‘I was sad. It was sad’: Voters bemoan nasty debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated. Americans cringed. After the presidential candidates put on one of the noisiest, most chaotic debates in recent memory, voters across the country struggled for words – printable words – to describe the display. Many went first to profanities. Others landed on more polite, but still biting, terms for the live, prime-time event, long considered evidence of the rigors of U.S. democracy: “A joke,” “a disgrace” and “so disrespectful.” “I was sad. It was sad, and it was very pathetic,” said Rickey Hampton, as the 54-year-old stood inside the doorway of

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Obituary: Gayla Green

Gayla V. Green, 93, of McPherson, KS, died on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, surrounded by family at her home.  Gayla was born on December 6, 1926, in Agra, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charlie N. and Beulah (Rush) Thompson.  She graduated from Tryon High School, Oklahoma, and Central College and McPherson College, both of McPherson, Kansas.  On January 21, 1949, Gayla married Bob R. Green in Ames, Oklahoma. Gayla had worked as an administrative assistant for Hesston Corp. and as an assistant librarian for McPherson College.  She was a member of McPherson Free Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and helped with

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McPherson County 911

9/30/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of Attempted Theft on N Ranch Rd in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Assault/Sexual Assault on N Walnut St in McPherson.  Canton PD responded to a report of Missing/Runaway Found Person on S Kansas Ave in Canton.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Attempted Theft on Eastmoor Dr in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of a Verbal/Physical Disturbance on E Avenue A/S Elm St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Harassment/Stalking/Threat on N Barber St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of

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McPherson Police Respond to Shooting

McPherson Police Officers are investigating a report of a 13-year-old with a gunshot wound. On Thursday, October 1, 2020. At 7:53 am, McPherson County Emergency Communications/911 dispatched McPherson Police Officers, EMS, and Fire Rescue to a report of a 13-year-old with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a residence in the 100 block of Lake Road in McPherson. McPherson EMS transported the 13-year-old from the residence to McPherson Center for Health, and then to Wesley Medical Center. The 13-year-old is currently in critical condition. An investigation into the incident is ongoing by the McPherson Police Department.

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Elyria Christian School Annual BBQ Dinner

It’s BBQ Time! Same delicious food served in a new way!   Elyria Christian School is hosting its annual BBQ Dinner on Monday, October 12 from 11:00am-7:00pm at the McPherson County 4H Building located at 710 W. Woodside in McPherson.  There will be NO dine-in option this year. Instead, order your food one of TWO ways:  Call Ahead—pre-order your meal by calling 620-386-0523 or 620-755-0640  Carside Ordering—pull up and we’ll take your order

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Celebrating Return to Play During National High School Activities Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to hit the pause button on life. During the stoppage and forced time away from routines, many people have come to appreciate the important things in life – family, friends and faith among others.                  Still, the loss of some routines and regular activities hurt worse than others, namely last spring when high school sports and performing arts were shut down. Millions of students, coaches, parents and fans quickly began to realize the privilege of involvement in these education-based programs in schools.                   Now, slowly but surely, high school sports and performing arts are

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Obituary: Robert Leon “Bob” Hill

Robert Leon “Bob” Hill, 93, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 7:20 a.m., Wednesday, September 30th, 2020, while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital . Bob was born in McPherson, Kansas on September 13, 1927, a son of Harry Bryan and Verbie Blanche (Whitney) Hill. Bob attended the Grasshopper Country School, rural Galva, Kansas, and graduated from Galva High School in 1945.  He then attended McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 2nd class in WW II and as a Bmg

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Subway bread isn’t bread, Irish court says

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast-food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread. The ruling came in a tax dispute brought by Bookfinders Ltd., an Irish Subway franchisee, which argued that some of its takeaway products – including teas, coffees, and heated sandwiches – were not liable for value-added tax. A panel of judges rejected the appeal Tuesday, ruling that the bread sold by Subway contains too much sugar to be categorized as a “staple food,” which is not taxed. “There is no dispute that

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