Blue Valley Technologies, Home City, was recognized at the 2020 NTCA — The Rural Broadband Association’s Marketing and Sales Virtual Conference as the 2019 recipient of the Marketing Excellence Award for branding efforts. From left are Jada Ackerman, public relations director; Angie Armstron…

Three generations of the Bommer family whose ancestors established a one-room school near Oketo held a reunion here June 20 at the schoolhouse now located in Marysville City Park.

With protective face coverings in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, masks are available in a variety of colors and themes in area stores and some are custom-made by individual seamstresses.

Send calendar information to Advocate, Box 271, Marysville, KS 66508, 785-562-2317 or The Community Calendar also is available online at Because of the reopening of events and meetings in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the cal…

Have you ever seen a sign that says “Laugh, Fly and Eat Cake”?

Nancy J. Overmyer has been using gourds as an art form since 2002. Her gourd art is on exhibition at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art throughout the month of August.

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Here lately, the world seems to be spinning out of control. Coronavirus on one end and racism on the other. Neither is willing to give, as both stand as great shadows over us.

A relaxed atmosphere describes the 2020 Marshall County Fair, which wrapped up Monday night.

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Blue Rapids photographer Tom Parker spent the past week searching the evening sky for the perfect shot of Comet Neowise.

Change is the word for the 2020 Marshall County Fair, which kicks off Thursday at the fairgrounds in Blue Rapids with the 4-H horse show.

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MHS’ prom featured the annual senior walk down Broadway Saturday night. Among the seniors were, from left, Harlie Slupianek, Piper Patterson, Marissa Capp, Avery Lynch, Mercedes Zutterman, Shaleena Cook and Rachel Holthaus.

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Families gathered at the end of the promenade on the Seventh Street corridor during Marysville High School’s pre-prom activities downtown Saturday. A large crowd gathered to watch the juniors and seniors in a variety of gowns, suits, tuxes and summer gear.

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More than 80,000 meals — free breakfasts and lunches — have been served in Marshall County to youths as part of an effort to make sure children were getting meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outdoor movie night at Feldhausen Field will begin Friday, said Alex Shultz, who is coordinating the event with Brian Fragel.

Kathy Murphy-Miller, Marysville, checks food boxes during the free produce Farm to Family food give-away from A and H Farm, Britt’s Farm and Barbra’s Market, all of Manhattan. People can get free food once a week through the program, which operates at Lincoln Center, 405 N. Fourth St., Marys…

Nels Ingalsbe was a standard on Marysville’s music scene through several decades. He inspired youth who are now in their golden years and recall Ingalsbe’s lessons on accordion, piano, winds and brass.

Marysville museums opened this week after the coronavirus pandemic caused a delay from the normal April start of the season.

Anita Welch recently donated a pair of silver dinner knives from a place setting that once graced the dining room at Marysville’s Union Pacific Depot. The knives were given to the depot’s collection.

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From left, Gracie Schell, Hattie Polson, Catherine Kee, Allison Tommer, Grace Dressman, Kennen Brandt, Olivia Kennedy, Tara Fox and Hailey Jones were among the 14 Frankfort High School class of 2020 members who graduated Saturday in a ceremony at the football field. Salutatorian Fox and co-v…

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Pastor Dale and Angie Lewis, who are retiring and moving to Crystal Lakes, Mo., were honored with a drive-thru retirement party Saturday in Marysville City Park.

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Send calendar information to Advocate, Box 271, Marysville, KS 66508, 785-562-2317 or The Community Calendar also is available online at Because of the reopening of events and meetings in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the cal…

As of now, the Marshall County Fair, scheduled for July, is still a go. But the fair has been shortened by one day.

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Marysville Area Community Theatre and the Marysville High School Drama Dawgs will present their spring play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” at 7 p.m. June 25 and 26 in the Koester Block park.

A rally against racial injustice in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis drew about 100 people Friday evening to Marysville’s Seventh Street Corridor.

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Nurses Ruth Bergmann, Vermillion, and Sandra Keller, Marysville, hung up their stethoscopes on May 21, retiring after more than 44 years at Community Memorial Healthcare.

The Beach Boys announced Tuesday that their 2020 summer concert tour is postponed due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

After seven weeks of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic, many local residents wanted their hair cut last week.

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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


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 June Stoker

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, 10:30 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


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.