain long-term, resource-conserving grasses and other plants to control soil erosion, improve water quality, and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive land.

  • Friday deadline slated for enrollment in Conservation Stewardship Program

    Enrollment deadline for farmers interested in applying for an updated Conservation Stewardship Program is Friday. The updated program includes more options for increased payments based on new bundles of conservation practices. New modeling tools have been created to show payment scenarios for various conservation practices early in the application process.

  • Poet Laureate of Kansas applications due Feb. 17

    Kansas Humanities Council is inviting applications for the next Poet Laureate of Kansas, which celebrates the humanities through poetry readings, discussions, and social media for all Kansans. “The Poet Laureate of Kansas program encourages all Kansans to actively participate in poetry,” KHC executive producer Julie Mulvihill said. “Poetry can engage and inspire us by illuminating our everyday lives and sparking discussions that build connections between us.”

  • Poster contest deadline is Friday

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting entries for the annual Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The deadline is Friday. Kansas fifth-grade students may create and submit artwork that represents the theme, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.”

  • Farm profit seminar set for Feb. 8

    A farm profit seminar discussing the latest information for crop production and agriculture business climate will be Feb. 8 at Hillsboro High School. The presentation is part of WIBW Radio Farm Profit seminars.

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