Health Department Reports 14 Active Cases for McPherson County

McPherson County Health Department reports 112 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 98 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are zero current hospitalizations and zero deaths. The hospitalized patient returned home to recover.  Positive case #110 is a symptomatic female in her 50s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home.  Positive case #111 is a symptomatic female in her 60s with known exposure and is recovering at home.  Positive case #112 is a symptomatic male in his 20s with known exposure and

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Obituary: Craig Ernest Applebee

Craig Ernest Applebee, 65, of Wichita, KS, passed away at 3:59 p.m., Thursday, July 16th, suddenly, at his residence. Craig was born in McPherson, Kansas on September 11, 1954, a son of Margaret Yvonne (Folsom) and Robert A. Applebee. Craig attended Roosevelt grade school, McPherson Junior High School and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1972. He then attended the Salina Police Academy, Salina, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy as a E3. National Service Defense Medal. Through the years Craig worked as a security officer for many agencies in Kansas. Craig enjoyed drawing, riding his Harley-Davidson,

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Obituary: Norman L. Yoder

Norman L. Yoder, 84, of Lindsborg, KS, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Lindsborg Community Hospital.  He was a high school shop teacher, coach, and also owned and operated Yoder Lawn & Tree Care.  In his younger years, he worked as an aide at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka. He was born September 22, 1935, in Elkhart, Indiana, and his parents were Lawrence and Viola (Sparks) Yoder.  He graduated from high school in International Falls, MN and then attended Hesston College in Hesston, KS.  Norman earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Emporia State Teacher’s College.  He served as guidance counselor at Leon

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McPherson County 911

July 17, 2020 McPherson Police responded to a report of damage/vandalism/mischief on S Lucy St. Marquette Police and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on S Washington St in Marquette. McPherson County Sheriff performed and urgent welfare check on 8th Ave in Lindsborg. McPherson Police responded to a report of a past or attempted theft on Plaza East Pl. Galva Fire, Galva Police, McPherson EMS and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a report of a person not breathing on E John St in Galva. McPherson Police responded to a report of a past

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McPherson County Has 5 New Covid-19 Cases Over Weekend

McPherson County Health Department reports 109 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 92 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There is 1 current hospitalization and zero deaths.  Cases from Saturday, July 18th o Positive case #105 is a symptomatic female in her 60s with known exposure and is recovering at home. o Positive case #106 is a symptomatic male in his 30s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home. o Positive case #107 is a symptomatic male in his 50s with unknown exposure and is

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Obituary: Eva (Joey) Jonelle John

Eva Jonelle John (Joey), 64, passed away at 1:00 am., Friday, July 17th, 2020 suddenly at her residence.   Joey was born August 28, 1955, a daughter of Alda Mae Swenson and Frank Donald Beagel. Joey worked for a variety of companies during her life, most recently as a caretaker for a local healthcare organization.  She enjoyed having pets and keeping contact with extended family while taking delight in cooking, fishing and reading.  But most of all she was fond of spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandkids. She is survived by her three sons, Jason, Jarrod and

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Obituary: Arie Benton Holm

Arlie Benton Holm, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home in rural Galva, KS.  He was a farmer and dairyman.  He also worked at the NCRA Refinery and was the owner & builder of Komfort King Wood Stoves. Arlie was born on October 18, 1928, in Galva, KS, the son of Carl Victor and Clara Ethel Matilda (Aelmore) Holm.  On May 25, 1949, Arlie was united in marriage to Norma Jean Patrick in Marquette, KS.  This union was blessed with six children, RLou, Beverly, Robert, Bradley, Ronald, and Bryan. Survivors include: his loving wife of

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