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McPherson County Health Department reports 395 total cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 327 of the total cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE or have passed away. There are three current hospitalizations and six deaths. Updated case data includes: • New cases since last public release: 22 • Asymptomatic: 29 • Cases with unknown exposure: 177 • Cases 60 years old and above: 111 • Cases 50-59 years old: 44 • Cases 40-49 years old: 56 • Cases 30-39 years old: 47 • Cases 18-29 years old: 98 • Cases under 18 years
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October 26, 2020

McPherson County 911

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10/23/20 McPherson PD responded to a report of a Domestic Disturbance on Wheeler St in McPherson. McPherson PD & SO responded to a report of a Domestic Disturbance on N Maple St in McPherson. McPherson EMS & PD responded to a report of Harassment/Stalking/Threat on Roth Ct in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of a DUI on N Myers St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of a Missing/Runaway Person Found on S Elm St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of Animal Abuse on S Hartup St in McPherson. 10/24/20 Moundridge PD responded
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October 26, 2020

Main Street Trick or Treat

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On Thursday, October 29th there will be a Trick or Treat event on Main Street in Mcpherson. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and will go until 7:00 p.m. McPherson merchants will be lined up and down Main Street for this Halloween festivity. Merchants will be wearing masks and gloves, and will have wrapped treats for children until their candy runs out. Safety measures will need to be adhered to. Attendees will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
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October 25, 2020

Obituary: Leon Harold Peterson

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Leon Harold Peterson, 81, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 5:00 a.m., Monday, October 19th, 2020 suddenly at his residence. Leon was born in rural Falun, KS on July 4, 1939, a son of Arthur Rudolph and Pearl  Cecelia (Rupert)   Peterson. Leon attended White Rose and Falun grade schools, Falun, Kansas and graduated from Lindsborg High School, Lindsborg, Kansas in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army and was a proud veteran. Through the years Leon was a lifelong farmer and also worked for Certainteed as a supervisor, Tractor Supply as a second key person and Country General as a
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October 24, 2020

Obituary: Clyde Hubert “Ole” Olson

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Clyde Hubert “Ole” Olson was born May 14, 1927 in Lindsborg, KS to Seth Theodore Olson and Elsie Oliva (Nelson) Olson.  When he was 5-years old, the family moved to Fremont, KS where his father operated the county grain elevator and was caretaker of the Missouri Pacific Stockyard and Depot. He attended Freemount Grade School for 8 years, finishing in the spring of 1941.  He attended and graduated from Marquette High School in 1945.  He was drafted immediately into the U.S. Army and served in the United States for almost 2 years until he was honorably discharged. After being discharged
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October 23, 2020

McPherson County Covid-19

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McPherson County Health Department reports 373 total cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 320 of the total cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE or have passed away. There are four current hospitalizations and six deaths. Updated case data includes: • New cases since last public release: 18 • Asymptomatic: 29 • Cases with unknown exposure: 160 • Cases 60 years old and above: 104 • Cases 50-59 years old: 42 • Cases 40-49 years old: 53 • Cases 30-39 years old: 44 • Cases 18-29 years old: 94 • Cases under 18 years
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The Kansas Department of Transportation’s traveler information website, KanDrive.org, has been updated to provide motorists more user-friendly and timely details so they can make the best decisions each time when traveling throughout the state. “The new KanDrive website is easier to use and includes more features that will help drivers as they travel Kansas highways,” said Secretary Julie Lorenz. “Having access to the latest road condition information is important for travelers as it helps people get where they want to go and keeps the Kansas economy moving.” KanDrive users can now – Create personalized accounts to save favorite routes/areas; Sign
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October 23, 2020

Obituary: Dean A. Donaldson

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Dean A. Donaldson, 50, of Hutchinson, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in Hutchinson.  He owned and operated “DD Studio”, a DJ service, and the Courtyard Bakery.  He also was a chef in several local restaurants. Dean was born on April 26, 1970, in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Daryl and Jane (Widiger) Donaldson.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1989 and received his bachelor’s degree in art and restoration in 2013. He was united in marriage to Nancy J. Salminen on October 18, 1997, in Marquette, KS.  This
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October 23, 2020

McPherson County 911

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McPherson PD responded to a report of Harassment/Threat on E Sharp St in McPherson. Moundridge PD responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on 22nd Ave in Moundridge. McPherson PD & SO responded to a report of a Verbal/Physical Disturbance on E Euclid St/N Maxwell St in McPherson. McPherson SO responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on E Olive Ave in Windom. McPherson PD responded to a report of Criminal Deception/Fraud/Forgery on Pintail Ct in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a report of a Verbal/Physical Disturbance on N Chestnut St in McPherson. McPherson PD responded to a
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