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October 21, 2019

Family Night a success

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Family Night at the McPherson Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main St., Thursday evening was a success. American Legion Trustee Mike McVicker was able to present one check to Brett Whitenack for the McPherson Museum for $997.55 and one to Judy Casey for the Honor Flight Association for $752.54. Family Night is held once a month at the Legion. Tickets to the event cost $5 and will get the recipient a hamburger, fries, dessert and drink. The proceeds go to a non-profit designated prior to the event. Mike McVicker, American Legion Trustee presents a check for $752.54 to Judy Casey
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October 18, 2019

McPherson City Commission to meet Monday

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The McPherson City Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday at 400 E. Kansas Ave. Here is what is planned for the agenda: Board of Public Utilities Report Police Department Matters Presentation of patrol and operations captains Municipal Court Departmental Matters Approval of purchase of two new computers Fire Departmental Matters Acceptance of firefighter resignation Acceptance of firefighter/EMT resignation Approval to hire firefighter Acceptance of ONEOK Community Investments Grant Approval of Purchase of Masimo RAD-57 Sp02 CO Monitor Approval of hot water heater Fire Prevention 5th Grade Zoo Adventure Public Lands & Facilities Department Matters Approval of purchase of two
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October 18, 2019

Wilborn files for re-election

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Sen. Richard Wilborn, R-McPherson, has filed for re-election to the Senate from District 35. He is the only candidate filed. Wilborn, who is Senate Judiciary Chair, defeated Democrat Levi Morris 71% to 28% in the 2016 general election. In 2014 Wilborn won in a five way primary election and was not contested in the general election for the seat held briefly by Clark Shultz, after the resignation of Sen. Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, who was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission. District 35 is Chase, Ellsworth, Marion, McPherson and Morris counties and parts of Dickinson and Rice counties.
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October 18, 2019

NAMIC State Legislator of the Year

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The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced that state Senators Doug Broxson, R-Fla., and Rick Wilborn, R-Kan., have been named the association’s State Legislators of the Year. The two public policymakers were selected by the NAMIC board of directors for their leadership in promoting and protecting competitive insurance markets. Broxon was named for his work on reforms on issues impacting the insurance market, including assignment of benefits. “Without a doubt, Senator Broxson is the champion of Florida’s AOB reform. Without his strong advocacy the much-needed reforms would have never come to pass,” said Chuck Chamness, NAMIC’s president and CEO.
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October 17, 2019

Legion gears up for annual Halloween party

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By Teri L. Hansen If your looking for something to do Saturday, Oct. 26, put on a costume with your dancing shoes and head over the McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main St. Once again the members and volunteers are gearing up for the Halloween party that they have hosted for 35 years. “I cannot remember a year we didn’t have a dance and a costume contest,” McPherson Legion Commander Jim LaDuke said. A $8 cover is being charged, but the entirety of the those proceeds will go to the entertainment, the band Artifact, has become a Legion
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October 17, 2019

MPNaz hosts Murder Mystery event

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By Teri L. Hansen MPNaz Church, 1455 N. Main St. in McPherson will be hosting their second annual Murder Mystery event. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the church. The cost to attend is $15. Once registered, guests receive an email with their role, costume suggestion and back story. “People that attended last time had a lot of fun. We had people that attended, only because their partner wanted them to, who said they were really surprised they had so much fun as they were normally very shy,” Danielle Black said. Black
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By Teri L. Hansen Managing editor Since its inception in February, Veteran’s Story Night at the McPherson American Legion Post 24, has packed the house. Area residents come to 401 N. Main St. once a month to hear veterans tell their stories of hardship, battle, love and camaraderie and last night was no different. Three Vietnam combat veterans shared their memories of a brutal time in our history. Don Unruh With the war looming all around, Don Unruh decided to get ahead of the draft and join the United States Army National Guard. “Rumors about Vietnam were heavy in the
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By Teri L. Hansen For the second year, the McPherson Free Methodist Church, 1010 S. Maple St., will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will take place in the 1000 block of South Maple Street as well as the church parking lot. “We did this beginning last year because Halloween fell on Wednesday night and we have a Wednesday evening activity that takes place,” McPherson Free Methodist Church Office Manager Karolyn Moore said. “We thought rather than just cancel anything going on Wednesday evening, we would just do a
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At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, American singer-songwriter and guitarist Slaid Cleaves will perform at the McPherson Opera House. Cleaves, born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Maine, is based in Austin, Texas. He studied at Tufts University, majoring in English and philosophy, but music remained at the forefront. As Cleaves describes it, the characters in his songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing
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