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Air National Guardsmen and the Army Corps are cooperating this week to rebuild a flood-damaged boat dock and electrical hookups at Marion Reservoir. The project, a training exercise for the Guardmen, was scheduled after COVID-19 canceled an exercise in Louisiana. Reservoir assistant manager Kevin McCoy said the help will put the reservoir almost a year ahead in rebuilding.
A Peabody-Burns cheerleader wipes down a car window as her teammates take a break from 95-degree heat during the team's annual car wash Saturday. Money raised will be used defray expenses of traveling to Topeka to defending their state title this fall.
A bumblebee hovers above a wildflower at Marion County Lake this past week. A hum of the fat bees, which have been growing scare elsewhere, buzzed over nectar-producing plants this past week.
A pool table and other games are available for visitors of the Hub. A tie dye T-shirt party, movie night, and cornhole tournament are planned this month by new summer director Megan Crosley, who wants Peabody's youths to know they have a place where they are safe and welcome.