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Moundridge Exit Shooting Results In Suspect’s Death

Posted 8/31/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – A man has died from injuries suffered in a police shooting following a high-speed chase Monday night on I-135, according to the Newton Police Department’s social media.

Newton officers had attempted to stop a vehicle reported to have been involved with a car burglary. The vehicle attempted to flee and officers pursued.

After running over stop sticks, the vehicle came to a stop in the median near mile marker 51, near the Moundridge exit, officials reported on social media.

The occupants of the vehicle refused to exit for several minutes. When the driver came out, he became combative, officers reported on social media.

Officers tried “less-lethal options, trying bean bag rounds, a taser and even a K-9, but those efforts were unsuccessful,” officers reported on social media.

An officer attempted to physically subdue the drive when he tried to harm the K-9. During the altercation, the driver tried to grab the officer’s gun, officials indicated on social media. The Newton officer told other officers.

A McPherson County deputy saw what was happening and “felt compelled to use lethal force to protect the officer’s life,” officers reported on social media.

First aid was given and the driver was transported to a hospital for further treatment. However, the driver died, according to Newton Police.

Both officers involved were treated for injuries sustained and are in good condition, officials reported on social media.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.

The names of the driver and the deputy that fired his weapon have not been released.

The Ledger will have an update on the incident with more information in next week’s edition.

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Council OKs Smaller Mill Levy Increase

Posted 8/31/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffSCHMIDTSCHMIDT

MOUNDRIDGE – Property taxes will increase for residents in the City of Moundridge. However, members of the Moundridge City Council decided against approving the higher amount needed to fund the budget the city had published.

Council members approved the city budget during a special meeting Monday, Aug. 21, at the city office.

The mill levy will be set at 34.796 for the 2018 budget. It is a 1.245 mill increase compared to the 2017 levy.

This was the budget city staff originally put together. However, when council members first discussed the budget during their Aug. 7 meeting, Police Chief Jay Kessler asked the council if a fifth officer could be added to his department.

With the fifth officer, Moundridge would need to increase the mill levy to 36.751 for the 2018 budget. The city levy would increase 3.2 mills.

 

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Museum Sets Record For Fundraiser

Posted 8/31/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffTHE  Snigglefritz Band played German polkas and marches during the Inman Museum’s ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 19. Other local musicians performed. The variety show took place on the train depot deck on north Main Street.THE Snigglefritz Band played German polkas and marches during the Inman Museum’s ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 19. Other local musicians performed. The variety show took place on the train depot deck on north Main Street.

INMAN – The Inman Museum set a record for the most money raised during its annual ice cream social.

According to Ralph Vogel, curator of the museum, a total of $2,000 was donated to the non-profit group during the social, Saturday, Aug. 19, at the train depot deck on north Main Street.

“I think it went pretty well,” Vogel said. “We had a lot of people. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, which is important.”

Museum officials decided to go with more of a local flavor for its musical entertainment.

 

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