• PBHS football falls at St. Paul

    Peabody-Burns was outmatched and outgunned against St. Paul in Tuesday’s bi-state playoff game in St. Paul, losing 78-32 to end the season. The Warriors trailed 24-6 at the end of the first quarter, 48-12 at the half, and 62-20 at the end of the third quarter.


  • City council rescinds long-time Halloween curfew

    After many years of sending trick or treaters home at 8 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, Peabody City Council rescinded the long-standing curfew Monday night by unanimous vote. By adding a conditional clause to the previous city ordinance, the council can review the ordinance annually and change the curfew hours as needed. If problems arise again with destruction and bad behavior, a curfew can be reinstated by resolution rather than by rewriting the whole ordinance.

  • Downtown will be haunted Monday night

    Peabody Main Street Association will sponsor a downtown ‘Trunk or Treat’ event for Halloween once again. The 100 block of N. Walnut St. will be blocked off from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Participants wanting to pass out candy may enter the downtown area at 4 p.m. and park with their trunk toward the center of Walnut St. Trunks and treats should be ready by 5 p.m. when families will be allowed to enter the area.

  • Sentencing scheduled in rape case

    One-time Peabody honor student Malachi Lee Hunsucker, accused of multiple counts of rape and criminal sodomy involving a child younger than 14, accepted a plea agreement last week that will dismiss most of those charges and result in a reduced sentence on a single count of rape. Hunsucker is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 21 after he entered a plea agreement Oct. 20 on a charge of rape.

  • No clownin' around on Halloween night

  • Joe 20, skunks 1

    If there’s something foul at Marion County Club, who you gonna call? Joe Lovelady.

  • Sentencing due Dec. 5 in indecent liberties

    A Burns man charged with multiple counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and criminal sodomy will be sentenced Dec. 5 on two of the charges. Daniel Scott Huls II, 33, signed a written agreement Oct. 17 to plead no contest to two charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

  • County approves wellness program for county employees

    A “lunch and learn” wellness program for county employees and others who want to attend will be offered in coming months. The program is the idea of Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the county department on aging, Diedre Serene, health department administrator, and Renae Riedy, extension agent.


  • CG&S board approves merger with MKC

    Cooperative Grain and Supply announced Monday that its board of directors has approved a merger between CG&S and Mid-Kansas Cooperative, based in Moundridge. Informational meetings are planned for CG&S members, followed by a special meeting Nov. 22 to vote on the merger.

  • Voters find campaign disappointing

    Disappointment runs like a common thread through the minds of several county residents when they consider this year’s presidential campaign. “I wish more positive things the candidates want to bring about were more the focus,” Hillsboro resident Donna Dalke said. “Sometimes I wish they wouldn’t be ‘in your face’ as much.”

  • Cold weather rule in effect

    The cold weather rule, which helps people avoid utility disconnection during winter months, will be in effect Nov. 1 through March 31. Marion and Hillsboro’s city electric utilities are exempt from the rule, but other electric and natural gas utilities in the county must comply.

  • Snake invades woman's closet

    An unidentified serpent invaded a senior woman’s home Friday causing her to seek assistance from law enforcement. Velda Hiebert of Hillsboro mistook the snake for a possession she keeps in case of emergency. “I use my whistle to draw people’s attention when I need help,” Velda said. “When I reached down to pick it up off it the ground it moved, and ewww…” She shivered recollecting her realization. “I have never had a snake in my house before,” Velda said. “It was about as long as my whistle and chain and as thick as my little finger.” She retreated in horror and phoned Hillsboro police as the snake slithered into her closet.


  • Cruise lovers came from as far as New Zealand

    Ben Wilson is a “car wrangler.” He scours the world for vehicles for the film and advertising industry. Escaping the summer heat of their Auckland, New Zealand home, Wilson and his wife, Lea, were in Kansas visiting friend and old car enthusiast Paul Kruse in Gypsum.

  • Clear coat is necessary in DIY paint jobs

    Faded spots and peeling paint are common indicators that a vehicle needs a touchup or new paint job. Arlie Overton of Arlie’s Collision Specialists in Marion said ultraviolet sunrays are usually the culprit of paint wear and tear.

  • Prepare a car to go far

    A little preparation will take you far when it comes to winter driving. Simple steps like checking a car’s battery, antifreeze, belts, and hoses can ward off sitting in a cold car and trying without success to get the engine to turn over, Eldon Kaiser, service manager at Midway Motors in Hillsboro, said.

  • This jeep is no Barbie jeep

    While many young kids dream of owning their own pint sized Barbie Jeep, 4-year-old Charlotte Silhan of Hillsboro thinks big: she has her own life-sized Jeep. Her parents, Fred and Staci Silhan, who own the Jeep, have designated it for her in their will.


  • Leslie Broadstreet

    Leslie R. Broadstreet, 99, died Saturday at St. Luke Living Center, Marion. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Marion Christian Church, and interment will be at Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

  • John Rempel

    John Rempel, 94, died Monday at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem Home Chapel in Hillsboro.


    Katie Funk Wiebe



  • Time to learn about that special tax

    If you have been swamped with social media memes about the presidential candidates, been the recipient of huge-sized post cards of Republicans and Democrats for office in just about every slot in Kansas, or have been tempted to never again speak to a former close friend because of his or her political affiliation, welcome to the world of “Stink-O Politics.” Actually, when I took this temporary six-month job nearly 16 years ago, Bill Myer assured me I would never have to write an opinion about any political figure unless he or she was making an appearance in Peabody. Boy, that sounded like a deal to me.


    Judges should go, Support for Levi Morris, Support for Schwartz


  • Schafers gives presentation to club

    Madonna Schafers gave a program about Bluestem Art Guild at Neo-Century Club on Oct. 3 at Hilltop Manor. Schafers presented various paintings in watercolor, pen and ink, and charcoal.

  • Carrithers to speak at '3 Days for God'

    Eastmoor and Valley United Methodist churches invite the public to attend “3 Days for God,” a revival Nov. 6-8 featuring former pastor of Valley and Lincolnville United Methodist churches Lance Carrithers. Carrithers will speak at 9:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 6, noon Nov. 7, and 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church. He also will speak at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, and a men’s breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Valley United Methodist Church.

  • County democrats discuss preparing political ad

    Marion County Democrats met on Oct. 16 in the Santa Fe room at Marion City Library. Chair Eileen Sieger conducted the business meeting, and members discussed and prepared an ad featuring candidates Jo Schwartz and Levi Morris.

  • Senior center menu

  • BURNS:

    Burns families busy with fall activities

    Langs and family pick pumpkins


  • Warriors win with last quarter touchdown, 48-42

    Peabody-Burns Warriors won against the Central of Burden Raiders 48-42 in a close game Friday night. Bryant Young scored the first Warriors touchdown of the evening, with 2:19 left in the first quarter. The 2-point conversion was no good, so the score remained 6-0.

  • Area school menu


  • Calendar of Events

  • Surplus buffalo auction is Nov. 16 at refuge

    Surplus buffalo from the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge north of Canton will be sold at auction at 11 a.m Nov. 16 at the refuge. Buffalo are culled and auctioned annually to maintain a herd size the 2,500-acre refuge can support. This year, 48 buffalo will be sold, including cows, yearling heifers, heifer calves, yearling bulls, 2-year-old bulls, bull calves, and cow/calf pairs.

  • Military pilgrimage to be Veterans Day

  • Soup luncheon to celebrate World Community Day scheduled for Nov. 4

    A soup luncheon to celebrate World Community Day will be at noon Nov. 4 at Marion Presbyterian Church. The theme, “Sharing Gifts at the Table,” will highlight scripture, music, a monologue by “The Talking Table,” and reports of missions available for local community members.

  • CMBS to hold genealogy workshop Nov. 5

    The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College will hold its second genealogy seminar at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Tabor library conference room. “We were overwhelmed by the positive response of our initial seminar last spring and have decided to create a series of workshops as a result,” director of CMBS Peggy Goertzen said.


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