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This familiar jolly Christmas elf listens to Zowie Litton, 3, tell what presents she wants Saturday at Peabody American Legion. A host of local vendors peddling items fit for Christmas giving did good business before Santa arrived by police escort in a military Jeep, drawing eager children and parents outside and then back in to patiently wait to relay their wishes.
The owner of a 110-year-old Aulne house that burned to the ground Oct. 17 has been charged with arson.
First-year Peabody-Burns coach Bob Kyle pumps up his players during a second-half timeout in Tuesday's Marion Classic tournament game against Eureka. The Warriors came out strong, leading the Tornadoes after one quarter, but faded down the stretch, losing 77-50.
Mike Thomas will retire at the end of this year after 25 years as an employee of Cooperative Grain and Supply in Marion. He was manager for 15 years.