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Colby pilot-instructor Jared Bixenman gave the first 18th-birthday certification of his career on July 16 to Tyler Grauer, a Marysville High School 2021 graduate, which took a lot of planning to line up.

Marysville Convention & Tourism will host “Railroaded: The Industry that Shaped Kansas,” a free presentation and discussion by Leo E. Oliva, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Marysville City Building.

Send calendar information to Advocate, Box 271, Marysville, KS 66508, 785-562-2317 or The Community Calendar also is available online at

Birds are always on the move and fascinating to watch, ornithologist Chuck Otte told a group of birders Saturday morning in the Koester House Museum garden.

Harbaugh School, one of Marshall County’s oldest remaining, intact one-room schools on its original site, will mark its 150th-plus-1 anniversary this Sunday.

Michlynn St. John defended her reserve world champion title in amateur buckskin bred showmanship at the American Buckskin Registry Association World Show in July in Tulsa.

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Visitors to the traveling exhibit The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, here last week found it a humbling experience, many said. Area residents turned out, eager to welcome the piece of history.

Walking into a silent, nearly empty room in the Frank Carlson Federal Building in Topeka, Juan Montes submitted his green card and collected his citizenship certificate from a table. He wasn’t allowed to bring family or friends with him, but that didn’t quell his excitement for finally havin…

Mustang muscle cars from across the country will be in Marysville for the Boss Nationals car show Aug. 26-28. Bands, food vendors and a swap meet will be added features.

When my wife, Lori, and I walked into the Belleville post office on a midsummer evening in 2018, we had no idea what to expect, nor that our impromptu visit would become an obsession we’ve pursued across four states.

Kevin Weinand, seminarian at St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver, is spending July at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Marysville, and St. Malachy’s, Beattie, assisting with programs.

It seems the official sweet corn inspector should be the raccoon, as they seem to harvest the sweet corn the day before it is to be picked. The only effective control measure I have had success with is fencing — either electric or kennel fencing.

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If you’re traveling on Kansas Highway 15 through Clay Center at just the right time in the morning, you can see shadows fly.

A musical performance team of the 312th Army Band from Lawrence will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 1 at the Koester House Museum & Gardens as part of the summer concert series.

Ashlee Fliney pauses at the edge of the Blue River Rail Trail, points to a fallen tree and calls out, “What type of tree is it?”

Marysville museums and attractions will celebrate coming out of COVID-19 on June 26 with events that include a new exhibit at the Historic Courthouse Museum, a visit from Pony Express re-riders at the Barn Museum and a student art show at the Koester House Museum & Gardens.

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The Marshall County Arts Cooperative is feeling good vibrations from across the country as people purchase tickets to hear The Beach Boys perform at Alcove Spring Historic Park, Blue Rapids, July 31.

Curiosity led Kim Houtz, Marysville, to science, and opportunity landed her at Marysville High School, where she spent 23 years as a biology and human anatomy and physiology teacher.

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Magician Adam White, Lincoln, will perform a magic show at 2 p.m. Friday as a kickoff to Tails and Tales summer reading program at the Marysville Public Library.

Award-winning barbecue teams Gettin’ Basted and Smoke On Wheels will return to join 23 teams from Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas to compete here Saturday during Big Blue River Days.

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Those attending Marysville’s Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the American Legion learned more about The Wall That Heals, which will be here as a temporary exhibit Aug. 26-28 at Feldhausen Field.

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Church directory

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, some churches have changed their schedules. Times and events listed here might not reflect those changes.


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 Pastor Jacob Comer

Connections Pastor Jackie Creek

Sunday services, 9 and 10:45 a.m.

MCF Kids, infant through sixth grade, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays

MCF Youth 7th-8th and 9th-12th grades, 10:45 a.m. Sundays

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, 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, Winifred

110 W. Second


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. Quentin Schmitz

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. Quentin Schmitz

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 Robert Scofield

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.


St. Mark's, Blue Rapids

Lincoln & Sixth St., 785-363-7785

The Rev. Greg Doll

10 a.m. Sunday Eucharist

St. Paul's, Marysville

10th and Alston, 785-562-2673

The Rev. Greg Doll

8 a.m. Sunday Eucharist

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 Elvin Crosby

Sunday service, 10:15 a.m.

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 Pastor Elvin Crosby

Sunday worship, 8:15 a.m.


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


The Rev. Jim Akins

501 Prairie Street

Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.

Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.

Church, 785-736-2366

Pastor, 785-736-2769


The Rev. Jim Atkins

Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Sunday school, 10 a.m.

Church, 785-353-2373

Pastor, 785-736-2769

Blue Rapids

The Rev. Berniece Ludlum

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 Insung Kim

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 Insung Kim

Sunday service, 9 a.m.


The Rev. Berniece Ludlum

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.