Facebook, Twitter flounder in QAnon crackdown

CHICAGO (AP) — Facebook and Twitter promised to stop encouraging the growth of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon, which fashions President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and government officials, after it reached an audience of millions on their platforms this year. But the social media companies still aren’t enforcing even the limited restrictions they’ve recently put in place to stem the tide of dangerous QAnon material, a review by The Associated Press found. Both platforms have vowed to stop “suggesting” QAnon material to users, a powerful way of introducing QAnon to

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McPherson County 911 10/2 – 10/3

10/02/2020 MPD responded to a past or attempted theft on E Kansas Ave. McPherson Communications performed an animal welfare check on N Elm St. MPD responded to a report of past damage/ vandalism/mischief on N Maple St. MPD responded to a non-injury traffic incident on E 1st St. and N Centennial Dr. MPD responded to a report of past damage/ vandalism/mischief on E Kansas Ave. Anderson Body Shop, Auto House, and  MSO responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on Wells Fargo Rd and 6th Ave in Marquette. MPD responded to a report of a suspicious or

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Obituary: William B. (“Bill”) Anderson

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, William B. (“Bill”) Anderson, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 90. Bill was born on February 21, 1930, at Asbury Hospital in Salina, KS to Ross and Nettie Anderson.  He passed away following a brief illness, surrounded by his family, in the same hospital. Bill graduated from Roxbury High School in 1948, attended McPherson College, and then was drafted into the army and served two years as an industrial arts teacher at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  With his father disabled by polio, he started farming at a very young age and continued

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Obituary: Charles Roger Lindblade

Charles Roger Lindblade, 90, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 8:40 a.m., Saturday, October 3rd, peacefully, at McPherson Hospital. Roger was born on his parents farm, Kansas on November 18, 1929, a son of Mable Matilda (Johnson) and Charles Arthur Lindblade. Roger attended North Union Country school through the 8th grade and then attended and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1947. He was a member of New Gottland Covenant Church McPherson, Kansas, where he served as usher for many years. Charles Roger Lindblade was united in marriage to Rosellen M. Straka on July 10, 1955 at the

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Obituary: Janell Pauline (Harsha) Addington

Janell Pauline (Harsha) Addington, “Johnnie”, died Monday, September 28, 2020, at McPherson Hospital (McPherson, KS) with her daughter, Faye, holding her hand. At the age of 94, so many of her family and friends had died including her husband, Dean.  She was ready to be reunited with them and to see Jesus. Johnnie was born February 1, 1926, in Cocoa, Florida to Myron and Myra Harsha.  She had two siblings, Edith (Harsha) Carthel (John) and George Harsha (Mae), both deceased. She met her husband, Irwin Dean Addington, who was in the Navy at the time at the USO in Cocoa.  Johnnie rode a

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