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Sweepstakes

Wildcat-Themed Pumpkin Chosen Most Popular at MHS

Posted 10/20/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Jamya O’Quinn, a sophomore at Moundridge High School, was surprised to learn the Moundridge Wildcat pumpkin she created with senior Parker Lange received the highest bid at $55. All of the pumpkins were sold in a silent auction.

“It kind of cool,” O’Quinn said. “Parker and I didn’t think it would get the highest bid.”

MHS art students displayed the decorated pumpkins during the Moundridge-Sedgwick football game, Friday, Oct. 14, at the Moundridge football field.

Game attendees were also able to vote for their favorite pumpkins.

Kelsi Chisholm, art instructor for the Moundridge School District, said there were fewer pumpkins this year. Students had 16 projects and some of them had more than one pumpkin.

O’Quinn’s and Parker’s pumpkin was painted silver. The Moundridge logo was on one side and a wildcat head was on the other. There were red, black and white dots on the pumpkin, along with red and black ribbons.

“Since he is on the football team, we wanted to do something with a theme from football,” O’Quinn said. “Drawing the wildcat was the hardest thing to do.”

She noted this was the first year for her and Lange to take part in the pumpkin contest.

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Wildcat-Themed Pumpkin Chosen Most Popular at MHS

Posted 10/20/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Jamya O’Quinn, a sophomore at Moundridge High School, was surprised to learn the Moundridge Wildcat pumpkin she created with senior Parker Lange received the highest bid at $55. All of the pumpkins were sold in a silent auction.

“It kind of cool,” O’Quinn said. “Parker and I didn’t think it would get the highest bid.”

MHS art students displayed the decorated pumpkins during the Moundridge-Sedgwick football game, Friday, Oct. 14, at the Moundridge football field.

Game attendees were also able to vote for their favorite pumpkins.

Kelsi Chisholm, art instructor for the Moundridge School District, said there were fewer pumpkins this year. Students had 16 projects and some of them had more than one pumpkin.

O’Quinn’s and Parker’s pumpkin was painted silver. The Moundridge logo was on one side and a wildcat head was on the other. There were red, black and white dots on the pumpkin, along with red and black ribbons.

“Since he is on the football team, we wanted to do something with a theme from football,” O’Quinn said. “Drawing the wildcat was the hardest thing to do.”

She noted this was the first year for her and Lange to take part in the pumpkin contest.

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Obstetric Program Ending At Mercy Hospital

Posted 10/20/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – After a birth, Mercy Hospital Administrator Doyle Johnson said the staff’s mood always brightens up and they enjoy having a baby at the facility.

Mercy officials and the physicians at Partners in Family Care have decided to end obstetric services effective Nov. 1 at the Moundridge hospital.

“It was a best decision and I think we made it as the best choice for our patients,” Chief Financial Officer Royce Holdeman said. “As a hospital in Kansas with an emergency room, we have to have the ability to handle an emergency delivery.”

Johnson described it as a “difficult decision.”

“All of us were little bit depressed when we left the meeting,” Johnson said. “We put a lot of time and effort into our program.

“Our board was supportive of the decision,” Johnson continued. “They had the same emotions we had.”

Holdeman noted the challenges facing physicians, nurses and anesthesia coverage played a role in the decision.

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