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Spore’s Showcase Art Booth Takes First

Posted 5/4/2017

By Randy FoggJACEY Spore, a Moundridge High School student, had her senior showcase selected as the winner in the McPherson County Student Art Exhibit. For first place, Spore will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The student art exhibit was held April 20-23, at the Park School Gymnasium in McPherson.JACEY Spore, a Moundridge High School student, had her senior showcase selected as the winner in the McPherson County Student Art Exhibit. For first place, Spore will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The student art exhibit was held April 20-23, at the Park School Gymnasium in McPherson.

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Jacey Spore, a Moundridge High School student, had her senior showcase chosen the winner in the McPherson County Student Art Exhibit.

“It was very surprising,” Spore said. “I didn’t think I would be in first. There were so many other good artists out there. It was really exciting after I found out I had won.”

The exhibit was held April 20-23, at the Park School Gymnasium in McPherson.

Spore noted Moundridge art instructor Kelsi Chisholm usually encourages her students to bring 14 or 15 pieces for their booths.

One of her favorite pieces was an oil painting of an ostrich, which is wearing glasses.

Spore said she liked it because it has a different kind of look.

“She looks kind of cool,” Spore said. “The challenging part was painting the neck and feathers with all the details.

“It was the first time I had done an oil painting,” she added. “I like the emotion she is showing, even though she’s an ostrich.”

Also in her showcase, Spore brought three of the cartoons she had drawn for the MHS newspaper

“I like making people laugh,” Spore said.

She also had a mixed medium artwork. For a self-portrait, Spore decided to place some three-dimensional objects in her hair. The self-portrait had Spore hanging upside down.

Spore said she liked to use pencil for her artwork.

“I’ve always been good with pencils,” she added.

There were three other Moundridge students with showcase booths.

“I was really hoping for one of my classmates to get something,” Spore said. “They had strong booths.”

She added she was pleased to see Lexi Lorimor chosen for third place.

Chisholm noted Spore has been in art all four years in high school.

“She’s very well rounded,” Chisholm said. “She’s really creative in the techniques she incorporates in her art.”

For college, Spore said she was considering either music education or something with neuroscience.

“I’m confused with it,” Spore said. “After my first year, I’ll have something to figure out.”

Spore said she was planning to attend the University of Kansas in the fall.

“Art is definitely a creative outlet for me,” Spore said.

The senior said plans to take a few art classes in college.

“I have doodled and painted for as long as I can remember,” Spore added.

 

 

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Woman Faces Firearm Charges

Posted 5/4/2017

The Ledger Staff

WICHITA - A woman who was arrested in Mexico in connection with a triple homicide near Moundridge has been charged with firearms violations in federal court.

Myrta Milagro Rangel, 31, was indicted last week with six felony counts for allegedly providing Jereme Lee Nelson with a .40-caliber handgun.

Nelson, 35, is charged in Harvey County District Court with capital murder and three counts of first-degree murder for the Oct. 30 shooting deaths of Travis Street, 33, Angela Graevs, 37, and Richard Prouty, 52. Their bodies were found outside a rental house in the 8600 block of North Spring Lake Road. Authorities found the 18-month-old son of Graevs and Street inside the house.

Nelson and Rangel were arrested Jan. 12 near Rosarito, Mexico. Rangel previously faced the same charges as Nelson, but County Attorney David Yoder dismissed those counts in April. She is charged in U.S. District Court with aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, conspiracy to carry a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, transferring a firearm to be used in drug trafficking, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, giving a firearm to a convicted felon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Inman Groups Benefit From Match Day

Posted 5/4/2017

By Randy FoggLOIS Wiens (left), of Inman, completes her donation to the Inman Public Library during the Inman Community Foundation’s Match Day Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building. ICF President Terri Bornholdt helped with the donation.LOIS Wiens (left), of Inman, completes her donation to the Inman Public Library during the Inman Community Foundation’s Match Day Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building. ICF President Terri Bornholdt helped with the donation.

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INMAN – Lois Wiens, of Inman, wanted to support the Inman Public Library during the Inman Community Foundation’s Match Day Wednesday, April 26, at the Inman Community Building.

Wiens was among many Inman area residents who gave to one of eight non-profit organizations in the community.

“It is a good thing,” Wiens said of Match Day. “I think it helps.

“It’s a way for them to get donations they might not necessarily get,” Wiens added.

The eight organizations received a total of $20,105 for building their individual endowment funds in the community foundation.

“Overall the day was a positive reflection on the community’s support for the foundation and the participating organizations,” Becky Goss, president of the McPherson County Community Foundation, said. “Match Day offers a tremendous opportunity to build permanent funds and secure grant dollars for immediate projects.”

Goss assisted the ICF with the event. She noted three organizations were able to leverage the maximum amount of $2,000 matching dollars.

Those organizations were Inman Education Fund, Inman Museum and ICF Grant Fund.

The education fund received the most funds - $5,170, including matching dollars. The grant fund was next at $4,675, just slightly ahead of the museum at $4,650.

The foundation had a total of $10,000 available in matching funds and proportionally matched donations contributed during the event. Each organization could earn up to 20 percent of the matching dollars.

Donations had to be a minimum of $25 to be eligible for matching dollars.

Here is a look at how much the other organizations received:

• Inman Medical Needs, $2,650;

• Inman Arts Council, $1,060;

• Inman Senior Center, $750;

• Inman Parks and Recreation, $750; and

• Inman Library, $400.

There were a total of 67 donations made during Match Day.  The Inman Museum had the highest number of gifts at 13, with the Inman Arts Council not far behind at 11.

Katie Sawyer, member of the ICF Board of Directors, said they had a fairly steady stream of donors.

“We’ve seen several new donors and some repeat donors from previous years,” Sawyer said.

She noted many donors gave money to more than one organization.

“It’s an easy way of supporting them,” Sawyer said.

 

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