Obituary: George Dick Hess

George Dick Hess, 92, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at McPherson Hospital. Dick was an oil producer and retired president of Hess Oil Co., McPherson. Dick was born December 19, 1928, in Blackwell, OK, the son of George Reiser and Evaline (Farrah) Hess.  Dick grew up in the oil fields of McPherson County, working alongside his parents at their country store between Canton and Galva.  As his father gradually shifted his focus from the store to oil production, Dick learned the business that would eventually become his own livelihood. Dick graduated from McPherson High

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Governor Laura Kelly to Close Capitol Complex, Administration Buildings Tuesday and Wednesday

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced the State Office Buildings in the Capitol Complex, which includes Curtis, Landon, and Eisenhower, will be closed starting tomorrow, January 19, and Wednesday, January 20. Additional administration buildings will also be closed. “The safety and wellbeing of our employees is my top priority,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “These steps are taken out of an abundance of caution – and I thank all employees for their patience and understanding during this time.” Employees are instructed to work remotely. If an employee’s regular duties require them to be in the office – and they cannot work from home –

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