Mac works through flu shot shortage

By Teri L. Hansen As flu season gets into full swing, the last thing people want to hear is that there is a shortage of the vaccine. Recently Kansas saw a state-wide shortage in vaccine shipments due to a delay by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Most organizations are working together to get through the delay. “It’s been interesting this year to try to get everyone vaccinated,” McPherson County Health Department Director Shalei Shea said. “If we’re running low we tell people to make sure try pharmacies like Walmart, Walgreens or Dillons or even other health departments.” The health department

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Constitutional amendment up for vote Nov. 5

By Teri L. Hansen On Nov. 5, voters will decide whether or not to put an end to a practice that only the State of Kansas still utilizes. At the bottom of the ballot is a vote to eliminate the adjustment of census taken by the U.S. Census Bureau regarding nonresident military personnel and students. This is the only statewide question for voters this election. Essentially, Kansas adjusts its census numbers to reflect students and military personnel at their permanent residences, rather than where they are currently located. Numerous lawmakers have shown support of ending this practice that they have

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Boys Soccer faces Augusta Tuesday night

The McPherson Bullpups Boys Soccer team has an away game against the Augusta Orioles Tuesday night at 6:30. The Bullpups are 12-2 and fourth in the Class-5A West Region. They’ve been dominant nearly all season, scoring 68 goals and only allowing 16. Augusta is 9-5 and fourth in the Class 4-1A West Region. The Bullpups should have pretty easy sledding tonight against the Orioles. The Bullpups have scored at will against their opponents, and that looks to continue tonight as the Orioles have given up 23 goals to lesser competition.  

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