Raided Kansas newspaper is known for aggressively covering small town’s many disputes

Raided Kansas newspaper is known for aggressively covering small town’s many disputes
Residents left flowers outside the Marion County Record in central Kansas in remembrance of co-owner Joan Meyer, who died a day after police raided the newsroom. - Luke Nozicka/Kansas City Star/TNS
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Sharon Kelsey had come to the Marion County Record on Monday afternoon to place resurrection lilies next to a red newspaper box outside the weekly paper in the small central-Kansas town. Kelsey, a subscriber whose paper gets passed between her sons, was “very upset” about a Friday police search of the Record’s newsroom, which was quickly criticized as the story spread across the U.S. Police also searched the home of the paper’s co-owners, Eric Meyer and his 98-year-old mother, Joan Meyer. She died the next day. “I feel like things in this country aren’t going right,” said Kelsey, a longtime Ma...

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