Obituary: Tambre Sue “Tammy” Gosselin

Tambre Sue “Tammy” Gosselin, 52, of Mcpherson, Kansas, passed away at 7:35 a.m, Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital. Tammy was born in Salina, Kansas on February 18, 1968, a daughter of Ivan Lee and RoxAnne (Werner)  Postlethwaite. Tammy attended Wickersham Grade School, McPherson, Kansas, Conway Grade School, Conway, Kansas, Park School, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson Kansas in 1986. Through the years Tammy worked at Riverview Estates, Marquette, Kansas; Bethany Home, Lindsborg, Kansas; Hutchinson Heights, Hutchinson, Kansas; and MCDS, McPherson, Kansas.  In 2004 Tammy formed New

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The Year’s Most Popular Non-Fiction Titles

By Steve Read, Director, McPherson Public Library           Each year at this time I take a look back at the non-fiction titles which checked out the most during the preceding 12 months.  There’s always a surprise or two each year – and this year has redefined surprising — so let’s count them down to number 1:           10)  The Broken Road:  George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation, by Peggy Wallace Kennedy.  This memoir by the daughter of one of the nation’s most militant segregationists discusses how she came to terms with the many sides of her father.           9)  The

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Youth Entrepreneurs Rise to the Challenge

Although different, the annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was unquestionably just as inspirational as past competitions. At the virtual 2020 YEC hosted by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, students from the Business and Entrepreneurship Class at McPherson High School competed for prize money…and a good grade! As a NetWork Kansas Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partner, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to host a local YEC competition. “It is a unique opportunity to discover the imaginative ideas of local entrepreneurship students” said executive director, Debbie Hawkinson. Fourteen students from Mrs. Stucky’s classes, honed their business plan and submitted a 3-page executive

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Obituary: Ronald “Smitty” Gene Smith

Ronald “Smitty” Gene Smith, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 28, 2020, at McPherson Health & Rehab.  He and his wife, Marjorie, owned and operated McPherson Laundry for many years. Ron was born on June 8, 1933, in McPherson, KS, the son of Adrian M. Smith, Sr. and Sylvia Irene (Rienbolt) Smith.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1951.  On December 21, 1958, Ron was united in marriage to Marjorie A. Johnson at New Gottland Lutheran Church, McPherson.  She preceded him in death on July 16, 2015. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and

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Obituary: Mary Ruxlow

After 5 years of battling cancer with such a courageous and optimistic spirit,  Mary Ruxlow, 53, of McPherson, Kansas passed away at 8:53 a.m., Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 while in the company of her husband, at her home. Mary was born in Richfield, Minnesota on January 25, 1967, a daughter of  Louise and John  Paul. Mary attended the Richfield grade schools and graduated from Richfield High School, Richfield, Minnesota.  She then attended Central Christian College, McPherson, Kansas. While attending college she met the man of her dreams. Mary Elizabeth Paul was united in marriage to Robert L. “Bob” Ruxlow on

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Obituary: Arthur Paul Wagoner

Arthur Paul Wagoner passed away on December 27, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas with family at his side. Paul was born on March 17, 1928, in Adel, Iowa to Ethel Maurine (Stine) and Claude Leslie Wagoner.  Paul grew up in the Panther Creek Church of the Brethren. Church was an important part of family life for Paul as a child and in his adult life. Paul attended a country grade school and graduated from Adel High School in 1945.  That fall, Paul came to McPherson College where he met Mary Metzler, who would later become his wife. 

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Obituary: Carolyn Marie Walker

Carolyn Marie Walker, 89, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020, with her family by her side, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.  She had lived in McPherson County her entire life and was a nurse assistant at Memorial Hospital in McPherson. She was born September 7, 1931, in rural McPherson, the daughter of Henry Adams Walker and Mildred Lucretia (Russell) Walker.  She attended McPherson Schools and graduated from McPherson High School. Carolyn was a longtime member of the First Christian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution (Stone Corral Chapter – Lyons). Survivors include numerous

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