Home City resident Abby Rottinghaus, a mother whose young son, Baylor, has cancer, was the featured speaker at the Marshall County Relay for Life event Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Marysville.

Marysville police were called to Marysville Elementary School last week after receiving a report that a child brought vaping juice to school and shared it with a few classmates on the playground.

The next Kansas Honor Flight for regional veterans will depart Tuesday. It is the largest group taken from this area since the beginning of the program here four years ago, according to organizer Ron Grauer of the Marysville American Legion.

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Congressional candidate Abbie Hodgson asked a roomful of Marysville High School seniors what topics were important to them. Among the answers: social media, bullying, vaping, underage drinking, internet privacy and the minimum wage.

Marysville High School students spent time learning about government with city, county, state and federal officials this morning. The lessons were part of the school's new civic engagement curriculum element that is planned to continue throughout the school year. MHS principal Darren Schroed…

The Blue River Rail Trail has colorful wildflowers and birds and now a series of barn quilt panels that add more bright hues to the hiking and biking path.

Marian Vavra, Rose Hill, is one of 20 wheat weavers in Kansas. Her designs are intricate and elegant, yet crafted out of simple wheat. She creates crosses, jewelry, ornaments and baskets.

Haylee Whitson and Cole Coggins were crowned Valley Heights High School homecoming royalty Friday. The Mustangs won their football game against Republic County, 34-14, to remain undefeated after four games.

Former Marysville businessman Greg Boss was named a Paul Harris Fellow recently by Marysville Rotary Club for his years of support of downtown commerce and Marysville’s annual AutoFest as well as serving as chairman of Boss Nationals in Marysville a year ago and helping plan the national eve…

A Blue Rapids girl’s effort to support troops in World War I is the focus of Marshall County’s display in the Kansas Museum of History current exhibit “105 Counties, 105 Stories,” which runs through January.

Garden of Eden will have a reception over the noon hour this week from Wednesday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 28, to celebrate owner Sandy Schmitz’s 75th birthday and her retirement.

Floodwaters east of Blue Rapids along the Big Blue River have provided a stopping-off spot for white pelicans as they make their way south for the winter. Also taking advantage of the good fishing have been great blue herons. Ron Klataske, executive director of Audubon of Kansas, Manhattan, …

Vaping’s popularity is on the rise, but so are the number of deaths related to it. Marshall County school and health officials have joined a nationwide effort to raise the alarm that vaping is part of a health crisis, particularly for youths.

There is one memory that has stuck with Bill Hartloff since he joined fellow firefighters at a recent memorial stair climb to honor firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City’s Twin Towers.

Mercedes Zutterman and Brycen Detimore were crowned Marysville High School homecoming queen and king Friday evening in Homer Hanson Stadium before the football game with Clay Center. Parade and tailgate party photos on page 10B.

This weekend’s bike and foot races drew a wide variety of people to Marysville for the first time. Runners and cyclists from numerous towns and cities in Kansas and nine other states made up the majority of the participants in Saturday’s Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash and Pony Express Half-Mar…

Marysville High School homecoming king candidates are, back row, from left, Brandon Schroedl, Brycen Detimore, Noah Ackerman Garron Champoux and Storm Slupianek. Queen candidates are, front row, from left, Mercedes Zutterman, Grace Lauer, Nicole Mocerino, Sami Bartels and Rachel Holthaus. Ho…

Marysville High School football homecoming festivities kick off at 2 p.m. Friday with a downtown parade and pep rally before the evening tailgate party, crowning of a king and queen, football game and dance.

Six Marysville High School band members performed with the Kansas State University Marching Band and alumni on Saturday at the Wildcats’ home opener football game with Nicholls State University. 

Victory Baptist Church, Marysville, will celebrate the church’s 50-year anniversary with special observances on Saturday and Sunday.

A record number of cyclists have entered this year’s Pony Express Gravel Dash, which starts Saturday morning in downtown Marysville.

Marysville teachers Annamarie and Brandon Wagner learned new teaching strategies to take back to the classroom during a recent Teach Your Heart Out conference and Caribbean cruise.

Hayden Bruna, left, and Brigham Bruna, both of Hanover, are released for the the start of a lawnmower race at the Hanover 150th celebration Saturday. The race took place on Washington Street from Church Street to Railroad Street. The 150th event, held on Friday and Saturday, featured a wide …

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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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 school for youth, 10 a.m.

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.