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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Powerful Presentation and Special Honorees at the 2020 Farm Forum

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee brought the agriculture and business sectors together to recognize those who make a difference to the agriculture community and to share information on current topics that affect us all. During the 35th Annual Farm Forum on February 24, Coach Mark Potter shared his personal journey with severe depression and mental challenges. The McPherson Chamber ag committee, being very aware of the challenging and stressful farming economy, invited Mark and his wife Nanette to speak about “Embrace the Journey.” Mark used his experiences to communicate practical ideas about mindset changes and things we can all

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Storm Spotter Training Announced

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Wichita have partnered with your local Emergency Management office and will be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season. McPherson Opera House will host the presentation on April 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Our staff will provide an in depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that helps a person to recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe weather safety. The presentations are hosted

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Daily 911 For 2/26/20

At 9:25 am Police personnel responded to South Oak Street for a report of past theft/attempted theft At 1:06 pm Police personnel responded to West Kansas Avenue for a report of a weapons incident. At 1:48 pm EMS and Fire personnel responded to North Cedars Drive for a report of a critical fall. At 2:54 pm EMS personnel responded to North Maxwell Street for a report of a sick person- with no priority symptoms. At 4:20 pm Sheriff’s office personnel responded to North Bound Highway 61 for a report of DUI (impaired driving). At 6:48 pm Police personnel responded to

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Suspect Charged with Murder

Tina Nicole Brown, 33, has been charged with first degree murder, battery of a law enforcement officer, and mistreatment of an elder person. She is being held on $500,000 bail at McPherson County Law Enforcement Center. Her arrest follows the discovery of victim, Kelly G. Peterson, 63, of McPherson. Peterson was discovered on Monday after a 911 call to his residence at 124 S. Kelly Dr., in McPherson. There are no other suspects in custody at this time. We will report information as it becomes available.

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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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Glen Snell Honored As Best-in-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine

McPherson, KS –February 25, 2020– Glen Snell, CPA, CRPC ®, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business. The rankings are based on data provided by over 11,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Snell was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, regulatory and compliance record and revenue produced over a three-year period. Snell is part of Prairie Hills Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of

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McPherson Area Deeds for 2/19-2/25/20

Dale R. Anderson to David W. Burke, property in McPherson Rex M. Lacy to Kayla Dawn Borell, property in Lindsborg Robert D. Wedel to Robert D. Wedel and Kelli R. Willis, property in McPherson Elim to Willard Koehn and Jennie L. Koehn, property in Inman Glenn Walker, Barbara Walker, and Linda Presley to Benjamin Oliver Patrick and Christopher Michael Patrick, property in McPherson Michah Unruh and Alexcia Unruh to Dylan Wedel, Property in Galva Darin L. Frederick and Sara E. Frederick to Colter R. Krehbiel to Kitsy R. Krehbiel, property in Marquette Martha A. Roberts and Ralph W. Roberts to

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Daily 911 for 2/25/2020

At 1:04 am EMS, Fire and Sheriff personnel responded to 16th Avenue for a report of chest pain/discomfort. At 7:48 am EMS, Fire, Sheriff, along with Lindsborg EMS, Fire and Police personnel responded to 14th Avenue for an injury traffic incident. At 7:49 am McPherson Communications responded to Rainbow Road and 14th Avenue for a report of an injury traffic incident. At 10:26 am Police personnel responded to South Main Street for a report of Scam with no loss or information given. At 11:16 am Police personnel responded to North Augustus Street for a civil matter. At 1:32 pm Sheriff

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