Vol. 140 , No. 52
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Peabody, KS 66866
UPDATED AFTER PRINT DEADLINE
Tabor athlete dies after altercation; suspect arrested
Tabor College football player Brandon Brown, 26, died late Saturday of injuries sustained in an altercation last weekend. McPherson police found him unconscious, lying in a street, when they responded to a noise complaint Sept. 16 in the 400 block of North Carrie Street in McPherson. He had been on life support since then at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Industrial fund donated to cemetery
Prairie Lawn Cemetery board of directors recently accepted a gift of more than $3,500 from a local industrial development corporation established in the 1960s to try to attract industry to the Eyestone building at the northeast corner of Second and Vine streets. Thirty-one local business owners and interested individuals purchased 100 shares of stock in the Peabody Industrial Development Corporation when it was established in April of 1966. After several failed attempts to recruit a small manufacturing firm, the corporation dissolved in the early 1970s.
Historic features at park to be noted
The bleachers in the sports complex at the city park were built by the Works Progress Administration, the WPA, a movement of the Franklin Roosevelt administration to give employment to the thousands of unemployed during the Depression. Carroll Herbert, longtime Peabody mail carrier, avid golfer, and community leader was, as a young man, foreman of the crew that built the stone bleachers, several fireplaces, concrete picnic tables and benches, and the rock wall that encompasses part of the sports complex.
Woman's identity an unsolved mystery
Editor’s note: Information for this article was compiled from the Marion County Record archives, and additional sources as cited. She stares straight ahead, expressionless and silent. She is an artist’s best guess in pencil, a sculptor’s conjecture in clay. No one knows how she smiled, how she laughed.
Trail sign dedication is Sunday
A ceremony to dedicate signs marking the Santa Fe Trail in Marion County will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cottonwood Crossing Historic Interpretive Kiosk, 1.5 miles west of Durham on 290th Road. Dignitaries representing the National Park Service, Santa Fe Trail Association, and county government will take part in the ceremony to celebrate the placing of more than 100 signs.
Chili cook-off is Oct. 6
Marion County Park and Lake will have its sixth annual chili cook-off from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 outside the lake hall. Contestants can cook their chili in advance, Park and Lake Superintendent Steve Hudson said, but they must have two gallons of chili. There will be cash prizes and trophies for the top three competitors, a traveling trophy for the champion, and a trophy for the competitors’ choice winner.
POW/MIA Day is Friday
POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday. There are still 1,660 missing soldiers from the Vietnam War, 25 from Kansas including Ronald Schultz of Hillsboro.
Lester E. Griffith
Lester E. Griffith, 89, of McPherson and formerly of Marion died Saturday at McPherson Hospital. He was a retired agricultural extension agent after working in Wilson and Marion counties. He was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Pawnee County to William and Katie (Tiday) Griffith. He graduated from Larned High School in 1940 and from Kansas State University in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and served during World War II.
Gerald Hurt, 80, of Florence died Monday at his home. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in the Lincolnville Cemetery.
Charles L. Jones
Charles L. Jones, 64, of Canton died unexpectedly Friday at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. He was born July 20, 1948 in Newton to George Calvin and Alice Mae (Lindgren) Jones. He was an I.T. engineer for Heartland Technology, Newton. He married Suzanne M. Nachtigal on May 31, 1969, in Inman.
Donald A. Klassen
Donald A. Klassen, 84, of Hillsboro died Tuesday at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Mountain Lake, Minn., to Abram and Elizabeth (Janzen) Klassen. He was a hospital administrator and farmer.
Peabody municipal court
County approves bridge inspections
Marion County Commission approved a bid from CFS Engineers for more than 300 bridge inspections in the county. The bid from CFS was not the lowest bid at $19,500. It was one of the most detailed. On the advice of Road and Bridge Superintendent Randy Crawford, and taking in account CFS’s record for thorough testing on bridges, the Commission decided to go with CFS instead of Elite Engineering Service at $17,405.
HOME AND GARDEN
Woodworking therapy adds backyard beauty
Hidden behind a modest home on Falcon Road southwest of Hillsboro is an intriguing backyard with split-level brick and wood slat patios. Wood-backed displays made from windmill blades, old barbecue grills, wheelbarrows, and wagons treat the eye. Beautiful flowering begonias, luscious hostas, and a wide variety of hyacinths surround mansion-like bird feeders, birdhouses, and birdbaths.
Rock garden accommodates family trees
In more ways than one, a pair of decades-old pin oak trees were the reason why Dorothy Widler chose to put a rock garden in front of her home in Marion early this spring. “The ground was bare because the trees sucked all the water out of the ground,” Widler said.
Up on the rooftops
I expect that there aren’t too many people in Peabody who are unaware of damage that occurred to the façade of the American Legion building a couple of weeks ago. Much has been said about the fact that the landslide of bricks that rolled off the top edge happened on a quiet Saturday morning when there wasn’t any activity at that end of the business district. We certainly were lucky! However, since then I have heard from several business owners in that area that there are youngsters who climb onto the roofs of those buildings with some frequency. We have had problems for several years with kids getting on top of the buildings on the west side of the street because of the metal fire escapes that offer access to the rooftops. This is the first time I have heard of children climbing onto the buildings on the east side.
DAYS OF YORE:
Days of yore
Industrial ideas ran out of steam
HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND:
Me and my big mouth
Big Truck Night is Thursday in Hillsboro
Big Truck Night is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Elementary School. There will be free refreshments and gifts for kids. There will be a car safety program, Ident-a-Kid fingerprinting, toy trucks in sand, and toddler truck riding.
County represented at livestock show
Marion County and the surrounding area will be well represented with 27 exhibitors at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show, Friday through Monday at the Kansas Pavilions near Wichita. Entries Cedar Point Cody Parmley: market barrow and swine showmanship. Corin Parmley: market barrow, two market lambs, two meat goats, swine showmanship, and sheep showmanship. Durham Lauren Geis: Chianina breeding heifer, two market barrows, market lamb, and swine showmanship. Lisa Geis: commercial breeding heifer, market lamb, and beef showmanship. Hillsboro Mesa Merrell: two meat goats, two commercial doe kids, and goat showmanship. Bryce Roberts: two market lambs and sheep showmanship. Landon Roberts: commercial ewe and sheep showmanship. Sa Rae Roberts: market lamb, commercial ewe, and sheep showmanship. Lincolnville Callie Riffel: market barrow, meat goat, and swine showmanship. Jensen Riffel: two market barrows, swine showmanship. Kailyn Riffel: two market barrows, swine showmanship. Marion Katey Ehrlich: commercial breeding heifer. Cassidy Hill: market lamb, Dorset breeding ewe, commercial ewe, and sheep showmanship. Peabody Devon Gaines: market steer and commercial breeding heifer. Morgan Gaines: market steer and commercial breeding heifer. Jack Parks: swine showmanship. Tanner Parks: swine showmanship. Tampa Cailey Barney: market lamb and sheep showmanship. Jared Barney: market lamb and sheep showmanship. Zach Barney: market lamb and sheep showmanship. Elizabeth Meyer: market lamb, and sheep showmanship. Nicholas Meyer: commercial ewe and sheep showmanship. Kara Riffel: market barrow, commercial doe kids, swine showmanship, goat showmanship. Karl Riffel: AOB breeding heifer, commercial doe kids, beef showmanship, and swine showmanship. Kyle Riffel: market barrow, meat goat, commercial doe kids, swine showmanship, goat showmanship.
Sing-along to kick off fall learning series
Tabor College’s Learning in Retirement series returns this fall with a new name, Lifelong Learning. The fall series will begin Sept. 28 with a nostalgic sing-along directed by Tabor Music Department Chairman Brad Vogel, accompanied by Phyllis Epp. During a break, Betty Seibel will talk about the stories behind songs. Recent graduate David Vogel will also sing.
Living center produces cookbook
St. Luke Hospital and Living Center in Marion has published a cookbook of recipes from employees, living center residents, and their families, titled “Recipes from the Heart: St. Luke Family Favorites 2012.” Activity director Robyn Kukuk said some staff members talked about how long it had been since the previous cookbook was made, and residents decided they wanted to make another. Collecting recipes for the cookbook took five to six months, asking for a different category of recipes every so often.
Democratic Women to meet Sept. 21
Marion County Democratic Women will meet for lunch Sept. 21 at Marion Senior Center. The group asks members to bring oleo for Marion County Emergency Food Bank.
Retired teacher turning 90
Betty Fetrow of rural Cedar Point was born Sept. 25, 1922. She taught in area schools for many years, and enjoys watercolor painting. Her family will help her celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Florence American Legion.
Girl turns lemonade into water for Rwanda
Sadie Lange hopes the weather Saturday in Marion is hot. Warm weather means thirsty people, and thirsty people might want a cool glass of lemonade from her stand on South Freeborn Street. Sadie, a second-grader at Marion Elementary School, wants to sell as much lemonade as she can because she’s on a mission: she wants to provide clean drinking water for the African country of Rwanda.
Burns Senior Center
Peabody Senior Center
Meyer enjoys district FFA officer position
Two years ago as a Marion High School freshman, Nick Meyer attended an FFA Greenhand conference, an event for first-year members. Greenhands followed along as they were led through ceremonies, workshops, and activities designed to build enthusiasm for participation in FFA. It worked for Meyer.
Warriors win over Burlingame
Peabody-Burns High School football took a 64-20 victory Friday at Burlingame. The team is now 2-1 and will compete next at Canton-Galva. The Bearcats failed to gain a first down on the opening series. Lucas Larsen, Braxton Kyle, and Austin Savage each had tackles on defense. A Burlingame punt set up the first drive at the Warrior 15-yard line.
Volleyball team wins one, loses one at home
A water leak at Goessel moved the volleyball matches on Sept. 11 to Peabody. Peabody-Burns High School defeated White City, 25-23 and 25-8, but lost to Goessel, 18-25 and 7-25. Up next are home matches and then a Saturday trip to the Olpe tournament. White City
Three runners compete at home meet
Despite soggy soil and injuries, the Peabody-Burns High School cross-country team trio posted three finishes at their home meet Thursday. Zach Preheim placed 31st in the varsity boys’ race with a time of 20 minutes, 12 seconds. Lily Harris finished 25th in the junior varsity four-kilometer girls’ race with a time of 24:36. Marcus Sanders was 16th in the boys’ eighth-grade two-mile race. Next up for the team is a meet at Marion.
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