Obituary: Elizabeth “Liz” Marie Watts

Elizabeth “Liz” Marie Watts, 85, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Pleasant View Home, Inman. She had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Mercy Hospital and The Cedars, and later a greeter at Walmart. Liz was born on July 8, 1934, in Hillsboro, KS, the daughter of Arthur H. and Esther (Knak) Penner.  She graduated from the Wichita Public School of Practical Nursing in 1953.  On October 25, 1953, Liz was united in marriage to Homer M. Watts.  He preceded her in death on June 1, 1992. She was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church,

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McPherson County 911

July 3, 2020 McPherson Police responded to a report of a burglary/home invasion on S Chestnut St. McPherson Fire responded to a report of lines down with smoke on N Hartup St. McPherson EMS, McPherson Fire and McPherson Police responded to a call for an allergic reaction on S Taft St. McPherson Police responded to a report of a theft. The suspect was detained and cooperative on E Kansas Ave. McPherson Police responded to a report of trespassing or an unwanted person on Plaza East Place. McPherson Police responded to a report of trespassing or an unwanted person on S

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McPherson County Extends Phase 3 of Reopening Until July 20

McPherson County continues to have a tremendous uptake in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. An alarming amount of cases are asymptomatic, meaning they do not have any signs or symptoms. A portion of these positive cases report attending gatherings at local lakes, parties, or traveling sport tournaments while contagious. These are events both inside and outside of McPherson County. If you are notified by the Health Department of being a contact of someone who is positive for COVID-19, you MUST quarantine at home for 14 days. This means that a negative test will not return an exposed person to work/sports/daycare/etc. sooner

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Students Selected for Equity Bank Management Program

McPHERSON, KAN. –Two recent McPherson College graduates are joining the management-training program at Equity Bank. Cami Richardson of Hesston, Kansas, and Rachel Foreman of Holcomb, Kansas both recently graduated from the business program at McPherson College. They were selected by faculty to interview with the bank in November. Both were contacted for the second round of interviews that include Equity Bank CEO Brad Elliott, a 1989 graduate of McPherson College. The two students will join several other alumni who work for Equity Bank and who are on its leadership team. Two McPherson College students were also selected last year for

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