McPherson County Register of Deeds

Deeds Recorded 4/7/21 – 4/14/21 Deanna and Brad Johnson to Carol Smith; PT LOT 12 BLK B REPLAT SUNCREST ACRES THIRD ADD Brett and Julie Johnson to Brett and Julie Johnson; LOT 12 BLK 7 FOXFIRE ADD Austin and Lorrin Morgan to Austin and Lorrin Morgan; LOTS 8 9 BLK 10 CANTON OTS Lucille and James Batson to Bruce Batson; LOTS 4 5 BLK 1 SYCAMORE PLACE Yvonne Cope to Richard Alvarez; PT LOT 13 ALL LOT 14 HERB J KREHBIEL’S ADD MOUNDRIDGE Robert and Debora Bailey to Jacob Lyon; PT LOTS 6 7 8 BLK 4 CLARKE’S 3RD ADD

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McPherson College Student Publishes First Book

McPHERSON, KAN. – The title of her first book, “Nuts & Bolts,” is very fitting for McPherson College students Jackie Gullion. She is a sophomore in the automotive restoration program and getting ready to publish her first collection of poems, prose, and non-fiction. Gullion, who is from Fremont, CA, received a Horizon Fund Grant from the college to help her with the cost of publishing the book. The college awards the mini-grants to encourage the development of entrepreneurial ideas among students. McPherson College has awarded more than 250 grants since 2010. The idea of writing a book did not occur

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Obituary: Jim Boyer

On Wednesday April 14th Jim Boyer (78) passed away.  He was a devoted husband, father, and friend. He met the love of his life Edee (Hansen) in high school. They have been the model for a loving, supportive marriage.  Without a doubt, the greatest gift he gave to his three kids and his six “grands” was the profound love he had for their mom/NaNa. Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years and their three children and six grandchildren: Bret and wife Kristin, daughter Joslyn (of Round Rock, TX) Jason and wife Dana, sons Hunter, Brodie (of Meriden, KS)

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Obituary: Jo Ellen Cooper

Jo Ellen Cooper, 69, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.  She worked as a middle school special education teacher for 11 years. Jo Ellen was born on September 28, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Marvin Edison and Joan Lillian (Johnson) Cooper. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University. She was a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved to travel in her spare time. She is survived by a son, Clinton Rife, II (Skylar) of Bogue, KS; a brother, Jerry

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Donna’s Pool & Patio Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Donna’s Pool & Patio recently celebrated the opening of their store, now located at 416 W. Kansas, with a McPherson Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. Celebrating with Donna’s Pool & Patio at the Chamber Ribbon Cutting are L-R: Chamber President Kendra Oakes, Chamber Ambassador Eric Duerksen, Anita and Bill Barnhart – Donna’s Pool & Patio partners, Mayor Tom Brown, Brandon Barnhart – Donna’s Pool & Patio owner, and staff Adrian Schonlau, Jesse Bolte, and Dallas Ahrens. Donna’s Pool & Patio does pool installations, will take care of your pool maintenance, and handle any repairs your pool might require. All you

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MCCF Asks for Public Input on Childcare

The McPherson County Community Foundation is working to assess needs in our communities that better serve our families. Childcare is an important aspect of raising children today. It also affects whether parents or potential parents can pursue further education, accept specific jobs or advance in a career. To gain a better understanding of potential childcare needs and gaps, we are asking families with children, or that may have children in the near future, to complete an online survey. The survey link will be available from April 18 through May 1. Please share with friends and family who live in McPherson County.

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Obituary: Ruby “Jean” Clark

Ruby “Jean” Clark, 89, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was the co-owner of A-C Rentals and worked as a bookkeeper at the Red Coach Restaurant. Jean was born on September 20, 1931, in Rockwall, TX, the daughter of Charlie Oscar and Pearl Lena (Mooney) Howell.  She graduated from Central Academy and Central College.  On May 2, 1967, Jean was united in marriage to Laurence “Larry” A. Clark in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on June 30, 2009. She was a member of the  McPherson Free Methodist Church, Red Hat

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Obituary: Jim Batson

James “Jim” B. Batson, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital.  He worked for over 35 years at Kansas Power & Light where he was a welding supervisor. Jim was born on June 21, 1933, in Wellington, KS, the son of William Lee and Erma Fae (Turpin) Batson.  He graduated from McPherson High School and attended McPherson College.  On July 5, 1952, Jim was united in  marriage to Lucille W. Flory in McPherson. He was a member of the McPherson Church of the Brethren.  He was an avid golfer and was the first member

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