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Longtime Editor & Co-Publisher Of The Marysville Advocate Howard Kessinger Passes Away

2012 photo of retiring Advocate co-publishers Sharon and Howard Kessinger, left, with their daughter, Sarah Kessinger, Advocate editor and new publisher. Photo by Doug Anstaett - Marysville Advocate

2012 photo of retiring Advocate co-publishers Sharon and Howard Kessinger, left, with their daughter, Sarah Kessinger, Advocate editor and new publisher. Photo by Doug Anstaett – Marysville Advocate

The longtime editor and co-publisher of the Marysville Advocate newspaper passed away early this morning at Bryan Memorial LGH Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Howard Kessinger, who dedicated over 30 years of service to the Advocate before retiring in 2012 was 81 years old. Kessinger supported many events and initiatives all across Marysville and the entire Marshall & Washington County community. Kessinger also owned the Washington County News newspaper in Washington for a number of years.

A community memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marysville.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kinsley Mortuary, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cabin, 10th and Alston.

From all of us at KNDY, we send our thoughts and prayers to the entire Kessinger family in their time of mourning. Mr. Kessinger’s professionalism and dedication to Marysville & Marshall County was an inspiration to us all here at the station.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.