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The Ledger December 1, 2016The Ledger December 1, 2016

Louisiana Boy Dies In Freak Farming Accident

Posted 12/1/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

GALVA – Rylan Decker, age 8, of DeRidder, Louisiana, died in a “freak accident” Saturday, Nov. 26, in rural Galva, McPherson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Doug Anderson said.

The accident occurred in a field on Dakota Road, between 19th and 20th avenues.

Sheriff deputies, as well as Moundridge police, fire and emergency medical services personnel, responded to accident, which was reported just before 1 p.m.

Decker and his family were in rural Galva visiting relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Moundridge Arts Council Moving Forward

Posted 12/1/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge Arts Council has gotten off the ground and is moving forward, Rosemary Fisher told members of the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce during its luncheon meeting Thursday, Nov. 17, at Quincy’s Bar and Grill, in Moundridge.

Fisher, who is also president of the Moundridge Historical Association, led the effort to start an arts council.

While involved with the McPherson County Comprehensive Plan, Fisher said she learned the Moundridge area did not have a specific group “dedicated to the development or sustainment of fine arts” in the area. In addition, the topic was not addressed in the recently completed strategic plan for the city.

In Moundridge, Fisher noted students are offered an excellent start in the appreciation for the arts as well as opportunities to develop their skills. She added churches and other groups offer performing arts from time to time, but there is not an on-going effort to emphasize the importance of the arts or give adults opportunities to learn about the arts and develop their talents.

According to the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013.

“The arts drive tourism,” Fisher said.

Currently, Moundridge residents must go to other towns – Hesston, Newton, Wichita and Hutchinson – to learn more about the arts or see a performance, Fisher said.

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Inman BOE Looks At Adding Services From Pinnacle

Posted 12/1/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Inman Superintendent Scott Friesen talked to members of the USD 448 Board of Education about expanding the services the school district gets from Pinnacle Sports Medicine in Hutchinson.

Currently, Pinnacle Athletic Trainer Craig Fast comes to the Inman School District every Wednesday to work with student athletes who were injured in practices or games.

Friesen said Pinnacle staff could get involved with concussion testing for district athletes. Friesen made the suggestion during the regular board meeting Monday, Nov. 21, at the USD 448 central office.

Friesen noted Pinnacle uses the Kansas concussion protocol. He said the testing was “multifaceted” and “more of a comprehensive program.”

“I think they’d be open to do the testing.” Friesen said.

With this protocol, Pinnacle staff would be involved in testing all Inman athletes to establish a baseline for each of them. The testing would establish each athlete’s level of cognitive skills prior to any head injuries.

Board members suggested the baseline testing could occur prior to the start of the school year.

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