Daily archives: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Water break damages Florence gymnasium

This photo shows the extent of the buckling of the gymnasium floor following an extended waterline burst that occurred between May 4 and the evening of May 16

The Florence City Council dropped a bombshell at its meeting May 21 with news that the high school gymnasium sustained serious water damage sometime between May 4, and prior to the evening of May 16. Melanie Grimmett, who was preparing to set up for the annual Memorial Day weekend alumni festivities, notified Mayor Robert Gayle about the situation. Gayle said ...

Music will take center stage at Chingawassa Days

Clockwise from left: Eddie Montgomery of the Montgomery Gentry country band, the headliner act for 2018, takes the stage at .9:30 p.m. Saturday. Jason Gray– 7:30 pm Friday, Drake White – 7:30 pm Saturday and Unspoken - 7:30 pm Friday.

Music will take center stage, literally and figuratively, when Chingawassa Days planners welcome four significant performing groups for this weekend’s festival in Marion’s Central Park. Friday evening Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Jason Gray will be joining the live music lineup for Chinga­wassa Days when he takes take the main stage at 7 p. m. Friday. With multiple ...

Daily Life News (5-30-18)

Peabody Farmers Market starts June 4 Peabody Farmers Market will begin Monday, June 4. Vendors will have a selection of home-baked goods and early season produce. Booths will set up on the west side of Walnut Street in historic downtown Peabody from 4: 30-6: 30 p. m. each Monday throughout the growing season. Senior citizens who qualify ...

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Elliott Hiebert

Nathan and Lynette Hiebert, Hillsboro, announce the birth of a son, Elliott Jeffrey, April 20, at Newton. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21,75 inches long. Welcoming him home are his siblings, Braxton, 9, Lundyn, 7, Lena 5, and Emelia, 2. The maternal grandparents are Don and Kathy Brax of Washington (Kan. ), and honorary great-grandma, ...

Senior Scribbles (5-30-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We need more volunteers. Now that school is out, if anyone 14 years or older would like to help, let us know. Call 620-947-2304 for more information. We hope you will join us soon at the senior center. We also want to let people know that the center is run on donations only. The suggested meal donation ...

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Deaths (5-30-18)

BRAD A. CARLSON, 55, son of Gary and Shirley (Walker) Carlson, was born Aug. 29, 1962, and lived his entire life in Marion. Services were May 24, 2018, with Zeiner Funeral Home in charge. He is survived ...

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Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day gathering Monday in Memorial Park.

Bright skies and warm temperatures greeted those who came to Memorial Park to honor military veterans, past and present, who served and sacrificed to keep the United States a free nation. Mayor Lou Thurston, the guest speaker, reminded those who listened why Memorial Day remembrance is important. “We are ...

Goessel City Council makes annual office appointments

The Goessel City Coun­cil made annual appointments at its May 21 meeting. The appointments were Jennifer Whitehead, city clerk and court clerk; Greg Nickel, municipal judge; Josh Boehm, city attorney; and Patsy Schmidt, treasurer. There are no changes in these positions. The Citizens State Bank is the official depository. The council appointed Miriam ...

Editorial: Rural Kansas is dying

Difficult news about declining health travels sometimes fast, sometimes slowly. But it is often received with disbelief and a desire to resist the message as well as the messenger. But something within us knows the message is true. Last week, difficult news arrived in our office by way of a forwarded Internet article. The essay was ...

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Sports drafts revive memories

Nothing says “childhood memories” quite like the NFL, NBA and MLB draft. Before you think I’ve lost it, hear me out. If you’re 60 or older, you may remember with fondness or dread the way we chose teams to play games in PE or for recess. The teacher ...

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