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Rainbow runners raise money for the United Way

The first-annual color run, co-sponsored by the McPherson Family YMCA, was a fundraiser for United Way.

United Way is a non-profit organization that partners with local school, governments and other organizations to improve local communities.

We applaud those who participated and donated in this event.

Canton-Galva breaks ground on bond projects

Construction has begun on additional classrooms and a second gymnasium at the high school in Canton.

District residents voted in favor of an $8.55 million bond issue in May, which increases the district’s tax rate in order to pay for the addition.

We are pleased to see progress in the name of education.

Fair provides resources for parents, fun for kids

The bi-annual fair, sponsored by the McPherson County Coalition for Children and Families, provided an evening of fun for young kids and providing informative resources for parents.

About 30 booths of non-profit organizations around McPherson county informed parents of available resources to them.

We thank the MCCCF for their interest in the local community.

Brush-up Mac to help elderly, low-income families

More than 160 volunteers from around McPherson county will help clean up 16 homes in McPherson.
Volunteers will provide minor home repairs, as well as pick up branches and other yard work.

We thank the volunteers for their willingness to serve.

National quartet competition to perform in Mac

Barbershop quartets and choruses from around Central Kansas will be competing for a spot at a national competition later this year.

The competition is being held for the first time in McPherson, and gives McPherson residents the chance to hear some of the best vocal choruses in the Central U.S.

We thank the Barbershop Harmony Society for choosing McPherson to host the competition this spring, and wishes all the competitors good luck.

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Problems with fingerprinting system causes backlog

McPherson County Corrections has been having problems with their electronic fingerprinting system.

The software has had trouble updating, and the lack of updates has caused a backlog of data, forcing corrections to resort to hard copies.

County corrections is looking to change their system to a more reliable software.

We are concerned about the ability to monitor fingerprint data, but applaud county corrections towards making steps to improve their system.

— Joseph Tuszynski for the McPherson Sentinel Editorial Board