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.