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Florence firefighter Kevin Robinson negotiates the smoky remains of Ed Jeffrey's garage Thursday at the county lake. No one was injured, but Jeffrey lost two vehicles to the blaze.
Hillsboro Middle School student Mary Elena Heyen (left) won the Marion County Spelling Bee on Jan. 27 at Goessel High School. Marion Elementary School fifth-grader, Jaeden McMillin (middle), placed second. Goessel Middle School student Brooke Nafziger took third. Heyen will represent Marion County at the State spelling bee March 5 at Fort Hays State University.
Horticulture students Paul Baatrup, center, and Breanna Lett, right, present Peabody-Burns High School chemistry teacher Jennifer Svitak with a potted plant from the high school's greenhouse. The students will be making deliveries for Valentine's Day dressed in costumes designed by Ann Leppke.
Marion firefighters douse a blaze in a field that spread from a fire in a ditch on US-56/77.