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John Marshall

John Marshall is the retired editor-owner of the Lindsborg (Kan.) News-Record (2001-2012), and for 27 years (1970-1997) was a reporter, editor and publisher for publications of the Hutchinson-based Harris Newspaper Group. He has been writing about Kansas people, government and culture for more than 40 years, and currently writes a column for the News-Record and The Rural Messenger. He lives in Lindsborg with his wife, Rebecca, and their 21 year-old African-Grey parrot, Themis.

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    Ann Charles

    What an outstanding column; I’m sorry I didn’t see this until now. Ann Kennett-Charles, E&P Parsons Sun/Chanute Tribune

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    Lesle Knop

    Hello to John Marshall. I was hired as a reporter for The Olathe Daily News In 1980. Byline was Lesle Frost then. Glad to know you’re doing well in Lindsborg. I enjoyed (and reposted) your story about Harris Enterprises. Those were the days.


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