McPherson County Attorney Torrance Parkins has announced his resignation on Aug. 15, effective Sept. 15. Parkins will join a private practice firm in the area.

Per state statutes, a convention of the McPherson County Republican precinct committee members must be held within 21 days of his announcement to elect Parkins' replacement.

The convention will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main St. in McPherson. Check-in is at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend but only precinct members can participate. The 56 elected Republican precinct members will listen to, question and vote for the next county attorney.

Questions may be directed to GOP officers: Chairman Lori Schultz, 785-212-9028; Vice Chairman Bob Arnold, 620-241-5635; Secretary Jenny Goering, 620-504-2033 and Treasurer Phillip Hinman, 402-366-1376.