Obituary: David “Dave” A. Smith

David “Dave” A. Smith, 69, of Hesston, KS and formerly of Faith, SD and Arvada, CO, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.  He was a retired industrial electrical & mechanical maintenance technician. He was born on July 6, 1951, in Rolette, ND, the son of Ronald Dale and Cecilia Barbara (Hager) Smith.  David graduated from Lead High School (Lead, SD) in 1969. David served in the United States Navy from 1971 to 1977.  Serving on the USS Enterprise, he was a nuclear propulsion plant operator and machinist mate. David was united in marriage to Deborah Alexander on

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Wylene Lengel’s Work on Display at Public Library

An acrylic collection titled Life is a Beautiful Ride, by Wylene Lengel is on display at the McPherson Public Library now through December 28.  Lengel, an Inman native, earned a chemistry degree at McPherson College and an MBA from Wichita State.  After a 30 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, she has now moved to her dream job, as a cosmetologist.   Wylene and her husband spent about 20 years living in other states but have now returned to McPherson. Wylene began painting in 2016.  As an avid cyclist, she always has been drawn to bicycles and the mechanisms that comprise

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McPherson County 911

10/30/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of Vehicle Theft on N Main St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of a Mask Ordinance Violation on E Kansas Ave. McPherson PD responded to a report of a Past Burglary/Home Invasion on S Taft St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of Theft on W Kansas Ave in McPherson. McPherson FD & PD responded to a report of Past Criminal Deception/Fraud/Forgery in McPherson. 10/31/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on S Ash St in McPherson. Inman PD, McPherson PD, & McPherson SO

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