KDOT announces aviation art contest winners

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces winners of the 2020 Kansas Aviation Art Contest. The contest is designed to challenge young people to use creative expression through art to illustrate the importance of aviation. Artists ages 6-17 were divided in three age categories (junior, intermediate and senior) to create art that celebrates the adventure and excitement of aviation. The theme for this year’s contest was “Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow.” “With over 300 entrants from across the state, it’s obvious the passion for aviation still beats loud in the hearts of Kansas’ young people,” said Bob Brock, KDOT Director of Aviation.

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Spring Break Fun at the Public Library

Local schools will soon head into spring break and the McPherson Public Library has prepared entertaining events for children and teens, free of charge. Daily events for all ages will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12: Movie: “Toy Story 4” Friday, March 13: Bingo Monday, March 16: LEGOs Tuesday, March 17: Movie: “The Addams’ Family” Wednesday, March 18: Game Day Thursday, March 19: Movie: “Abominable” In addition to events targeted for the whole family, the library is also offering events for teens in grades 6-12.  Each teen event is for teens only and will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday,

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Streaming Video Service Now Available at the McPherson Public Library

The next great thing has arrived at the McPherson Public Library!  Through the library website, library patrons can sign up for quality video entertainment and education with RBdigital Video. This popular streaming service offers a full slate of original and exclusive programming, from the best in movies and television to concerts to educational courses. Included are popular favorites on Acorn TV and IndieFlix, as well as concerts on Stingray Qello and educational channels, such as The Great Courses and LearnItLive. Viewers will enjoy both the quality and the selection. Thousands of hours of commercial-free programming are available, and new shows

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Master Baker to come to Winter Lecture Series at Dyck Arboretum

On Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Hesston, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will continue its Winter Lecture Series with “Turkey Red Bread on the Plains” with master baker Sharon Entz. What do you get when you combine deep Kansas ancestry with generations of growing hard winter wheat, a milling science degree, passion for locally-sourced ingredients, an entrepreneurial spirit, and thousands of hours of bread baking experimentation? You get magic, otherwise known as Crust & Crumb by Sharon Entz. Sharon’s artistry for delicious savory and sweet baked goods has drawn nearly a cult following and is a popular feature at restaurants

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McPherson Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Applications due March 11

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce collaborates with Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to support an agricultural scholarship program. AFA is a 501(c) 3 corporation dedicated to helping support higher education and leader development of future agriculture producers and rural business leaders. The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee organizes several annual fundraising events to support the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship for McPherson County. AFA will leverage community fundraising efforts by soliciting corporations and foundations to provide financial resources to match community dollars. The AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship is $4,450, consisting of a $3,200 academic scholarship. The additional $1,250

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McPherson College President Elected To National Board

McPHERSON, KAN. – Michael Schneider, president of McPherson College, was elected to a three-year term to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). He will represent Region VII, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. President Schneider was elected at the close of the 2020 NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day held in Washington, D.C. last week. “NAICU does extraordinary work for private colleges and I am honored to serve,” said Schneider. “I am excited to advocate for the hundreds of mission-driven colleges and universities that educate many

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2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year Among Finalists for National Teacher of the Year

Tabatha Rosproy, the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year, is one of four finalists for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year, the Council of Chief State School Officers. The four finalists are: Rosproy, a preschool educator for Winfield Early Learning Center, Winfield Unified School District 465, who teaches in a program nestled within a retirement village and nursing home that includes interaction with residents. Rosproy has helped the Cumbernauld Little Vikes program build new social capital in the community while also boasting the highest preschool literacy and math scores in the district. Chris Dier, the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of

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McPherson College Students Host Fourth Graders

McPherson College opened its labs to future scientists when approximately 100 fourth graders from Washington and Lincoln elementary schools participated in a science day hosted by the college’s Pre-Health Professions Club on Feb. 3. The club hosts the event every year and is something members look forward to, according to Garrett Owen, president of PHP. “It’s our biggest event,” Owen said. “We really appreciate the schools’ participating in it. It’s our way of giving back to the community.” Members of PHP plan and organize the entire day, according to Manjula Koralegedara, association professor of chemistry and PHP Club advisor. The

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Central Christian College Fall 2019 Honor Roll

Central Christian College of Kansas is pleased to announce a very successful fall semester with 89 students making the honor roll. This number makes up over one-third of the on-campus student body with 32 students making the Dean’s List (a 3.85 GPA or higher) and 57 making Honorable Mention (a 3.5-3.84 GPA). Central is proud of the work its students have done in addition to the time the faculty and staff have taken to invest in the studies of each and every student that walks through their doors.  President Lenny Favara had this to say about the academic success, “I

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