United Way Receives Covid-19 Relief Grant for McPherson Residents

McPherson, KS – The Kansas Health Foundation has announced a $25,000 grant to United Way of McPherson County’s Community Response and Recovery Fund. The Kansas Health Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans, provided Impact and Capacity Grants to nonprofits across the state for COVID-19 response and recovery.  The grant will be used by United Way to help residents of McPherson County who have been adversely affected economically by the pandemic. United Way Board of Directors Chair Chad Hitt expressed gratitude to the Kansas Health Foundation for the $25,000 grant. “These funds, combined with the generous

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McPherson County Covid-19: See Updated Travel Mandates

McPherson County Health Department reports 26 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 18 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. One of the total confirmed cases is currently hospitalized. Symptoms for COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, shortness of breath, malaise, sore throat, chills, and diarrhea. If you develop any of these symptoms, contact your health care provider. You must stay home for at least 10 days after symptoms started or for 72 hours after fever is gone (without

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Obituary: Roger Gerard Fiedler

Roger Gerard Fiedler, 68, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 10th,  2020 while in the company of family members, at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas. Roger was born in Great Bend, Kansas on March 8, 1952, a son of Geraldine “Gerry” Catherine (Leiker) Fiedler and Anthony Carl Fiedler, Sr. Roger attended St. James Catholic School in Augusta, Kansas until 1961 when his family moved to McPherson. Kansas and he then attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1970.  Following graduation, Roger joined the United States

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Allison Rose Graduates from Avila University’s Class of 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO — Allison Rose of Lindsborg, KS graduated with a BFA in Art from Avila University’s Class of 2020, the University’s 103rd graduating class. Rose was amongst nearly 400 graduates who received their undergraduate and masters degrees this spring. A total of 396 graduates received masters and baccalaureate degrees from the Schools of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Professional Studies, Nursing, Science and Health, and Visual and Communication Arts. The University bestowed 279 baccalaureate degrees and 117 Master’s degrees. In light of the social distancing requirements put in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19

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Bicycle Awareness Month

Not only is May Motorcycle Awareness Month, but it is also Bicycle Awareness Month. This week is National Bike to Work Week, and Bike to Work Day is May 15! Warm weather also means more riders are out riding. Please remember to watch out for bicyclists day and night, and abide by the Standard Traffic Ordinance. In summary, Standard Traffic Ordinance 40(c) on Overtaking Bicycles on the Left says, The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a distance of not less than three feet and shall not

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins May 18th

Beginning on Monday, May 18, and continuing through Sunday, May 31, 2020, travelers can expect increased Police presence on City streets as the McPherson Police Department joins other law enforcement agencies in enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2020 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign.  This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).  Enforcement will occur around the clock. Seatbelt use diminishes after nightfall, meaning the likelihood of unbelted crash injuries and deaths rise during those hours. Fact: If the driver of a vehicle is not belted, only about 20% of the

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Virtual Button Hunt Clues and Location

CLUE 1  It’s only virtual, but the rules stay the same. Any public place in the 900 square miles of McPherson County is fair game. This clue is the traditional clue stating the location is on public property in McPherson County.   CLUE 2  Sometimes it’s good to get off the trail and go a different direction. This clue references the fact the virtual site is south of the Santa Fe Trail. Recent medallion and virtual hunt locations have been north of the trail.   CLUE 3  You can sometimes find heroes here, but not all the time and not

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All School’s Day Virtual Button Has Been Found

Mothers Day 2020 will be one Sharla Rempe of McPherson will remember for some time. Rempe submitted the correct guess Sunday Morning for the 107th McPherson County All Schools Day Virtual Button Hunt sponsored by First Bank Kansas. The virtual hunt, in it’s 4th year, was the only one of this year’s All Schools Day events that could take place under COVID-19 safety precautions which led to the cancellation of the remainder of this year’s celebration. The virtual location this year was the Moundridge baseball and softball fields on the east edge of Moundridge. The complex inclues one softball and

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Virtual Button Hunt: Clue #5

CLUE #1 It’s only virtual, but the rules stay the same. Any public place in the 900 square miles of McPherson County is fair game.   CLUE #2 Sometimes it’s good to get off the trail and go a different direction.   CLUE #3 You can sometimes find heroes here, but not all the time and not right now. It’s also not a regular hangout for many of today’s heroes   CLUE #4 Big or small, this place has it all. Maybe not right now, but someday.   CLUE #5 Small things take flight here, bigger things nearby. It’s possible

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