Obituary: Alma Jean “Jeannie” Thiel

Alma Jean “Jeannie” Thiel, 80, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020, surrounded by her family at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge.  She was a CNA at Memorial Hospital, McPherson for over 40 years and after retirement, she worked at The Cedars and Sterling House.  For the last several years, Jeannie had been a resident of Schowalter Villa in Hesston. Jeannie was born on July 5, 1939, to Emmanuel and Nora (Hunt) Nightengale.  She was raised by parents, David and Bertha Penner in rural Inman, KS.  She graduated from Inman High School in 1957 and attended Bethel College.  Jeannie was united in marriage

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McPherson County Issues Stay-At-Home Order

This is an excerpt from the full order that you can access by scrolling down.  This public health order to stay at home is being issued to slow the  rate of community spread of COVID-19 through intensified social distancing. It is estimated that each COVID-19  positive person could infect between 2.6 to 4 other people. Furthermore , there is emerging evidence of transmission among pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people, making routine case-finding and exposure tracing strategies ideally within 2 weeks of the first case and are key to flattening the epidemic curve to prevent overwhelming our local health care system’s ability

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Daily 911 on 3/26/20

EMS and Police personnel responded to North Centennial Drive for a report of a fire alarm- commercial/high life hazard at 4:04 am. Police personnel responded to East Elizabeth for a report of past damage/vandalism/mischief at 12:18 pm. EMS and Fire personnel responded to East Avenue C for a report of breathing problems at 3:20 pm. Police personnel responded to North Main for a past theft/attempted theft at 4:17 pm. Police personnel responded to North Main Street for an urgent welfare check at 7:24 pm. Police personnel responded to Foxborough Drive for a report of a suspicious/wanted individual at 8:06 pm.

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Obituary: Howard William Arvin

Howard William Arvin, 80, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Kansas City, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at McPherson Hospital. Howard was born on May 4, 1939, in Wichita, KS, the son of Samuel Otis and Floada (Blurton) Arvin. He attended Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson. Survivors include: two brothers, James Arvin and wife, Della, of McPherson, KS and Bill Arvin and wife, Sue, of Mansfield, LA; and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Sandy Arvin; two brothers, Joe and Donald; and three sisters, Thelma, Lila, and Eva. The family

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