Kansas Has Lowest Rate of Testing Among All 50 States

Lawrence, KANSAS — The looming expiration date on Kansas’ statewide stay-at-home order worries Mary and Gary House of southeast Kansas. Though they’re staying in as much as possible now, once life returns to normal that will change. Gary, age 79, is an attorney who defends criminal cases in Chautauqua, Montgomery and Elk counties. He thinks of the exposure to the novel coronavirus he could face in a single jury selection. “They may bring in 70 or 80 prospective jurors to question,” he said. “So, you’re just around a lot of people.” The Houses want Kansas to heed the advice of epidemiologists

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Daily 911 for 4/20/20

Police personnel responded to Normandy Road for a report of an animal follow up/welfare check at 1:40 am. EMS and Fire personnel responded to East Kansas Avenue for a critical fall at 7:16 am. Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to Moccasin Road for a report of theft with the suspect detained and cooperative at 8:34 am. Police personnel responded to South Main Street for a report of theft with the suspect detained and cooperative at 11:29 am. Police personnel responded to East Kansas Avenue for a report of a non-urgent welfare check/lockout at 3:55 pm. Police personnel responded to North Ranch

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Work Zone Awareness for McPherson

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week. In McPherson, our street crews have many ongoing projects to continue the improvements to our streets. The major projects include the Hartup Street/Elizabeth Street Reconstruction, the Grimes Street/Anna Street Reconstruction, the Plaza East Place Reconstruction, Champlin Street Extension and the Hulse Drainage Project. There are two Standard Traffic Ordinances (STOs) to highlight regarding work zone safety. STO 62 on Highway Construction and Maintenance states: the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle or pedestrian actually engaged in work upon a highway within any road construction zone, indicated

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Job Posting: Customer Service Specialist at Farmer’s Alliance

Customer Service Specialist Farmers Alliance is currently seeking multiple applicants who are looking for a life-long career with a stable company. Our Customer Service Department is hiring Customer Service Specialists. This position will introduce the applicant to the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry and has the potential for advancement. Ideal applicants are organized and can learn new material and systems quickly. If you have a positive attitude and a proven record of reliability, I want to talk to you! Knowledge and Skills: High School Diploma or GED Required. Must develop an understanding of and the ability to proficiently operate all systems utilized,

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McAfee Named Assistant Superintendent at McPherson Public Schools

The USD 418 Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Mr. Jason McAfee as Assistant Superintendent. He’ll begin work July 1 alongside new superintendent Dr. Shiloh Vincent, who currently fills the role. “Considering the plans our district has for the future, Mr. McAfee was the clear choice,” said Vincent. “He’s known for being a strong collaborator with teachers and parents, and we can benefit greatly from his experience in Career and Technical Education and social-emotional learning. He also has leadership experience with facility upgrades and bond projects.” Mr. McAfee has served as Principal at Independence (KS) High School

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