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Marshall County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 18 directed County Clerk Sandy Wilson and deputy county clerk Samantha Jackson to correct health insurance discounts given to some county employees and elected officials.

Marshall County commissioners tabled a decision Monday on reappointing Marysville attorney Jason Brinegar as county counselor for 2020.

A 53-3 vote confirmed Saturday night that members of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce and Marysville Main Street have agreed to combine the two organizations into one.

At least two sets of drones flying in formation were reported in Marshall County in the past week. They’re among several reports of groups of drones flying in Nebraska, northern Kansas and northeast Colorado in December and January.

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Tom Holle, Herkimer, was nominated last Thursday as Marshall County District 2 commissioner at Thursday night’s meeting of the Marshall County Republican Party. But much of the evening’s discussion centered on the nomination process.

A forum to discuss the proposed construction of a new Marshall County jail is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at Landoll Lanes conference center.

Bushfires have burned millions of acres and exacted a staggering environmental toll in Australia. It’s already one of the nation’s worst fire seasons on record, and the deadly heat, wind, smoke and flames show no signs of letting up, according to international news reports.

Listening to constituents, keeping ethics in the forefront, providing fair representation, applying for grants and working to complete short- and long-term projects are all on Jason Barnes’ list of goals as the next Marysville mayor.

A $500 cash reward is being offered by the Marysville Police Department for information and evidence leading to the conviction of anyone who caused the Dec. 27 fire that damaged the playground at Marysville City Park.

Marysville City Council unanimously approved a 75-cent-per-hour raise for city employees at its Dec. 23 meeting.

Marysville will have fireworks on July 5. City Council made the decision Dec. 23 despite the city’s Convention and Tourism Committee asking that the city not buy fireworks for a show in 2020.

The five-year, half-cent sales tax approved by Marshall County voters in November to benefit Community Memorial Healthcare will not go into effect until spring.

Debbie and Don Roche with D Roche Fencing, Frankfort, complete a fence along the new stretch of Blue River Rail Trail between North Street and a covered bridge just off of Jayhawk Road. This part of the trail is adjacent to the rail yard so the fence was put up for safety under an agreement …

The weather outlook in Marshall County and across Kansas through early January favors wetter- and warmer-than-normal conditions, according to climatologist Mary Knapp.

Two big stories — severe weather conditions and an investigation into the Marshall County Clerk — hit the area in the spring and continued throughout much of this year, emerging as 2019’s biggest news stories.

Former Marshall County commissioners were asked recently by the Advocate for reaction to former Marshall County Clerk Sonya Stohs’ guilty plea in district court here to misuse of county funds.

Marysville City Council opted to do more research before approving raises for all city employees after discussing the topic Dec. 9.

During two recent meetings with Nick Novelly, co-owner of the audit firm of Reese & Novelly, Wamego, the Marshall County Board of Commissioners learned of two 2018 budget transfers totaling $1.68 million. The commissioners have unanimously opted to rescind the transfers.

Marysville American Legion Auxiliary members met for the 100th anniversary of the organization at a celebration Nov. 30 at the Marysville American Legion. From left are Joni Ohlde; Cathy LeSage; Linda Cohorst; Reita Bargmann; Janet Bargmann, who received a 26-year continuous year award; Cher…

Marshall County corrections officer Derek Martin says that when he attempts to deal with uncooperative inmates he must be extra careful because of two issues that arise from working in Marshall County’s outdated jail: a narrow, linear hallway lined with cells and the keys in his pocket.

Jennifer Pacha works as a teacher at Valley Heights Junior-Senior High School. Her school day on Nov. 20 began just like any other. But to her surprise, the school principal called an entire school meeting in the gym for an important announcement.

Sonya Stohs served as Marshall County clerk from November 2002 until June 2019. During that time she worked with 10 different commissioners at different times who were elected to serve four-year terms on Marshall County’s three-member executive board.  

A machine shed near the intersection of Fourth Road and Jayhawk Road was destroyed by a fire on the night of Thanksgiving.

Landoll Corporation is soon to wrap up another year of healthy sales increases despite a strong dollar overseas and a slow U.S. agricultural economy.

The search for a superintendent for Marysville Unified School District 364 opened Monday, and information about the position has been circulated to educational placement offices and posted on the Kansas Association of School Boards website.

Marshall County Agency on Aging recently received a $2,000 grant from Frontier Farm Credit. Mary Feldhausen. left, and Shedera Kopp, right, both of Frontier Farm Credit, are pictured with Ashley Lyhane, director of the aging agency. Lyhane applied for the Working Here Grant to help senior ci…

A forum to discuss the proposed construction of a new Marshall County jail is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Blue Rapids Community Center.