McPherson College names first female Athletic Director

President Michael Schneider is pleased to announce Chandler Short as the new director of athletics at McPherson College. Short, who is currently serving as interim director of athletics, will be the first woman to serve as the full-time athletic director in the history of McPherson College. “Chandler has been key to recent successes in our athletic department,” President Schneider said. “She will serve our coaches and students well as the department focuses on consistently competing to win the KCAC Commissioner’s Cup while embracing core values related to our mission of developing whole persons.” Short began her career at McPherson College

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Obituary: May Lillian Juhnke

May Lillian Juhnke, 101, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 7:10 p.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2020 while in the company of family members, at Kidron Bethel Village, Newton, Kansas. May was born in Freeman, South Dakota on March 1, 1919, a daughter of William J. and Elizabeth P. (Graber) Senner. May attended rural country school and Freeman Academy, Freeman, South Dakota. May then attended Bethel Deaconess School of Nursing, Newton, Kansas. She was a member of Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge and a former member of the Salem Mennonite Church in Freeman, South Dakota. Through the years May worked as a

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Obituary: Ronald Earl Barnes

  Ronald Earl Barnes, 72, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Colorado, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in rural McPherson.   He was a construction worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was born August 9, 1947, in Grand Island, NE, the son of Ronald Anthony and Velma Ellen (Sautter) Barnes.  On January 29, 1968, he married Diane Kay Kramer in Rockville, NE. Survivors include his wife, Diane of Wheatridge, CO; five children, Christy Stanislav (Michael) of Omaha, NE, Joey Reed (Frank) of McPherson, KS, Carrie Espinosa (Ben)

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Celtic Angels Return to the McPherson Opera House

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 7:30 pm – and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! – the Celtic Angels return to the McPherson Opera House with their all-new show “Celtic Angels Ireland.” Produced in Ireland, the Celtic Angels performances are a complete celebration of Irish heritage through dance, music, and song.  The show features the Celtic Angels, who are Victoria Kenny, Emily Carroll, Tammy Browne, Amy Penston, and Ellie Mullane; the Celtic Knight Dancers, starring two former lead dancers of Riverdance, and the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin.  All of the Celtic Angels Ireland singers, dancers, and musicians

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District Court Docket – Week of 3/2/20

Arraignment: March 4th State of Kansas vs. Manuel Emilio Rivera State of Kansas vs. Asia Darnell Crockett (X2) State of Kansas vs. Jorge Ravindra Bran State of Kansas vs. David Ray Arnold State of Kansas vs. Laquaveon M Webb State of Kansas vs. Allen Ray Williams IV State of Kansas vs. Timothy Schrock State of Kansas vs. Dexter Wedel Carey State of Kansas vs. Sarah Johanna Ellert State of Kansas vs. Adham Ben Ray Yusuf State of Kansas vs. Sarah Beth Parker State of Kansas vs. Xavior Lee Woker State of Kansas vs. Robert Marshall Potts State of Kansas vs.

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Municipal Court Convictions 2/24-2/28/2020

Number of Defendants- 26 Number of Cases- 26 Number of Offenses- 28 Mindy Diane Allen- speeding 12 over- 2/1/20 Minnie E. Atkins- no seatbelt- 2/27/20 David Wayne Bernhardt- stop and yield signs- 12/22/19 Patsy M. Bley- speeding 13 over- 2/28/20 Kenneth Ray Dickson- registration violation- 2/27/20 Travis Blaine Dorris, speeding 14 over, 1/25/20 Luz Maribel Dubon-Estrada, use one-way glass windows and no driver’s license, 1/25/20 Shane Joseph Fazzino, speeding 12 over, 2/27/20 Ryne Marcus Flynn, speeding 13 over, 2/19/20 Kimberly K. Glazner, speeding 16 over, 2/22/20 Michelle Elizabeth Herrera, registration violation, 1/22/20 Kerri Ann Horton, stop and yield sign, 2/4/20

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McPherson Weekend 911 (Feb 28-Mar 1)

Friday, February 28th, 2020 EMS personnel responded to Oak Park Drive for a report of a diabetic alert at 1:47 am. EMS personnel responded to East Elizabeth Street for a report of a fall at 3:08 am. McPherson Sheriff’s office personnel responded to North Lawrence Street for a domestic disturbance/ violence call at 11:03 am. Police personnel responded to East Allison Street for a report of past damage/vandalism/mischief call at 12:51 pm. Police personnel responded to East Elizabeth Street for a report of an animal attack/dangerous animal at 2:41 pm. EMS and Fire personnel responded to North Bound I-135 for

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Obituary: Vernice Lee Etta Horn

Vernice Lee Etta Horn, 89, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 6:55 a.m., Saturday, February 29th, 2020 peacefully at Angel Arms. Vernice was born in Marquette, Kansas on January 28, 1931, a daughter of Conrad and Emma (Swanson) Blomberg. Vernice attended Riverside Elementary School and graduated from Marquette High School Marquette, Kansas in 1949. She then attended Brown Mackie Business School, Salina, Kansas. She was a member of the New Gottland Lutheran Church. Through the years Vernice worked as a bookkeeper and insurance agent for many companies. Her last 18 years she worked for Shelter Insurance, McPherson, Kansas as an

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