For The LedgerTOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Moundridge located in McPherson County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of whether it is the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of Moundridge indicate no evidence of contamination, and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.
MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge Manor, an intermediate elder care facility, evacuated all of its residents Wednesday, April 19.
“They’re all safe,” Manor Administrator Kevin Unruh said. “They are in nursing homes in surrounding towns.
“We cannot have residents in the building here,” Unruh added. “The water has been turned off.”
Unruh said a main water line broke near the building.
He noted a company was at the building cleaning everything.
Tentatively, he said it might take four or five days to clean the facility.
By Randy Fogg
The Ledger Staff
INMAN – The Inman Community Foundation (ICF) will be hosting its third Match Day event from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building in Lambert Park.
While donors will be able to give to one or more of the participating organization in person at the community building, they can also make their donations online. To be included in Match Day, the online donations must be made from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., April 26.
ICF President Terri Bornholdt said previous Match Days have been successful. More than $28,000 in donations has benefitted local non-profits during previous Match Day events.
“Match Day is a fantastic opportunity to double your dollars and double your impact for your favorite Inman organization,” Bornholdt said. “The event allows you to put your money where your passion is and support organizations that have a tremendous impact on the lives of local residents.”
Bornholdt noted the ICF, City of Inman, Prairie Bank of Kansas, Peoples Bank and Trust and Raleigh Insurance are sponsoring the event and offering up a total of $10,000 in matching funds for participating organizations.
The ICF will proportionally match donations contributed during the event. Each organization can earn up to 20 percent of the matching dollars, Bornholdt added.
“This is one of the ways they can donate to help their organizations to build for the future,” Bornholdt said.
Eight Inman organizations are taking part in Match Day.
• Inman Public Library,
• Inman Museum,
• ICF Grant Fund,
• Inman Education Fund,
• Parks and Recreation Fund,
• Medical Assistance Fund,
• Inman Senior Center, and
• Inman Arts Council.
Bornholdt noted the money would go directly to the organizations to build long-term funds, continue an organization’s ongoing mission or fund immediate programming needs.
Donations must be a minimum of $25 to be eligible for matching dollars. Donations must be made during the event to be eligible for matching funds.
“It’s an important time to be giving to the organizations,” Bornholdt said.
Bornholdt stressed ICF has a mission of serving and supporting the individuals and organizations of Inman.