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One hundred seventy-five years ago this spring, Patty Reed clutched a small wooden doll as she watched the body of her beloved grandmother lowered into the ground near Alcove Spring. Sarah Keyes, elderly and frail when the family departed Springfield, Ill., was the first of the Donner-Reed P…

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“Faces: Meditations on Human Connection” is the April exhibition at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art at Ninth and Elm Street in Marysville. The exhibit features a series of portraits by Emporia photographer Dave Leiker.

Farm Bureau Financial Services, now in its new office at 1119 Broadway, a block east of its former location in Marysville, is accepting entries for a contest for photos to decorate the walls.

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March can be a bit dreary when it rains all day. But the moisture promises a greener landscape just as St. Patrick’s Day arrives on March 17. And there are always limericks, a traditional Irish poem, to liven things up.

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Kellen Tegtmeier, an employee with Darrell Rohr, The Handy Man, Hanover, varnishes the woodwork around windows Monday at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art. The windows have been refurbished with panes replaced, frames repaired and other improvements to make them functional. They are the final …

Nature is the common theme in the March exhibition at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, Marysville. “The Artwork of Nancy Overmyer” opened Saturday and closes March 25. It showcases her art inspired by the shapes and colors of nature.

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School officials and families in Marshall County are stepping up efforts to help struggling young people in the wake of youth suicides in the area.

The Marshall County Arts Cooperative is making plans for its 2021 season of artists. The season follows a calendar year and normally starts with a musical revue fundraiser, The Replay Lounge, in January.

ShamROCK Marysville, sponsored by Marysville Chamber & Main Street, will be from  9 a.m. to noon March 13 and will feature shopping, games, drinks and snacks on Broadway.

Braelen Stallbaumer and Allison Jueneman were crowned 2021 king and queen of the Hanover High School Winter Ball on Feb. 13 at the Hanover Community Building.

A heifer owned by Dustin Denton, Blue Rapids, won champion awards at the 2021 Kansas Angus Futurity Junior Show Jan. 31 in Hutchinson. The heifer, SFFC JF Blackcap 022 OP, won owned junior heifer calf champion and Kansas owned junior heifer calf champion. Photo by Jeff Mafi, American Angus A…

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Marysville Junior-Senior High administrator Doug Minneman’s contract for the 2022-23 school year was the only one not renewed among five administrative contracts reviewed last week by Marysville school board.

A Kansas State University veterinarian says the current frigid temperatures mean it's time to consider bringing some pets, especially dogs and cats, inside.

Community Memorial Healthcare has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award. The award signifies that CMH is in the top 1 percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering emergency care services.

Marysville High School winter homecoming will be Feb. 19 during the basketball game. Queen candidates are, front row, from left, Emily Dressman, Elise Rose, Sydney Grauer, Mackenzy Martin and McKenna Scheele. King candidates are, back row, from left, Caden Brinegar, Ross Latta, Grant Holle, …

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting many facets of life in the last year, the 2021 Advocate recipe contest, usually held in February, has been postponed.

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A retrospective of the artwork created by Martha Sutton will be exhibited at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, Marysville, throughout the month of February.  The exhibit, “There is Always Room for One More,” opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 28.

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Kansas City Chiefs fan Melodee Bruna, Marysville, thinks the Chiefs are going to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.  

Marysville Public Library has reopened its facility to the public after having only curb-side service because of the pandemic.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has not only impressed football fans across the country with his outstanding arm and passing ability, but he’s also attracted large-scale attention with his hairstyle.

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The Koester House Museum and Gardens has been a unique, historic local attraction for decades and recent works on the ground look to keep it that way for years to come.

Lighted manger scenes, large geometric designs, old-fashioned picture frames in a storefront window and a yard brimming with multi-colored trees.

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A home at 411 S. 15th St. in Marysville is decked to the gills with colorful lights and festive decorations. It is among a number of homes that went all out in lighting up the town this year. Light Up Marysville! maps and ballots for voting are available at CJ Express East and West.

Parents and grandparents shopped for toys for about 435 children Friday and Saturday at the toy giveaway sponsored by the Good Witch and Pony Express Partnership for Children at Lincoln Center, Marysville.

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The first episode of “Home for the Holidays,” a KNDY Radio broadcast of local musicians and vocalists begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

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

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

Website: salemevangelicallutheran.church

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


Pastor Janelle Knowles

501 Prairie Street

Sunday school for youth, 10 a.m.

Sunday service, 11 a.m.

Church, 785-736-2366

Pastor, 785-736-2769


Pastor Janelle Knowles

Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Sunday school, 10 a.m.

Church, 785-353-2373

Pastor, 785-736-2769

Blue Rapids

The Rev. Troy Bowers

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. Troy Bowers

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.