MHS Graduation Tentatively Rescheduled

Memo from Assistant Superintendent Shiloh Vincent. MHS Graduation Ceremonies – April 24, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly took extraordinary action on March 17, 2020, closing schools for the remainder of the year to protect the health and safety of our state and our community. For the Class of 2020, we know this was particularly disappointing news, and we are committed to finding the best possible way to recognize our students for their accomplishments. As students, families, and staff plan for the remainder of the spring, please find below an update regarding graduation ceremonies: Graduation Ceremonies MHS Administration met with Senior Class

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Obituary: Boyd Andrew Couch

Boyd Andrew Couch, 58, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Halstead Health & Rehab, Halstead, KS.  He had worked for Frank Black Pipe & Supply Company. Boyd was born on May 2, 1961, in Fort Worth, TX, to James Thomas and Mary Alice (Jennings) Hall. Survivors include: fiancé, Tina Western of the home; two children, Sammy Couch and Troy Couch; siblings, Jim Smith (Janette) of McPherson, KS, Barbara Chappell of Sherman, TX, Lauren Randolph of Livingston, TX, and Mary Strain of Leonard, TX; adopted siblings, Karen Danburg (David) of Brenham, TX and Bob Couch (Honey)

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Daily 911 for 4/23/20

Police personnel responded to East Loomis Street for a report of a verbal/physical disturbance at 3:06 am. EMS and Police personnel responded to North Elm Street for a report of a stroke/TIA at 7:17 am. Police personnel responded to North Ash Street for a report of past theft/attempted theft at 11:02 am. EMS and Fire personnel responded to Iron Horse Road for a report of a fire alarm-commercial/high life hazard at 11:40 am. Police personnel responded to North Walnut Street for a report of verbal/physical disturbance at 12:44 pm. Police and Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to South Centennial Drive for

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Kirstan DeVore Named a Shepherd Scholar at Emporia State University

EMPORIA, KS (04/23/2020)– Kirstan DeVore is one of 12 students named Shepherd Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year at Emporia State University. The generosity of Augusta Shepherd (BSB ’44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd, continues with these newest Shepherd Scholars. With annual and major gifts from Augusta, son Jim Shepherd, daughter Joyce and Craig French, daughter Judy and David Hawkins, and the family businesses, the initial $150,000 gift in 1994 has grown. Each year since 1995, the Shepherd Scholars Program has honored Emporia State’s most outstanding students, as determined through a robust and competitive application process. Normally,

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