Art by Susan Bartel on Display at Public Library

Susan Bartel sees the world through painting, whether it’s capturing the light at that just-right second, or exploring details often overlooked. Moments of awe in the familiar, the common, are her inspiration, and she hopes to convey the emotion she feels through her work.  Bartel’s current collection, I Noticed, Visual Stories by Susan Bartel, is now on display at the McPherson Public Library through April 27th. “Painting in watercolor is my passion,” says Bartel, “I covet the unexpected miracles that happen in watercolor – it’s a dance between control and letting the colors mix and sing for themselves. I use a

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State Announces Art Contest Geared Toward Suicide Prevention

TOPEKA – The state of Kansas announces the launch of a new art contest geared towards Kansas youth. The Youth Suicide Prevention Art Contest is for artists, musicians, painters, writers, sculptors, poets, singers and photographers in grades 6 to 12. The contest, hosted by Kansas Partners in Empowering Youth for Suicide Prevention, will help state agencies shape suicide prevention messages and health promotion campaigns. In 2019, 521 Kansans died by suicide including six under the age of 15 and 83 individuals between the ages of 15 and 24. “Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Kansans age 15 to

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St. Joseph Announces SpringFest Auction

St. Joseph School is holding an online-only SpringFest auction this week. There are over 100 items available to bid on, and the proceeds will go toward purchasing new Social Studies textbooks and other school supplies. Bidding will be open from Feb.27th through Mar.6th. The auction can be viewed at https://sjcsks2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse or through link on the www.stjosephmcpherson.com/school website.

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Obituary: Dale Gene Scott

Dale Gene Scott, 57, of Hillsboro, Kansas and formerly of Galva, passed away at 4:22 a.m., Saturday, February 27th, 2021 peacefully, at Salem Home. Dale was born in McPherson, Kansas on August 22, 1963, a son of Frankie Mae (Ballweg) and James Dean Scott. Dale attended Galva Elementary School, Galva Junior High and graduated from Canton Galva High School, Canton, Kansas in 1982. He was a member of Galva Christian Church Galva, Kansas. Through the years Dale worked for Kit Manufacturing in McPherson, the Hop Shop in Galva, Kansas and was a 911 dispatcher for McPherson County. Dale enjoyed fishing,

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