A collection of photos from the 2019 Squirrel Jam in Marysville City Park.

Marysville High School 1962 alumni Darol Rodrock, a former foster child who grew into a successful housing developer, announced in Marysville Junior-Senior High Friday his gift of $25,000 in scholarship funds to the school. Each student also will receive a copy of Rodrock’s new book, “I Can …

Brick mason Ben McKinley, Seneca, continues to re-point and repair the wall surrounding the Koester House Museum & Gardens. He and his crew have completed the east side and are now working on the Broadway side of wall, which was built in the late 19th century for flood control. The work …

Downtown events during the Pony Express Gravel Dash on Sept. 7 will feature a blow-up obstacle course, rock-climbing wall and pugil pit, operated by the Kansas National Guard, among several other activities and food stands for the public on Broadway and the Seventh Street corridor, said Bob …

Economic development is a broad term that encompasses a variety of efforts aimed at improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of life. For the Marshall County Partnership for Growth, those efforts include revitalizing downtowns, growing communities, pursuing grant opportunities…

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bremen, will observe its 150th year of blessings celebration on Saturday and Sunday at the church.

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A record number of 94 children attended Kreative Kids Art Camp last week at the Marysville Junior-Senior High School art room.

A record six Marysville students were selected to this year’s Kansas Bandmasters Association’s Middle Level Honor Band.

Photos from the various events held during the 2019 fair including the Barnyard Boogie, parade, carnival and 4-H competitions.

Firefighter Tony Mann, right, was honored by fire chief Dane Parker for his 20 years of service to the Waterville Volunteer Fire Department. Mann and Sheriff Dan Hargrave, who is also retiring after 20 years with the town’s fire department, were recognized at the firefighters’ annual picnic …

A third-place national award went to the Hanover High School Future Business Leaders of America team of Hannah Bruna, Lauren Bruna and Emily Hendrickson in the American Enterprise Project event at the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 27 through July 2 in San Antonio.

Weather was a hot topic at the 2019 Marshall County Fair, but despite heat and rain, fairgoers were out in full force.

Opportunities like the July 6 Bulldog Booster golf tournament hold meaningful memories for former Marysville schools Superintendent Bill Mullins.

Anna Cohorst’s preparation for the Marshall County Fair’s horse events is a daily task. She finds pleasure in the practices and has developed a close relationship with her quarter horse, Cisco.

Baylor Rottinghaus, Home City, recently diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, is undergoing treatment at Omaha Children’s Hospital.

The Walk, Run or Ride the Blue River Rail Trail event starts at 8:30 a.m. July 4 at the historic depot. The event will take place on the new stretch of trail in Marysville from the depot north on Seventh Street to North Street where it continues directly north to a new covered walkway that c…

So far this summer, 7,919 admissions had been recorded at Marysville Aquatic Center as of last week.

In Friday night’s Days of ’49 parade in Hanover, the lively pool bus was full of cheers for the Kansas City Chiefs and cool water in a pool built into the bus. Temps hovered in the 90s.

Rachel Bargdill, Waterville, will open My Sister’s Kitchen adjacent to her business, My Sister’s Closet, 108 E. Commercial, Waterville

Frankfort High School’s spring sports state champs were featured on a float in the Summerfest parade. On board were the school’s state champion golf team, the girls’ top 4x100 relay team and long jump champion Emilee Ebert.

Mike and Lynn Wiegers, Baldwin City, have invested in the naming of the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University.

The Marysville High School class of 1984 met at the Knights of Columbus hall on June 1 for their 35-year reunion. Attending were, back row, from left, Todd Packett, Marysville; Greg Runnebaum, Boonville, Mo; Rick Meador, Topeka; Darren Jacques, Lawrence; Kevin Throm, Marysville; Amy Schell W…

A group of Marshall County mountain bikers is attempting to get a regularly scheduled group ride at Alcove Spring. On a recent ride organized by Shelby Temps were, from left, Brandon Wilson, Waterville; Ryan Swanson, Manhattan; Ethan Barrett, Chicago; Jordan Sandman, Washington, D.C.; Aaron …

Songs ranging from “March of the Belgian Paratroopers” to comedy classics from TV shows will be on the program for the next performance in the Marshall County Community Band’s summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Koester House Museum & Gardens front yard.

The Marysville High School class of 1949 met May 25 at the Wagon Wheel Cafe for a reunion and luncheon to observe their 70-year class reunion. Back row from left are Betty Fletcher Latta and  Evelyn Scheele Baker, both of Marysville, Jim Kelley, Colorado Springs; Elder Duensing, Bremen, Jim …

Members of the Marysville High School class of 1964 attending a 55-year class reunion are, back row, from left, John Lord, Auburn; Leon Krous, Salina; Keith Klover, Wymore, Neb.; Larry Blanke, Bremen; Kenny Meyers, Seneca; Oren Holle, Bremen; Joe O’Toole, Frankfort; Johnny Winkler, Gower, Mo…

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Church directory


Mt. Zion Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Marysville

1017 Broadway, 785-562-5077

Pastor Dan Napier

Bible study, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Sunday school and worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.

Assembly of God

Marysville Christian Fellowship

1137 E. Pony Express Highway




Pastor Brad Wicks

Family life/kids & youth pastor Jacob Comer

Administrative/women’s pastor Denise Wicks

Sunday services, 9 and 10:45 a.m.

Adult fellowship classes, Sundays at 9 and 10:45 a.m.

MCF Kids, infant to 5th grade, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays

Realife, sixth grade to high school, 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays

Youth Small Groups, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays at 1124 Keating St. Apt. F

First Wednesday Prayer, 7-8 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, child care provided

Women’s Bible study, Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.

Baha’i Faith

Scott Bodie residence, Burchard, Neb. 402-865-4335, 1-800-22-UNITE 

Devotional gathering, Thursday, 8 p.m.


First Baptist (ABC-USA), Marysville

1700 Broadway, 785-562-2176

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist, Blue Rapids

Seventh and Lincoln, 785-363-7547

Pastor Jeremy Henderson

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday services, 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

Victory Baptist (GARBC), Marysville

714 N. 19th, 785-562-3440

Pastor Titus Mohler

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday services, 10:40 a.m., 6 p.m.

Wednesday night service, 7 p.m.



Winifred Baptist (GARBC), Winifred


Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday services, 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

Wednesday prayer, 7 p.m.


Marysville Berean

2221 North St., 785-629-8000

Joel Barber, pastor

Sunday service and children's church, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday school, 11 a.m.

Youth group, 6:30 p.m. Sundays

Sunday evening service, 7:30 p.m.

Mid-week Bible studies

Men's prayer time, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays



Annunciation, Frankfort


The Rev. Anthony Chendumalli

Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Holy Family, Summerfield


The Rev. Jim Shaughnessy

Mass: Sunday, 8:15 a.m.

St. Columbkille, Blaine

The Rev. Anthony Chendumalli

Mass: Saturday, 6 p.m.

St. Gregory's, Marysville

13th and Carolina

The Rev. Nathan Haverland

Masses: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 7 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

St. Monica-St. Elizabeth, 
Blue Rapids

The Rev. Anthony Chendumalli

Mass: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

St. Malachy's, Beattie

The Rev. Nathan Haverland

Mass: Sunday, 8:45 a.m.

St. Michael's, Axtell


The Rev. Jim Shaughnessy

Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Sunday, 10:15 a.m.

Junior-senior high religion class, Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.


First Christian, Marysville

Ninth and Carolina, 785-562-3382

Pastor June Stoker

Fellowship time, 9:45 a.m.

Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.

First Christian, Vermillion

The Rev. Virgil Warren, pastor

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.


Mission Covenant, Axtell

Pastor Herb Schrader

Sunday school, 10 a.m.

Sunday services, 11 a.m. and

7 p.m.

Church of Christ

Church of Christ, Marysville

200 S. 15th, 785-562-3157

Sunday Bible study, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday services, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Marysville Branch

1040 Pony Express Hwy.,


Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.

Sunday school, 11:15 a.m.

Priesthood/Relief Society/YM/YW, Noon


St. Mark's, Blue Rapids

Lincoln & Sixth St., 785-363-7785

The Rev. Greg Doll

Combined Eucharist for St. Mark’s (Blue Rapids) and St. Paul’s (Marysville) is at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Sunday at St. Mark’s and the first and third Sunday at St. Paul’s. The fifth Sunday is morning prayer at each individual church, 10 a.m.

St. Paul's, Marysville

10th and Alston, 785-562-2673

The Rev. Greg Doll

Combined Eucharist for St. Paul’s (Marysville) and St. Mark’s (Blue Rapids) is at 10 a.m. the first and third Sunday at St. Paul’s and the second and fourth Sunday at Mark’s. The fifth Sunday is morning prayer at each individual church, 10 a.m.

Evangelical United Church 
of Christ, Marysville

10th and Elm, 785-562-2947

Pastor Julie Shields

Sunday worship service, 10 a.m.

Bell choir, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Choir, Wednesday, 7 p.m.


Bethlehem (LCMS), Bremen

The Rev. Aaron Fenker

Sunday worship, 8:00 a.m.

Sunday school, 9:00 a.m.

First Lutheran (LCMS), Summerfield


The Rev. Greg Stuckwisch

Sunday service, 8:15 a.m.

Immanuel (LCMS), Bremen

The Rev. Aaron Fenker

Sunday worship, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday school, 9:00 a.m.

Immanuel (ELCA) (State Line)


Rural Wymore, Neb.

Church is at Nebraska-Kansas state line.

Pastor Suzanne How

Sunday service, 8:30 a.m.

Mount Calvary (LCMS)

1710 Jenkins, 785-562-2046

Elevator access

Rev. Philip Miller

Wednesday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday service, 10 a.m.

Adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.

KNDY radio broadcast, Sunday, 
11:30 a.m.

St. Mark (ELCA), Waterville

204 N. Nebraska


Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday service, 10:45 a.m.

Salem (LCMC/NALC), Axtell

2590 Navajo Rd., Axtell,

785-736-2820, church

816-694-5151, pastor

The Rev. Cynthia Cone

Children & adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.

Sunday service, 10 a.m.

Communion first and third Sundays of the month

Website: salemevangelicallutheran.church

St. John's (ELCA), Lanham

Pastor Donna Florio

Sunday service, 10:15 a.m.

Sunday school following worship
Communion, first and third Sunday.

Trinity (LCMS), Afton


Deacon Don Dodd

Services: Winter: 9:30 a.m.; Summer: 8:30 a.m.

Communion, 3rd Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Adult Bible study after church

Zion Lutheran (ELCA), Hanover

Pastor Donna Florio

Sunday service, 8:15 a.m.

Sunday School following worship

Communion, first Sunday of month


First Presbyterian, Frankfort

508 N. Kansas

Pastor Shannon Borgman

Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Memorial, Marysville

10th and Center, 785-562-3116

Pastor Shannon Borgman

Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.

New Hope Evangelical, Blue Rapids


Pastor Dick Coleman

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.

United Presbyterian, Blue Rapids

609 Genesee, 785-363-7142

Pastor Shannon Borgman

Gary Phillips, lay minister

Sunday service and

Sunday School, 9 a.m.

United Presbyterian, Summerfield

Pastor Herb Schrader

Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday school, 8:30 a.m.

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Elder Lloyd Barnett

United Methodist


Pastor Janelle Knowles

501 Prairie Street

Sunday service, 11 a.m.

Church, 785-736-2366

Pastor, 785-736-2769


Pastor Janelle Knowles

Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Sunday school, 10 a.m.

Church, 785-353-2373

Pastor, 785-736-2769

Blue Rapids

The Rev. Troy Bowers

Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.

Nursery provided



The Rev. Jim Akins

Children and adult Sunday school, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.


1500 North St., 785-562-2621

Pastor Dale Lewis

Saturday night service, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.

Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.

Youth, Sunday, 6 p.m.

Choir, Wednesday, 7 p.m.


Pastor Dale Lewis

Sunday service, 9 a.m.


The Rev. Troy Bowers

Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.

Sunday service, 11 a.m.

The Crossing

Formerly Vineyard Community, Marysville

U.S. 36 East, 785-562-2001

Sunday service, 10:30 a.m., with children’s church

Weekly small groups; call for information.

Tuesday night prayer, 6:30 p.m.