McPherson County 911

9/15/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of Trespassing/Unwanted on N Main St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Past Criminal Deception/Fraud/Forgery on S Thunderbird St in McPherson.  McPherson Communications responded to a report of a Scam on S Main St in McPherson.  McPherson Communications responded to a report of a Scam on E Kansas Ave in McPherson.  Canton PD & McPherson SO responded to a report of Threatening Suicide/Attempted Suicide on N 5th St in Canton.  McPherson PD responded to a report of a Verbal/Physical Disturbance on N Ash St.  McPherson PD responded to a report

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McPherson College Lands on U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges List

For the fifth year in a row, McPherson College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the 2021 “Best Colleges” list for Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Additionally, McPherson College was included on five of the publication’s other lists including Most Innovative Schools. The Most Innovative Schools rankings are based solely on the response of college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans, who are asked to nominate colleges or universities in their ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities. According to U.S. News & World

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Obituary: Larry Atkinson

Larry Neal Atkinson, 66, of Mcpherson, Kansas, passed away at 12:43 p.m., Monday, September 14th, 2020 peacefully at Hospice House, Hutchinson, Kansas. Larry was born in McPherson, Kansas on February 27, 1954, a son of Charles Cornelius and Minnie Elizabeth (Chalmers) Atkinson. Larry attended Lincoln Elementary School, Park School, McPherson Junior High School and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1972. He then attended Hutchinson Junior College, Hutchinson, Kansas. He was baptized into the Christian faith at the  First Methodist Church McPherson. He served in the U.S. Navy. Through the years Larry worked as a police officer, firefighter,

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McPherson County 911

9/14/20 Mcpherson PD & SO responded to a report of a Verbal/Physical Disturbance on W Woodside St in McPherson.  McPherson EMS & PD responded to a report of a Possible Suicide Attempt on S Grand Ave in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of an Attempted Theft on N Lakeside Dr in McPherson.  Mcpherson PD  responded to a report of a Verbal/Physical Disturbance on S Roosevelt St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Past Animal Attack/Animal Cruelty on N Barber St in McPherson.  Canton PD, Galva PD, & McPherson SO responded to a report of a

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Obituary: Leonard Edwards

Leonard Allen “Pete” Edwards, 92, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi RMC, St. Joseph Campus, Wichita, KS.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator for several different pipeline companies across the United States.  Leonard served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1946 and the United States Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean War. Leonard was born on March 24, 1928, in Hardin, MO, the son of Henry and Margaret (Bueler) Edwards.  He was united in marriage to Shirley J. Gregg on January 24, 1955, in Carrollton, MO.  This union was blessed with two

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McPherson County 911

9/12/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of Domestic Violence on N Wheeler St in McPherson.  McPherson SO responded to a report of Theft on 14th Ave in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Domestic Violence on E Northview Rd in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Trespassing on E Kansas Ave in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Trespassing on N Main St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Past Damage/Vandalism/Mischief on N Oak St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Trespassing on E Simpson St in

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Obituary: Richard Reinecker

Richard Lee “Rick” Reinecker, 64, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at his residence. Rick was born in McPherson, Kansas on August 23, 1956, a son of Gene Hayden and Joan Lee (Edwards) Reinecker. Rick attended Roosevelt Elementary School, McPherson Junior High School, and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1974. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.   Through the years Rick worked for Mahaney Construction Company, Wichita, Kansas as a foreman, Cruthers Construction, Wichita, Kansas as a carpenter, and a mechanic for Malm Automotive, McPherson, Kansas.   Rick enjoyed listening

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Obituary: Abner A. Vickrey

Abner A. Vickrey, 79, of Lindsborg, KS and formerly of Salina, KS and McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.  He was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, was a licensed cosmetologist, worked at KIT Manufacturing, was a carpenter for Don Hoch Construction, owned and operated Vickrey Construction, and worked in the wastewater treatment plant at Schwan’s in Salina. He served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963. Abner was born on October 7, 1940, in Emporia, KS, the son of Abner Hezekiah and Margaret Mae (Burris) Vickrey.  He

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McPherson County Farmers Market Thriving Despite COVID-19

The McPherson County Farmer’s Market was in full swing this past Saturday. Vendors were selling everything from Pumpkin Spiced Nut Bread to Malagueta hot peppers. Fresh bierocks, fragrant cinnamon rolls, and smiling faces abounded.  One group of vendors, The McPherson Master Gardeners & Friends, had an array of impressive-looking produce including cucumbers, zucchini, squash, and watermelon. The volunteer-based organization has donated their food to local food banks in the past, however, COVID related relief funds have kept food banks fully stocked. Joyce Cole, a volunteer for the McPherson Master Gardeners & Friends, said “We needed somewhere to sell our produce,

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