McPherson County was recognized recently by the Kansas Emergency Management Association for its cooperative efforts with the National Weather Service during a tornado outbreak last April.
Emergency Management Director Dillard Webster informed the McPherson County Commission of the recognition Tuesday morning, as it was nominated along with 12 other counties by the NWS.
“I think this speaks very highly of our county,” Webster said.
The recognition stems from the April 14 outbreak that saw 21 tornadoes touch down in central and southcentral Kansas.
Two were located in McPherson County — an EF-4 that touched down in the northern portions of the county and an EF-2 near Moundridge.
Commissioners also heard a presentation from Jakob Stockton, owner of Stockton Restoration, Wichita, on a possible restoration project for the McPherson County Courthouse. Stockton proposed a $110,000 maintenance program spread out over four years, which the commission advised it would take under consideration.