Marquette

Wed
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Jan

Put your nutcracker to use this holiday season

Snacking is as much a holiday tradition as turkey, tree lights, parties and shopping.

Those heaping plates of treats rarely provide healthy options, but few people complain, at least not until the New Year, when they realize they gained a few extra pounds.

Actually, though, a healthy holiday alternative might have been there all along, just ignored because of the more enticing sugary treats surrounding it. Many snack trays include healthy nuts of various kinds (after all, this is the season of the nutcracker), but data shows that the typical American is more apt to reach for cookies, candy and chips. And it’s not just a seasonal thing: six out of 10 Americans don’t eat any nuts on a given day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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02
Jan

Area Happenings

City Council change

Due to the New Year holiday, the Marquette City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at City Hall.

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Jan

Drive sober over the holidays

Law enforcement agencies across the nation are joining forces over the holidays to remind drivers it’s deadly, dangerous and illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol and some prescription drugs.

More than 150 Kansas law enforcement agencies will be extra vigilant to spot impaired drivers as part of the national enforcement campaign that runs Dec. 21-31.

“The period between Christmas and New Year’s Day is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road,” said Chris Bortz, Kansas Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Program Manager.“Too often while celebrating over the holidays impaired drivers get behind the wheel, and it’s never OK to drive impaired.”

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02
Jan

Church News

Elim Lutheran Church

Pastor Katherine Kolodziejczyk 403 N. Lincoln, Marquette (785) 546-2244

Wednesday, Jan. 2 — No confirmation class, youth group or choir. Sunday, Jan. 6 — 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m. Worship.

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Jan

McPherson County Historical Society presents The Cherokee trail in Kansas

The McPherson County Historical Society will sponsor a program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave, McPherson entitled The Cherokee Trail in Kansas.

Speaker Brian Stucky, President of the Friends of the Cherokee Trail, Kansas, will illustrate the history of a well-documented but not well known 1849 gold rush trail, beginning in Arkansas and Oklahoma, coming up into Kansas, joining the Santa Fe Trail one mile east and two miles south of Galva. From there, it passed through Colorado, Wyoming, and into California. Members of the group live in Galva, Goessel, Whitewater, El Dorado, Wichita, Winfield and Arkansas.

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02
Jan

Scholarship CNA training classes available

To address the nationwide shortages in the nursing field, Lindsborg Community Hospital and Bethany Home will again offer the Scholarship CNA Training classes in conjunction with Hutchinson Community College. Four summer sessions are available with each session limited to 12 students. Dates are May 13-31, May 31-June 19, June 19-July 9, and July 9-July 26.

One member of a McPherson County charitable organization was so impressed with the graciousness of CNAs during a hospital stay that he initiated the sponsorship of the local CNA classes in 2002. The charitable organization hopes to equip students with the skills needed to secure viable employment and to encourage students to pursue healthcare careers. To date over 823 students have graduated included some who are currently in the health industry locally.

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02
Jan

Little River Board meets

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education of Unified School District 444 was held Monday, Dec. 10, at the Windom Elementary School.

There were no patron comments.

• Consideration of new hires and resignations — resignation from Courtney Ewertt as head jr. high volleyball coach

Ryan Rose’s written technology report included information regarding PowerSchool, camera system/security setup, live streaming activities, inventory and machine updates.

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02
Jan

Farm News

Marquette grain prices

Prices paid for grain at MKC, Marquette, at the end of the business day Wednesday, Dec. 26 were: Wheat, bu. — $4.46, down 22 cents from Dec. 14. Milo, bu. — $2.99, down 9 cents. Soybeans, bu. — $7.55, down 22 cents. Corn, bu. — $3.19, down 12 cents.

MKC owns and operates grain facilities in about 40 locations, including Marquette and Lindsborg. The company is headquartered in Moundridge.

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Senior News

Riverview Estates

Wednesday, Jan. 2 — 9 a.m. exercises, 10 a.m. Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. table games. Thursday, Jan. 3 — 9:15 a.m. movie, 10 a.m. music study, 2 p.m. Bingo, 7 p.m. Games. Friday, Jan. 4 — 9:15 a.m. exercises, 10 a.m. bus ride, 2 p.m. residents birthday party. Saturday, Jan. 5 — 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Lawrence Welk. Sunday, Jan. 6 — 6:30 p.m. Sing along with Tom Nelson. Monday, Jan. 7 — 9:15 a.m. exercises, 10 a.m. Coffee, 1:30 p.m. current events. Tuesday, Jan. 8 — 9:15 a.m. manicures, 10 a.m. men’s bull session, 2 p.m. brain games, 7 p.m. Games of residents’ choice.

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Police Blotter

Here are the Marquette Police Department reports from the past week as logged on daily reports provided to the Tribune by the McPherson County Sheriff ’s Office. The Marquette Police Department responded to calls unless otherwise indicated:

Tuesday, Dec. 25

No activity reported.

Monday, Dec. 24

11:25 a.m. — Officer initiated activity, Marquette Police Department, South Kansas Street, Marquette.

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