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Volleyball team wins sub-state
Congratulations to the McPherson High School volleyball team for making state with a sub-state win Oct. 26 in Abilene.
The girls were in pool play Friday. See sports for complete results.

Moundridge volleyball qualifies for state
The Moundridge volleyball team also is headed to state this weekend after winning the class 2A regional at Central Plains High School.
The 2A tournament started Friday in Emporia. See sports for complete results.

Cross country runners headed to state
We also congratulate three area cross country runners who qualified for state. McPherson High School will send a representative from both the boys’ and girls’ teams to the Class 4A State Cross Country meet today in Wamego, after Ryen Trost and Christina Wankum both finished in the top 10 at Oct. 26’s regional at McPherson’s Rolling Acres Golf Course.
Smoky Valley, meanwhile, will be represented by freshman Logan Windholz, who placed 12th. See sports Tuesday for results.
Good luck runners!

McPherson High soccer wins regionals
The McPherson High School Soccer team won regionals this week and advanced to post-season quarter final play.
The Pups will play Tuesday at home.
Good luck Pups!

United Way working toward fundraising goal
Thank you to everyone in the community who has donated to the United Way campaign thus far. The campaign had raised $81,817 as of Oct. 18 toward its $225,000 goal.
We encourage anyone who has not yet donated to the campaign to do so. Even small amounts will help the community reach its goal.
To donate online, go to or mail donations to P.O. Box 55, McPherson, KS 67460

City approves erosion control project at golf course
The city of McPherson has taken a positive step forward by approving funding to make improvements to stop erosion at Turkey Creek Golf Course.
Without these improvements, the course’s No. 5 hole would be threatened.
The project will cost about $14,000.

MC students provide holiday event for local children
We would like to thank the students and volunteers who made the Trunk or Treat possible Wednesday at McPherson College. This event has become an annual affair for the youth of the community.
This event is an excellent opportunity for the students at McPherson College to interact with the community at large.

Library staff uses Halloween to educate patrons
Halloween is not just for kids anymore. Adults are getting in the act as well. We received various reports of workers dressing up to celebrate the holiday.
We would like to give a special thumbs up to the staff of the McPherson Public Library who dressed up as literary characters in order to start conversations about some of their favorite books.