• Courtroom outburst draws harsh penalties

    It is possible Brady Logan-Hannen, 19, of Peabody, learned a costly and perhaps painful lesson about attitude when he appeared in Peabody Municipal Court on Nov. 9. He was in court for a hearing, charged in a Sept. 5 incident with furnishing alcohol to minors and for hosting minors consuming alcohol.

  • Tragic death leaves young daughter on her own

    While waiting in Peabody United Methodist Church for her daughter to finish choir practice Friday evening, Michelle Cubbage, 49, died instantly of what was assumed to be a massive heart attack. CPR was administered as choir members awaited an ambulance and gathered around Cubbage’s 14-year-old daughter, Amber.

  • Giving Tuesday comes to Peabody

    Move over Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday — here comes Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. Peabody Community Foundation and Peabody-Burns schools will bring this event to Peabody by jointly sponsoring Giving Tuesday/Winterfest at PBHS from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29. The come-and-go event begins with a soup supper buffet offered for donation by high school student organizations.

  • New federal overtime rules to affect county employees

    The county commission room was quiet Monday when department heads were told what changes in federal fair labor standards will mean for them. A new rule, which goes into effect Dec. 1, means employees paid less than $47,476 per year must be paid overtime or given compensatory time at a rate of one-and-a-half hours per extra hour worked.

  • Homebrewer seeks to craft perfect beer

    At 35, Marion County transfer station truck driver and equipment operator Martin Combs of Lincolnville is attempting to perfect an ancient craft that can raise one’s spirits in the comfort of home. “I’m a homebrewer,” Combs said. “It’s simple but it’s not.”

  • Democrats determined despite low numbers

    A meeting of county Democrats would have happened Saturday regardless of the outcome of the election; the group’s bylaws called for one. Instead of celebrating the election of Hillary Clinton, the dozen Dems assembled at Marion City Library found themselves reflecting on the campaign, Donald Trump, and the next campaign.

  • College student faces multiple drug charges

    A Tabor College student was arrested Sunday in Hillsboro on suspicion of multiple drug charges including unlawful manufacture of THC, distribution of THC, and unlawful distribution of THC oil. At 1:33 a.m., officer John Huebert said he noticed a vehicle blocking traffic in a no parking zone in the 500 block of E. D St.


  • Woman arrested on meth and gun charges

    Tiffany Roberts, 27, Wichita, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamines and criminal in possession of firearm Sunday at 315 N. Washington St. in Hillsboro. Hillsboro police had previously investigated the home Friday in reference to a report of child endangerment and illicit drug use and sales.

  • Leiker resigns from USD 408

    After 13 years at the helm, USD 408 Superintendent Lee Leiker submitted his resignation, effective June 30, to the board of education Monday evening. Leiker said the decision was made simply to start a new chapter in his life, whatever or wherever it is. Leiker said he and his wife, Diane, probably will move from Marion.

  • Title company sponsors barbecue

    A free barbecue meal was spread out for emergency responders, civic workers, and others last Wednesday to thank them for what they do for the community. Wichita-based Security 1st Title and Hannaford Abstract worked together to provide the meal to anyone who came to the Marion Community Center.


  • Collin Bailey

    Collin P. Bailey, 57, of Ramona, passed away Thursday at Enterprise Estates Nursing Home in Enterprise. He was born Nov. 24, 1958, to Nathan and Virleen (Barrett) Bailey in Florence. He graduated from Centre High School at Lost Springs and attended Butler County Community College.

  • Marta Frye

    Marta Ann Frye 72, of Peabody, died Nov. 6 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. She was born April 6, 1944, to Robertand Elizabeth (VanAusdall) Lorber in Ft. Madison, Iowa. She married Stephen R. Frye on Jan. 5, 1964, in Biggsville, Illinois.

  • Allen Hiebert

    Former Tabor College professor Allen G. Hiebert, 75, died Monday at Comfort Care Homes in Newton. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hearth Room at the church.


    Douglas Nesser, Robert Morgan



  • A leisurely farewell

    Although Superintendent Lee Leiker announced his impending resignation Monday, he won’t be leaving Marion-Florence USD 408 until the end of his contract in June. That’s a good thing for both him and us. Leiker said the district in good shape, so it’s a good time to transition to new leadership. While we agree with his assessment, we’re also coming off a tumultuous year in Topeka relative to school finance, and the dust hasn’t completely settled.


    Country future, Veterans at Centre

    Heartsick in the heartland

    Heartsick in the heartland


  • Kassebaum reminisces about growing up with Dad

    Any conversation with Nancy Landon Kassebaum inevitably leads to politics. Kassebaum, who lives at Burdick, was immersed in politics her whole life. Her father, Alf Landon, was elected Kansas governor in 1932, the same year that she was born. She was four years old when the Republican party nominated him for president. He lost the election to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Open house to celebrate Bowers anniversary

    Don and Janet Bowers of Marion will celebrate 50 years of marriage with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 at Marion County Park and Lake Hall, 1 Office Dr., Marion. The Bowerses were married Nov. 25, 1966, at Florence Methodist Church in Florence.

  • KSU program targets declining farm income

    Farmers struggling to cope with the effects of low commodity and livestock prices can learn tips for dealing with working capital, debt, maintenance, and expenses by attending an upcoming Kansas State University workshop. “Top 10 Considerations to Navigate a Struggling Farm Economy” is designed to help producers think critically about how their farms might withstand tough times. Each topic will provide a framework to evaluate options and opportunities.

  • Lifelong Learning will be a zoo Friday

    A trip to the zoo will be just a drive to Tabor College away Friday when Sedgwick County Zoo’s ZooReach program is featured by the Lifelong Learning program at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Building. The ZooReach program will present their Africa program which will be filled with interesting facts and even some live African visitors, which could include anything from insects and reptiles to small mammals.

  • Beef jerky recall issued

    Four kinds of beef jerky produced by Kansas City area producer Flavor Trade have been recalled because they were produced and distributed without federal inspection. Sealed 3-ounce packs of “Craft Beer Jerky: Created with Wheat,” “Craft Beer Jerky: Created with Porter,” “E3 Meat Co. Paleo Beef Jerky Sweet,” and “E3 Meat Co. Paleo Beef Jerky Spicy” produced between May 18 and Oct. 26 are included in the recall.

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  • BURNS:

    Nightengale attends shower

    Langs and family pick pumpkins


  • And today's special is an 'emergency meal'

    Marion Senior Center recently delivered its own version of an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) to participants of the North-Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging Friendship Meals Program. “They’re kinda cute,” senior center manager Janet Bryant said. “Each person got one. We plan to deliver another in the spring.”

  • Veterans feted with special meal

    Five resident veterans and one military wife were treated to a special meal at St. Luke Living Center last week in observance of Veterans Day. The group was taken into the kitchen, where they sat at festively decorated tables so they could order what they chose for lunch.

  • County senior citizens to meet Friday

    Senior Citizens of Marion County will hold a board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Peabody Senior Center. Peabody seniors will be serving lunch and need reservations today. To make a reservation, phone LouAnn Bowlin at (620) 983-2226 or the Department on Aging at (620) 382-3580. People needing transportation should call the Dept. on Aging by Thursday.


  • Tabor choirs to stage holiday benefit Sunday

    Tabor College choral groups will sing “With Praise and Thanksgiving” on Sunday with a goal of helping two community groups in their efforts for people in need. Those attending the 4 p.m. concert at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church are asked to bring food donations for Main Street Ministries Food Bank.

  • Basore participates in KU Medical Center program

    Centre’s Kate Basore was one of 18 Kansas junior and senior high school girls selected to participate in a “Women in Health Care: The Next Generation” program at Kansas University Medical Center. She spent Nov. 2 through 4 touring medical center facilities and visiting the various departments.

  • College student places third at singing competition

    Hillsboro High School graduate and Tabor College student Olivia Kliewer recently proved that practice pays off after placing third at the West Central chapter of the National Assosiation of Teachers of Singing competition Nov. 3 to 5 at Wichita State University. Kliewer performed “A Green Lowland of Pianos” by Samuel Barber, “Entführung” by Brahms, “Aurore” by Faúre, and “Tu Che Di Gel Sei cinta” by Puccini.

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