Snowball Drop Cancelled

The Chamber of Commerce was hopeful that the traditional Snowball Drop could be modified with additional safety measures, but due to the large jump in positive Covid-19 cases in McPherson County, it was decided that the responsible thing to do is cancel the Snowball Drop. The Chamber is  working on fun, alternative ways to distribute the prizes.  We will share details as they become available.

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KDOT demonstrates disaster response using drones

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation completed a field exercise recently in Rossville to demonstrate the capabilities of drones being used for infrastructure inspections and disaster response. Bridge inspectors, public safety officials, universities and UAS manufacturers worked side-by-side with KDOT team members on this exercise. The Capabilities Exercise, or CAPEX, showed how drones can – save time and money on transportation infrastructure inspections; allow state agencies to examine disaster sites in emergency response situations; and expand economic opportunities through transportation using innovative technologies. “Safety is our top priority and we seek every opportunity to employ better transportation solutions

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Obituary: Marty Dale Koehn

Marty Dale Koehn, 61, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 unexpectedly, at McPherson Hospital. Marty was born in McPherson, Kansas on April 29, 1959, a son of Mary Lou (Bonjour) Petersen, and Willard Duane Koehn. Marty was born with mental disabilities and he spent his youth in Topeka at the KNI facility where they were able to work with him on his speech, motor skills, and daily living techniques.  He moved to Newton, Kansas for several years before returning to McPherson and joined the MCDS family. Marty enjoyed eating, drinking Pepsi, loved Christmas, always

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Obituary: Edward Robert Cook

Edward Robert Cook, 96, of Saint Augustine, FL, passed away at 9:30 p.m., Sunday, November 1st, 2020 peacefully, at Legend of Hutchinson, Hutchinson, Kansas. Edward was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 7, 1924, a son of John Patrick and Mary Agnes (Olson)  Cook. Ed attended Roosevelt Grade School, McPherson Junior High School and McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas. Through the years Ed worked for Miller Testing Company as a Oil Field Tester, Great Bend, Kansas and Thunderbird Drilling  as a Tool Pusher, Wichita, Kansas. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in McPherson. He served in

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Obituary: Sheryl Elaine Miller

Sheryl Elaine Miller, 68, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita.  She retired from Hospira where she worked for 36 years.  She then was a self-checkout hostess at Walmart. Sheryl was born on March 13, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Marvin James and Gloria June (Bengston) Plooster.  She graduated from McPherson High School in 1970 and attended Brown Mackie College in Salina.  Sheryl was united in marriage to John K. Miller on June 24, 1973, at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson.  This union was blessed with a daughter, Heather. Survivors include: her

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Final Election Results for McPherson County

President/VP Jorgensen and Cohen: 308 Trump and Pence: 9,225 Biden and Harris: 3,596 Write-In: 33 US Senate Jason Buckley: 560 Roger Marshall: 8,701 Barbara Bollier: 3,825 Write-In: 14 US Rep 1st District Kalie Barnett: 3,211 Tracey Mann: 9,180 Write-In: 28 KS Senate 35th District Richard Willborn: 11,312 Write-In: 206 House of Rep 73rd District Les Mason: 8,938 Write-In: 137 House of Rep 74th District Stephen Owens: 848 Write-In: 857 House of Rep 108th District Steven Johnson: 1,537 Write-In: 35 Co Commissioner 2nd District Tom Kueser: 3,240 Write-In: 76 Co Commissioner 3rd District David O’Dell: 4,121 Write-In: 86 County Clerk Hollie

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McPherson County 911

McPherson PD responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on N Elm St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on Center St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of Trespassing/Unwanted on Lakeview Dr in McPherson. Moundridge EMS, FD, & PD responded to a report of a Vehicle Fire on S Christian Ave/E Grant St in Moundridge. McPherson PD responded to a report of Threatening Suicide/Attempted Suicide on E Euclid St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on N Walnut St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded

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