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Quotes from Republican officials before Donald Trump became president:

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on Tuesday issued the following statement on this week’s joint session of Congress. We applaud Kansas’ senior senator for casting a vote that affirms the Constitution and America’s precious democratic freedoms.

The Marysville Advocate, dating back decades has run an occasional “We Advocate” editorial to highlight issues we think deserve attention and action.

Marshall County residents who live in the footprint of NextEra Energy’s proposed Irish Creek Wind Project were unhappy with Monday’s announcement that commissioners aim to vote Jan. 4 on the turbine site plan. The residents had been led to believe they’d have 30 days to ask for a turbine sit…

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One thing Kansans deserve to know about their state attorney general joining Texas in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to erase four other states’ election results: What was Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt thinking?

Many of us are asking, “What can we do this holiday season to make things better for others?” It’s been a year we’d like to forget. So how can we cap it off by brightening community spirits?

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When Thanksgiving Day arrives this Thursday, many people’s thoughts will be on food, family, friends and football as usual. Maybe the family and friends can’t make it because of the pandemic, but they will be there in spirit, and that’s the best way to be this year.

Election fervor has faded and the real world has crept in. Kansans continue their daily lives and work amid growing distress as COVID-19 infiltrates our communities.

“Kansas voters have multiple options to cast their ballot — advance in-person voting, election day in-person voting and advance mail ballot voting,” Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said in March as the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up.

Editor’s note: Letters that clearly capture an issue’s urgency and timeliness can move people to action. We hope this one does. Retired Axtell nurse Judy Glynn aptly shares the story of our health care providers, so we’re spotlighting her letter in this week’s editorial space to emphasize th…

Kansas COVID-19 cases are surging and northeast Kansas is no exception. Marshall Countians are lucky to have a health department leader in Sue Rhodes and public health officer John Ryan who have remained vigilant, kept the public informed and reminded of masks, clean hands and distance.

Marshall County is fortunate to have dedicated residents willing to constantly volunteer and give their time and skills to multiple local efforts. That’s what makes this a really great place to live.

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As mayor of Topeka, Michelle De La Isla has worked to not only increase the city’s police department budget but also to strengthen relationships between law enforcement officers and the public they serve.

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The nation is mired in a pandemic that’s cost, at this writing, 215,000 American lives. A tragedy compounded by the current U.S. president’s laissez faire approach to COVID-19 and his horrific failure to protect Americans. This has cost the poorest, marginalized populations the most, and the…

Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier appears to be closing in on Roger Marshall in the final stretch of the state race for U.S. Senate.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death at age 87 Friday left many saddened worldwide. Ginsburg never stopped working toward justice for women and families through decades of public service.

Pony Up Marysville Match Day was a phenomenal success yet again this year. As organizers left the donation site at the Helvering Center Friday after 5 p.m., their general thought was that the total donated amount probably wouldn’t surpass last year’s $267,563. It’s 2020 after all, it’s been …

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Dozens of Kansas communities are in danger of missing out on significant amounts of money from the federal government because residents haven’t completed their 2020 Census. Statewide, more than two-thirds of the population has completed the task so far, leaving 31.1 percent unaccounted for a…

Cities and counties with mask orders in place are learning they work to slow the spread of coronavirus. While it’s easy to say the virus is not a problem here, one only has to look around the country and notice that outbreaks occur where caution is disregarded – even in rural areas.

Kansas stands alone amid its neighbors now, remaining one of just 11 states nationwide to resist expansion of Medicaid.

Marysville Sport and Recreation has made a multitude of lifelong memories possible for people of all ages — from children playing T-ball to parents cheering them on to senior citizens selling their goods at the farmers market.

Early voting is under way at the Marshall County Courthouse. If concerned about COVID-19, mail ballots are easily requested at ksvotes.org or by calling the county clerk’s office at 785-562-5361. The county will send voters their ballots, which can be mailed back or returned in person up unt…

Marshall County school districts are preparing for how to bring children safely back to school this fall. Fortunately the state has an exemplary physician at the helm of the state health department to advise Kansas’ education department as it prepares guidelines for the fall semester.

At Friday’s Marshall County commissioners meeting, the board agreed to leave it up to the public to wear masks. On Monday, they weren’t willing to allow the public without masks into the county’s courthouse.

In many other countries where masks are widely used or required, the COVID-19 infection rate has significantly dropped. Meanwhile in America, where masks have not been mandatory, we are reaching record rates of COVID-19 spread.

While this country’s leadership has a long way to go in coming to terms with the bigotry that has plagued the U.S. since its founding, there are encourageing signs of change all around.

Kansas House District 106 Rep. Bill Pannbacker has announced he will not run for reelection. As a newspaper, we were disappointed to hear that Pannbacker was calling it quits after his first two-year term.

I don’t know if a governor could face anything more difficult than walking the line between saving lives in a global pandemic and saving businesses that put food on the table for Kansans.

Community bankers in Marshall County have stepped up in the last several weeks and shouldered the responsibility of keeping our business communities intact. They’ve been the conduits and local administrators for the federal CARES Act and its Paycheck Protection Program, known as the PPP. The…

In an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Linn County Health Department has asked businesses to keep track of patrons who visit their premises for the next month.

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’s historic corner Post Office and the nine other post offices across Marshall County are not just vital delivery services for rural residents and businesses, they provide 45 local jobs.

“Life was, for people who lived through that generation...more precious. It was like living through the Blitz. People began to know what was important in life and what wasn’t.”

Kansas’ top health official was angered last week. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, expressed fury after Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman and Senate President Susan Wagle led Republicans on a legislative committee in voting to revoke the governor’s or…

Marshall County business owners have local banks ready to help them apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, which started late last week to gather applications for the forgivable loans.

Monday is when Marshall County’s schools go back in session — this time online. It’s time to think of ways to give teachers a morale boost as they make the whiplash turn to e-teaching children they had in the classroom just a few weeks ago.

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