Obituary: Donald Eugene Harris

Donald Eugene Harris, 82, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020, surrounded by his family at Brookdale McPherson.  Don retired from Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance where he was an IT Systems Manager. Don was born on April 25, 1938, in Humboldt, KS, the son of Elmer Craven and Mildred Orene (Murphy) Harris.  He graduated from Clearwater High School in 1956 and attended Wichita State University and Wichita School of Business.  On July 4, 1959, Don was united in marriage to Rosemarie Knebel in Grant, NE. He served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1956 to 1957. Don was

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7 New Cases of Covid-19 in McPherson County

McPherson County Health Department reports 49 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 39 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE, including the 1 probable case.  One newly positive case is an asymptomatic male in his 60s with exposure at a long term care facility.  Another newly positive case is an asymptomatic female in her teens with exposure at a long term care facility.  Another newly positive case is an asymptomatic female in her 90s with exposure at a long term care facility.  Another newly

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Obituary: Wanda Marie Wash

Wanda Marie Wash, 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 9:28 p.m., Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 while in the company of family members at Pine Village, Moundridge. Wanda was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on September 19, 1932, a daughter of the late Hazel Marie (Smith) and Jasper William Rounds. Wanda attended the Roosevelt grade school, McPherson Junior High and McPherson High School, but finished her final two years of high school at Central College, graduating in a class of 12 in 1950. She was a member of First Christian Church McPherson, and was a former member of the Free Methodist

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McPherson County 911 6/21

McPherson Police responded to a call for a burglary/home invasion on E Simpson. Inman Fire and McPherson EMS responded to a call for an alert fainting person on E Harvey St in Inman. Inman Police, McPherson Communications and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a severe weather incident on W Woodside St in McPherson. McPherson EMS and McPherson Fire responded to a call for an unconscious patient on N Main St. McPherson Police responded to a call for past theft/attempted theft on E Sharp St. McPherson EMS and McPherson Police responded to a call for an impending or not now seizure

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Obituary: Shirley Maude Koehn

Shirley Maude Koehn, 82, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020, surrounded by her family at Brookdale McPherson. Shirley was born on November 29, 1937, the daughter of Frances Mae (Caruthers) and Fred James Mathes in Covert, KS, Osborne County.  Shirley’s family moved frequently as jobs were scarce, and the family followed dad wherever work could be found.   Shirley and her sisters attended many different schools as children.  The family moved to McPherson, KS when Shirley was a sophomore, and she graduated from McPherson High School in1955.  Shirley worked various secretarial jobs part-time and full-time while maintaining a household with

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Obituary: William Harve “Bill” Hill, Jr.

William Harve “Bill” Hill, Jr., 77, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 2:50 a.m., Sunday, June 21st, while in the company of family members, at Cedars House . Bill was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on March 29, 1943, a son of Dorothy (Kramer) and Willian Harve Hill, Sr. Bill attended numerous grade schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 1961. Bill then attended Kansas State University and received his Bachelor’s degree in History. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in McPherson. Through the years Bill worked for Moorman’s Mfg., Quincy, Illinois a sales manager. Bill enjoyed

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