Obituary: Lois Ruth Neher

Lois Ruth Neher, age 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She died from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Lois was born in McPherson, KS on December 20, 1928. Her parents moved to Pampa, TX, where Lois grew up.  She attended McPherson College, graduating in 1951. She began her career teaching elementary school in Newton, KS. Lois married Gerald A. Neher on December 23, 1952. In 1954 the young couple went to the mission field in Nigeria with the Church of the Brethren, where they raised their four children.

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National Library Week 2021 Theme is “Welcome to Your Library”

During the week of April 5 – 9, libraries around the country, including the McPherson Public Library, will celebrate National Library Week. The week, started in 1958, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association each April.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.  All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. The McPherson Public Library has several activities planned in recognition of the week. Monday, April 5 – A Take & Make project for children through grade 5 will be

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Quilt Guild Hosts Anne Hjetland and Susan Wempe April 12th

McPherson Quilt Guild announces their next meeting on April 12th at 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of McPherson! Anne Hjetland and Susan Wempe will be our guest speakers. You might have seen them on shop hops, at Prairie Flower Crafts or perhaps as guests at one of our previous meetings. They always have great ideas up their sleeves and tons of laughs! They will feature Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design patterns and rulers. Anne teaches classes on this technique and will show us some tricks. This system has enabled them to sew things the didn’t think they could do

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Obituary: Robert “Bob” G. Hoppes

Robert “Bob” G. Hoppes, 84, of Galva, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.  He managed the Co-Ops in Belmont and Durham and was a sales manager for Southeast Publications. Bob was born on April 5, 1936, in Longton, KS, the son of Ivan T. and Agnes B. (McConnell) Hoppes.  He graduated from Chase High School (Chase, KS).  On December 3, 1955, Bob was united in marriage to Lois Elaine Partington in Chase. Survivors include: his loving wife of 65 years, Lois of the home; three children, Robert, Jr. (Debbie) Hoppes of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Danny

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Obituary: James “Jim” Lee Anderson

James “Jim” Lee Anderson, 89, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Liberal, KS, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Glen Carr House Memory Care in Derby, KS.   He was the owner and operator of Jim Anderson Oilfield Service and Alpha Services and Production. Jim was born on February 17, 1932, in McPherson County, KS, the son of Myron Carl and Helen Leona (Ek) Anderson.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1950.  On December 9, 1951, Jim was united in marriage to Marilyn I. Love at the First Baptist Church in McPherson. He was a member

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Obituary: Ralph Stecklein

Ralph Stecklein, 65, of Lindsborg, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS.  He had previously worked in production at McPherson Industries at MCDS. He was born on October 31, 1955, at the St. Anthony Hospital in Hays, KS, the son of Steven and Louise Marie (Bieker) Stecklein.  He had two older brothers, Steven and Alfred.  As a child, Ralph lived in Ellis County, KS. Ralph was infatuated with water and loved to swim, bathe, and shower.  Basically, anything to do with water, he loved!  He also loved drinking water and milk.  He

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Starting March 29 All Kansans Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that starting next Monday, March 29, 2021, the State of Kansas will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to all Kansans (16+), entering the final Phase 5 of the Vaccine Prioritization plan. “With the anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, we must get every dose of vaccine into arms quickly,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I strongly encourage every Kansan to get the COVID-19 vaccine so we can get back to school, back to work, and back to normal.” Kansas will become the 8th state to make the vaccine available to all adults, joining Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,

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