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Peabody coming together after community flooded out

Peabody coming together after community flooded out

Peabody business owner David LaFoy works with a volunteer from the United Methodist Early Response Team to empty out his flooded building. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press David and Leslie LaFoy live and own a business, Adventure Sales and Engineering, in Downtown Peabody. They had to be evacuated on Sunday after rainstorms over a 32 hour period left much […]

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Goessel blood drive today

There will be a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Today, June 25, at the Goessel Church. The need for blood doesn’t take a vacation, and we hope people will be able to come to replenish the supply. All donors will be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to meet the boys, and attend the final show […]

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Warrior Softball drops regional final game, 5-4

Warrior Softball drops regional final game, 5-4

Marion’s Jayden May slides safely to third base as Canton-Galva’s Jayci Mastre attempts the tag during the third inning of the teams’ Class 2-1A regional quarterfinal game Monday. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion softball team was one win from qualifying for the state tournament, going 2-1 in the Class 2-1A Moundridge regional last week, which ended with a […]

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DEATH: Larry L. Heim

Larry L. Heim, 74, died May 5, 2019, at his home in Canton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton. Memorials have been established with the […]

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Peabody competes at Elyria track meet

Peabody competes at Elyria track meet

  Aubrey Craig took sixth in the girls 400-meter dash at the Elyria track meet on Tuesday. Caleb VanCurren placed third in the boys 800 meters run for Peabody at the Elyria track meet on Tuesday. Thomas Smith clears the hurdles in the boys 300 Meter hurdles.       Mya Winter placed fourth in the girls 3200 Meter run […]

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Library presented with five-star award

Library presented with five-star award

Marion Mayor Todd Heitschmidt presented a plaque from the Library Journal recognizing Marion City Library as a five-star library for 2018. They were the only library in their category to win the rating for the state of Kansas. Photo by City of Marion The Marion City Library was recently recognized as a five-star library for 2018. The library had received […]

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DEATH: Vernice Ratzlaff

Vernice Ratzlaff, 81, died March 18, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Brian Allen. Memorials to Hillsboro M.B. Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. She was born September […]

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Water issues for Hillsboro

Please see below for a press release for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment regarding the water in Hillsboro. USD 410 will be closing all schools at 10 a.m. We will update you as we get more information.   Boil Water Advisory Issued for The City of Hillsboro, Marion Co.   TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and […]

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Conservation awards given to Svitak, Peabody United Methodist Church

Conservation awards given to Svitak, Peabody United Methodist Church

Greg Bowers, board chairman, left, presented Damien Svitak the Conservation District Service Award. “The fun part of being on the board is getting to know many of the men and women for conservation,” Bowers said. “We would like to present an award to one of our members who wasn’t able to serve any longer, and to let him know we […]

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Tabor getting into ‘The Jungle Book’

Tabor getting into ‘The Jungle Book’

Tabor Theater will delight both children and adults with a unique production of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” adapted for the stage by Ethan Koerner and directed by Laurel Koerner. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2; with 3 p.m. performances on March 2 and March 3 in the Prieb Harder Theater within […]

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