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This year’s most-read stories, according to regular readers of our websites

A year to remember

1

Suicidal gunman dies in officer-involved shooting in Lehigh

June 21

2

Haunted by old abuse allegation, Marion police sergeant quits

Aug. 2

3

Groomsmen die in wreck south of Peabody a day before wedding

July 5

4

Drug arrests of 3 student assistants jolt Tabor College athletic department

Dec. 6

5

Ramona fire chief accused of arson

July 26

6

Teacher-student embrace causes controversy in Goessel

Nov. 15

7

Suspected Lehigh shooter leaves Marion police

Aug. 30

8

EMT called to own house, where wife lay dying in yard

June 21

9

Co-op worker found dead near elevator

Oct. 4

10

K-150 accident victim leaves behind a legacy of helping

Sept. 20

11

County picks 2 to hire after illegal meetings

July 19

12

Adoptive grandparent accused of 12 sex crimes

Feb. 15

13

Snafus repeatedly misdirect emergency crews

June 28

14

Hometown goes after county commission chairman

Jun 28

15

Abuse case takes 3 years; allegations include killing dog in front of child

Jul 12

16

Tempers flare as lake chief resigns

Jun 7

17

Man found dead at Cottonwood Point

Oct 18

18

Tabor football player suspected of robbery, battery in alley altercation

Nov 8

19

Pot bust snares four Tabor athletes, one other

May 10

20

Novak, Debesis clash over EMS

Aug 23

21

Marion man charged with indecent liberties with a child

Sep 6

22

70-mile high-speed chase ends just in time, with deputy running out of gas

Jul 26

23

Miller gets 12 months on sex charges involving two teenage girls

May 3

24

Artist’s home burns in Aulne

Oct 18

25

Head-on collision kills Lincolnville man, Junction City woman

Feb 1

26

Commissioners called corrupt by former employee

Nov 1

27

Lalouette urged to quit commission

Jan. 4

28

Lake ‘extremely ignored,’ new super says

July 26

29

Masked intruders shatter Ramona couple’s morning

Jan. 4

30

Attorney will decide officer’s fate in Lehigh fatal shooting

Nov. 8

31

MacGregors temporarily closed for fire suppression system violations

Jun .7

32

Arson charged in Aulne house fire

Dec. 6

33

Officer-involved shooting investigation to take weeks

June 28

34

Vandals deface rainbow flag parking space at high school

Sept. 27

35

Marion High senior’s rainbow flag generates ire, support

Oct. 4

36

Cushenbery blasts commissioners over personnel practices

Aug. 9

37

Fire chief’s plea for radio help goes unanswered by county

Sept. 13

38

Rollover claims life of Peabody-Burns nutrition services director

March 1

39

Family ties and rural life bring St. Luke doctor back home

April 12

40

MacGregor’s restaurant in limbo; takeover rebuffed

July 5

41

Vacant 57 years, country school still inspires

May 31

42

Peabody stabbing remains a mystery as victim refuses to cooperate

Nov 22

43

Drivers extricated after triple-vehicle Hillsboro wreck on US-56

Apr 26

44

Hillsboro man charged with indecent liberties with a child offense

Apr 12

45

Lake talk stirs up tempers at commission meeting

Dec 13

46

Men in ski masks enter Goessel home, duct-tape woman

Mar 15

47

Consultants nail commissioners for communication problems

Nov 29

48

Editorial: We’re being taken for a ride by EMS bureaucrats

Aug 23

49

Frantic late-night rollover search a hoax, suspect arrested

Mar 22

50

Violent Peabody intruder lacerated by broken glass, arrested

Mar 22

51

Officials quiet on LGBT flag at Marion High School

Oct 11

52

Fishing line, diapers, and beer cans all collected at reservoir clean-up

Apr 26

53

Lake resident takes issue with Dallke

Mar 29

54

Tempers flare between Dallke and Novak over lake and ethics

Mar 22

55

Outpouring of support keeps MacGregor’s restaurant alive

Jun 14

56

Another day, another Dollar General to be built in Peabody

Apr 5

57

Mysterious whiteboard makes mark on commission meeting

Sep 27

58

Suspect with multiple charges meanders into court system

Mar 22

59

Euthanized dog leads to cyber-bullying attack

Nov 29

60

Cindy’s Family Cafe in Marion closes permanently

Feb 1

61

USD 408 signs new superintendent

Feb 1

62

Bounty hunters too late to nab escapee in Hillsboro woman’s attic

Jul 5

63

County legal bills swelling

Jul 5

64

Hillsboro man charged for pornographic images

Aug 16

65

Editorial: An unhappy reader

Aug 2

66

Hard labor: Jail inmate released for childbirth

Oct 11

67

Kessler Kreations closure creates countywide impact

Feb 8

68

Violent Peabody repeat offender returns to jail

Apr 19

69

Cities want answers from county economic development corporation

Nov 29

70

Editorial: Live from Marion County, it’s fake news

Jul 26

71

County attorney runs toward a marathon

Aug 16

72

Taco’s totally tasty tacos sold from food truck

May 10

73

Most Marion sirens fail during tornado warning

Jun 28

74

Lake discussion at commission meeting gets contentious

May 10

75

Not yet cleared, officer in Lehigh shooting seems back on duty

Jul 19

76

Emergency management director ruffles feathers at meeting

Aug 9

77

Deputy tasers defiant Florence squatter

Jun 14

78

Fulfilling a 40-year promise to a now-deaceased mom, man graduates

May 24

79

New cancer peril emerges from lakes’ algae warnings

Jul 26

80

Chasing a cloud of orange and black by planting for butterflies at quarry

Jun 28

81

Property taxes go up despite plea from city economic directors

Aug 23

82

Fed up with it, bus driver Mulvenon trashes litterbug mentality

Feb 22

83

Slow-speed chase a real fish tale

May 31

84

Inmate sues over jail treatment

Oct 11

85

Wichita drug suspect tries to flee during jail induction

May 24

86

Storm doubles couple’s bad luck as falling tree demolishes car

Jun 21

87

Third time no charm for alleged serial truck thief thanks to trapper’s GPS

Jan 25

88

Cash stolen from county prosecutor’s office

Apr 26

89

UPDATED: Commissioners trim tax increase for ambulance

Aug 2

90

Concrete truck tumbles while rounding Main St. curve in Marion

Oct 4

91

Passersby warn occupants as fire destroys house on Indigo Rd.

Jan 11

92

Homer in game of life; Tribulations, chance lead to softball dream

Jul 5

93

Wait no more; MacGregor’s is here

May 24

94

Commissioners spar over EMS, budget

Aug 16

95

Editorial on spending stuns commissioners

Jul 12

96

Attorney general’s office looking into open meetings complaint

Dec 6

97

Dispatch errors during cardiac call prompt EMS changes

Nov 22

98

Cheers and jeers for new Marion High prom dress code

Apr 5

99

County counselor Robson targets political social media

Sep 13

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