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 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 Unofficial Primary Election Results

UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS Write-ins, provisional ballots and mail in ballots post marked by August 4 still need to be added to current numbers. Results as of 11:30pm, August 4th. Total ballots cast Republican: 5,501 Democrat: 1,151 Non-partisan: 0 Blank sheets cast: 9 Republican United States Senator Roger Marshall: 3,012 Kris Kobach: 1,053 Bob Hamilton: 717 David Lindstrom: 367 Lance Berland: 117 Steve Roberts: 32 Brian Matlock: 54 John Miller: 22 Gabriel Robels: 24 Derek Ellis: 21 John Berman: 5 Democrat United States Senator Barbara Bollier: 1,012 Robert Tillman: 122 Republican United States Representative 1st District Tracey Mann: 3,545 Bill Clifford: 1,338

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Police Address Riding in the Back of Trucks

Riding in the bed of a pick-up truck may seem convenient, but it is very dangerous. The bed of a pick-up truck does not offer the same protections as the passenger compartment, such as seat belts and airbags. Did you know, riding in the back of a pick-up is also a violation of the traffic law? According to Standard Traffic Ordinance 115 and 182.2 on Unlawful Riding on Vehicles; Persons of any age states, (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designed or intended for use of passengers

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McPherson County Covid-19 Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 142 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 130 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are zero current hospitalizations and one death. ● Positive case #142 is a symptomatic female in her 50s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home. Updated information about the 142 cases includes: ● Asymptomatic cases: 16 ● Cases with unknown exposure: 46 ● Cases 60 years old and above: 33 ● Cases 50-59 years old: 22 ● Cases 40-49 years old: 20 ● Cases 30-39 years

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First Covid-19 Fatality in McPherson County

McPherson County Health Department reports our first fatality from COVID-19 in McPherson County. The young man was in his 30s and was hospitalized on July 26th, 2020, due to COVID-19 complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. This is a somber reminder that COVID-19 does exist in our communities and it is a disease that needs to be taken seriously. A case update will be provided later today. KDHE and MCHD continue to mandate a 14-day home quarantine for Kansas if you have done any of the following:  Traveled to: o Florida on

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Update on Covid-19 Statistics in McPherson County

McPherson County Health Department reports 131 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 111 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are two current hospitalizations and zero deaths. One hospitalization is a previously announced case that is a male in his 30s and is currently ventilated.  Positive case #124 was identified on July 24 and is a symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home.  Positive case #125 was identified on July 25 and is a symptomatic male in his 20s

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McPherson Police Address Window Tint on Autos

With the sizzling Kansas temperatures lately, you may be thinking about tinting your vehicle’s windows or installing a new sun-screening device. Before you do, there are a few restrictions we would like to remind you of, which are listed in Standard Traffic Ordinance 181. In summary, Standard Traffic Ordinance, Sec. 181. One-Way Glass and Sun Screening Devices: says no motor vehicle registered in this state and which is operated on the highways of this city shall be equipped with one-way glass or any sun-screening device, on the windshield, side wings, side windows or rear windows that do not meet the

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