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One Vote Puts Rains On School Board; Galle, Kohl Join Rain On Moundridge Board Of Education

Posted 11/16/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

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McPHERSON – One vote made all the difference for Emilie Rains to take a seat on the USD 423 Board of Education.

The county commissioners for McPherson and Harvey counties canvassed the vote totals Monday, Nov. 13, from the general election held Tuesday, Nov. 7. The commissioners determined whether provisional ballots cast during the election should be counted.

Craig Galle received the most votes at 276.

“I was hoping to be able to help out wherever I can,” Galle said. “I’m most excited that they were so many people who came out to vote for school board.”

Rick Kohl was next at 247.

Only three votes separated the three candidates for the third position on the board.

Rains received 182 votes, with Jason Creed right behind her at 181. Rebecca Setser had 179 votes.

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St. Peter’s Church Hosts Women’s Luncheon

Posted 11/16/2017

THE Women’s Fellowship at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ hosted an Inman Area Community Women’s Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 2, at the church’s Fellowship Hall. The event was titled “From Soup to Nuts.: An Adventure in Eating.” Attendees were able to enjoy a variety of soups – wedding soup, ham and bean, beef vegetable, chicken noodle and chili.THE Women’s Fellowship at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ hosted an Inman Area Community Women’s Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 2, at the church’s Fellowship Hall. The event was titled “From Soup to Nuts.: An Adventure in Eating.” Attendees were able to enjoy a variety of soups – wedding soup, ham and bean, beef vegetable, chicken noodle and chili.By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – The Women’s Fellowship at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ hosted its Inman Area Community Women’s Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 2.

The event was titled “From Soups to Nuts: An Adventure in Eating.”

The St. Peter’s women invited the women from the other churches in Inman, as well as the surrounding area. There were 60 people in attendance.

Diane Miller, a member of the Women’s Fellowship, said the “From Soup to Nuts”  meant it was all inclusive and that was how the group wanted the luncheon to be.

Attendees were able to have bowls of soup, and at each place setting there was cup filled with mixed nuts and pillow mints.

Freddie Stowe, vice president for the Women’s Fellowship, gave the mediation about the colors of falls.

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Rural Moundridge Slayings Spurred Harvey Co. Sheriff

Posted 11/16/2017

By BLAKE SPURNEY

SPECIAL TO THE LEDGER

NEWTON - About this time a year ago, Harvey County Sheriff-elect Chad Gay not only was planning his transition from Newton school resource officer to a county-wide perspective, he also was plotting a response to the grisly discovery of three bodies found in a driveway in the 8600 block of Spring Lake Road.

“That made us focused that we had people in the right place and trying to get on top of our drug problem,” he said. “It strengthened my resolve. All of us live in the county, so we all need to do something about our drug problem.”

Gay initially shifted a patrol officer into an investigator role with the plan that the officer would spend 75 percent of his time working drug cases. By the time he took office, he told his new investigator that he would spend all of his time on drug cases. All three victims from the October 2016 homicides — Travis Street, 33, Angela Graevs, 37, and Richard Prouty, 52 — had a history of drug usage, as did Jereme Lee Nelson, who is charged with capital murder.

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