Obituary: Diane Kay Stockham Mattingly

Diane Kay Stockham Mattingly, 80, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on November 16, 2020 at Truman Medical Center with her daughter by her side. Diane was born on November 5, 1940, in McPherson, KS, to Lloyd Cornelius and Maurine Maxine (Peterson) Stockham. She grew up on a farm in nearby Conway, KS, graduated from McPherson High and McPherson College, and embarked on a career as a schoolteacher, sometimes teaching in one-room Mennonite schools on the Kansas prairie. She met her high school sweetheart, Robert Eugene Mattingly, when she sat on his lap on the way to look at a

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Obituary: Jordan Nicole (Walker) Johnson

Jordan Nicole (Walker) Johnson, 29, of Peculiar, MO and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at AdventHealth, Shawnee Mission, KS.  She was a workers’ compensation coordinator for Mid-America Orthopedics in Overland Park, KS. Jordan was born on June 15, 1991, in McPherson, KS, the daughter of Jon Richard “Rick” and Dana Renee (Spoon) Walker.  She graduated from McPherson High School in 2009 and received a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in 2013.  On September 16, 2017, Jordan was united in marriage to Willie Miles Johnson at the Deer Creek Golf Club in Overland Park, KS. Survivors

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Take a Peek into Anne’s Kitchen Window with the Public Library

At this stage of the pandemic, it may be time to shake up the recipe box a bit and add some kick to tried and true favorites. In a program titled The Kitchen Window, Anne Kirchner from the Cook’s Nook will partner with the McPherson Public Library and show participants how to prepare one of her family favorites, Polenta with Italian Sausage. This program, scheduled for Tuesday January 26th at 6:00 p.m. via zoom, will allow participants to learn more about the culinary arts from Kirchner and hear about her Italian heritage, as they prepare the recipe along with her in

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