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Large House Party Leads To Three Arrests In Moundridge

Posted 12/15/2016

By Randy Fogg

MOUNDRIDGE – A large house party in the 100 block of west Galle – with as many as 30 juveniles at it – led to the arrest of three adults and three juveniles received citations for alcohol consumption. The party took place Saturday, Dec. 9. Officers arrested 22-year-old D. Rashaun Wadley, 23-year-old Devin L. Abernathy and 23-year-old Antoine L. Washington, who are all residents of the home, Moundridge Police Chief Jay Kessler said. The three adults were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment and illegal hosting of a party for minors, according to police. They were booked into the McPherson County Jail en lieu of $11,500 bond each. Kessler said one of his officers was told about the event and there were “numerous juveniles there.” The officer and two McPherson County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to investigate. “They received information from someone in the house there was a party with 20-30 juveniles there,” Kessler said. With the information received, the officers applied for a search warrant and received it. Officers served the warrant just after 10 p.m., according to police. Kessler said he could not release how much marijuana was found at the home. “At this point, I cannot say how much we found or why we went with that charge,” Kessler said. He said the child endangerment charge was made due to the number of individuals at the party as minors. “We found three of the people under the age of 21 to have consumed alcohol,” Kessler said. Citations were issued to Hannah G. Roberts, age 18, of Oklahoma, and Nolan R. Brill, 19, of Newton, for alleged minor in consumption, along with a 16-year-old female from Halstead. Kessler said the juveniles would face charges in Moundridge Municipal Court. Wadley, Abernathy and Washington will be charged in McPherson County District Court. The case was presented to the McPherson County Attorney’s Office Monday, Dec. 12, for potential prosecution.

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Hiebert Pastor At Inman Mennonite

Posted 12/15/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Pastor Mike Hiebert is now leading the congregation at Inman Mennonite Church. His first Sunday to preach as the pastor was Nov. 20. He was most recently at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church.

Hiebert has been full time in the ministry for the last 15 years.

“I have been in several different churches,” Hiebert said. “I’m coming back to where I began. I started in a General Conference church.”

Before coming to Inman, Hiebert said he was planning to take time off from the ministry.

“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do,” Hiebert said. “I thought the Lord was moving me to something else.”

He noted he and his wife were driving to Manhattan to visit one of their children.

“My wife and I were talking about what was I going to do and how were we going to make ends meet,” Hiebert said.

When they returned home, Hiebert said he had a message on his answering machine from the Inman committee heading up the pastor search, asking him if he would be interested in coming to the church.

“We felt it was a sign from the Holy Spirit to stay in the ministry,” Hiebert said.

Hiebert came to Inman Mennonite for an interview and he preached to the congregation.

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Associated Churches Changing Name To Associated Ministries

Posted 12/15/2016

BY LEDGER STAFF

MOUNDRIDGE- Associated Churches of Moundridge is undergoing a renaissance, beginning with a new name, the Associated Ministries of Moundridge.

The new organization will include voting delegates from the four associate churches, as well as other ministries in the community, such as Cradle to Crayons, Angels Attic and the Moundridge Food Pantry.

The Associated Ministries would also add a part-time, paid, director position.

“We felt it reflected where the passion is. People in Moundridge are very passionate and committed to our ministries,” said Laura Goerzen.

Goerzen added the board, which approved the changes unanimously, had an eye toward the sustainability of the organization, both from a volunteer and a financial standpoint.

“There hasn’t been a major crisis. We could tell, financially, we were always really close to the line,” she said. 

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