Kansas’s March Total Tax Collections $66.7 Million Ahead of Previous March

TOPEKA – Kansas outperformed the March estimate by $52.3 million, or 9.7%, with $590.1 million received in total tax collections. That is $66.7 million more than last March. “While this revenue growth is encouraging, we must continue practicing fiscal responsibility – particularly as we’re getting a clearer picture of how federal and state tax legislation could impact the state’s ending balance,” Governor Kelly said. “We cannot risk passing any tax bill that would put Kansas back into a self-inflicted budget crisis, and jeopardize our COVID-19 recovery efforts.” With the late start of tax season and refunds going out in March, individual income tax collections

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Obituary: Phyllis June Goering

Phyllis June Goering, 90, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 10:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 31st, peacefully, at Pine Village, Moundridge. Phyllis was born in McPherson, Kansas on August 1, 1930, a daughter of Mildred Helene (Casstevens) and Lester A. Brown. Phyllis attended Roosevelt grade school, McPherson Junior High, and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas, in 1948.  She then attended one year at McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, before transferring to Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kansas. Phyllis was baptized

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Obituary: Curtis Keith Crough

Curtis Keith Crough, 63, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:04 a.m., surrounded by family, on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. Curtis was born in Salina, Kansas on May 9, 1957, a son of Maxine (Moses) and Curtis V. Crough Curtis attended the Salina grade schools and graduated from Salina Central High School, Salina, Kansas in 1975? Curtis Keith Crough was united in marriage to Lisa Jo Kaiser on October 15, 1983 at McPherson, Kansas.  The young couple established their first home together in McPherson.  This union was blessed with the

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Obituary: Devon Rene Bersuch

Devon Rene Bersuch, 37, of Roxbury, KS, passed away peacefully, in the presence of family members, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Harry Hynes Hospice Center, Wichita, KS.  She worked as an E.M. Data Reviewer at Pfizer of McPherson and as an assistant softball coach for Lindsborg Smoky Valley High School. Devon was born on June 1, 1983, in Lindsborg, KS, the daughter of Dennis Jeffrey and Jazell SusAnn (Scott) Bersuch.  She attended McPherson schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 2001. She participated in numerous sports, including volleyball, basketball, and softball throughout middle school and high school.  At an

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Area Students Earn Scholastic Honors from Emporia State University

EMPORIA, KS (04/05/2021)– Emporia State University congratulates more than 800 undergraduates named to the university honor roll and dean’s lists for fall 2020. Students from this area who received honors include: Kirstan DeVore of Inman, Kansas, university honor roll Lauren Hein of McPherson, Kansas, university honor roll and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean’s list Aislinn Hughes of McPherson, Kansas, university honor roll and The Teachers College dean’s list Jace Kinnamon of McPherson, Kansas, university honor roll and The Teachers College dean’s list Scott Nelson of McPherson, Kansas, university honor roll Kelsey Wilson of McPherson, Kansas, university honor roll

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Legislative Update with Rep. Mason

Legislative Session End Rapidly Approaching The Kansas Legislature is currently on a short break, following the “Drop Dead Day” point; where bills from non-exempt committees must have passed both houses or languish until next session. This week we’ll see four days of Conference Committee action, then off until Veto Session starting May 3. In the meantime, we’ve been busy with a number of issues. Protecting Local Control on Masks On March 24th, the administration announced their intent to issue another statewide mask mandate by Executive Order despite a decline in new COVID cases. The House responded quickly with passage of House

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