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Inman Chamber Dedicates New Highway Sign

Posted 6/16/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Bruce Thiessen, who designed the new “Inman” sign located off of Highway K-61, had nothing but praise for the men who made the letters and installed them.

“It’s exactly what I expected it be,” Thiessen said.

The Inman Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the dedication of the new sign Saturday, June 11. The sign is located south of town off of Highway K-61.

Thiessen said he did not watch Sherwin Johnson and his father, Daniel Johnson, with PRN Fabrication, work on the eight-foot tall letters made out of bright aluminum treadplate. Max Fuqua, owner of Fuqua Construction, poured the concrete for the 26-foot wide wall that holds up the letters.

Thiessen said he could tell people who cared about what they were doing completed the sign work.

Bob Ratzlaff, chair for the Chamber’s sign committee, thanked the 25 people who came out for the dedication.

“The sign has been a long time coming,” Ratzlaff said.

He noted the Kansas Department of Transportation had agreed to allow the Chamber to put up signs to let drivers know they are approaching Inman.

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County Will Take Look At Intersection

Posted 6/16/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – A fatal accident occurred Wednesday, June 1, at the intersection of Arrowhead Road and Old Highway 81, on the west side of Moundridge.

“I know it’s a pretty open intersection,” Tom Kramer, director of Public Works for McPherson County, said. “If change is warranted, we’ll adapt the signage.”

Kramer said his department will examine the intersection of Arrowhead Road and Old Highway 81 in the weeks following an accident to see if any changes are warranted.

Kramer said the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office regularly sends accident report forms to his department.

When a fatal accident takes place, Kramer said the department will take “a little longer look” at the intersection.

“We’ll look at all four quadrants and see if there’s anything else we can do,” Kramer said.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, from 2011 to 2015, there have been six accidents at the intersection.

Kramer noted since both are considered low-volume county roads, the cost of installing a blinking red/yellow light would not be too expensive. Kramer said it was been several years since he had seen the cost of a blinking traffic light and he could not estimate the expense.

He suggested the county could look at putting bigger, 36-inch stop signs at the intersection. There is already a stop sign ahead warning on the west side of Arrowhead.

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Kaufman Chosen Employee Of Year For USD 423

Posted 6/16/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Connie Kaufman, the FACS (family and consumer science) teacher for the Moundridge School District, was chosen as the USD 423 Employee of the Year during a staff meeting in May, following the end of the school year.

“It was surprising and humbling,” Kaufman said of receiving the award. “It’s a honor to be selected. It feels good to know others recognize the hard work you do and the difference you make in working with kids.”

USD Superintendent George Leary presented the award to Kaufman.

“Connie is certainly deserving of the recognition,” Leary said.

Kaufman has been the FACS teacher in USD 423 since 1983.

To be considered for award, an employee must have been with the school district for a minimum of five years.

Leary said the district received two letters of support – one from a student and the other from a fellow of teacher – for Kaufman. He added he did not know the identities of the student and teacher who wrote the letters.

The student wrote Kaufman is an excellent role model and shows her students the importance of caring for others, Leary said. The student also mentioned Kaufman always has a positive attitude.

Kaufman takes the time to make sure her students understand what is being taught in the classroom, her colleague wrote, Leary said. The colleague also wrote Kaufman will have her past students come back years later thanking her for making them better students, he added.

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