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Newton Boy Dies In Accident

Posted 6/2/2016

MOUNDRIDGE – Maddox Crabtree, age 9, of Newton, died from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at Old Highway 81 and Arrowhead Road, McPherson County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Anderson said.

Crabtree was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

To read more about the accident, please pick up a copy of next week’s Ledger.

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Maurer Retires From City Of Inman

Posted 6/2/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Bill Maurer, Inman city superintendent, has retired after working for the city of 30 years. He spent 25 years in the role.

The City of Inman hosted a retirement reception for Maurer Friday, May 27, at the Inman Harvest Café.

“I’m old enough,” Maurer said. “I’m old enough to draw Social Security.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” he continued. “It probably won’t for a few days. I took the day off, but I still got up early. I didn’t sleep in.”

Maurer said the city “was a good place to work.”

“We’ve had real good, consummate mayors all these years,” he noted.

Maurer, who is originally from Montana, came to Kansas because of his wife, Donna. He noted Donna is an Inman native.

When he was serving in the U.S. Army, the two started writing to each other. They wrote letters for one-and-a-half years before they finally met. He spent one year in Vietnam during that period.

After he returned to the U.S., the couple met each other in Oregon. They traveled to San Francisco, Calif., where she took a plane back to Kansas.

Maurer’s mother had been with them to San Francisco and he took her back to Montana.

“I went down to Kanas and we got engaged,” Maurer said. “We’ve been married 47 years.”

He noted the city has “accomplished a lot of projects” during his career. Inman has new streets, water towers, water lines and sewer lines.

Inman also has “a lot of new houses,” Maurer added.

He said the city has had leaders who were interested in helping the city to grow.

“We’ve grown several hundred since I’ve been here,” Maurer said.

“It’s a very close community,” he noted. “In terms of leadership, the mayors have been outstanding.”

Maurer said  he has enjoyed his co-workers through the years.

“I’ve made a lot of good friends here,” he added. “We’re planning to stay. We aren’t planning to move from here.”

Maurer’s retirement reception seemed to be well attended.

“There are quite a few people who came here,” he said. “It’s a good feeling.”

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Weelborg Buys Moundridge Telephone Co.

Posted 6/2/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Harry Weelborg, and his daughter and son-in-law, Summer and Troy Smith, purchased the Moundridge Telephone Company (MTC), effective Wednesday, June 1.

Weelborg was the vice president and general manager.

Weelborg said it was an easy decision to purchase the business with Carl Krehbiel retiring from MTC.

“I have been here so long,” Weelborg said. “I’ve been in the business since September of 1989.”

Weelborg will become president and chief executive officer of the business, while the Smiths will handle the financial end. Officer Manager Delonna Barnett is in the process of retiring.

The new management will continue to operate the telephone company in its current service area, as well as the cable television systems in Moundridge and Goessel. The company has 10 employees.

Most of their customers are in McPherson County, but the company “goes a little bit” into Harvey and Marion counties.

Weelborg said MTC was in the process of expanding its broadband Internet services in both Moundridge and Goessel.

“We’ve just completed putting in fiber optic lines to homes west of Goessel,” Weelborg said.

He noted MTC has been offering its customers DSL (digital subscriber line) high-speed Internet.

MTC plans to expand where it has fiber optic lines, eventually offering it to customers in Moundridge and Goessel. Weelborg said the company “will be expanding service over a period of time.”

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ICF Hosts Annual Banquet

Posted 6/2/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

HUTCHINSON – Terri Bornholdt, president of the Inman Community Foundation (ICF), reminded attendees at the group’s annual banquet their purpose it to “help our neighbors who are in a rough predicament and need assistance.”

The ICF hosted its annual banquet and fundraiser Wednesday, May 25, at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, in Hutchinson.

In the past year, the Inman Needs Fund provided eight grants, Bornholdt said. Among the endeavors:

• Assisted families with rent and utility bills,

• Helped a cancer patient with expenses,

• Bought a youth basketball shoes, and

• Purchased tires for a vehicle.

“What a blessing for the people who are in need,” Bornholdt said.

Jon Brown, who began the effort that lead to the ICF, said the people in the room might not see having the need to buy tires for their vehicle as a difficult situation.

“If you don’t have the credit built up to get a credit card and you don’t have somebody in your family to go to for help, where do you turn for assistance?” Brown asked.

Brown said the Needs Fund was just one part of the foundation.

“We couldn’t do it without you,” Brown said.

During the dinner, a 15-minute video was shown where Inman High School seniors talked about their senior projects. The foundation provided the seniors with $150 to help fund their ideas.

Masen Harris and Phillip White talked about building a bookcase for the Inman Public Library.

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