Act of Congress, a bluegrass band from Birmingham, Ala., is consistently voted one of the “Must See Live Acts of Alabama.” Local residents will have a chance to hear their “must see” sound at a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marysville High School auditorium.

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Homes tours, festivals of trees, holiday open houses, a live nativity scene, cantatas and bell choirs, a parade and visits with Santa will spread holiday spirit this weekend in Marshall County.

“...I would like to offer you my deepest gratitude for your noble contribution to the efforts to safeguard the Republic of Korea and uphold liberal democracy around the world. At the same time. I remember with endless respect and affection those who sacrificed their lives for that cause.” — …

Delores Hargadine presents a handmade quilt to World War II veteran Vic Stanley at the Blue Rapids veterans celebration Nov. 9 in the Community Center. Quilts were made for George Bedford American Legion Post 169’s four living WWII vets — Harry Johnston, Charles Hollenberg, A. Duane Carlson …

T. Rex Belrose, played by Patrick Linck, doesn’t receive the warm welcome he hoped for from his wife, Peaches Verdeen Belrose, played by Barb Buck, in the weekend Marysville Area Community Theatre production of “Rex’s Exes.” The comedy starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunda…

Fall is the season of football, pumpkin spice and apple orchards, but for farm wives, it’s a time to start a catering service for taking meals to the field, as harvest rolls on in the area.

Art students, from left, Marissa Capp, Sydney Grauer, Danny Ackerman and Frank Ackerman, present a painting to Police Sgt. Dave Ohlde, an Army veteran who has been the school’s resource officer for many years.

The third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at the Marysville American Legion.

Becoming a member of the U.S. military helped Ron Grauer transform his immaturity and adolescence into discipline, teamwork, an ability to lead and knowledge of weaponry.

Bernice Swim, Marysville, in front, was 89 on Oct. 12, and she celebrated with a tandem skydive on Oct. 13. She did the jump with Falcon Skydiving located at Noah’s Ark Airport in Waldron, Mo. Swim said she is now ready to jump again on her 90th. Accompanying her on the trip were her husband…

Early Saturday’s freezing temperatures didn’t hinder a group of about 20 people from taking a hike through the woods of Fairmont Park on Manhattan’s southern edge. They wanted to see and learn about fall migratory birds with local birding specialist Chuck Otte, a Geary County Extension agent.

Dan Meers, widely known as KC Wolf, the official mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, will present a program at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Marysville High School auditorium.

Contestants line up during the costume contest at the Valley Heights Fall Festival on Saturday at the Blue Rapids Public Square. The festival included games, contests and plenty of adults and children in Halloween costumes.

Orange mums in a Blue Rapids yard were capped with white after a dusting of snow fell in Marshall County Monday night. More snow was in the forecast for Wednesday. The Marysville Water Plant recorded .02 of an inch of moisture and .3 of an inch of snow. The report also noted that there was f…

Carol McKinney, Frankfort, started renovations of the historic W.L. Souders building on Frankfort’s main street in September 2017 and plans to open the Altstadt Galerie at the end of October.

When Shae and Nicole Barnett purchased the building for their new business, Wildflour Bakery + Cafe, 201 N. Kansas Ave. in Frankfort, the lower floor had been a museum and law office.

Frankfort’s Fall Fest is likely to fill City Park with crowds again this weekend. The sixth annual event is expected to be bigger than ever.

Safe trick-or-treating, dance and band performances, free doughnuts, prizes and a costume contest will highlight Thursday’s 47th annual Black Squirrel Night in downtown Marysville.  

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.

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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


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: 9 a.m. Sundays

Communion, 3rd Sunday, 9 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.