Rural Appreciation Picnic Cancelled

After much consideration, the Chamber board has decided not to proceed with the Rural Appreciation Picnic this year. The picnic has been a 50-year tradition of the McPherson Chamber Agriculture Committee, to celebrate the completion of harvest and appreciation of friends, family, neighbors, and customers engaged in agriculture pursuits. The Rural Appreciation Picnic, sponsored by Chamber members, typically serves between 350-500 people, and coincides with the McPherson County 4-H Fair activities. With the uncertainty of the pandemic and timing of KDHE gathering guidelines, the Chamber board made the decision to cancel the 2020 Rural Appreciation Picnic.

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McPherson County 911 6/24

McPherson Police responded to a vehicle alarm on N Centennial Dr. Marquette Police and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a call for burglary/home invasion on S Washington St in Marquette. McPherson Police responded to a call for a vulnerable person left in a locked vehicle on N Main St. McPherson County Sheriff and Moundridge Police responded to a call for a suspicious/wanted person on 12th Ave and Eisenhower Rd in McPherson. McPherson EMS, McPherson Fire and McPherson Police responded to a call for overdose/poisoning on S Ash st. McPherson EMS, McPherson Fire and McPherson Police responded to a call for

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Obituary: James Lee Engweiler

James Lee Engweiler, 72, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 7:28 p.m., Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 while in the company of family members, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas. Lee was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 24, 1947, a son of the late Alice Joan (Popp) Engweiler and James Frederick Engweiler. Lee attended Haven grade school and graduated from Haven High School, Haven, Kansas in 1965.  He then attended Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Haven, Kansas. Through the years Lee worked as a tool designer for Cessna in Seattle, Washington

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