Midwest Land and Home real estate and auction company has used the pandemic as an opportunity to implement strategies to continue serving its customers. The result has been innovations that the company plans to carry on indefinitely.

Kansas continues to reopen gradually with Gov. Laura Kelly announcing Tuesday that the state will advance from a Phase 1.5 to Phase 2, which begins Friday in the state’s reopening plan.

Nearly 100 locomotives were lined up in Marysville’s rail yard around the south and east edge of town Friday. Rail shipments have declined, requiring the Union Pacific Railroad to operate fewer trains, said company spokesperson Raquel Espinoza. As a result, the company parked locomotives in …

The Advocate is running an occasional series about area residents whose lives have been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic’s requirements for work and school. This week Rob Shellburne and Becky Heuer, both of Marysville, talk about a most unusual spring. Both say they appreciate the family tim…

Former Advocate columnist Oretha Ruetti did extensive research on the effect that the 1918 influenza pandemic had on Marshall County. Her columns originally were published in 1998 on Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, Feb. 26 and March 5. The columns later were compiled into one story, “The darkest chapter …

Mother’s Day weekend is approaching and this year offers a chance to consider what moms realy need across a nation battling COVID-19. It’s clear from reports so far that the virus disproportionately hits the poor. Why? Lack of access to health care.

Marysville resident Gina Miller, who put together a team of women to help her and husband Tony complete hundreds of masks recently for New York City hospitals, is still on the job.

When the Wapp family learned Frankfort schools were closing classrooms this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, they came up with a novel place to assure their daughters had internet access: a horse trailer.

The Marshall County Courthouse has been closed more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but on Monday county commissioners discussed the possibility of reopening it to the public as soon as May 3, when Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide stay-home order expires.

Marshall County had no cases of COVID-19 reported as of noon Tuesday. Washington and Nemaha counties also remained without any reported cases. To the north, Gage County, Neb., and Riley County to the south of here each had 28 cases as of Tuesday.

A Facebook post this week from Steven Edgar of Queens, N.Y., thanked Marysville residents for the masks they made and sent to a New York City hospital.

The Advocate is collecting updates from Marshall County residents on how they’re handling the isolation required to prevent the spread of coronavirus in this region. The newspaper will share their stories over the next few weeks.

People have changed their daily routines during the coronavirus pandemic. This collection of photos highlights the lives of Marshall Countians during this time.

Marysville’s Community Memorial Healthcare continued to struggle this week to find enough Personal Protection Equipment to prevent coronavirus’ spread if cases arrive here.

Stress relief through yoga and meditation are beneficial for mental and physical health for all ages, said Pam Schroller, owner of Marysville Health & Fitness.

The lights at Marysville’s Homer Hanson Stadium will be turned on at 8:20 p.m. Friday to honor the MHS Class of 2020 and all students who have been unable to participate in sports and activities this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. The public is encouraged to turn on porch lights…