Those driving through Frankfort during the town’s fall festival a couple weeks ago, had a tough time finding a parking space.

Marysville City Council’s unanimous vote in favor of seeking grants to help complete the Seventh Street corridor north of Center Street was an exciting sign Monday night.

The fast spread of the coronavirus’ delta variant has forced continued health-care fiascos for Kansas. New rounds of medical bills, extended illnesses and loss of loved ones. More than 6,000 here in the Sunflower State have died of COVID-19.

Before JoAnn Shum joined the Advocate staff as a reporter fresh out of college in 1972, co-publisher Eulalia Guise had started a recipe column, which she called “Kissin’ don’t last; Cookin’ do.”

Marysville city government has been the target of a social media blastfest lately, with plenty of angry comments, an online petition campaign under way, and signs popping up in a few yards with City Administrator Austin St. John’s name and a line drawn through it.

Last Friday Marysville Public Library held a public viewing of a video looking back on Sept. 11, 2001. It featured many of the family members who grew up without a father, a brother, a mother, after the tragedies of 9/11.

Marshall County’s communities should strive to install electric vehicle charging stations as soon as possible. The county shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to serve as way stations for travelers who need to charge up. Currently it’s a long haul between communities with charging stations …

Union Pacific’s Big Boy locomotive is due back in Kansas this week after what appeared to be a very steamy tour of the south-central United States. Barely escaping Hurricane Ida, the historic engine pulling vintage cars will soon be headed on U.P. track that parallels Interstate 70 toward De…

We’ve written a good number of editorials about the exciting prospect of Newton becoming a passenger rail hub. The hope took a step forward recently with passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill through the Senate.

Students return to school this fall on much more tenuous ground than perhaps their parents realize. The aging workforce, which we see retiring in business, industry and professions across the board, is clearly evident in Kansas’ public schools. Meanwhile our universities’ schools of educatio…

As nighttime temperatures get warmer, researchers at Kansas State University and North Carolina State University are reviewing a growing body of evidence that key biological processes in crops face growing disruption from climate change.

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While COVID-19 continues to spread amid misinformation about the science of vaccination, evidence abounds that vaccines protect those who get them.

The Marshall County town with a name that reflects its scenic spot in the Blue River valley did a bang-up job of marking 151 years this past weekend.

Circle P Processing recently opened the doors to its newly refurbished meat locker along U.S. Highway 77 in Waterville. The Valley Heights community now has access to a steady source of fresh meats.

Memorial Day weekend comes just as spring blooms are at their height. They lend beauty as a backdrop to Americans’ reflection on those who made the ultimate sacrifice to their nation, this United States of America.

Marshall County’s graduates from local high schools, tech schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and  universities set out this month for a future with a new set of skills.

It was good news to learn recently that electric utility Evergy plans to retire its Lawrence Energy Center, a coal-fired plant, within the next couple of years.

Kansas lawmakers spent too much time this year debating a long list of unnecessary and provocative proposals, including banning transgender student athletes and making it harder to vote.

The 2020 Census has released its initial results, which the Advocate plans to profile in next week’s edition. What it will show about Marysville is that it stands alone, or nearly alone, statewide as a rural community that has not seen significant population loss in the last 20 years. Aside …

New fire station, new ag complex, local property tax rates, no chickens in city limits, COVID-19 precautions, new school superintendent, teacher assignments, pay raises, infrastructure work, condemned buildings, new street signs, purchases of real estate and equipment.

Since statehood in 1861, Kansas residents have relied upon elected legislators to tackle issues, develop proposed laws, then vote on them — mostly out of earshot or view of ordinary citizens.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have watched with dread lately as some states rescind mask mandates. This while COVID-19 cases rise in several states.

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The wind industry, which has generated a lot of clean energy as well as $14 billion for Kansas over the past several years, is now the target of a regressive bill pushed by anti-science Sen. Mike Thompson.

I am going on a rant, and yes this is a warning. This past weekend was the fateful day that we spring our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time. Let me be clear and not mince any words here, I really dislike the time change and, I have yet to find anyone who really likes it. Over an…

Masks have been recommended by public health officials at the federal and state level for months now. They remain an effective barrier to an illness that has caused more than 500,000 U.S. deaths while leaving others fighting to breathe or struggling with ailments for weeks or months.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease advisor, made it clear Tuesday what America has witnessed. In a year’s time, the U.S. has lost half a million souls to COVID-19.

By golly it’s cold outside. So cold that record low temperatures raised the alarms at regional power utilities, spurring them to call on customers to quickly decrease energy usage this week.

There’s a metaphor for those who make our lives better by working through all seasons to keep “the trains running on time.” But in our community, in these frigid days, there literally are dozens of Marshall countians who keep those Union Pacific engines rolling through town loaded with goods…

COVID-19 has revealed much about health care in America. The harsh reality of life without health insurance is among the pandemic’s toughest lessons.

It’s a good thing the city of Marysville’s taking the initiative to remove two buildings that are becoming eyesores downtown to the west of the Pony Express sculpture park.

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Sen. Roger Marshall’s vote on Jan. 6, 2021, will go down in history as a day of shame for Kansas.

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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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