Obituary: Shirley A. McKinney

Shirley A. McKinney, 82, of McPherson, KS, passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Wilson Care Home and Hospice.  She had previously resided in Brookdale Assisted Living. She was born June 6, 1938, in a taxi cab between Galva and McPherson, the daughter of Clarence and Bertha Tector. They preceded her in death, as did her husband, Lawrence, a son, Brent, brothers-in-law, George Ellsworth and Irvin Decker, sisters-in-law, Leoda Ellsworth and Terie Tector, as well as nephew, Robbie Ellsworth, and the family favorite pet dog, Willie.  Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Galva Chieftan

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McPherson County Covid-19 Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 289 total cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 262 of the total cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE or have passed away. There are two current hospitalizations and one death. MCHD is confirming medical records on 3 other deaths before listing them in our numbers. MCHD would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the families suffering loss. Updated case data includes: • Asymptomatic: 26 • Cases with unknown exposure: 113 • Cases 60 years old and above: 71 • Cases 50-59 years old: 31 • Cases

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McPherson College Announces Teaching Awards

McPHERSON, KAN. – McPherson College announces the recipients of the 2020-21 Teaching Awards. The awards are traditionally presented at the college’s annual Honors Convocation, which was not held this year. This year’s recipients are Dr. Stephen Hoyer and Dr. Becki Bowman. A committee of three students and last year’s teaching award recipients reviewed more than 35 nominations from students and faculty colleagues to select one tenured faculty member and one non-tenured faculty member to receive the awards. This year’s non-tenured award recipient, Dr. Hoyer, is an assistant professor of psychology. Students who nominated Dr. Hoyer emphasized his gentle, compassionate nature;

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Trump aims for Monday release after outside drive-by

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was hoping for a Monday discharge from the military hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19, a day after he briefly ventured out while contagious to salute cheering supporters by motorcade — an outing that disregarded precautions meant to contain the virus that has killed more than 209,000 Americans. The scale of the outbreak within the White House itself was still being uncovered Monday, as press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced she tested positive for the virus Monday morning and was entering quarantine. White House officials said Trump was anxious to be released

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McPherson County 911

10/04/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of a Chemically Impaired Person/Loud Party on Lake Rd in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of a Past Theft/Attempted Theft on N Baer St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of a Past Theft/Attempted Theft on S Walnut in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Keep the Peace on Prarie Rd in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Trespassing on Lakeview Dr in McPherson.  McPherson EMS & FD responded to a report of a Commercial Fire Alarm (High Life Hazard) on E Kansas Ave in

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