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Tim Strathman, Centralia, has been involved in web design since high school, and two years ago his skills led to the creation of Strathman Media, a small company that has helped local people and businesses refine their image.

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Valley Heights students spent Thursday morning in a stadium washed in sunshine, singing the high school fight song and hearing a bit about their schools’ history.

The hot and humid summer looks to continue with temperatures forecast in the mid-90s later this week.

A meeting of economic development leaders, Union Pacific Railroad officials and representatives of regional manufacturers and grain handlers on July 28 drew about 30 people.

To celebrate and document the 100th anniversary of the Marshall County Fair, three Photo Walks were led by photographer Tom Parker, Blue Rapids, with assistance from Bob Harlan, Andrea Skalla and Georgena Lindquist. The third photo walk took place in the evening, letting participants practic…

Marysville High School biology teacher Kim Houtz and Valley Heights High School science teacher Millie Laughlin had always wanted to see the place that helped Charles Darwin formulate his theory on evolution. This summer they did exactly that.

Halloween is the second-largest decorating season of the year, and local stores have plenty to offer this season.

Cheerleading is about getting the crowd involved, said Sonja Stoll, owner of CheerTastic, a cheerleading school in Marysville.

Steve and K’Lyn Bergman, Frankfort, liked the style of a rustic log home look but didn’t want the maintenance. The answer was a Timberframe Hybrid, a combination of Timberframe and conventional construction.

Bright colors, rays of sunshine, photographs of children adorned with scuba diving gear, and large letters that spell out “Kreative Kids” adorn the walls of the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art.

An organizational meeting for a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Marysville.

Good weather, good crowds, good participation, good teams and entertaining competition describe the weekend’s Beattie Milo Festival.

A desire to help youths mature spiritually in their relationship with God was an emphasis Marysville Christian Fellowship youth pastor Colton Rohr made in the first year of Core Discipleship.

Three members of the 1983 cast of M-ACT’s production of the musical “Oklahoma!” will come full circle on stage this week as characters in M-ACT’s 32nd summer musical, a revival of the theater troupe’s 1983 kick-off production.

Lucas Loughmiller has almost every version of the Transformer Optimus Prime. He also collects comic books and other superhero action figures, including Spider-Man, Batman and Star Wars characters and lightsabers. But one of his favorite collectibles is a Green Lantern power battery that ligh…

Utilitarian and beautiful best describe July’s exhibit at Marysville’s Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, which features local and guest wood workers’ creations from the familiar organic product.

The annual Marshall County Relay For Life raises funds to help cancer patients to stay at American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Kansas City, Mo. The funds will also help purchase wigs and cover patient self-care education program fees for Marshall countians battling cancer.

Kyra Breasseale, seated in a bean bag chair in the newly opened addition to the Blue Rapids Library, said Saturday that the library expansion was “kind of cool.”

LIFETILES mural artist Rufus Seder worked from local photos while crafting the third mural to be dedicated Saturday in Marysville’s Pony Express park. The photos were provided by the Marshall County Historical Society.

A variety of items are always on sale at the annual Mother’s Day Flea Market in Marysville’s City Park. Here are the stories of a few of the people who manned the booths this past weekend.

A new business in Washington has given the town’s skyline a new look and the downtown a new attraction.

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Mention the country of Ghana to Karen Schell, and her eyes begin to twinkle and a spark of enthusiasm overtakes her voice. As director of cardiopulmonary services at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, respiratory care is her vocation, but helping the people of Ghana is her passion.

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"We’ll definitely do this again next year,” Marysville Sport & Recreation director Brian Fragel said Friday as he watched a crowded dance floor at the town’s first Daddy-Daughter Dance.

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Missouri’s Katy Trail has proven itself a boon for rural tourism. Towns there cater to the trail’s foot and bike traffic and have converted their former depots to tourism centers alongside the path.

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After months of seeking an affordable price and five rounds of bidding, Marysville City Council accepted a bid for improvements to the city’s rusting water tower on 17th Street.

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Many in Marysville’s Christian community look forward to observing Lent through fellowship each Wednesday at noon.

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A wide variety of chairs from Blue Rapids as well as areas including the Appalachian Mountains and Czechoslovakia are on display at the Blue Rapids Museum.

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The annual L.O.V.E. Marysville banquet was held last Saturday night and the L.O.V.E. Marysville award was given to Sandy Schmitz and late husband Gilbert Schmitz for their years of volunteer service to the town.

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When nights are in the single digits and day temps run in the teens for a solid week,

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“Thanks for what you’re doing for rural America,” Marysville resident Jim Ladner told the Peterson Farm Brothers as he shook their hands while they signed T-shirts for fans after Saturday night’s concert.