Obituary: James Leo “Jim” Armer, Jr.

James Leo “Jim” Armer, Jr., 61, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 1:55 p.m., Friday, August 7th, while in the company of family members, at his sister’s home. James was born in Kingman, Kansas on November 28, 1958, a son of Wilma Jean (Mishler) and James Leo Armer. Jim attended Windom Elementary School, Windom, Kansas and Little River High School, Little River, Kansas. Jim was a truck driver and drove for several companies through the years. Jim enjoyed playing Farkel, fishing, target shooting, and enjoyed catching up with his friends through the years. He is survived by his two sons,

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Obituary: John Delbert Brockway

John Delbert Brockway, 77, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 5:40 p.m., Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at Via Christi Village, Wichita,  Kansas. John was born in Beloit, Kansas on February 17, 1943, a son of Ruth Arelyn (Dunckley) and Arthur Delbert Brockway. John attended Barnard Elementary School, and graduated from Barnard High School, Barnard, Kansas in 1961. John Delbert Brockway was united in marriage to Gladys Norene Thurston on February 24, 1963 in Hunter, Kansas.  The young couple established their first home together in McPherson, Kansas.  This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons and one

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McPherson County 911

August 7, 2020 McPherson Police and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a vehicle alarm on S HWY 81 Bypass. McPherson EMS and Fire responded to a report of chest pain/discomfort on Garden Ln. Anderson Body Shop, McPherson EMS, and Police responded to a non-injury traffic incident on N Hartup and E Euclid St. Lindsborg Police responded to a report of past harassment/stalking/threat on S 3rd St in Lindsborg. McPherson Police responded to a past/attempted theft on N Kelly St. McPherson Police responded to a verbal/physical disturbance on N Main St. McPherson Police responded to a report of domestic disturbance/violence on

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Obituary: Toni Lea Bell

 Toni Lea Bell, 62, of Galva, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at her home in Galva.  She had worked as a certified nurses aide and had been a resident of Galva for the past year, moving from Butler, Missouri. She was born June 11, 1958 in Abilene, Kansas, the daughter of William H. and Zelda O (Graham) Martin.  On July 18, 1984 she married Gary Bell in Abilene and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Trinity (Gena) Tyler, Abilene and Travis (Lindsay) Tyler, Galva; three daughters, Tricia (Thomas) Harrold, Assaria, Stephanie (Travis) McNeely, Washington and Michelle Strong, Kansas City,

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McPherson County 911

August 6, 2020 McPherson EMS and Fire responded to an overdose/poisoning on E Kansas Ave. McPherson EMS, Fire and Police responded to a commercial fire alarm on E Euclid St. McPherson County Sheriff performed and urgent welfare check on HWY K61 and 14th Ave. McPherson Animal Control performed an animal welfare check on S Elm St. McPherson EMS, Fire and Police responded to a report for ineffective breathing on N Main St. McPherson Animal Control performed an animal welfare check on Crestview Ave. Anderson Bodyshop, Conway Fire, McPherson EMS and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a non-injury traffic incident on

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McPherson County 911

August 5, 2020 Lindsborg Police and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a call for domestic disturbance/violence on N 3rd St in Lindsborg. McPherson EMS and Fire responded to a report of breathing problems on Wilderness Dr. McPherson EMS responded to a report of a fall on E Veranda Pl. Lindsborg Police responded to a report of a past suspicious or wanted person on N 1st St in Lindsborg. McPherson County Sheriff responded to a vehicle alarm on Cherokee Rd in Inman. McPherson Police responded to a report of a past or attempted theft on N Ash St. McPherson County Sheriff

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McPherson College Announces New Director of Health Care Initiatives

McPHERSON, KAN. – Dr. Nick Baldetti will join McPherson College as executive director of Health Care Initiatives on August 10. Dr. Baldetti will advise the college’s incoming Health Science Scholars, oversee experiential learning opportunities for the health science and healthcare management majors, and instruct the health systems course. Last fall, McPherson College announced the new academic program focused on creating health-related career pathways for students while engaging them in the community. The initiative includes a partnership with McPherson Center for Health, the local hospital, as well as a $1 million gift to fund the program, including ten $25,000 scholarships for

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McPherson County 911

August 4, 2020 McPherson Police and McPherson County Sheriff responded to a person threatening or attempting suicide on N Hospital Dr. McPherson EMS, Fire and Police responded to a commercial fire alarm on Kit Blvd. McPherson EMS and Fire responded to a report of chest pain/discomfort on N Maple St. McPherson Police performed and animal welfare check on E Loomis St. McPherson County Sheriff responded to a non-injury traffic incident on Limestone Rd in McPherson. McPherson EMS and Fire responded to a report of a sick person with abnormal breathing on N Carrie St. McPherson Police took a report for

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