Obituary: Melvin Irving Tarum

McPherson, Kansas Melvin Irving Tarum, 92, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020, with his children by his side at Brookdale in McPherson.  He was born July 7, 1927, in Opheim, MT, the son of Atle and Jennie (Hanson) Tarum.  Melvin graduated from Opheim High School in 1944 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Montana State in 1949.  He served in the United States Navy during WW II from 1945 to 1946.      On June 27, 1954, Melvin was united in marriage to Eunice Emily Bentson at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson.  Together, they raised three children,

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Les Mason: Legislative Update

House Approved: Outlawing Spousal Exemption to Sexual Battery The House debated and overwhelmingly passed HB 2467.  Current statute provides that spouses have no legal recourse in the event of such a crime.  This bill removes this antiquated exception from current law entirely. The bill was amended on the floor of the House to require a court to order a person convicted of their first offense of domestic battery to undergo a domestic violence offender assessment.  Kansas statute currently provides that a court has the discretion to require a person convicted undergo the assessment.  Typically, such an intervention takes place after the

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McPherson Municipal Court Convictions 2/2/20-2/7/20

Municipal Court Convictions Week of 2/10/2020 Total Number of Defendants: 29 Total number of cases: 29 Total number of offenses: 30   Caitlin M. Arbuckle- Speeding 12 over- Jan. 21 Travis Wade Barker- Stop signs and yield signs- Jan. 19 Jenine Sue Becker- Speeding 14 over- Jan. 9 Robert Louis Boltz Jr- Speeding 1 to 10 in School Zone- Feb. 3 Douglas Dean Dick Jr- Fail to Signal- Nov. 23 Diana Garcia- Speeding 19 over- Nov. 25 Darrin Deloss Goins- Speeding 17 over- Jan. 17 Andrew Allen Koehn, Speeding 16 over- Jan. 18 Linus Leiker- Speeding 15 over- Jan. 27

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Obituary: Barbara Maxine Crane

Gypsum – 02/09/2020 Barbara Maxine Crane Barbara Maxine Crane, 86, of Gypsum, Kansas, passed away with her family at her side at 12:25 a.m., Sunday, February 9th, 2020 peacefully, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas. Barbara was born in Denver, Colorado on August 28, 1933, a daughter of Anna Christine (Petersen) and Elbert Eugene Caldwell. Barbara attended the Fort Logan, Colorado schools and graduated from South Denver High School, Denver, Colorado. She was a member of Roxbury United Parish Roxbury, Kansas. Barbara was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner.  Through

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