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A champion wrestling coach addressed the Marysville Junior-Senior High School student body in early December. But he didn’t discuss his time on the mat and his winning coaching strategies at Washburn Rural High School near Topeka. Instead he discussed a hot-button topic: mental health.

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Through 48 years in various roles in county government, Martha Roesch has seen and experienced change.

Second-graders in Marysville, Valley Heights, Frankfort and Axtell recently put pencil to paper and sent their wish lists to the North Pole. Read the letters in Section B of this week's Advocate.

Holiday music abounds in Marshall County this month. From Christian rock to an organ soloist to children’s and adult choirs, there’s no shortage of concerts to spread Christmas cheer.

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Laughter, friendly get-togethers and trying new recipes highlight evenings of card playing for a group of Marysville women.

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Marysville Elementary School observed Red Ribbon Week, a time to promote life without substance abuse, last week with different activities with Marysville Police Department.

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Kindergartners Lane Bell, left, and Layla Shum dance at a lively 1950s sock hop with the rest of their Marysville Elementary School class last Thursday afternoon. The kindergarten was observing the 50th day of school with the ‘50s-themed dance party, which included their teachers in poodle s…

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Voters will go to the polls in the Nov. 8 general election to elect state and local officials. In-person advance voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the county clerk’s office in the Marshall County courthouse. Mail-in ballots also will begin to be mailed out that day.

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When Marysville’s City Council members designated the black squirrel as the city’s mascot in August 1972, they also called for an annual celebration of “parading, pageantry and feasting.”

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Scenic Lake Idlewild is coming back to life as a peaceful retreat, as area residents have started in recent years to clear brush and limbs from pathways for hiking and biking and dream of restored campgrounds for tents and picnics.

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Foreign exchange students have long attended area high schools. COVID-19 interrupted this tradition for two years, but Marysville High School this fall has again welcomed two foreign exchange students, Guilherue Silva and Louisa Melarv.

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Send calendar information to Advocate, Box 271, Marysville, KS 66508, 785-562-2317 or skessinger@marysvilleonline.net. Community Calendar is available online at marysvilleonline.net.

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Marysville area farmer Steve Boyda received the John Vogelsberg Sustainable Agriculture Award on Aug. 20 from the Central Plains Organic Farmers Association after the group toured Boyda’s farming operation along West River Road.

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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.



Assembly of God

Marysville Christian Fellowship

1137 E. Pony Express Highway

785-562-3088

www.mcf.life

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 
www.us.bahai.org.

Devotional gathering, Thursday, 8 p.m.



Baptist

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.

www.victoryinmarysville.org

victory4marysville@yahoo.com

Winifred Baptist, Winifred

110 W. Second

785-799-3340

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday services, 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

Wednesday prayer, 7 p.m.



Berean

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

www.marysvilleberean.com

Catholic

Annunciation, Frankfort

785-292-4462

The Rev. Anthony Chendumalli

Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Holy Family, Summerfield

785-736-2220

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

785-736-2220

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.


Christian

First Christian, Marysville

Ninth and Carolina, 785-562-3382

Interim pastor Adam Borgman

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.



Covenant

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.




Episcopal

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.

Lutheran

Bethlehem (LCMS), Bremen

The Rev. Aaron Fenker

Sunday worship, 8:00 a.m.

Sunday school, 9:00 a.m.

First Lutheran (LCMS), Summerfield

785-244-6529

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)

402-674-3171

Pastor Curtis Melcher

Rural Wymore, Neb.

Church is at Nebraska-Kansas state line.

Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.

Mount Calvary (LCMS)

1710 Jenkins, 785-562-2046

Elevator access

Rev. Philip Miller

SMP Jay Williamson

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

785-363-2182

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday service, 10:45 a.m.

Salem (LCMC), Axtell

2590 Navajo Rd., Axtell

785-736-2820, church

Children & adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.

Sunday service, 10 a.m.


Communion first and third Sundays of the month

Website: salemevangelicallutheran.church

St. John's (ELCA), Lanham

Pastor Elvin Crosby

Sunday service, 10:15 a.m.

Trinity (LCMS), Afton

785-348-5550

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.

Presbyterian

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

785-363-7088

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

Marysville

Elder Lloyd Barnett

United Methodist

Axtell

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

Beattie

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

Frankfort

785-292-4838

The Rev. Jim Akins

Children and adult Sunday school, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.


Marysville

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.

Oketo

Pastor Insung Kim

Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Waterville

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.