Category: Area News

McPherson Fire Department Receives Grant

MCPHERSON – The McPherson Fire Department has been awarded a $1,500 grant by Williams Energy for the support of local First Responders. Funds will assist the department in purchasing specific response items, enabling fire fighters to respond to emergency situations more quickly and effectively. “We appreciate the financial support from Williams Energy, which will allow […]

KSHSAA Announces Football District Assignments for 2018 and 2019 Seasons

The following are the district football assignments for the 2018 and 2019 high school football seasons as announced by the Kansas State High School Activities Association: Class 6A East – Gardner-Edgerton, Kansas City-J.C. Harmon, Kansas City-Wyandotte, Olathe-East, Olathe-North, Olathe-Northwest, Olathe South, Overland Park-Blue Valley, Overland Park-Blue Valley North, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest, Overland Park-Blue Valley […]

McPherson County Celebrates Manufacturing Month

MCPHERSON – The McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Industrial Development Company are supporting Manufacturing Day by sponsoring a series of industrial tours during October. The national day is officially recognized on Friday, October 6th. Since McPherson County is composed of many industries, local recognition is a month-long celebration. Participating companies include Viega, Central Plastics, […]

Warm and Windy Monday, Rain and Storms Chances Increase Tuesday Through Friday

Strong and gusty south winds and above normal temperatures well into the 80’s will continue for Monday. Rain chances are expected to increase Tuesday through Friday, as a front wobbles back and forth across Mid-America. Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are possible. While some strong to severe storms are possible, the main threat appears […]

KDHE: West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Present Across Kansas

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting West Nile virus positive mosquitoes in all four counties where mosquito surveillance is performed including Sedgwick, Shawnee, Reno and Johnson counties. West Nile virus can be spread to people through bites from infected Culex species mosquitoes, but it is not contagious from person […]