McPherson County 911

August 11, 2020 McPherson Police responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on S Ash St. McPherson Police responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on W Kansas Ave. McPherson Police responded to a vehicle alarm on E Kansas Ave. Inman Fire, McPherson EMS and Moundridge Fire responded to a diabetic with abnormal behavior or not alert on Buckskin Rd in Inman. Galva Fire and McPherson EMS responded to a report of breathing problems on Westview St in Galva. McPherson Police took a report of past trespassing or an unwanted person on N Main

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Municipal Court Convictions

Carrie Allen No seat belt $30 Mary Brawner No drivers license in possession No seat belt $353 Ly Brode Disobeying traffic signal $138 Keyjuan Commons Speeding 13 over the limit $126 Alison Cullen Speeding 29 over the limit $162 Robbie Fattig No seat belt $30 Daryl Fritzemeier No drivers license in possession Driving without headlights $383 Benton Gorre Registration violation $130.50 Zebadiah Johnson Inattentive driving $138 Carl Kasey Speeding 13 over the limit $126 Meagan Lacy Disorderly conduct $233 Shanna McMackin No seat belt $30 Jacob Smith No seat belt $30 Tiffani Stanley Speeding 14 over the limit $132 Brandon

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McPherson County 911

Galva Fire and McPherson EMS responded to a possibly dangerous hemorrhage on Westview St in Galva. McPherson Police responded to a report of a past or attempted theft on W Kansas Ave. McPherson EMS and Fire responded to a report of a person fainting on S Centennial Dr. McPherson County Sheriff responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on 1st Ave and HWY K4 in Marquette. Inman Fire and Windom Fire responded to a small outside fire on Cimarron Rd in Windom. McPherson Police responded to a report of a past criminal deception/fraud/forgery on N Main St.

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Obituary: Alvin Edward Tinsley

Alvin Edward Tinsley, 81, of Inman, KS, and formerly of McPherson, Canton, and Great Bend, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.  He was a farmer and worked at Hesston Corporation as a maintenance technician.  He also served in the Army National Guard. Alvin was born on September 7, 1938, in Canton, KS the son of Charlie Alvin and May Ellen (Harmon) Tinsley.  He graduated from Canton High School and attended McPherson College. He was a member of Canton United Methodist Church and volunteered for Canton EMS. Survivors include: three children, Gina Davenport (Keith) of Hoschton, GA,

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Traffic Stop Tuesday: Using Your Blinker!

Using your signal prior to turning or changing lanes might seem like a minor detail, but not using your turn signals creates a safety hazard for yourself, other motorists, and pedestrians. Signals are used to warn others of your intended movements. Forgetting to signal can unknowingly turn a minor detail into a major problem. Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO)  Sec 54 (a), (b), (c) on Turning Movements and Required Signals says No person shall turn a vehicle or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety, nor without giving an appropriate

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McPherson County with 17 Active Cases of Covid-19

McPherson County Health Department reports 160 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 142 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are zero current hospitalizations and one death.  Case identified Saturday, August 8: o Positive case #155 is symptomatic male in his 30s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home.  Cases identified Sunday, August 9: o Positive case #156 is a symptomatic child under the age of 5 with unknown exposure and is recovering at home. o Positive case #157 is a symptomatic male in

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McPherson County 911

August 9, 2020 McPherson Police responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on S Ash St and E Skanke St. Inman Fire, McPherson EMS and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a non-injury traffic incident on HWY K61 in Inman. McPherson EMS, Fire and Police responded to a report of chest pain/discomfort on N Cedar St. Canton Police performed an animal welfare check on N Main St in Canton. Moundridge EMS and Fire responded to a report of a hemorrhage where the patient was not alert or in cardiac arrest on N Christian Ave in Moundridge. McPherson EMS,

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Obituary: Eula Mae Gustafson

Eula Mae Gustafson, 84, of San Diego, CA, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in La Jolla, CA.  She was a registered nurse and later a homemaker and had been a resident of California since 1978. She was born January 14, 1936, in Springdale, AR, the daughter of James L. and Lucille R. (Areman) Sigmon.  Eula graduated from Springdale High School in 1954 and went on to attend Saint Edward Mercy Hospital Nursing School. Eula became a US Army nurse. After discharge from the Army she went to work at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, MO where she met her future husband,

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Obituary: Suzanne Layne

Suzanne Layne, 84, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 9:48 p.m., Thursday, August 6th, peacefully, at Cedars Health Care Center. Suzanne was born in Elmira, New York on August 18, 1935, a daughter of Virginia (Stevens) and Donald Eugene Balcom. Suzanne attended schools in upstate New York. Suzanne was a member of the St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, McPherson, Kansas. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and took great pride in providing for her family. She ministered to many people throughout her life and will be remembered as caring and loving to anyone she met. Suzanne spent her life

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