Eddie Van Halen dies at 65

Eddie Van Halen, the all-American guitar hero who, with his namesake hard-rock band Van Halen, redefined the sound and possibilities of the electric guitar in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Tuesday at age 65. The cause was throat cancer. “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” wrote his son, Wolfgang Van Halen via Twitter. “He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift… I love you so much,

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Trump aims for Monday release after outside drive-by

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was hoping for a Monday discharge from the military hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19, a day after he briefly ventured out while contagious to salute cheering supporters by motorcade — an outing that disregarded precautions meant to contain the virus that has killed more than 209,000 Americans. The scale of the outbreak within the White House itself was still being uncovered Monday, as press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced she tested positive for the virus Monday morning and was entering quarantine. White House officials said Trump was anxious to be released

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McPherson County 911 10/2 – 10/3

10/02/2020 MPD responded to a past or attempted theft on E Kansas Ave. McPherson Communications performed an animal welfare check on N Elm St. MPD responded to a report of past damage/ vandalism/mischief on N Maple St. MPD responded to a non-injury traffic incident on E 1st St. and N Centennial Dr. MPD responded to a report of past damage/ vandalism/mischief on E Kansas Ave. Anderson Body Shop, Auto House, and  MSO responded to a report of a suspicious or wanted person on Wells Fargo Rd and 6th Ave in Marquette. MPD responded to a report of a suspicious or

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Obituary: William B. (“Bill”) Anderson

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, William B. (“Bill”) Anderson, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 90. Bill was born on February 21, 1930, at Asbury Hospital in Salina, KS to Ross and Nettie Anderson.  He passed away following a brief illness, surrounded by his family, in the same hospital. Bill graduated from Roxbury High School in 1948, attended McPherson College, and then was drafted into the army and served two years as an industrial arts teacher at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  With his father disabled by polio, he started farming at a very young age and continued

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Subway bread isn’t bread, Irish court says

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast-food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread. The ruling came in a tax dispute brought by Bookfinders Ltd., an Irish Subway franchisee, which argued that some of its takeaway products – including teas, coffees, and heated sandwiches – were not liable for value-added tax. A panel of judges rejected the appeal Tuesday, ruling that the bread sold by Subway contains too much sugar to be categorized as a “staple food,” which is not taxed. “There is no dispute that

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) IN MCPHERSON COUNTY

McPherson County Health Department reports 268 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 249 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are four current hospitalizations and one death. MCHD will begin reporting and releasing these updates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning September 30, 2020.  Positive case #267 is a symptomatic male in his 30s with unknown exposure.  Positive case #268 is a symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure (family of 267).  McPherson County Health Department is working closely with key partners to evaluate the school

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Traffic Stop Tuesday – Overtaking a Cyclist on the Left

Now that school is back in session with a modified schedule there more bicycles are on the streets at different times. We would like to highlight the Standard Traffic Ordinance on Overtaking a Bicycle. Additionally, be attentive to young riders who are making their way to and from school during the week.   Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO) Sec 40(c)(1)(2) on Overtaking Bicycles on the Left says-   The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a distance of not less than three feet and shall not again drive

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Wall Street claws back some of its losses from September

Stocks notched solid gains Monday as Wall Street clawed back some of its sharp and sudden September losses. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, it’s third straight gain. The benchmark index was coming off its first four-week losing streak in more than a year and is on track to close out September with a loss of 4.2% after five months of gains. The market’s gains were widespread, with more than 90% of the stocks in the S&P 500 higher. Big Tech stocks, which have been getting the most criticism for getting too expensive following their strong pandemic run, did the heaviest

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Trump’s tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, on the eve of the first presidential debate. Trump has worked for decades to build an image of himself as a hugely successful businessman — even choosing “mogul” as his Secret Service code name. But The New York Times on Sunday revealed that he paid just $750

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